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Green Day originally formed at the backend of the 80's as a three piece pop punk band, know for their fast paced songs, brilliant early solo's and lyrics talking about young love and sexm if you don't believe me pick up one of their first 2 albums and tell me there not. However since the 1997 album Nimrod Green Day's sounds has evolved and changed quite a lot, through warning to 21st Century breakdown. Many fans hoped with the trilogy that the old Green Day maybe be back and I'm pleased to tell you (to a certain extent) that they are.
The first of the Green Day trilogies is Uno, released September 2012. The first thing you notice when opening the case is that a fourth member has been added to the band, despite many fans liking the 3 core members as they were Jason White has been touring on and off with the band since the early 2000's and since their modern songs have acquired more guitar parts it makes sense as much as I'd love to see them as a three.
However we still have Billie Joe Armstrong writing the songs so there's still reasons to be optimistic and as you play the track one the old Green Day feelings come rushing back and the 12 track CD doesn't disappoint. The sound is similar to something you might hear from Nimrod mixed with their early album solo's making many of the tracks a pleasure to hear.
The opener Nuclear family sets the tone for the album and isn't an American Idiot, its not a 21 guns but its what Green Day used to be about and going back to their roots certainly will please old school fans.
There's a number of belters out there, Stay The Night instantly became a hit with fans, Rusty James would be a song that would easily fit into the American Idiot album and Let Yourself Go is just pure punk, mixed in with the likes of the softer Sweet 16 the album comes together taking you through a Green Day time warp almost.
The weaker tracks on the album are probably troublemaker and Kill The DJ, the aren't bad tracks atall but feel slightly out of place on a older style Green Day album, Kill The DJ feels like it should be on DOS and troublemaker potentially aswell.
Overall if your a punk rocker or a Green Day fan this is a must buy as it's Green Days best album of the modern era. DOS and Tre' reviews will be uploaded soon.
Disc #1 Tracklisting 1 Nuclear Family 2 Stay The Night 3 Carpe Diem 4 Let Yourself Go 5 Kill The DJ 6 Fell For You 7 Loss of Control 8 Troublemaker 9 Angel Blue 10 Sweet 16 11 Rusty James 12 Oh Love