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Green Day '21st Century Breakdown' 2009

Reviewing: Green Day 21st Century Breakdown  |  Rating:
John LeBlanc By John LeBlanc on
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"21st Century Breakdown" is an album I am extremely disappointed with. I am a big fan of Green Day's older work ("Nimrod, " "Dookie, " "American Idiot, " etc), but this album does not appeal to me at all. The entire thing is basically sitting through eight-teen songs (a total of one hour and ten minutes) of endless ranting on war, politics, and religion. Oh, and I can't forget to mention that god-awful "song" called "Know Your Enemy." An entire song that doesn't change pace at all, and honestly, it gets very old hearing "Do you know the enemy?" after the second-hundredth time. Their are only two redeeming songs on this album: "21 Guns" and "East Jesus Nowhere". In my opinion, these are the only songs that are not painful to listen to. As a matter of fact, I absolutely love those two songs. Those two are why I gave the album two stars, since I can't stand the rest of it. The rest of album instrumentally-wise isn't very good, either (if you don't believe me, go listen to "Know Your Enemy" again. See if you can last through it). All in all, I don't recommend this album, if you absolutely want some new Green Day stuff, go buy the two songs I mentioned, or if you're a big Green Day fan and love every single thing they make, feel free to go get it, but otherwise, stay away from 21st Century Breakdown.