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Dookie

Green Day

1994

Dookie

Album Summary

Dookie (stylized as dookie) is the third studio album and the major label debut by American rock band Green Day, released on February 1, 1994 by Reprise Records. The band's first collaboration with producer Rob Cavallo, it was recorded in late 1993 at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California. Written mostly by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, the album is heavily based around his personal experiences, with themes such as boredom, anxiety, relationships, and sexuality. The album was promoted with five singles: "Longview", "Basket Case", a re-recorded version of "Welcome to Paradise" (originally on their Kerplunk album), "When I Come Around", and the radio-only "She". "All by Myself" is a hidden track performed by drummer Tré Cool. Dookie received critical acclaim upon its release, and won the band a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album in 1995. It was also a worldwide success, reaching number two in the United States and the top five in several other countries; it is credited with bringing punk rock to mainstream popularity, and propelling Green Day to worldwide fame. It was later certified diamond by the RIAA, and has sold close to 20 million copies worldwide, making it the band's best-selling album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide. In 2003, Rolling Stone placed Dookie at number 193 on their list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time", maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list. In 2020, Rolling Stone re-ranked the album at number 375 on another revised list. Regarding its legacy, Dookie has been labeled by critics as one of the greatest punk rock albums of all time.

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Rating

3.74

Votes

4617

Genres

  • Punk
  • Rock
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Production: 13/20 Songwriting: 8/20 Innovation: 9/20 Presence of pure bangers: 20/20 Emotional response: 12/20 =62 and I'm not ashamed of myself

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An amazing collection of guitar-driven pop songs. Always happy to hear this record, and still holds up after more than 25 years. A hugely influential album. In my opinion, the pinnacle of pop punk.

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Not a pop-punk fan but I do love this one

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It's so dripping in American. I like Longview quite a bit, but it really is the only track that doesn't make me want to slap faces and ask people what the fuck they think they're doing. That this stuff gets called punk is practically a war crime, should be punished accordingly, and included in the Geneva convention. It's pop, not pop punk, not punk, just pop, and not even great pop. Someone tell the authorities.

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5

listened to this recently actually, its fun, catchy, really good in fact. Reminds me of being in my 20's and being free.

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5

Just such fun punk/pop-punk songs. Classic. Short sweet, and I forgot how much the drums kick absolute ass on this album.

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5

Every single track is amazing. If you don’t like this, you’re basically a moron.

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Such a classic modern pop-punk record, this takes me right back to being a moody-too-cool-for-school teenager. Dookie guides you through the inner musings of Billie-Joe around themes such as boredom, anxiety, relationships, and sexuality. Best: Longview, Welcome to Paradise; Basket Case; When I Come Around Worst: FOD

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Fun, energetic and melodic punk rock.

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The right combination of young spoiled brat rage, apathy, simple fun and accessibility makes Dookie the defining pop punk record.

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5

The album that made me wanna learn guitar. Now been a guitar teacher for 22 years. This shit's in my DNA.

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5

20 something years later and I can still relate to feeling like a bag of shit inside a ball of anxiety. One of the best albums of the 90s

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I'm not a fan of Green Day. This album didn't make me a fan of Green Day.

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best

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Another album that I still listen to almost weekly. 5/5. I was 10 when it came out and mid 90s green day was just one of those things that was embedded in everyday life at the time, kinda like Smash.

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This was the first "Parental Advisory - Explicit Lyrics" album I was able to get away with owning. I haven't listened to this one (or anything by Green Day, really) in years, and I was afraid it wouldn't hold up. I needn't have worried. Best track: Basket Case

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5

Punk. Nice.

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5

The best Green Day album bar none. It’s filled with some overplayed classics and some underrated gems. This is the only one I listen to and it’s good when I don’t know what to put on. I think most people have heard the singles from this album but it goes deeper than that for me. Favorite song: She Least favorite song: All By Myself

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1994

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One of my all-time favorite albums. Could just be that it was one of my first CDs, but the energy throughout and the way it flows from one song to the next has always made it part of my rotation. Glad to see it on this list!

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5

First CD I ever bought with my own money and still one of the best records of my life. I wish I still like Green Day now as much as I did then, but I can still play this album and be transported back to then.

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So good

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5

Crazy riffs, great melodic bridges. 10/10

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Great

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poop album

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Peach 👌🏽

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DELIGHTED to see this come up! One of my fave albums of all time and easily the best Green Day album, with Nimrod a close second (although it's not in the 1001 and American Idiot is 😤). No duff tracks and many highlights including some of Green Day's best songs of all time. Plus, it has a hidden track about wanking, what's not to like? It is regarded as the moment the band "sold out" but it was an album that, along with "Smash" by The Offspring, opened my ears to so many US punk bands like The Vandals, Pennywise, NOFX, etc, etc. 10/10

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Banger

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5

I have distinct memories of listening to this album riding to/from soccer practice. Classic 90s alt-rock: punk-jammy tunes that pump you up, irreverent lyrics covering a range of issues,

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5

Godfathers of bringing punk mainstream. Best album. Could listen anytime

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Trilha perfeita para um festa no final dos anos 90.

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Deze muziek wekt enigszins wat nostalgie op. Het werd luid opgezet tijdens de autorit vandaag, en het volume werd nummer bij nummer luider gezet. Topper!

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5

Pop punk masterpiece. Everyone knows all the words

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5

One of my favourite albums appears first on a random album generator! Good day

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I thoroughly enjoyed this album, which was a surprise as I'm not the biggest Green Day fan. My favourite songs were Longview, Pulling Teeth and When I Come Around. 5/5 stars.

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Groovy

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Obvious

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Poo

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Va ser la tomba del grunge i el començament d''una altra cosa'. Potser qui no ho va viure en el seu moment no pot apreciar el posi revolucionari que va suposar, perquè tampoc ha envellit especialment bé, i musicalment no era cap trencament. Però l'aire fresc que va donar a la primera meitat opressiva dels 90 va ser molt important. Temes com 'Basket Case', 'Welcome to Paradise', 'When I Come Around', 'Longview'... no paraven de sonar als walkmans de qualsevol persona entre 14 i 25 anys

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Ah, gros coup de cœur nostalgique pour moi. L’énergie, l’attitude punk avec des bonnes mélodies et des bonnes harmonies vocales, c’est un mix parfait pour moi. Et j’aime beaucoup la place laissée à la basse de Mike Dirnt. Toujours aussi bon après toutes ces années.

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“Dookie” by Green Day (1994) Nice punk. Eloquent internal contradictions. Good vocal harmonies, matched in untrained tonal shallowness. Lyrically, of course, this album is an unedifying celebration of psychosexual disorder, descending into a scatological rage that disvalues all values. There is, however, an almost redemptive flash in “Sassafras Roots”, where the singer asks “May I waste your time too?”, seeking companionship in nihilistic misery. Uplifting. However, the musical composition, arrangement, and performance all contribute to a fitting synthesis and cohesion. While lead guitar is inelegant, the bass and drums are wonderful in their wild synchronization with the driving vocal melodies. It makes this album good to listen to. Nice touches of variety, in music that seems like it calls out for repetitive monotony. I really enjoyed “Basket Case”. It made feel like I was 16 years old again, looking forward to the distant future when at, say, age 22 I might be mature enough to produce this kind of art myself. On the cover, guest artist Curious George asks “Throw?” Sure, George, why not? 3/5

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All the reasons I like this album are the reasons I dislike this album.

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Just listened to three songs. Not really for me. I think I'm too old for this generic pseudo punk for teens. Funny thing is, I didn't know Green Day were making music for such a long time. 1994 wow!

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I think if this would have been released in 1977 it would have been more into it, but a commercial pop-punk mid-nineties revival isn’t my thing, even though the songs are catchy enough and have sold millions, the opening guitar riffs grab your attention, and as a rule whenever one of their songs came on indie 88, it was recognizable and usually better than the one before it. The overall sound is too commercial for me & the lyrics are pretty bad - about boredom and anger and not enough humor. “Do you have the time to listen to me whine?” Not really.

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This possibly suffered from the fact that the pop-infused punk revival wasn't a movement as much as a (very appreciated) attempt to keep a previous movement alive. Sounded vital at the time, no doubt, but now that time has passed I mostly see it as shadow play. It definitely suffered from me being flat out of juice yesterday. If I listened with a few more spoons in my drawer, I might feel differently, as I still found the non-stop momentum enjoyable, Armstrong's nasal whine weirdly winning, the drum fills energising, and the smart-dumb lyrics dumb-smart. Basically, don't pay attention to my rating.

