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Old 01-11-2013, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Uno, Dos, Tre - Green Day review

I've loved punk rock for a very long time now. Probably since I was 6 or so. Green Day is what introduced me to this type of music. While they may not be the pop punk band they were back in the day, I still love them as they are still talented musicians. All they did was changed their styles.


Uno
Uno was an okay album. It certainly wasn't the best of the trilogy, but it's a pretty solid album. It was a mix of an American idiot feeling and a 21CB break down feeling, and some songs with styles of their own. Songs like Nuclear Family, Carpe Diem, Sweet 16, and Rusty James definitely made it one of the better Green Day albums though.

I'd rate it 6.5/10

Dos!
Billie Joe promised us it would be like the foxboro hottubs meeting hell, and it was. This album was badass for sure. The opening song was very misleading, though. I thought it'd be a very soft album because of that song. But I was wrong. As soon as those drums from **** Time kicked in, I got extremely excited to hear the rest. The album was great. The only thing a lot of Green Day fans seemed to hate about it was Nightlife, a rap song with a woman rapper. Being honest, I liked it. It was different, it was something I didn't expect to hear from them, and I thought they carried it out well.

8/10.

Tre!
My personal favorite of the whole trilogy. The opening song has a very 50's feel to it, but it's certainly a beautiful song, and I thought it was a good opening for the album. And being honest, every song on the album is really great. X-Kid being one of, if not the best, song of the whole trilogy. It blew me away. And there are two unique songs on here that I'd like to point out. Dirty rotten bastards, Green Day thought of it like Jesus of suburbia. I don't really agree with them on that, but it's still an amazing song. And The Forgotten. People hated, hated this song because it was featured in Twilight. But to be honest, I couldn't give less of a **** what movie it was played it. It was the best possible way to wrap everything up. It's just a beautiful song. If you haven't listened to it, I'd advice you to wait until you grab the album, so you can grasp the full effect of it wrapping up the whole trilogy. Best album of the trilogy, for sure.

9.5/10
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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"¡Tré!" is my personal favourite too - the two opening tracks sendt shivers down my spine, probably bacause I had really low expectations from the first two albums. I saw some of the old pop punk style in this album, and I like that. Didn't see the 50's feel about the opening song though.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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"¡Tré!" is my personal favourite too - the two opening tracks sendt shivers down my spine, probably bacause I had really low expectations from the first two albums. I saw some of the old pop punk style in this album, and I like that. Didn't see the 50's feel about the opening song though.
I dunno, maybe the 50's thing was just me. It just reminded me of one of those old do-op songs.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I only listened to Uno, so I'll write about it.

The first track begins with a sterile hi-fi barrage of line 6-esque guitar layering that quickly becomes accompanied by all of Greenday's cliche's in seconds. The vocal filter from American Idiot, the beating jungle toms, the tasteless overdubs, it's all there. Luckily Billy Joe still has a knack for moderately creative song writing which levels out the mediocrity initially. After the first chorus, his singing style has already bored himself, and he resorts to inane little torts to keep the listener focused. A tinny bass begins to dominant the instrumental stripping half way through the first track, and triggers a reaction of all the finest rock idioms any aging punk rock band can pull out of their ass. From the pentatonic guitar solo, to the vacant transitions, Green desperately tries to re brand their non-existing style. Maybe age has manifested some hidden potential, but it's all over saturated by the cheesy production, and accumulates to another forgettable diddle in the sea of pop rock. Afterwards, the album proceeds to follow the same styling, but slowly introduces new ideas limited to their miniscule array of instrumentation. Some almost emotionally provocative tone begins to be featured, and ties down the uneventful field of derivative stereotypes. A few decently written tracks with memorable catchy choruses almost makes way, but is drowned by the constant overwhelming rhythm that their drummer, Tre Cool is shoving down the listeners throat to show off his new skills, or something. **** if I know why he would be such a dedicator over the whole thing. Little to no progression is seen throughout the album, which is probably for the better seeing as risks have never turned out well for this band's career. Overall, the release is sub par, and is dull at best. 1/5

Also, all the forced cussing is a little cringe worthy, but this is just my opinion or whatever.
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I only listened to Uno, so I'll write about it.

