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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

3.76

Votes

5700

Genres

  • Punk
  • Rock
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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

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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Sun Feb 14 2021
5

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

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Fri May 07 2021
5

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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Sat Jul 24 2021
4

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

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Wed May 26 2021
2

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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Fri Oct 16 2020
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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Sat Dec 12 2020
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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Fri Sep 17 2021
5

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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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

Fun, energetic and melodic punk rock.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

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

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Sun Nov 21 2021
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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Fri Jan 07 2022
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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Thu Jan 14 2021
2

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

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Wed Oct 28 2020
5

best

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Fri Dec 25 2020
5

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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Tue Jan 05 2021
5

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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Fri Nov 20 2020
5

Punk. Nice.

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Sat Mar 20 2021
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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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

1994

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Thu Apr 08 2021
5

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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Thu Jul 08 2021
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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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

So good

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Crazy riffs, great melodic bridges. 10/10

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Great

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Fri Jun 11 2021
5

poop album

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

Peach 👌🏽

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Sun Jan 24 2021
5

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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Sun Jan 24 2021
5

Banger

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Thu Apr 08 2021
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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Sat May 15 2021
5

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

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Wed Jul 07 2021
5

Trilha perfeita para um festa no final dos anos 90.

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Sun Aug 01 2021
5

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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Thu Aug 12 2021
5

Pop punk masterpiece. Everyone knows all the words

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Sat Aug 28 2021
5

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

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Fri Sep 03 2021
5

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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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Groovy

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

Obvious

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

Poo

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Fri Feb 25 2022
5

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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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

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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Sat Sep 03 2022
4

1994, the halcyon days of my youth…I’m reminded of summer nights playing “Manhunt” in my suburban neighborhood. Manhunt was basically a teen version of hide and seek, spread out across a wide swath of residential housing on half-acre lots. In actuality, it was just an excuse for us teenagers in the neighborhood to get together for the night and see what kind of mischief we could get into. It usually went something like this: We’d meet up a predetermined time and place, usually between 730 and 8pm. Discussions would ensue about what sort of teenage contraband had been acquired during the day: “I stole a half-pack of cigarettes from my dad”, ”I stashed 3 wine coolers behind my fence, we’ll go and grab them once it gets dark”, “I’ve got some firecrackers”…that sort of thing. Once we were all assembled and dusk drew near, Manhunt captains were chosen and we’d break up into two teams. Ideally, you wanted to end up on the same team as the person you had a crush on: Manhunt was the perfect opportunity for the two of you to find someplace secluded to make out. The people chosen as captains could make or break your night. We’d play Manhunt for about 30 minutes to keep up the facade that we were just innocent kids having fun. At that point, it would be dark enough that anyone paying attention couldn’t really keep tabs on what was going on. It was then, thoroughly bored with the facade, that we’d turn to the streets: a pack of chain-smoking, wine cooler aficionados roaming the backroads and backyards of suburban America looking for fun. It never amounted to much: the occasional stolen street sign or fireworks set off in sewer grates. One time, we figured out that if you shook the soda machine at the baseball field hard enough, it would dispense free sodas, usually ginger ale. It was petty mischief; the kind you get into when you’re 14 and miles away from anything interesting. As long as we were home by 11 and didn’t arrive by police car, our parents didn’t care… Welcome to Paradise.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

“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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Wed Oct 28 2020
2

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

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Thu Jan 21 2021
2

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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Tue May 25 2021
2

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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Wed Aug 04 2021
2

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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Fri Jan 22 2021
1

hate it

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Mon Jul 12 2021
1

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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Mon Jul 12 2021
1

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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Mon Jul 12 2021
1

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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Wed Jun 16 2021
1

nah

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Mon Jul 26 2021
1

Shite

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Tue Nov 02 2021
1

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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Wed Dec 08 2021
1

nah hvad kan de overhovedet

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Tue May 11 2021
5

Soo many memories...

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Mon Mar 08 2021
5

Full of energy.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
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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Thu Apr 08 2021
5

Classic childhood fav!