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hate it

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Straziante, ho aspettato con ansia la fine che è arrivata con una canzone sulla masturbazione che alla fine è quasi tra i brani migliori. Tra le note positive c’è il suono di basso che è talmente brutto che quasi lo apprezzo. Colonna sonora perfetta per una partita di beer pong dopo la finale di football.

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In conclusione: Io i Green Day non li ho mai sopportati. Gruppi come gli Offspring o almeno i primi Blink ce mettevano un po' di sforzo, i Green Day già dall'inizio spuntavano ai soldi. Ho comunque riascoltato questo album in modo critico per vedere se avrei cambiato idea. Tranne qualche piccolo fill di batteria che ho apprezzato, il resto è stata abbastanza un'agonia da ascoltare nonostante la durata molto breve dell'album. Dato che in effetti non ho mai dato un uno me sembra il momento buono.

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Loro è un gruppo che ho sempre odiato. Anche negli anni a venire quando la vecchiaia ti fa rivalutare in tuoi gusti musicali adolescenziali, la mia opinione su di loro è rimasta sempre la stessa. Ora che sono stato obbligato ad ascoltare quest'album mi rode pure il culo. Penso che la voce di Billie Joe Armstrong sia fastidiosa (anche se i questo senso quella di Liam Gallagher è irraggiungibile). In generale mi sembrano tipo canzonette.

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nah

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Shite

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Noch eins? Nicht euer Ernst?! Das erste war schon zu viel. Ich gestehe, dass ich mir keinerlei Mühe gegeben und nach 59 Sekunden ausgemacht habe. Sehr gerne nie wieder.

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nah hvad kan de overhovedet

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Soo many memories...

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Full of energy.

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5

Such a great "first" album here. Love the sound and it's nuts to think that Billy Joe and his band have been kicking ass since 1989.

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Classic childhood fav!

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Brings me back

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5

Great album in the history of punk and pop punk.

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Great album. This was my first exposure to Green Day. This a great album full of hits. ("Longview", "welcome to paradise", "basket case"). Essential Green Day and a great album to start into them as well(even if you're just looking for some good punk rock, this is a great place to find it.

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5

Took me back to my childhood. Alot of hits on one album.

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Still holds up after all these years

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5

Great album!

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5

Classic punk Green Day. I looove this album.

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5

Soundtrack to my child hood. a punk meets world album.

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I think one of the two most formative albums of my youth.

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Classic and fun pop punk!

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Classic.

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5

Not a genre I listen to often but I loved it... would listen again

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5

Dookie!

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Great Album, I own on vinyl :)

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dookie by green day. 9/10.

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I mean.... I'll listen but dont really need to. Holds up incredibly well.

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First punk album bought after buying the Welcome to Paradise single on tape from the Merry Hill branch of Our Price in 1994!

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My music roots trace back to pop punk. This just has to be a 5

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Great albumn

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Openly biased. Green Day 4 LYFE

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5

Great album, their best one yet, one of my all time favorites

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Pop punk until I die, bitches. I am the exact perfect age to love Green Day, and I really do. I first heard American Idiot, so it took my a while to work my way back to Dookie. This album has so many great tracks on it, and is full of a great energy. Makes me feel like I'm in high school again in a good way.

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You already know

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This album pretty much defined middle school for me. Still holds up.

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Having a Blast, Welcome to Paradise, When I Come Around. ¡Fantástico!

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Punk-rock. Sólo por Basket case ya se merece un 5...

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A classic. Fun to listen all the way through.

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I'm a basketcase

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One of my favorite albums of all time.. literally the first CD I ever bought.

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Probably in my ten most listened to albums of all time. The album that led me to The Clash, The Descendents, Bad Religion etc.

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What is there to write that hasn’t been written? The apex of its style and time and place.

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Classic album. Takes me back.

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Love Dookie

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u do not know how many times i have listened to this shi'

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Let the neo-punk revolution start.

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The nostalgia is strong with this one

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Amazing nostalgia

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I live this album. Such good memories on so many fronts.

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I've always loved this album. I like every single song on it and always wanted to drum like this guy when I was a kid.

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This shit still bangs.

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F.O.D. We live in paradise and we don’t wanna go back home. Adolescent period, age 16, you’re in High School, stuff like skateboards, parties, drinks, chaos, love & hate are the most used adjectives. Mess, everything is under control out the way, throwing things all around the zone, people shouting, intensified when the rain starts, that makes any random situation sounds better than even Woodstock’s Events were someday. Fun never ends, youth is going to be one of the moments in your whole life, don’t mess up, hurry up, it passes, bring all those memories, summed up it’s the record title.

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One of Green Day's best. Amazing older hits, lesser known tracks still rock. Great stuff.

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Another one that I grew up with. Defined a period of my life.

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Nostalgia overload! Pop-punk at its finest. Helped me through many adolescent misadventures.

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Classic

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Heard this when it first dropped, always a great listen.

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This is the first album I thought of as ‘cool’. I remember when it came out none of my friends had it (we were 8) but their older siblings were huge into it. What a masterpiece. This is the ideal for pop punk and so many bands have been chasing this high since.

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First album I ever bought and I was in sixth grade and I listened to this religiously everyday. Brought back some memories

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In my top 5 albums of all time. Incredible mixing on this thing. You can clearly hear each instruments part and they all get their own time to shine. From the opening bass line to She, to the drums that kick off Longview, to the iconic vocals in Basket Case that waste no time in firing you up. I’m a big pop punk guy but I can admit some albums in the genre have a tough time making each song feel different. This is not one of those albums

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5

Great album, great energy. Favorite songs were the ones I already knew and loved, like When I Come Around and Basket Case (as well as Longview and Welcome to Paradise), but I especially liked the transition from Chump into Longview, which I hadn't heard before listening in singles style.

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Pretty flawless pop punk

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4/25/22 I loved this album! Such a fun listen, and my heart will always be with punk rock and Green Day is such a classic. Already knew a few songs on the album and Basket Case is one of my favorite punk rock songs! The entire album could be the soundtrack of an amazing 90s movie which I love. Sure, many songs do sound very similar, but I like the sound so no problem with me! Favorite song: Basket Case

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90s punk pop classic

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I'm biased and nostalgic. Its my damn rating so I m giving it a 5!

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always cool

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so many hits

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Punk-rock. Sólo por Basket case ya se merece un 5...

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Another album that is impossible for me to be objective about

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This put me on a marathon of the next 3 albums. Absolute classic.

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Amazing album! I loved this when it was released

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One my favs.

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One of those rare albums that is good cover to cover. Not a single throwaway song on here. And there are 15 songs. Sure, not every one is the pinnacle of musical ability and complexity but so what? Sometimes you got to give credit to musicians who can combine a reasonable level of instrumental, lyrical, musical, and harmonial ability plus energy to write catchy songs that flat out rock. I don't care for the criticism that they sullied punk. They are pioneers of new punk. Good for them. A classic, trailblazing album.

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This is a four star album. It has amazing breakouts, fantastic b tracks and has an astounding energy that I love. It gets five stars because of the history I share with it.

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I can only give this album 5 stars. The amount of teenagers this album was important to demands it. I was obsessed with this album ever since I first heard "Basket Case" as a homesick 12 year old in a new school. I saved up my pocket money and went and bought it from my local music shop. I had most of the lyrics memorised in a few weeks and when I took up the guitar I could play all the songs pretty quickly. I can remember the scrawling font of the lyrics in the cd booklet and examining the photos of the band which provided a glimpse into a world which is depicted so well in the music. Musically this album is simple but great, every song is catchy and tells a short story of part of life as a teenager. There is something special about this era of Green Day. Despite this being in the very broad genere of "Pop Punk" there is something really raw about the sound. It is certainly miles away from the sound of bands they are sometimes lumped in with like Blink 182, Sum 41 etc and I think are more commonly thought of as "Pop Punk". These bands were clearly influenced by Green Day and specifically Dookie but no one in 90s & 00s pop punk has ever managed to equal or top it. The sound and the lyrics are darker, cleverer and more evocative than anything else in that genre. Often when looking back at lyrics from this era you are sometimes left disappointed but this album stands up to that test. There is a feminist song ("She") inspired by a poem shown to Billie Joe by his then girlfriend. There is also a song about coming out as bi ("Coming Clean"). "Basketcase" is about Billie Joe struggling with his anxiety. It's just great, even 30 years on none of the lyrics have aged too badly and it still does a great job of evoking a world which can be escaped into for 40 minutes.

