Saturday, February 23, 2013

Album Review: Green Day 1-2-3

All three of these albums are available to sample on Spotify in their entirety. I've had Uno for awhile now, but I thought I'd include it with the two I purchased today since the three go together. Green Day has been one of my favorite bands since I was in junior high, their album Dookie was one of my very first CD purchases, and there was even a phase that I went through where I wanted to dye my hair electric blue and move to Berkeley. Thankfully my mom talked me down from that cliff, I'm not sure how well I would have faired with all those hippies ;-). They been there for me for many events in my life, whether it be driving around at 16 with my windows down and all my best girlfriends in the car with me rolling to McD's on our lunch break, I still think the best birthday present a guy I was dating gave to me was two guitar books to learn how to play the songs from Dookie and 21st Century Breakdown and a new set of strings, listening to their music after my little brother died in 2009, being 13 and arguing over song lyrics with friends during class, this band has been by my side for more than half my life. They are the ONLY band in my top 5 that I haven't seen live, and I'm so bummed by that, hopefully that will change in the future...probably not this tour, but I hope there are many more to come.

This time around since there are 3 albums from the same band, I'm not going to post my favorite lines from each song, but my favorite lines from the albums as a whole. That doesn't mean I don't like each song, just that some are more lyrically striking than others. I hope you enjoy the music as much as I do. 

Point of Purchase: iTunes
Price: $9.99

  1. Nuclear Family
  2. Stay The Night "I gotta know if you're the one who got away even though it was never meant to be"
  3. Carpe Diem
  4. Let Yourself Go
  5. Kill The DJ
  6. Fell For You "I had a dream that I kissed your lips and it felt so true. Then I woke up as a nervous wreck and I fell for you."
  7. Loss Of Control
  8. Troublemaker
  9. Angel Blue
  10. Sweet 16′
  11. Rusty James
  12. Oh Love
Point of Purchase: iTunes
Price: $9.99

  1. See You Tonight "Maybe the time is not right, I won't be seeing you tonight"
  2. Fuck Time
  3. Stop When The Red Lights Flash
  4. Lazy Bones "I don’t want your sympathy. I don’t want your honesty. I just want to get some peace of mind."
  5. Wild One
  6. Makeout Party
  7. Stray Heart "Oh oh I'll hold your heart and never let go"
  8. Ashley
  9. Baby Eyes
  10. Lady Cobra
  11. Nightlife
  12. Wow! That’s Loud
  13. Amy
Point of Purchase: iTunes
Price: $9.99

  1. Brutal Love
  2. Missing You
  3. 8th Avenue Serenade
  4. Drama Queen
  5. X-Kid
  6. Sex, Drugs & Violence
  7. Little Boy Named Train
  8. Amanda
  9. Walk Away
  10. Dirty Rotten Bastards
  11. 99 Revolutions
  12. The Forgotten