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The final album in their trilogy
Tré! - Green Day
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Tré! - Green Day
Advantages: Some good songs
Disadvantages: Some filler too
'Tre' is the final album in the Green Day 2012 album trilogy (see my reviews of Uno and Dos). Before any of the albums were released it was this album that I was most looking forward too. The band themselves have described the triolgy as a 'party' where by the first album in the trilogy 'Uno' has the feeling of getting ready for the party, meanwhile 'Dos' is where you are at the party having fun and having a good time, and 'Tre' is the morning after and the reflective part. I love Green Day for their more reflective and thought provoking songs so it sounded like 'Tre' would be right up my street.
Now that I have listend to the full trilogy, I don't really understand the 'Party' analogy that the band have put across. However, I have enjoyed the previous two albums and was hoping that 'Tre' would be the so-called icing on the case.
The album opens with the blue-sy, kind of jazzy and soulful 'Brutal Love'. You can definitly feel the reflective tone straight away on this album. The song is wonderful, it has a real old-skool feel to it, out of the three opening tracks on the trilogy, this is defintly the best one.
'Missing You', is a typical mid-tempo song that you would expect, from Green Day. I reminds me a lot of their mellow pre-American Idiot songs. It's a nice enough song but nothing that I have'nt heard previously from them.
'8th Avenue Serenade' is track three on the album, when I first saw the album tracklisting, I though this song would be a standout, I imagined it to be a big catchy ballad. However, after several listens it is not a song that stands out. As with the previous track, it's a nice enough song but after hearing it you can't remember how it goes which is a shame really.
'Drama Queen' - This song is simple, yet good. It's one of the most instant songs on the album. However it feels like there's more to come from it but it just does not happen.
'X-Kid' - This is the first single to be released from the album. It's a simple song yet a very safe choice. Radio friendly and has the classic sound of Green Day. The song also have a strong message behind it.
'Sex Drugs And Violence' - Now this is a fantastic song. Indie-Rock with a hint of pop. One of the standout songs from the album and includes a great line 'Well I don't wanna be an imbecile, but Jesus made me that way".
'Little Boy Named Train' - It took me a few listens to 'get' this song but I defintly like it more than when I first heard it in which I thought it was bland and forgettable. It does improve on every listen.
'Amanda' - After Amy and Ashley, Green Day release the third female-titled song on the trilogy. Amanda is modern pop song. That's all I can say really.
'Walk Away' - Probably my least favourite, I can't even remember how it goes.
'Dirty Rotten Bastards', this is almost 7 minutes long and tries to recreate the magic of their other epic length tracks 'Jesus of Suberbia' and 'Homecoming'. This is a anthemic slice of punk-pop. Easily the standout on the album.
'99 Revolutions' Another song I was looking forwad to listening too before I heard it, although this song ahs left me slightly dissapointed. Not an instant song.
'The Forgotten' - The closing song is a powerful rock ballad used on the Twilight soundtrack. I love Green Day ballads but this isn't one of their best to be honest. I can understand why it was used on the movie soundtrack thought as it has that movie-ballad feel.
Overall, I do like this album but I have slightly underwhelmed by some of the songs. Maybe I need a lot more listens to really feel anything. There are several highights though but ultimately 'Dos' is my favourite of the trilogies and the one I reccomend you should buy first.
1. Dirty Rotten Bastards
2. Brutal Love
3. Sex Drugs and Violence
Summary: An OK effot but would have preferd somethig 'epic'