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5

I remember seeing Green Day at the Red Dog Saloon in Santa Barbara, CA like a week after this album was released. Green Day was supposed to open for the Counting Crows but for some reason the Counting Crows cancelled and Green Day played at a smaller venue, to our benefit. They were fantastic (no thoughts of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at this point though). Nothing against the Counting Crows, I kind of liked them at the time (still do actually to some extent). This is the third Green Day album and first on a major label. That was a big deal at the time. The student poulation of UCSB was pretty much split 50/50 between Northern and Southern Cali and Green Day was a very big Bay area punk band. Lots of Green Day stickers on cars and VW vans (no kiddin) and tons of concern of them selling out. Selling out or not, this is one of the best punk-pop records ever. No. Not political. Not making a statement. Not changing the shape of music...well, maybe actually. This album still sounds great and rocks. At the core, songs with great melodies, a punk base and about being bored, masturation, anxiety, former girlfriends and going crazy. What else do you need? Really no bad songs. Most short and to the point. "Longview" was the first single and is an outstanding example of how to do the soft-loud-soft-loud dynamic. Take note Emo people. When I think of Green Day, I hear the opening lyrics of "Basket Case" for some reason. Maybe it is the most Green Day song they have. "When I Come Around" may be my favorite Green Day song just a great guitar chorus and vibe to this song. For some reason, you know Green Day is a great example of a band my generation (50's) and the current generation (teens/20's) both seem to like...a lot. And, it's not the later Green Day; it's songs from this album. There must be a reason for that.

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5

J'ai failli être nostalgique du collège, c'est fort.

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5

In its 90s pop-punk genre, *Dookie* is simply put, THE quintessential album. Offering earworms after earworms (such as obvious examples "Longview", "Basket Case" or "Welcome To Paradise"), and far more subtle in their tunes and arrangements than other so-called household names of said genre (from The Offspring to Blink 41/Sum 182 nonsense), Green Day just simply released a perfect record, one that also aged far better than the half-baked "operatic" pretensions of *American Idiot* a few albums later. Of course, behind Green Day and the likes, there's a large constellation of other, less famous melodic punk acts that are worth a detour as you and your skate are rolling from one spot to the next throughout the city. NOFX especially comes to mind, thanks to their brilliant and sardonic songwriting. Green Day is not as fast and furious as the latter, admittedly, yet both bands still share many skills when it comes to memorable melodies and snarling words. And since NOFX will never be part of such lists for some reason, you gotta give a 5-star award to the closest thing to them, at least. It's finally done. Hope others do too, here. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 869 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 73 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 31 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 28

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Great

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5

Intense. Punk rock at it's finest. Groovy bass lines for days. Simple but effective guitar work. Never gets stale. Vocals perfect for the context they're in. Rude and kinda vulgar lyrics. Perfect. Already very familiar with the album but Pulling Teeth, F.O.D. and All By Myself really caught me by surprise. All By Myself really did a good job of leaving me wanting more at the end of the album.

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5

Iconic original Green Day, this is raw and rough. I think people have a pastime of shitting on Green Day for American Idiot era and beyond, but I think these roots point in the direction clearly, and nothing is wrong with that direction in my opinion.

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5

This was the album that changed my mind about pop-punk. I always thought it was too silly and carefree and childish to the point of being annoying. And... well, I wasn't entirely wrong, but this album taught me how to enjoy that for what it was!

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5

I love this album so much. A nostalgic punch that puts me in an immediately great mood. 5 stars forever!

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5

Such a great album and I love that I got to see them live last year

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A pop punk masterstroke, a true demonstration of all killer and no filler. With sheer exuberance and ebullient charisma that blasts throughout, Dookie sees Green Day come to terms with their potential and its use to fill in a vaccum that was occupying the alternative scene. Every note was played perfectly and its positions were well crafted as some songs transitioned into another with ease. No wonder why Green Day took off with this era and career defining album, one of the best of the 90s.

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GOAT Pop Punk

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12/16 Quintessential 90s punk rock album. Standout Tracks: Burnout, Chump, Basket Case, Sassafras Roots, Coming Clean, All by Myself

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Whiny. Deliciously whiny. The only not-fun thing about this album is it makes me realize just how square I was growing up, right next to this scene. It puts the music taste of many of my peers in perspective. There are also obvious parallels to later pop-punk, but Dookie doesn't overstay its welcome in the same way.

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4

It was great when I first listened about a decade ago and it's still great now. It's not my favorite GD record, but the feeling I get from listening is still unmatchable. The energy is ridiculous.

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Favorite Green Day album 4/5

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Better than I expected. Not a lot of super interesting stuff, but decent energetic punk

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This is Green Day at their best. This album is fun, it’s good, it doesn’t overstay its welcome...very nearly a perfect album

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4

First time listening to early Green Day. Much better than I was expecting, given American Idiots melodrama. Solidly enjoyable punk.

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I'm not the biggest fan, but i appreciate some of green day

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4

Longview is a banger

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4

Enjoyable stuff that captures a youthful attitude really well. Like all the playing, especially bass and drums.

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I was 15 when this came out. The perfect age. Such a great album.

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good

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A solid Green Day album. There are some songs I don't care for on here but by and large good stuff. Longview is one of my favorite songs of theirs.

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Great Green Day album, right from the start they were something different!

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First time listening to this since I was a teenager. Enjoyed it, but there’s no reason they shouldn’t have lopped off the first 4 tunes and just started with “Longview.” That song and “Basketcase” still completely work for me after all these years. They should’ve stopped twenty years ago. They could be gearing up for a hell of a reunion tour instead of doing whatever it is they are doing right now that no one gives a rat’s ass about.

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who can hate green day?

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Punk rock, con menos punk de lo que se suele reconocer. Estilo costa oeste cañero y con buenos hits

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Yes! Was obsessed in high school!

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I have a few songs from this that bring back memories but as an album it's not my favorite

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So good, enjoyed it start to finish.

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Raw, natural punky sound. Apart from the last song ( which is bizarre) it is a great example of Green Day at their best.

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Netter als American Idiot

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This is a simple album for more simplest times. I enjoyed almost every song here and feel like a young boy again.

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Great fun. Of its time but still catchy enough

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Never had this back in the day. Only explored it later on. Dunno why 🤷‍♂️ Right up my street!

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Very nostalgic. No song over 4 mins...nice.

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Ik weet niet wat het is maar dit album heeft veel waarde vind ik

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So many tunes. Such a tight band in their prime. Reminds me of cover bands on my ski season 🏂

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Honestly, this album has no right to be this good but that doesn't change the fact that it is. It's really simple and all of the songs kind of sound the same but I'll be damned if it isn't an effective formula. Also All By Myself absolutely sucks and ruins the ending. Favorite Songs: Burnout, Longview, Welcome to Paradise, Basket Case, When I Come Around, In The End Least Favorite Song: All By Myself Decent 8/10

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Like a bit of Green Day

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I remember this album positively. I saw them as a punk resurgence although, as I'm learning from 1001, there was no shortage of punk and new wave resurgences.  I like their energy and in particular am impressed by the sheer speed of the drummer's drum strokes. The hits on this album were a lot of fun. I grew weary of their subsequent albums as they became more and more  CFNY and this was after  CFNY became less and less CFNY. I do like this one. 

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A good reason to love the 90's.

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This album was ahead of its time.

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Listenable. Vocally very repetitive. Like to listen again but not in a hurry.

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Love Green Day and hadn't listened to this album in a long time so really enjoyed it (Longview is my favourite on the album).

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Great iconic album

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Un disco que me mandó de vuelta al colegio. A pesar de no ser gran fan de Green Day ni de un GRAN álbum, imposible no tenerle algo de cariño. Me acordé de las tocas de colegio.

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Favourite Songs: Longview, Basket Case & When I Come Around

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Perdi o bonde na época mas é bom hein

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Green Day's first major label release that was brimming with catchy singles making the airwaves for the early 90's. Its fast pace and wit in lyrics make it a lot more poppy than purists would care to admit.