The first track begins with a sterile hi-fi barrage of line 6-esque guitar layering that quickly becomes accompanied by all of Greenday's cliche's in seconds. The vocal filter from American Idiot, the beating jungle toms, the tasteless overdubs, it's all there. Luckily Billy Joe still has a knack for moderately creative song writing which levels out the mediocrity initially. After the first chorus, his singing style has already bored himself, and he resorts to inane little torts to keep the listener focused. A tinny bass begins to dominant the instrumental stripping half way through the first track, and triggers a reaction of all the finest rock idioms any aging punk rock band can pull out of their ass. From the pentatonic guitar solo, to the vacant transitions, Green desperately tries to re brand their non-existing style. Maybe age has manifested some hidden potential, but it's all over saturated by the cheesy production, and accumulates to another forgettable diddle in the sea of pop rock. Afterwards, the album proceeds to follow the same styling, but slowly introduces new ideas limited to their miniscule array of instrumentation. Some almost emotionally provocative tone begins to be featured, and ties down the uneventful field of derivative stereotypes. A few decently written tracks with memorable catchy choruses almost makes way, but is drowned by the constant overwhelming rhythm that their drummer, Tre Cool is shoving down the listeners throat to show off his new skills, or something. **** if I know why he would be such a dedicator over the whole thing. Little to no progression is seen throughout the album, which is probably for the better seeing as risks have never turned out well for this band's career. Overall, the release is sub par, and is dull at best. 1/5

Also, all the forced cussing is a little cringe worthy, but this is just my opinion or whatever.
Nice to hear another opinion!
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I don't know how to write reviews and stuff, so it's good practice to listen to stuff I like, and don't like I guess. Is Tre really as good as you say?
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I don't know how to write reviews and stuff, so it's good practice to listen to stuff I like, and don't like I guess. Is Tre really as good as you say?
I liked it a lot. And a few people who didn't uno as much did like tre a lot more.
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I bought uno and was quite disappointed after their previous 2 albums which were the best thing Green Day have ever done and I've been listening to them since Kerplunk!

Might have to explore further now!
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Uno, Dos, and Tre definitely felt like Green Day, after receiving huge success from American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown on top of the fame they already had from earlier work, making exactly the albums they wanted to make with no worries of how it would be received. They have already accomplished all they wanted and now its time to make music for themselves which has its positives and negatives. The nature of making the music for their own pleasure is going to lead some to be disappointed in derailing from the direction the band was pushing toward. On the other hand, the freshness of a new direction should delight others, although Uno was something more of a return to an earlier sound. In my opinion this is a great trilogy worth listening to. Uno seemed to revisit the sounds of Green Day from the 90's infused with garage rock influences. This to some may seem as a step back but to long time Green Day fans, like myself, its worth the buy for the nostalgic trip the sound will take you on. Dos takes the garage rock influences from Uno full on and leaves the classic Green Day sound behind for a harder more aggressive sound. This is my favorite album of the 3 and is a respectable venture into a harder sound for Green Day. If you liked Foxboro Hottubs this album should grab your ears. The trilogy ends with Tre which takes a slower pace than the previous 2 albums which succeeds in winding down the energy from Dos. Tre does not have the same upbeat energy as the previous 2 albums but it has the most powerful tracks in the trilogy thanks to the instrumental arrangements coupled with the best lyrics offered from the 3. Uno, Dos, and Tre seem to be the kind of work that people will either love or hate for me I'm definitely on the lover side.

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I liked dos the best.. My personal favorites from the trilogy are brutal love and makeout party. The trilogy was a decent release from green day I suppose. Nicely written review by the way.
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