Wednesday, October 8 2014
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
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, November 3 2014
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Tuesday, January 5 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