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The punk-rock album. The track are drive and fast.

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I was just telling a friend yesterday that I'd never listened to all of Dookie, what a coincidence! UPDATE: Some of the mixing is absolutely terrible, especially on "Having a Blast." UPDATE 2: More terrible mixing on Welcome to Paradise, weird jumps in loudness.

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So much fun and brings back so memories. It’s gritty punk, with excellent production.

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Some pretty good rock with fun songs. Not exactly my type of rock, and maybe that’s just because the vocalist isn’t my favorite, but it was still great. Instrumentation is fantastic, let those guitars flyyyyy

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Been there, done that. Solid album, great intro to Green Day

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Big fan of Green Day, probably one of my more favorite albums. Definitely full of solid bangers

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great album. Their best in my opinion

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Hit after hit on this album. Sometimes the songs blur together but that's not necessarily a bad thing since it's so high-energy.

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Fun

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So many good bass lines

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Gut Basic Rock Passt zu jeder Stimmung Longview 👌

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A couple of good catchy songs. (6/10) Favourite Tracks: Basket case, When I come around

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Damn 1994? Ouder dan ik dacht. Ik heb te weinig Green Day beluisterd in mijn leven. Album is goed, tweede helft vond ik het sterkste. Basket case is natuurlijk chef's kiss. Zeker iets dat ik nog eens ga luisteren

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4,3 Throwback thursday! Genieten hoor! Dit album remind me wel ffkes dat ik een green day fan ben!

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mooi, klassieker die ik niet vaak luister, ik ga meer naar 21st en american idiot.

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Always been a big fan of the band (at least up to American Idiot) and my first concert with no tutor was a Green Day one lol, funnily I did not attended to a second one until 15 years later. I did not give any relevant review to American Idiot (it reads only “Stone cold classic”) but I’ll try to say a bit more on this. I was 7 when this one came out but I remember it very fondly, I really liked the energy and the videos and my siblings loved them also so it was a whole family listen, ever since, we liked every subsequent album specially Nimrod. That all stopped with 21st century breakdown but we had a good go with the band. Listening to Dookie today I gotta say is not as good as I remembered but When I Come Around and specially Basket Case are true classics and the album was influential AF, it is a fun album with a lot of charisma and really one to have listened before dying.

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I am not a Green Day fan but this album was awesome.

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4.75

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Yup, good, short and catchy songs. Dookie is one of my least favorite words but that's the only criticism I have. Also the last song was weak.

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A really enjoyable album, especially whenever in the mood for some catchy loud music

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For what it is - it’s at the top of its game - do you call it pop punk ? I always liked this album and listened to it a lot when it was released - it’s ironic that for this album is their high point and I never liked the stuff where they tried to have serious messages etc - Longview is a fucking banger and there’s a few other proper tunes on this too

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First album I ever bought in itunes so this is exciting. Punchy, fun, classic Green Day. 9/10

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A true belter of an album.

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4.0 + Nostalgic like Saturday morning cartoons with the same outlandish caricatures (maladjusted mama’s boy, deranged terrorist, lazy stoner, hapless lunatic). The ultimate ode to teenage angst of the 1990s.

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Good stuff, heard most of the singles from this before. It's just simple melodies and three power chords for the whole album, but it's still enjoyable. Shows you can make great music without it being overly complex

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Think this was so refreshing in 1994 as the world was getting a little sick of grunge and Nirvana by numbers landfill bands. "Basket case" and "when I come around" are punk rock classics. Stone cold classics! "Welcome to Paradise" and "Longview" are also great but not sure some of the rest of the songs reach the heights of those 4, but they are very much enjoyable none the less. Can we have this version of Green day back please? 4/5

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Probably the best Green Day album, and I almost gave this a 5 for the nostalgia effect.

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very solid album across the board, but also highly nostalgic. For this genre of rock, I'd consider this a high water mark

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All the hits that made green day, a little one note but for 38min very enjoyable

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The album that launched a thousand bands. Being a big pop punk guy, it's weird I never sat down with this, but the radio did kill a few of these. Still a tight effort. Favorite tracks: "Longview", "Pulling Teeth", "She"

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Simple but amazingly catchy melodies

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I remember this one. My (younger) brother had a copy. I probably was a bit too much of a music snob to admit that I liked it but even I can still sing along with the hits from it now. Great fun. Played it twice just because. 7/10

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Happy punk

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For what it is - it’s at the top of its game - I always liked this album and listened to it a lot when it was released - it’s ironic that for this album is their high point - Longview is a fucking banger and there’s a few other proper tunes on this too

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Brilliant fun album.

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Rock. Jag har aldrig tidigare hört ett album som lyckas verkställa ett så rockigt som detta. Det är för att de lyckades skapa exakt den känsla och upplevelse som jag söker i rock. Det vill säga iver och engagemang. Speciellt låten Welcome to Paradise fångade mitt intresse. Åt andra sidan kändes musiken åt det simpla och andefattiga hållet apropå dess instrumentval och strukturer. Däremot förstärkte det musikens klockrena melodier. Renheten och vildheten i musiken samarbetade funktionellt och lyckat. Trots att den simplistiska renheten saknades innehåll och originalitet för att det skulle kunna vara något mer än vad det är vid detta tillstånd.

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I have listened to this one. Good album. Great early Green Day.

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Great album. A lot of throw backs

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Very good. Close to being one of the greats 4.5

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Stand out tracks: When I come around/Basket case/Longview. Rest is very much the same

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The album that made me want to play guitar.

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- The transition into Longview is fantastic. Standout track of the album. - Reminds me of middle school, but I didn't listen to Green Day too much back then. - Basket Case is still a solid anthem. - All by myself is still fun

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Could be the nostaligic factor, but I like this album.

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Bonjour à tous, malgré les rumeurs colportées par mon adversaire robtinaturnière, je suis toujours bel et bien en vie. Je reviendrai très bientôt vers vous pour vous expliquer les raisons ayant conduites à mon absence.

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Grew up with this one. As a 14-year-old I thought it was amazing. Not so much now although it will always have great nostalgia value.

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Green Day casi siempre ha estado entre mi repertorio, me encanta escuchar algunas de estas canciones mientras hago cualquier otra cosa. Amo

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Good album, I enjoyed

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I remember this album being super divisive with my friends that were into punk. They kept calling these guys sellouts, which I just couldn't wrap my brain around. How could a band be sellouts on their debut album, when they'd only just begun. Wouldn't that just mean that they are what they are? And why give a shit anyhow - the album was great! The album is extremely tight. Billie and Mike's guitars are locked in an intricate and electrified swing dance, each locked to the same beat, but each with their own lightning fast and elaborate roles to play. Tre's drums are pounding, precise and raucously joyous. I think these descriptions stand out the most in the songs "Burnout", "Welcome to Paradise" and "In the End". Beyond the intrumentals though, the lyrics are actually about something, many speaking to the disillusioned and angst-filled vibe of the times. That and masturbation. For me, this album ushered in my punk-rock awakening. It intrigued me and got me interested enough to want to delve into the genre further. And it's that bridging role that this album played for so many, that I think drew ridicule and acclaim alike. Some wanted to keep their punk secret safe and unsullied, whereas others wanted to see what they'd been missing. I for one, was glad for it.

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I already know this album to death. I had it copied on tape back when it was released. What a ride it is. Lots of fun and energy.

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Very good album, up my alley in terms of more modern rock music that I enjoy. Not every song was memorable but it did a lot with the consistency it had.

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27 years ago? Some amazing classics on here. Yes. This is now a classic album. It can be played on Oldies stations.

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Super fun!

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While this is not my favorite Green Day album, it's easy to see the influence that it had on pop punk music that came after it. It's very catchy. I'm not a big fan of all the immature lyrics, but they definitely fit the theme of the album. Favorites: Basket Case, She, When I Come Around

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A fantastic example of why pop punk is, in fact, one of the best genres of all time. 15 (well, 14) songs that all have bulletproof hooks combined with the angst of punk rock. Together it becomes a super tight collection of no skips, except "All By Myself". Favorite Tracks: "Burnout", "Having A Blast", "Chump", "Longview", "Welcome To Paradise", "Basket Case", "She", "When I Come Around", "Coming Clean", "In The End"

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Billie Joe Armstrong's romantic lyricism, Mike Dirnt's infectious bass lines, and Tre Cool's eccentric drumming combine to amplify the catchy, distortion-heavy pop-punk to greatness. A solid record that helped establish the sound of popular rock for years to come. BEST TRACKS: Longview, Welcome to Paradise, Basket Case, She, When I Come Around WORST TRACKS: Emenius Sleepus

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Solid. A bit overplayed, but good punk renaissance.

