They’re back, and after a long hiatus after American Idiot (21st Century Breakdown never happened) Green Day is back and back on the level of American Idiot. The strange thing about their new CD ¡UNO! is that it is a strange mix between the style of American Idiot and the style before it. The CD, unlike the last two, has no underlying story for the listener to decipher, no attempt at making it to the radio, and most importantly, no sickeningly similar songs like on 21st Century Breakdown. The CD is just pure, modernly defined rock, and at this point from a band attempting to stay relevant amongst the Justin Biebers, and Lady Gagas of the industry. Songs that I think are better from the album include “Nuclear Family”, “Let Yourself Go”, “Sweet 16”, “Stay the Night”, “Carpe Diem”, and “Kill the DJ”. I give the album a solid 8.5 out of 10 and I hope that ¡DOS! will be as good.
The next review will be of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, or as I call it, the unofficial confirmation of the 8th Harry Potter book.