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American Idiot [Limited Edition, Import]

Green DayAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,252 customer reviews)

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Green Day were kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Though they had already released two albums (1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), the band truly announced its arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that sold 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy® Award for Best Alternative ... Read more in Amazon's Green Day Store

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  • Audio CD (October 2, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Import
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • ASIN: B008FKGG2S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,252 customer reviews)

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192 of 194 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome album from an awesome band October 2, 2004
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
For those of you who are unaware that this is a rock opera, let me fill you in.

My take on the album:

American Idiot: An introduction to the setting and mood of the story; describes the current way of life in America and the issues some have with it.

Jesus of Suburbia:

I. Jesus of Suburbia: We are introduced to the main character, "Jesus of Suburbia," so named because he's a typical suburban kid (there's nothing wrong with me, this is how i'm supposed to be): his parents are divorced, he sits around watching TV, and experiments with drugs. He feels an emptiness in his life.

II. City of the Damned: Jesus' discontentment grows as he realizes the apathy of those surrounding him.

III. I Don't Care: Jesus sees how widespread people's indifference is.

IV. Dearly Beloved: Jesus notes the effect of this indifference on his own personal relationships.

V. Tales of Another Broken Home: Fed up to the point of breaking, Jesus leaves home in search of meaning and a purpose in his life.

Holiday: Jesus meditates on the problems with modern American government and society as he wanders the streets of the city to which he has run away.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Jesus laments his lonliness in this new place. This song hints at the upcoming emergence of St. Jimmy (I'm walking down the line that divides me somewhere in my mind).

Are We the Waiting: Still alone, Jesus wonders what will become of him. He comes to reject his identity (the Jesus of Suburbia is a lie) and decides to create a new one, leading to...

St. Jimmy: The introduction of "St. Jimmy," the punk street kid personality that Jesus invents to go along with his new life.
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104 of 113 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Although I annually listen to hundreds of albums in my capacity as music director at my University's radio station, I can safely say that this album is the most bracing, rich and rewarding album of the year. Certainly, it is not a superficially original album-the influences that range from the Who's mini-rock opera "A Quick One...", general power pop, punk and pure pop are immediately recognisable. However, Armstrong and company have created an immediately endearing and--surprisingly enough-transcendent work that functions and succeeds on so many levels.

I suspect that those who have matured with this band, and have witnessed the seeming intra-personal, political and intellectual collapse of this nation in the decade since "Dookie"-will find this album to be particularly affecting. (Particularly those of us, such as the reviewer, who have reached a point of their life at which past dreams and illusions are beginning to be elided by the pressing concerns of an exhausting and enervating, if lucrative, professional existence that will come into existence after graduation.)

I must note, however, that this album has been unfortunately vilified by a variety of groups.

Elitist indie-hipsters, who find impossible the prospect of enjoying an album that is not only released on a major label but also is commercially success, castigate the band as trite, mainstream and unoriginal.

Frozen-in-time `punks' castigate the album for not being 'punk' enough (as if a standard, universal definition of punk exists!)

Those with extraordinarily limited capabilities for analytical thought castigate the band for being anti-american or some other nonsense.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Education Time!!! May 2, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
For those of you that are currently unaware, "American Idiot" is a rock opera and a concept album, much like The Who's "Tommy" or Pink Floyd's "The Wall."

My take on the album:

American Idiot: An introduction to the setting and mood of the story; describes the current way of life in America and the issues some have with it.

Jesus of Suburbia:

I. Jesus of Suburbia: We are introduced to the main character, "Jesus of Suburbia," so named because he's a typical suburban kid (there's nothing wrong with me, this is how i'm supposed to be): his parents are divorced, he sits around watching TV, and experiments with drugs. He feels an emptiness in his life.

II. City of the Damned: Jesus' discontentment grows as he realizes the apathy of those surrounding him.

III. I Don't Care: Jesus sees how widespread people's indifference is.

IV. Dearly Beloved: Jesus notes the effect of this indifference on his own personal relationships.

V. Tales of Another Broken Home: Fed up to the point of breaking, Jesus leaves home in search of meaning and a purpose in his life.

Holiday: Jesus meditates on the problems with modern American government and society as he wanders the streets of the city to which he has run away.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Jesus laments his lonliness in this new place. This song hints at the upcoming emergence of St. Jimmy (I'm walking down the line that divides me somewhere in my mind).

Are We the Waiting: Still alone, Jesus wonders what will become of him. He comes to reject his identity (the Jesus of Suburbia is a lie) and decides to create a new one, leading to...

St. Jimmy: The introduction of "St.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars You Republican't go wrong with this hit!
You Republican't go wrong with this new hit from Greenie and the Days. I remember jamming out to The Ataris and being like "Yeah, being grown up isn't half as fun as growing... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Master of All Domain Man
4.0 out of 5 stars Great quality LP set.
Good quality vinyl as well as the packaging. For some reason, this 2 LP set goes on sale for under $10 pretty often, and well worth it at that price.
Published 3 days ago by Heck Colorado
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
I am a big fan of Green Day, so this album was great to add. I really like the song American Idiot.
Published 16 days ago by Kurt McComb
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Hot
I waited way too long to get this. The show was here in Denver and I am glad to have the music!
Published 21 days ago by Javaqueen
1.0 out of 5 stars Great music, poor pressing.
The album itself is great, the music is not the problem.

The pressing of this vinyl was not adequate. The record skips and does not play correctly. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Emily Hennessy
2.0 out of 5 stars SOME GOOD SONGS......
American idiot got some good songs like the title track, but green day really turn into a new band from this album on.... Read more
Published 24 days ago by FLUMINENSE
1.0 out of 5 stars TRICKY AND SHAMELESS TRICK BY AMAZON - AWESOME ALBUM from GREENDAY
While American Idiot remains one of my favorite albums of all times, my one star review is for the "Quick Rip" option Amazon allows. Read more
Published 29 days ago by DM
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the quality and the album!
Being Green Days second huge hit after a decade since Dookie's release, American Idiot is as good now as it was 10 years ago, and is even better thanks to the high quality digital... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Caleb Chamberlain
3.0 out of 5 stars This is an ok CD
Most of the songs on this CD is basically ok, however the best one is the "Boulevard of Broken Dreams". Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rick
5.0 out of 5 stars green day political impact album comeback!
well green day had returned to make punk history worldwide as their intelligent fans
didn,t support president w george bush during the 9/11 tragedy he wore the cape as a hero... Read more
Published 1 month ago by heavy75goth
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