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Always a classic!

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Pop punk excellence, their first step toward being a stadium band.

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I missed this when it came out so it was great to see what all the fuss was about.

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I was only familiar with the International Superhits, and they remain the only songs I will continue to listen to on their own. In their defense, it's 5/15 tracks, which is a pretty sizeable portion. Solid songs, the rest just don't grab me in 2022.

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Nostalgic

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Lots of bangers, including 90s classics. These songs just have such a fun every to them most of the time. Impossible not the tap for foot or nod your head.

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Do you have the time to listen to me whine? Okay maybe not for this album. Banger

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4.5/5

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Not that shit

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Early pop-punk album I can actually stand? Why yes it is.

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It's really hard for me to be objective about this one, the nostalgia boost is so high. It's pretty one note but it's a note I still like 20 years after first hearing it and stacked my 256mb MP3 player with this, Warning and Nirvana.

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Great album, full of bangers. Not Green Day's best though, I think!

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Heartwarming because this album was my contemporary - but generally still holds as a petulant 90s suburban Ramones album - might be hard to translate across generations.

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A fantastic album, the best from Green Day for me. Great songs, great performances and some really good singing. An almost 5...4.5 🌟

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So much nostalgia

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я думал на треке wolfmother - dimension мне кажется что оказался в лас вегасе, но нихуя. по началу подумал что им по 20 лет и они таким образом всю свою подростковую ненависть к чему то извергают с помощью музыки. ну или же просто то, что накипело. крч атмосфера лас вегаса 9.2/10 все таки строчка из dimension "I got lost in the desert baby" ебашит по лас вегасовским нейтронам мозга сильнее итог - 8/10 не особо люблю неебаца какой быстрый рок, но мне вообще похуй, поставил на атьебись

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Super fun. Grew up on it so nostalgia definitely plays a part. I do love the production. All of the instrument sounds and tones are incredible. Everything else is just…. You already know. You al. ready. know. Put this on any day.

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Super influential, gotta love it for what it gave us.

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a fun romp! removed one star for too much of a masturbation theme

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Solid. I suspect they did pick the best tracks for single release (and what fine singles, too), and it tapers off a bit in the last third or so, but if you're going to do pop-punk this is how to do it. Not surprising it was such a hit.

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Jaa, classic. Grijs gedraaid!

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A very lively punk/pop/thrash album, it does have it's moments and loads of energy. On the downside, it does get a bit samey - it could probably go with a track or two that experiment a bit. There's a few classics here (Basket Case, Long View and Welcome To Paradise) that are instantly recognizable. Music is probably a 7/10 but I do like the LP cover art so I've bumped it up to a 4 star.

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Rating: 8/10 Bests songs: Love galore, Doves in the wind, Drew Barrymore, Prom, The weekend, Normal girl, Pretty little birds

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Awesome album with great tunes.

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Terrific Green Day.

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Great album from the 90’s punk classics

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Two great things came out in 1994: me and Dookie

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Já conhecia, muito bom, fazia tempo que não ouvia. Bom revisitar. Melhores músicas: When I Come around, She e Basket Case.

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excellent alternative album with lots of hits

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Couple of classic pop punk songs but the rest of the album sounds pretty similar to each other

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Listened to on 4/19/22 4.5/5 Favorite song: Basket case, She I love Green Day and it’s 90s nostalgia - this album did not disappoint and i bopped all day

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At the time this album came out, I had zero interest in Green Day, and have mostly managed avoided listening to them too much all these years. Looking at it now, I don't remember what my aversion to the band was. This is an excellent album and it kind of suits my mood today. The songs are short and sweet, punchy but melodic, polished but with a bit of an edge. The band's pop sensibility is second to none and I'm impressed how many hits came out of this album. I generally don't dig Billy Joe Armstrong's vocal style, but he's able to toe a line between insouciant and irritating, something most of Armstrong's peers can't do. Okay Green Day, I'm willing to admit when I'm wrong. Good show. Fave Songs: When I Come Around, Pulling Teeth, She, Longview, Welcome to Paradise, In the End, Coming Clean

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Green day write brilliant songs for teenagers. But when you grow up they just feel like a nostalgic band. I had international super hits when I was younger so familiar with a lot of these songs. It is one of the best pop punk albums. But not music I’d listen to now Iv grown up.

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Short, sharp, and to the point. Good stuff.

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Remembered this a lot more than I thought I would. Compared to what Green Day end up as this is still really enjoyable. Deep as a puddle.

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Maybe nostalgia, maybe the singles. Got some kicks

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This album is iconic. I remember how big it was when it first came out.

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Well, that was fun!

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solid

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I obsessed over this album back when, eventually wearing out the cassette tape. But it's been a while since I listened to it through. Still a collection of well-crafted, poppy punk songs. It is what it is.

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étonnamment j'ai passé un plutôt bon moment à écouter leurs morceaux dynamiques et concis

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Loved basket case of course. Nice early punk music.

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The best 90s album from Green Day. It is lined with hits from longview to basketcase and welcome to paradise to when I come around. The songs in between the hits are mostly just as good, filled with 90s alt rock punk vibes and lyrics about drug use and feeling like a deadbeat. "Pullin teeth" is the one track that seems out of place. The guitar tones and vocal melody are straight out of a 50s rock song which was probably the idea but it seems strange in contrast to the rest of the album. The last song "All by myself" is a silly short song that encapsulates the feelings of joking around with your friends while struggling with going through early adulthood.

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PeterSprinkler loves Dookie

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Pop punk classic still holds up

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Dookie is Green Day's third album and it's their best-selling one. The album brought punk rock to main stream popularity, won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album in 1995, and was certified diamond in the US for over 10 million units sold in 1999. This album has been described as one of the best punk rock albums of all time; many have tried to emulate this album, but they don't quite cut it. Almost every song on this album is great by itself, but when all together they're a masterpiece wrapped up in a jewel case. This is the first time I have listened to this album in its entirety and now I feel like I was missing something all these years. I highly recommend this album to everyone - not just punk rock lovers.

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Birth of pop-punk? Pretty familiar with this album since I'm a 90s kid. Already had Basket Case and Welcome To Paradise added in Spotify. Another record I enjoy but maybe not quite enough to go out and buy it to add to the collection. I think the album works because of how short all the songs are because they are so similar. If the songs were any longer it would start to get a little tedious, but it's super easy to listen to the album from front to back.

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Green Day is one of those bands that reminds me too much of my youth and my liking of them will always be judged through that. I remember American Idiot coming out in high school and I just never dug the pop-punk sound that was dominant at the time. Even though this album is from a decade earlier, it still reminds me of that pop punk sound from my youth that I, even after all this years, still have issues with. Still this isn't offensive and it is perfectly fine music with a few bangers here and there so I can't punish it too much. Plus it's short and doesn't overstay its welcome so that's always a huge plus for me.

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Surprisingly fun! Never listened to Green Day before and thoroughly enjoyed it

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Green Day's third album and major label debut is probably the most fundamental pop/punk album. The album is tight, short, and retains its energy to the last rather tongue in cheek track. Green Day is often the subject of debate when it comes to true punk, but that is not really the point here. This band has an incredible sense of melody and their influences are too broad to pigeonhole them into either pop or punk. 'dookie' takes us through themes of boredom and loneliness that typify the 90s suburban experience. Green Day seeks to break out of that existence, as best seen in 'Welcome to Paradise,' a song about the band finding refuge in the gritty warehouse art/music scene in Oakland, a scene that has largely been priced out with the rise of the tech industry. The music itself draws from hardcore, garage rock, surf rock, and pop to create something that is instantly identifiable as Green Day.

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What a great punk album that still holds up so well today!

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This album stood up better than it had any right to

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It was great when I was 14.

