This is a Random Album Generator.
One album a day.
From the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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.

Wikipedia

Rating

3.77

Votes

11862
Genres
Punk
Rock

Reviews

Like a review? Give it a thumb up to help us display relevant reviews!
Sort by: Top Date
View Author
Sun Feb 14 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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

👍
View Author
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

👍
View Author
Sat Jul 24 2021
4

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

👍
View Author
Wed Oct 28 2020
2

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

👍
View Author
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

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
Thu Sep 23 2021
5

Fun, energetic and melodic punk rock.

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
Thu Jan 14 2021
2

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

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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

👍
View Author
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!

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Crazy riffs, great melodic bridges. 10/10

👍
View Author
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

👍
View Author
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,

👍
View Author
Sat May 15 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
Wed Jul 07 2021
5

Trilha perfeita para um festa no final dos anos 90.

👍
View Author
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!

👍
View Author
Thu Aug 12 2021
5

Pop punk masterpiece. Everyone knows all the words

👍
View Author
Sat Aug 28 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
Sat Jul 15 2023
4

Props. Excellent 1990s pop punk. Several hits.

👍
View Author
Tue Oct 03 2023
4

Easy to be snooty about Green Day, but this album has got some good songs

👍
View Author
Fri Oct 06 2023
4

I like punk and honestly had always thought of these guys as poseurs more or less. I listened to the album with an open mind, and was pleasantly surprised. It's pretty good, all things considered, and has some of that energy of the late 1970s.

👍
View Author
Tue Oct 10 2023
4

I'm not a big fan of the whole pop-punk sub genre, but there's really nothing to criticize here (aside from the awful ablum title). Young kids with punk attitude, slick production, socially aware lyrics, and good songwriting. Lots of earworms on this album. It's not my style so I wouldn't return to it often but I can still appreciate it for being a solid album.

👍
View Author
Tue Oct 17 2023
4

What better way to revitalize punk - decades after its birth - than to make it even more personal and pop-oriented than it ever was? In a time when grunge was declining in popularity, especially after Kurt Cobain's suicide, rock was losing space in the mainstream. Green Day was one of the bands to fill that void. With catchy melodies and instrumentals, Dookie rarely has a dull moment, and its lyrics spoke clearly to their generation.

👍
View Author
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

👍
View Author
Fri Jan 22 2021
3

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!

👍
View Author
Tue Feb 16 2021
3

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.

👍
View Author
Fri Aug 27 2021
3

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!

👍
View Author
Fri Dec 03 2021
3

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.

👍
View Author
Mon Feb 14 2022
3

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.

👍
View Author
Tue May 30 2023
3

Some songs were okay, the last song was super annoying.

👍
View Author
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!

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
Mon Sep 18 2023
2

I admire Dookie and its seamless segues, the ceaseless hooks, the guitars that sound punk yet tirelessly happy, and the emotional consistency: Green Day could craft a song about the fall of Fallujah and it would still sound like Dookie. It would work too, like Free Nelson Mandela. My wife loves this record, and I frequently noted subtle shifts and fluorishes. The cover is super cute. A “kicking an affectionate puppy in the face” two stars out of five.

👍
View Author
Mon Nov 20 2023
2

Pretentious, pestering lyrics. Hey, monkey on the cover: yes, you should throw that pile of poo, and I have the perfect target in mind!

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
Fri Feb 05 2021
5

Great album in the history of punk and pop punk.

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
Fri May 07 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Still holds up after all these years

👍
View Author
Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Classic punk Green Day. I looove this album.

👍
View Author
Mon May 03 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
Tue Jul 06 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
Thu Mar 25 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
Fri May 07 2021
5

Great Album, I own on vinyl :)

👍
View Author
Mon Jul 26 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
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!

👍
View Author
Tue Sep 28 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
Mon Oct 11 2021
5

Openly biased. Green Day 4 LYFE

👍
View Author
Mon Nov 01 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
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.

👍
View Author
Mon Nov 01 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
Mon Nov 08 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
Mon Nov 08 2021
5

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

👍
View Author
Fri Nov 12 2021
5

A classic. Fun to listen all the way through.

👍
View Author
Tue Nov 16 2021
5

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

👍
Load more reviews