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Monday, December 17 2012

The Most Disappointing Albums of 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

The Best 60 Albums of 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.


Columns

Thursday, March 7 2013

Everyone Lost: Protest Art and the Iraq War

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?


Reviews

Monday, December 10 2012

Green Day: ¡Tré!

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

Green Day: ¡Dos!

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

Green Day: ¡Uno!

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: 15 September 2012 - New York

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

Green Day: Awesome as F**k

Some creative, unexpected song choices make Green Day's second live album worthwhile. But it's far from an essential release.


Blogs

Monday, September 15 2014

United States of Rage and Love: Green Day - "Holiday"

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

United States of Rage and Love: Green Day - "Jesus of Suburbia"

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

United States of Rage and Love: Green Day's 'American Idiot' - Introduction and "American Idiot"

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: 6 April 2013 - Uncasville, CT

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

Ranking the Green Day Albums

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.


Green Day - All About 'Dookie': "Chump" (Sound Affects) [29.Nov.09]
Green Day - All About 'Dookie': "Burnout" (Sound Affects) [24.Nov.09]

News

Monday, April 19 2010

Patriotism and punk come together as Green Day transforms its hit album for Broadway

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

'American Idiot' to open on Broadway in April

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


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