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Good album singles are all solid tracks with some others in between. Big sounds from 3 instruments. Some forgettable tracks 3.5

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I'm just not a big fan of Green Day. All the songs sound very similar to one another. And I feel like I've heard them all a million times

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Ha it's like this app is taunting me and my dislike for Green Day. I enjoyed this one a lot more than American Idiot. Seems a lot more fresh/raw but still Pop punk which is a genre I don't enjoy too much.

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Classiker, mitt första album jag fick. Dock tycker jag samma som nu, en de bra låtar, det mesta lätt att glömma och låter ganska likt rakt igenom. En tydlig 3a iaf!

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I imagine there are many who really like this album and have strong nostalgia for it, but I never got into Greenday when I was in middle/high-school so my touchpoints are from the pop-radio hits. I'd suppose Green Day are sort of punk-pop. Nothing bad, but it's all a bit surface-level for me. 3.5 to 3.

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So many of these songs sounded so similar, got bored, not a fan

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Good hits but many songs sound too similar

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What the album lacks in variety between the songs, it makes up with energy and catchy hooks. Still prefer Nimrod.

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man, i just don't know...i still think he's a bit of a tool. and while this album is closer to what i used to like about them, it's just...not.

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It was ok, not their best but a few nostalgic tracks

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This was a great throw back... it made me reminisce of greenday coming on at the end of the night out and everyone shouting and jumping with sweat flicking of their foreheads. Oh hazey teenage days.

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Yea it was ok

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Sounds like green day. All. of. the. songs.

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Disappointed that 'She' was nothing to do with either KISS or H Rider Haggard. All in all, somewhat monochrome, a few memorable tracks, a fair bit that was unremarkable but nothing unpleasant or irksome.

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War damals schon zu alt für die Platte; wahrgenommen aus so ner Perspektive von allgemeiner Sympathie, aber sonniger Westcoast Pop-Punk ist für Anfänger/Kids und ich inzwischen wieder ganz woanders. Heute gehört: und die Sympathie für sonnigen Westcoast Pop-Punk ist stärker als damals, außerdem beeindruckt von der Produktion. Wäre ich 1994 drei Jahre jünger gewesen oder in Love mit anderen (überhaupt welchen) coolen Girls, würde ich jetzt mit Sicherheit 4 Punkte geben, mindestens. So aber nur: autobiographie-biasde 3,4 (mit aber für Produktion, Pop und in dem Genre schon fast Perfektion abbildende nach oben zuckendem Finger, das sei notiert).

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ok

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Nostalgia vibes. But apart from the bigger hits I hadn’t missed listening to this album in full. Some undeniable classics, but also some filler which brings it down a notch.

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Now, don't hate, but it's gotta be a 3 point something for me. The hits are obvs much higher, but out of 15 tracks there are a lot of forgettable/cool but non stand out ones - they start to blur into one for me, some sharing similar melody and chord ideas, not really differentiating themselves form one another. I have to judge it as an album! But I enjoyed it!

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It’s no American Idiot but Basket Case is a tune

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Preferred their slightly later stuff (Nimrod, Warning) when I was younger, this one never really grabbed me. Not much has changed.

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Dookie is the sort of basic update of 50s rock 'n roll/70s punk that always gives music critics a hardon, but I do understand the appeal. The melodic lines are clean, the songs are tightly written and performed, there's a ton of energy, Billy Joe Armstrong's voice is perfect for this sort of material, and the crystal clear production showcases the trio admirably. But frankly, it's all a bit monotonous and one dimensional. The majority of the songs are straight up ravers with hardly any shading. Even The Stooges had the noisescapes of guitarists Ron Ashton and James Williamson to keep things interesting. The band doesn't really throw any curveballs with the lone exception of Longview, Billy Joe's paean to masturbation. On that tune, Michael Pritchard's bass plays a major role on the verses and Billy Joe's voice and guitar comes roaring back on the choruses. I was always happy when that song came on the radio, and I didn't really mind the other hits like When I Come Around and Welcome to Paradise either. But a whole album's worth of that kind of stuff and I start shifting in my seat halfway through. While it's all perfectly executed, I can't in all conscience give this more than 3/5.

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Isto do punk, ainda por cima quando tem traços de pop, é muito chato e repetitivo. Reparei que do mada tinha ouvido 10 músicas assim do nada. Não é a minha praia nada do que se passa neste álbum. Nota:5/10

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Like it better than I expected but every song is the same.

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Good beats. Short songs.

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Longview has lyrics that hit hard these days. Never used to appreciate Greenday much when I was younger, apart from maybe American Idiot. Never been too familiar with Dookie. I know Basket Case of course. A real classic for sure. I find it hard to believe this album is from the 90s to be honest. The way "all by myself" closes the album with a lip pop is kinda entertaining.

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Guter Punkrock. Gibt einem 90er Flashbacks

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I like green day but I dont find anything special in this album

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What a blast from the past - an album I absolutely loved when I was a kid. Frenetic, tight, and well-produced pop-punk. It has some great songs but it's also a bit one-dimensional. Maybe also I've just heard it too many times. I wish I could love it as much as I did 25 years ago.

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Defining rock of the 90's with some crap in between

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En av de första skivorna som jag stötte på när det gällde skatepunk. Nostalgi, men fortfarande riktigt bra låtar och texterna håller även om det är mer tonårsriktat. Bra trummor och gitarrer över lag. "Basket Case" är givetvis den stora singeln, men jag minns att jag tyckte mycket om "When I Come Around" och givetvis den gömda låten "All By Myself".

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Fatal, gracias. La de Welcome to Paradise no está mal. Basket Case obviamente otro temazo. Resumiendo, si no me gustaban cuando era una emo/punk girl ¿Por qué me iban a gustar ahora?

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el mejor disco de green day no me seais haters

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Good representation of punk rock. Vocalist not the greatest (but not the worst either). Occasional spurts of impressive percussion. Favorite: Basket Case Least fav: All By Myself

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This album is my favorite work from Green Day with the exception of “all by myself” it’s just a little weird but the he guitar in the background is great, just the vocals are not awesome.

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Let’s get it out of the way: Basket Case is an all time pop-punk classic, and one of the great rock songs of the late 20th century. I always felt like Green Day were a relic playing catch-up with the younger bands, by the time I was seriously getting into rock music, but turns out teenage me knew nothing. The fact is they are one of the most influential, pioneering bands of that 90s-00s era where punk rock went mainstream. Dookie is a great slice of pop-punk. It’s relentless and energetic, melodic, fun. But there’s still something that keeps me from ever truly going all in on Green Day. Can I say what it is? Do I know? Armstrong’s voice? They were just too damn popular? Or maybe it’s fundamentally that (much as I love it) pop-punk is an inherently limited sound? Either way: A.) it was fun to revisit this, and it still hold up incredibly well; B.) I assumed Green Day followed My Chem to The Black Parade (ie, playing punk whilst dressed as a goth), but it was the other way around. Time for me to put some respect back on Green Day’s name in my own head.

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I definitely really liked this when I was much younger but barely remember most of the tracks. Compared to American Idiot for example I see this as a pretty restrained and tight Green Day album. Much less offensive to the ears than I was expecting. No that’s doing it a disservice. There’s some cracking songs on here and If this was still my bag then I’d be all over this, preaching the good word. Really rather enjoyed it

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My kinda thing, never really got massively into Green day tho. I know a couple tracks. First impressions feels like a 3. Had no idea this album was so old. Basket Case is a tune. At times can hear the influence of older californian rock, like beach boys. 3/5

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Listened to this a lot as a teenager, so it was interesting to revisit. Weirdly, the stand out tracks had really stuck in my head, but the rest of the album had faded away almost entirely, which isn't exactly a great endorsement! Fave tracks - "Basket Case", "Longview", "Welcome to Paradise", predictably enough!

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Not my first time hearing this one, but first time in quite a while. Lots of good songs. Solid 3/5.

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Not as good as American Idiot bit still a fun little pop/punk album overall.

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Some Good tunes, they're a bit American garage band for me

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I've listened to this one! I owned it on CD, would play it all the time I drove to school or work! Love most of the tracks, especially the ones toward the middle of the album. Can't stand "All By Myself" lmao. Love the transition from "Chump" to "Longview."

