Revolution Radio review

This album creates a sound that blends 21st Century Breakdown, American Idiot and Uno, Dos, Tre, blending the songwriting styles while staying as a grounded political project that both embraces dystopian views with troubled times and say goodbye and pushes forwards pop-punk, early 2000’s Jimmy Eat World with Youngblood and Too dumb to die. Green day have become a more hardened band, using the key aspects of every major release while leaving a unique mark on the album. The inevitable post-rehab darkening of the tracks that Green Day had to meet was actually used as an advantage, unlike the Avenged Sevenfold style 13 voices by Sum 41 or the disturbing addiction-fest that was relapse by Eminem. It truly redeems itself from the unoriginal 3 hour mainstream disaster that was uno (i personally thought that dos was more pop punk and that tre was more rock ballads and that they were quite good). The album itself is a memoir to Green Day’s past from Sweet Children to the IHeart radio festival. The undeniable punk beginnings are resurfaced and looked at briefly with revolution radio and bang bang, the first two singles before moving onto tracks like still breathing and ordinary world.

In many ways, this album resembles The force Awakens movie, an embrace to the old and a look to the future. The album is amazing, and while not a classic, it’s an album that you will listen to again and again.


Best tracks: Outlaws, Troubled Times, Ordinary World, Revolution Radio.