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Thu Apr 01 2021
5

Brings me back

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Fri Feb 05 2021
5

Great album in the history of punk and pop punk.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

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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Fri May 07 2021
5

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

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Still holds up after all these years

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Great album!

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Classic punk Green Day. I looove this album.

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Mon May 03 2021
5

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

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

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

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

Classic and fun pop punk!

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Classic.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
5

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

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Thu May 13 2021
5

Dookie!

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Great Album, I own on vinyl :)

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Fri May 28 2021
5

dookie by green day. 9/10.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
5

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

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Fri Sep 24 2021
5

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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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

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

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Mon Oct 04 2021
5

Great albumn

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Mon Oct 11 2021
5

Openly biased. Green Day 4 LYFE

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Mon Nov 01 2021
5

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

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Mon Nov 01 2021
5

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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Mon Nov 01 2021
5

You already know

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Mon Nov 01 2021
5

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

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Mon Nov 08 2021
5

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

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Mon Nov 08 2021
5

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

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

A classic. Fun to listen all the way through.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

I'm a basketcase

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

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

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

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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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

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

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

Classic album. Takes me back.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

Love Dookie

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Wed Dec 29 2021
5

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

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

Let the neo-punk revolution start.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

The nostalgia is strong with this one

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Tue Jan 11 2022
5

Amazing nostalgia

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Wed Feb 09 2022
5

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

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Wed Feb 09 2022
5

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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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

This shit still bangs.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

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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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

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

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Sun Mar 06 2022
5

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

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

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

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

Classic

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

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

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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

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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Mon Mar 21 2022
5

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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Thu Mar 24 2022
5

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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Fri Apr 01 2022
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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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

Pretty flawless pop punk

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Wed Apr 20 2022
5

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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Wed Apr 20 2022
5

90s punk pop classic

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Wed Apr 20 2022
5

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

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Mon Apr 25 2022
5

always cool

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Tue May 03 2022
5

so many hits

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Tue May 10 2022
5

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

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Mon May 23 2022
5

Another album that is impossible for me to be objective about

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Tue May 24 2022
5

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

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Thu May 26 2022
5

Amazing album! I loved this when it was released

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Mon May 30 2022
5

One my favs.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
5

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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Wed Jun 08 2022
5

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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Thu Jun 09 2022
5

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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Wed Jun 22 2022
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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Thu Jun 30 2022
5

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

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Tue Jul 05 2022
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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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

Great

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Sat Jul 16 2022
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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Mon Jul 18 2022
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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Mon Jul 18 2022
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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Sat Jul 23 2022
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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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

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

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Sat Jul 30 2022
5

Familiarity bias

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Thu Aug 11 2022
5

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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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

One of the best pop punk albums

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

Absolutely legendary and iconic decade defining album. While not as ambitious and jam packed with mega hits as American Idiot later it, this is the formula that led to 2000s rock. A great run time with several radio pop punk hits that inspired everyone. The production is simple, yet raw and live, and you feel the tightness of the band that made them one of the best live bands ever.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

Great music, great lyrics, influential, still so relevant. Launched an absolutely incandescent band into their mainstream.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

Fond memories of this album.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Classic middle school nostalgia

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

Throwback to teenagehood

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Sun Sep 04 2022
5

A classic from my younger years

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

This was one of my top 5 albums as a teen

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

wonderful memories from my teenage years

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Sun Sep 11 2022
5

Classic nice bit of f&@k it when working

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

Finally the real man’s Green Day album. These songs sound so “Green Day” if that makes sense? This is the high water mark of this sort of sound.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

Todo un disco que conjuga perfectamente rock y punk. Divertido de escuchar y con melodías muy auténticas

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

Welcome to paradise, baby

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

i love it

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Sun Sep 18 2022
5

Incredibly fun album with great energy

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

100% fire from start to finish. Best complete album of this experiment so far. I think this was the third CD I ever owned. Listened to it start to finish without skipping a track countless times, and it was amazing to do it again. I'm sure nostalgia plays big into this one, but can't deny how awesome this album is.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

I was thrilled to see this album pop up - it was the first CD I bought myself, and it was the only album I could play straight through without skipping any tracks. It’s still incredible, and just looking at the cover art made me remember hours of studying the liner notes and scrubbed out lyrics included in the CD.