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Still some good tracks

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Saved Prior: When I Come Around Off Rip: Having a Blast, Longview, Welcome to Paradise, Basket Case, She, Sassafras Roots, Coming Clean Cutting Edge: Burnout Overall Notes: Punk, even great punk like this, always has a strong element of diminishing returns for me. Even on a sub-40 minute bomb, I get tired of the same core musical elements over and over. I know that it's the same thing for basically any genre, but I feel this especially strongly with punk. All that to say that I like this album, but I don't love it. 3.5 rounded down.

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high school jam

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When this album came out, you didn't have to go far to find someone with a copy of the album. Green Day's sound is easily recognizable, but "Longview", "Basket Case", and "When I Come Around" are the only tracks that I recognized having listed to before. I listened to the album back then, but wasn't sure if I liked the band or not. With a re-listen, this album still seems at best to be "okay".

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1-3 tracks sounded kind of dooker dookie, long view is good welcome to paradise is also very good Basket case and she are very good. Roots, and come around are ok, coming clean and emenius sleepus are very good. 20/30

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Longview, Basket Case, and When I Come Around are top three. The album as a whole is really repetitive with a calm ending of All by Myself which was a nice change of pace.

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Weird, I was just thinking today that sooner or later I would have to deal with this album on this list. How do I rate this? I used to love it (well, like it a lot) and since cooled off on it quite a bit as I have developed a pretty negative opinion on pop punk and California punk in general. Green Day's downward trajectory as a band haven't helped things... although my opinion of this album hasn't gone downhill as much as my opinion of the Sublime discography since my adolescence. Do I hate this album? No, not really. But when you evaluate an album for its role as an influential album - which this certainly was - shouldn't you take into account what it influenced? What Green Day influenced was garbage. Much like Nirvana, the music that took after it was a musical dead end. Should the parent be punished for the sins of the child? No, not necessarily, but Green Day also isn't anywhere near as good of a band as Nirvana (and I wouldn't exactly call myself a Nirvana fanboy). I suppose all this hemming and hawing is just navel-gazing while I decide if this deserves a 2 (probably a 2.75) or a 3 (no higher than a 3.5). Either way, it falls somewhere in the middle - not U2 terrible, not Kate Bush great.

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yes/no - definitely from my generation so it triggers something there, but normally not a fan of punk/pop/rock

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Punk punk punk

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First album. I'm not very much in punk

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Solid album. Great with morning coffee.

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I enjoyed the album a fair amount, particularly the classics like Basket Case. Not crazy about it but objectively it is a good album.

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An OK album with some catchy songs but at the time I liked that Offspring album (Smash) more. The problem with Dookie: it is not fast enough - the songs should have gone through the Ramones machine. :-)

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Ça peut arriver à n'importe qui de faire des erreurs, et Green Day en a fait une belle en laissant l'influence punk guider ce projet Dookie. Il ne restera heureusement de ce style incompréhensible que le trait noir d'un eyeliner dans les futurs projets de nos joyeux lurons.

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3/5 goodish one, but ultimately no.

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Good

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Don't like Armstrong's voice. A few quite good singles. A 90s take on 1977 punk. I suppose it's influential, but just not my cuppa.

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BJA you've never been to my taste.some good moments to reminisce to, but the whole album....

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Takes me that to the younger days (even though this album came out before then) but still has the same feel as their songs that I did know.

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6/10

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3 1/2

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Liked it but found there wasn't enough sound variety between the songs throughout the album tbh. A couple of songs stood out and added to my Playlist.

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If you enjoy pop punk, this is a classic slice of fried gold. If you're me, the hits are nice enough and everything else is over quick.

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More listenable pop music. A little repetitive for my taste.

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Not a huge green day fan, but classic 90s album.

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Really fun and lighthearted music. This what I imagine high school in America sounds like. Unfortunately every song is exactly the same as the next and therefore I'm settling in a respectable 3/5

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I generally like Green Day, but for some reason I’ve just never enjoyed Dookie.

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È stato un album piacevole dei Green Day, sicuramente fra i loro più ispirati.

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Overrated but still good

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I loathed Green Day at the time. I wanted my punk to be Serious and Earnest, like the Clash or Minor Threat. I was an annoying, pretentious git. The first three tracks are boringly exactly what I always disliked them for. Bland pop punk which, while tight is just... Meh. Thankfully both Longview and Welcome to Paradise actually start to revel in a bit more melodic, interesting stuff, and have saved you from me proclaiming myself to always be right... The album continues in this vein throughout, gaining and losing my affection. When it's good, it's really good, when it's not, it's pretty boring. It restarted punk for a generation though, so I think it's importance is pretty much set in stone.

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That sure is a catchy song about wanking.

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J'ai pesé sur play et me suis instantanément transporté en secondaire 4 ! Je crois pas l'avoir réécouté depuis. Good stuff, mais vient un peu redondant à la longue.

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Not bad. Used think it was annoying, but now it just reminds me of the 90s.

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Als tiener was ik groot fan en vond ik dit briljant. Maar dat is het niet, hè? 😅

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Geinig om weer een keer te horen. Lekker energiek maar veel diepgang heeft het niet.

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I took the time to listen to you whine about everything. Now go and tidy your room and tell your little friends it's time to go because their mum's will be expecting them back for tea.

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they were opened mind

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Classic pop punk defining album. A lot of relatable things in here about anxiety, jealousy, confusion, loneliness. Same song structure used throughout the entire album, and the songs sound very similar. Favorite songs - Welcome to Paradise, Basket Case

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I wonder if Green Day liked the Ramones

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An absolute classic. This album's secret weapons are both the strong, memorable basslines and presence throughout + Billy Joel's intuitive sense of melodic rhythm and harmony. Pushing and pulling against the instrumental, Armstrong's verses elevate this LP from standard punk to a deserving classic.

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All the songs kinda sound the same

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Loaded with classics. 3.5/5 because I don't know the entire album that well.

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6/10. Basket Case is great, but half the album just sounds like Basket Case but lamer.

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Personally I didn’t love this album but I understand why’d it’s so popular

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I've heard the big songs on this roughly 800,000 times but never put the entire album on. I get why people might love this - it's definitely engineered (both literally and figuratively/songwriting-wise) to be catchy as hell; fast-paced power chords in a major key, with very melodic vocal lines. It's generally not my cup of tea (I hate tea) overall; I'm not really a fan of punk and although this is more pop-punk along the lines of a more melodic Ramones or early Goo Goo Dolls it still has that non-stop intensity that again - I get, but I just like a little more instrumentation and/or tempo variety. Having said that, it's such a representation of the mid-90s and really is a good sounding record, will put it right up the middle as a 3 even if it's not something I'm putting on. 7/10 3 stars

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i liked green day! i wasn’t expecting much since the album is literally called dookie but i was pleasantly surprised. they sound a little basic and high schooly, but it was good!

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Green Day’s got better shit than this It’s not really my genre, idk 5/10

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A good album but not really my thing

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Never been a Green Day fan. They've got some hits and good rock hooks, but it never felt as authentic to me as some of the other acts at this time who helped revive punk in the 90's, like Bad Religion or Rancid. It's Punk-Lite for spoiled suburban kids who want to feel edgy and have a revolution without ever leaving the comfort of their entitled lives.

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I have never been a big fan of Green Day, or "pop punk," as it were. To me, "punk" is not popular. In its rawest form, it is a sign of rebellion against the norm, against conformity. Against popularity, "pop." So the two together is an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp, or military intelligence. Anyway, there were four songs on here that we've all heard, but what was interesting is how much the non-hits blended together for me. Billie Joe's vocals just blended into the same kind of wanker-y voice. And the guitar sounded... blah. Flat, nothing piercing through the wall of sound. The drummer didn't bring much to the table either. If you're in a trio, all three really have to be able to shine at their instruments, and really only the bass player stood out. So this is one of those "I know the hits, kinda like them, but the non-hits are non-hits for a reason." So nothing exciting here for me.

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Du bon Pop-punk, tellement populaire dnas mon temsp, cependant, je n'avais jamais entendu l'album au complet. Ca fit vraiment avec l'époque et c'est dans ce qui se faisait de mieux dans le genre. 3.5

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Not my cup of tea

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Not a huge fan of West coast pop punk, but this was a fun album

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Not bad. I knew two songs already and I like them. The rest of the album is okay but the songs kind of all sound the same.

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Green Day's "Pablo Honey".

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Masturbation has never lost its fun with me so I really couldn't relate to this album.

