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07 August 2009 @ 06:09 pm
Green Day Album Dilemma  
On my previous post about Green Day, I spoke about my frustration over not being able to attend the concert on Aug 9th in San Antonio, TX. This morning, when I spoke to my best friend she agreed to go with me to the concert and even volunteered to pay for the tickets. Of course, I refused to let her pay for my ticket. I am just happy that she is going with me. This made my entire week better. I am so excited that I can barely hold it in, which leads me to the purpose of today's post...

Since this morning I can not stop listening to Green Day (both old and new songs)! I couldn't help to think that 21st Century Breakdown is a really good album. At times it does very much remind me of American Idiot but with a mexican twist. However, both albums are very different and have very different characters. Christian's character is very similar to St. Jimmy but they are not quite the same. The same goes for Gloria and Whatshername. The similarities and the differences between both albums are so close that I realized that I couldn't make up my mind about which album I like more.
I would, however like to know what the other Green Day Fans think.
(I don't bring Nimrod, Kirplunk, or Insomniac, etc, into this discussion because they were all great in their own ways.)

Poll #1441140 21st Century Breakdown Vs. American Idiot

Which Green Day album do you like more?

American Idiot
21st Century Breakdown

Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Last of the American Girls by Green Day
pengwinn7teenpengwinn7teen on August 8th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
I think a lot of people are overly critical of 21st Century breakdown. I mean, it's been quite a few years (almost six, I think since I was 14 when I went and saw GD on their American Idiot Tour) since the band has put out an album, and American Idiot was hard to follow up. They received some criticism for AI too, mostly because after Warning people claimed they had sold out and gone too mainstream, but I think that they just matured. I mean, all three of them are now in their 30s, Billie's got a wife and two kids, Mike's got two kids (and has been married and divorced already), and Tre has been married and divorced with two kids as well...after that, writing songs about the angst of teenage-dom and smoking pot just doesn't seem all too important. The one thing I can agree with the critics on 21st Century Breakdown is that it sounds an awful like American Idiot - and the story and the characters are somewhat similar. I think the band had a hard time following up AI (who wouldn't, it was a spectacular album) and they wanted to top it - didn't work out as well as it could've. A lot of the songs on Breakdown sounded like they had a lot of influences from prior songs - nothing I minded too much, but something I wasn't all that excited about. Still, I think it was a good album, and I'm sad I didn't get to see them preform it live this time around.
pinkmattypinkmatty on August 8th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Thank you for the comment. =)
I couldn't agree with you more. A band has to grow and their music will grow with them. I usually embrace a bands growth because I usually grow with them. I know that my taste in music has definitely evolved from when I was 16 to now that I'm 20.

I unfortunately didn't see GD on the American Idiot tour but I will see them this Sunday on the 21st CB tour. I just hope that they perform songs from all their albums.
candream: dreamgirlcandream on August 8th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
I voted for American Idiot although 21th century breakdown was my first album as fan. *chi chi*
For your information: A friend send me all songs and somehow I became a fan. *lol* So, I should voted for the new one but somehow I like American Idiot better.

But my favorite will be Nimrod and/or Insomniac because I loved every single song on both albums. :o)
candream: dreamgirlcandream on August 8th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
What a shame: I missed Bullet in a bible.

I also loved that album.
Sure, there are songs that's already on the other albums but live is always better.
pengwinn7teenpengwinn7teen on August 12th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
I have to disagree with you a little there - often times live is better, but live is ALWAYS better when you're experiencing it at the concert...some live CDs just seem to be lacking.
candream: dreamgirlcandream on August 13th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
I'll see them in October. :o)