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Sat Oct 01 2022
5

So playful, colorful, and energetic. It's fast and memorable with domineering basslines and punchy drums. The muddled vocals really fit with their aesthetic and immature and childlike subject matter. It's 15 bangers in under 40 minutes, with the longest tracks being some of the biggest songs of the 90s, so the album really does fly by without any weak points. In the last third, only one song goes over 2 minutes and is arguably the best of the bunch. It also gets a million brownie points for being the first mainstream pop punk record, setting the stage for the explosion that would come at the end of the decade. With the sequence of Chump, Longview, and Welcome to Paradise, I almost thought this was a concept album. Of course, the 5 singles are everyone's favorites, but almost every other track is incredible. We have the opener "Burnout" setting up the themes, the jangly sunshine pop of "Pulling Teeth", and the skate punk "Emenius Sleepus" among other highlights make each track special. Only songs I didn't like much were "Sassafras Roots" and the bonus "All By Myself."

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

Dookieee porraa!

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Sun Oct 09 2022
5

A classic.

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Sat Oct 15 2022
5

All time classic

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Fri Oct 21 2022
5

I mean cmon. where it all started man. absolute rips front to back. no skip andy. love this album

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

All-time favorite album. This was my introduction to being a teenager. I felt these were the coolest people on the planet. Punk to the core but appeals to the masses and it is executed perfectly. Great engineering, great musicianship, and still feels authentic. Sure, American Idiot is probably their best work (commercially, especially), but this still holds its own and half the album is still in rotation on rock radio stations and streaming playlists to this day. And for great reason. 5/5 no question.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
5

What a shot of nostalgia today's album was! I discovered Green Day with the release of their album Nimrod, then listened to a lot of their back catalog, and they quickly became one of my favourite bands in my teen years. Every song on this album is fantastic! Green Day is an amazing pop punk band. They were always featured on Much Music in the 90's and 00's so I became very familiar with their work. The songs were fast and loud, and the drums sounded amazing on this record. Basket Case is one of those songs you hear and immediately start singing, and the bass groove in Longview is so recognizable. Favourite songs: Basket Case, Longview, When I Come Around, Welcome to Paradise, Sassafras Roots, Burnout, Having a Blast Least favourite song: All By Myself (which is just a short nonsensical song added to the end of the album) 5/5

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Mon Oct 31 2022
5

Loved.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

Still a great listen start to finish.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

Basically perfect, one of my favourite albums ever

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

Straight from East Bay, California, a ragtag trio of snotty stoners records one of the pillars of pop punk. It’s full of adolescent angst and jagged guitars, and it captures its era perfectly.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

Terrific album!!!

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

https://youtu.be/_b8O_zfN_eE

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Fri Nov 18 2022
5

Every song is a banger. It was quick and easy to listen to.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

Legendary stuff. Fav track: Welcome to Paradise

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

This is the best album ever written. The best song on it is Longview. Alright, time to listen to the album several hundred times

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

dookie hehe

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Thu Dec 01 2022
5

Banger

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Fri Nov 20 2020
4

GOAT Pop Punk

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Thu Dec 17 2020
4

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

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Tue Dec 29 2020
4

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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Fri Jun 18 2021
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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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

Favorite Green Day album 4/5

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Mon Dec 07 2020
4

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

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

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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Wed Jan 13 2021
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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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

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

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Longview is a banger

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Wed Jun 09 2021
4

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

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

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

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

good

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Wed Jun 09 2021
4

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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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

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

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

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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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

who can hate green day?

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

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

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

Yes! Was obsessed in high school!

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

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

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

So good, enjoyed it start to finish.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

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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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Netter als American Idiot

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Tue May 04 2021
4

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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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Great fun. Of its time but still catchy enough

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

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

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

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

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

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

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

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

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

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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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Like a bit of Green Day

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Tue May 25 2021
4

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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