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Wednesday, October 8 2014

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 40-21

From breathtaking reformulations of shoegaze to British soul revival, this batch of stellar recordings from the 2000s is an eclectic one.


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, November 3 2014

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

The final song on Green Day's 2004 masterpiece paints a haunting portrait of romantic regret and longing that just about every listener can relate to.


Monday, October 27 2014

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

By the end of “Homecoming”, American Idiot has pretty much ended. The plight of the album's narrator is over, having reached closure by returning to where he started with a fresh, optimistic outlook on life.


Monday, October 20 2014

United States of Rage and Love: Green Day - "Wake Me Up When September Ends"

The 11th song on American Idiot, "Wake Me Up When September Ends" is arguably the most multifaceted and emotionally powerful composition on the album.


Monday, October 13 2014

United States of Rage and Love: Green Day - "Extraordinary Girl" and "Letterbomb"

Heartbreak, rejection, and rebellion collide in catchy, affective, and brilliant fashion on the ninth and tenth tracks from Green Day's 2004 masterpiece.


Tuesday, October 7 2014

United States of Rage and Love: Green Day - "Give Me Novacaine" and "She's a Rebel"

The seventh and eighth tracks on American Idiot solidify Jesus' transformation into St. Jimmy, as well as introduce the woman who holds onto his heart like a "hand grenade". It's emotional, powerful, and very catchy.


Green Day: 6 April 2013 - Uncasville, CT (Notes from the Road) [11.Apr.13]
Ranking the Green Day Albums (Sound Affects) [4.Dec.12]
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


Tuesday, January 5 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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