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A very fun listen. Armstrong writes pretty relatable lyrics about anxiety and self-doubt, but without a lot of depth. The self-deprecating humor is great here and the music is fun and fast, but there's not a whole lot else.

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I used to be pretty anti-Green Day. I saw them as derivative, punk-lite posers. I still have a bit of that feeling, but I've mostly grown to respect them over the years. I have to admit that they have written and recorded some catchy songs, and this album is chock full of them. Still not their biggest fan, but I did enjoy this overall. 3 stars.

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Energetic but repetitive.

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not as much nostalgia as other Green Day albums

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Not my style

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Punk rock. Feels a lot like the rebellious emotions of the band are poured out as songs, which evidently resonate with a lot of people because the album is very popular. I did not resonate as much, and I did not enjoy it that much.

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Not a fan A few good songs on there

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This album is by no means perfect. I do wish there was more done with the instrumental sections on this album. Especially early on there are a couple songs that seem to be leading up to a big moment that never really comes. Chump is practically begging for a bass solo by the end (it is a great transition into Longview though). That being said when everything comes together on Dookie the album is untouchable. Longview, Welcome to Paradise and Basket Case are still absolute bangers ever after my 100th time hearing them. Pop-punk as we know it probably does not exist without those 3 songs. But like most home-run hitters this album strikes out quite a bit. The three tracks towards the end (that altogether are just barely over 5 minutes) really seem to just be here to pad out the run time. This album is still fun but do yourself a favor and after When I Come Around is over skip to F.O.D. Favorite Songs: Burnout, Longview, Welcome to Paradise, Basket Case, All By Myself

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Not much going on. Singles stand out but only a little past the monotone

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When I come around is good. The rest is meh. Not a fan.

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Basket Case kann ich komplett mitsingenden und auch sonst viel Wiedererkennungswert. Hab mich auf dieses Album in gefreut, zu es auch beim Hören des mit viel Pop Appeal vorgetragenen Ami Punk Rock. Eine recht eindeutige 3, klare Sache dachte ich. Dennoch wäre dies nur Nostalgie. Die Songs kommen zwar knackig aber auch monoton durch die Boxen. OR: I am too old for this fun. Verjährte 2.4

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Not much for me here

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Generic rubbish

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Like 2 good songs.

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Puerile rubbish. Some catchy riffs not not my bag.

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All these bands only have one song! It's fine, but I don't see why they got so big? MTV? Kooky singer?

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Yeah, no, I didn't like it at all. But on the bright side it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be! Just a bit bad, bland, boring, unappealing - but not nearly as annoying as expected!

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I've always said Green Day were shit but never truly listened to them properly to back up my argument. Now I have.

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Not great.

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bah c'est un album de green day quoi, aucune envie d'écouter ça. 2? fav : welcome to paradise ?

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Not my cup of tea

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Kinda feels repetitive at the start but has some recognizable songs Best songs: Basket case & when i come around Rating 2/5

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se me está haciendo largo y son sólo 38 minutos

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Despite the consensus of Green Day fans being that Dookie is their best record by a significant margin, it still sounds sort of like "Dookie" to me. The instrumentals, the tempo, the vocal style, the lyrical content is the same on nearly every track here. If you listen to the first one, it seems like you really have experienced everything Green Day has to offer. It's not necessarily bad, it's just average dumbed-down skate punk that does absolutely nothing for me.

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I've always had such mixed feelings about this band. I am drawn in by a lot of their hooks, they play super-tight, and some of the lyrics are solid...and yet, I can't quite put my finger on it, they don't fully click with me. I wish I could explain it -- I like when I can articulate what I do and don't like in art, not for any other reason than I'm interested in that process (and I really love hearing thoughtful analysis and criticism from others) -- so here's a stab: I think it's because to me it sounds like what a band would sound like if someone constructed a band in response to the grunge movement. Does that make sense? I don't know...when I find myself enjoying one of their songs, I feel exactly the same way I feel when I enjoy a Monkees song (and some of the Monkees songs are catchy and fun, too).

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Tedious and silly. It’s just dull with very few moments of real quality. You can get over his voice or you can’t. And I can’t. But hey at least this was before they disappeared up their own asses

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ngl, the singer is pretty dull

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For all the energy it is a bit one paced

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Eh. Basket Case is the only good Green Day song. 5-6/10

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One dimensional and very damey for the most part. Couple of stand out tacks elevate it beyond throw away meh.

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leuke album cover, soort vrolijkere punk

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Very, very mainstream punk pop. Decent sounding band, but ultimately I am finding their music rather boring.

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Fun music. Hate the singer.

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Lidt teenagerock, energisk, men lidt for stereotypt

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Niets aan de hand: eenvoudige neo-punk in de vijfde versnelling...

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Bubble gum punk at best. A few tracks that are listenable. Don't compare this album to all the pretentious "we still think we're punk" crap that came after this album. And they lose points for trying to make everyone think that they are British.

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Look it's lots of gooky american rockers targetting students by shouting and occasionally adding melodic riffs and shouting some more and look at this album cover!

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DEU YU HAVE THE TYME! Låter som soundtracket till alla PS2-skateboardspel under tidigt 00-tal. Vilket väl säger något om hur inflytelserika Green Day var. Men också något om hur taskigt det åldrats. För så pass bra är det inte. Några hits sticker ut, men annars låter allt annat som en enda elgitarrsgegga. Basket Case, She, When I Come Around och F.O.D. är bra. Bästa låt: Basket Case.

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To me, the consistency of this album is a bit annoying. There are a few breaks in the “I’m fucked, you’re fucked, we’re all fucked” narrative which are very necessary, but even with those it still gets old. There are instrumental high points as well, particularly near the end of the album, but many filler tracks just have a typical pop-punk rhythm. 4/10

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Not my jam

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Redelijk

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The last album with Guitars I bought before I fell head first into electronica and a green vynal as well. Like all green day albums a great lead song and a load of mush. These guys made this whole american punk pop sound that seemed to go on forever. It kinda takes the edge of punk and has these annoying vocals. Basket case is a good song though

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Re inventing punk?!? Njaa not really

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The album has too much energy and every song sounds the same. "Do you have the time, to listen to me whine". I took the time yes, but I will not take it again.

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"Chump" is good. All other tracks would benefit from Billie Joe shutting up for 2 minutes. Everything past like the first couple of tracks is very samey. Also, maybe it's my mediocre headphones, but the production is kind of weird - the vocals are super quiet, it's like they're drowning in the instrumental. I would have possibly enjoyed it when I was 15, but this just isn't for me.

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alright except his voice is hard to listen to.

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I tried, really

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Does every song have to be the same? But never mind me, I also dislike Weezer.

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Not for me. Found it neither punk or pop punk, and other than Basket Case nothing really stood out to me

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although there were a number of songs from this album that were single releases, I didn't much care for the rest. Music was similar song to song

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Bit of a struggle this one. It’s not that it’s bad exactly, just not that remarkable. Maybe if I’d heard it at a formative age? But listening now it just sounds like so many other bands pop-punking it up. Maybe these guys nailed the sound that others have copied? I don’t know but don’t really care enough to find out.

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Well, they really jump right into it don't they? Buy a girl a drink first, for pete's sake. Every song sounds the same. This is not my kind of music. Sorry.

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Wow that was even worse than I wad even expecting it to be. Every song sounded the same, and it was a shitty sound to begin with.

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Har glemt hvor intenst hat jeg har mot denne ekle formen for "high school punk". Kjenner jeg blir litt kvalm hver gang jeg hører starten på basket case. Hadde gitt 0 stjerner, hvis det hadde vært mulig.

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Sounds terrible. Just annoying guy talking.

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Not my tempo dnl

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high points only insofar as I recognize stuff from like radio play. not really a fan overall though

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Bad album...sleepy, all the songs sound the same

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Synthetic punk, They were to the nineties what The Foo Fighters are to today. At one point you couldn't turn on your radio, T.V. without seeing or hearing them somewhere. Urban punk for those that wouldn't invest the time in listening to real punk bands. Billie Joe Armstrong as some kind of spokesman? I think not. Perhaps the dumbest move made by the R&R Hall Of Fame was having Mr. Armstrong giving the inauguration speech for The Stooges.

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Not a Green Day fan, their live shows are cool though.

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Pozz od tajne obozavateljice 😉

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Good nostalgia

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Brilliant

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The only Green Day album I can stomach. That's something, yeah?

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