Monday, December 17 2012
Another year, another round of disappointments. While previous years may have been more obvious in their selections, this year’s list is fairly fortuitous, blending a variety of genres and artists.
Thursday, December 17 2009
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.
Thursday, March 7 2013
While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?
Monday, December 10 2012
The closing chapter in Green Day's three-album set is closer to the undercooked ¡Uno! than the more vibrant ¡Dos!.
Tuesday, November 13 2012
The upside of Green Day releasing three albums in rapid succession is that if one doesn't quite work out, another is right on its heels. If ¡Uno! left you underwhelmed, ¡Dos! should make up for it.
Monday, September 24 2012
Step one in Green Day's long-winded answer to the question of what's next after two rock operas in a row might take a couple of listens to warm up to.
Tuesday, September 18 2012
Green Day offer up new material and old hits at an intimate show in New York City. Check out some photos and a video with the first three songs here.
Tuesday, March 22 2011
Some creative, unexpected song choices make Green Day's second live album worthwhile. But it's far from an essential release.
Monday, September 15 2014
The third track on Green Day's 2004 opus blends its social commentary and coming-of-age narrative into a single explosion that's both powerful and profound.
Monday, September 8 2014
An exceptionally intricate, intelligent, gripping, and ambitious track, "Jesus of Suburbia" also did a fantastic job of setting up the story, characters, and social commentary that makes this LP so great.
Tuesday, September 2 2014
A decade later, Green Day's politically charged concept album remains one of the best, most important records of its era. The newest Between the Grooves series examines it in detail, starting with its mission statement title track.
Thursday, April 11 2013
Green Day's similar performance to those of prior year's seemed a bit tired but watching the band certainly doesn't get tiring as they draw from a tremendous pool of energy.
Wednesday, December 5 2012
With the last of three Green Day LPs due out this year arriving next week, Sound Affects takes a look back and ranks the long-lived California punk trio's previous studio efforts.
Monday, April 19 2010
NEW YORK — For Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, the seven-year transformation of his band's punk-rock opera "American Idiot" into a Broadway musical didn't hit him
Wednesday, January 6 2010
It's official. The much-talked-about and blogged-about Green Day musical "American Idiot" has an opening date on Broadway. Producers of the show announced Tuesday that it