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Posted on Feb 27, 2010 1:56:10 PM PST
Tom says:
10,000,000 way better, more authentic, and innovative new punk bands on the Internet, and you still want to defend Green Day?
Expand your tastes man - and let me just say I found the 21st Century album boring, lifeless, and repetitive all on its own accord as far as the music alone, no "selling out" bias here.

Posted on Mar 1, 2010 8:38:23 AM PST
M. Fish says:
Billie Joe Armstrong is a tool. Green Day hasn't done anything decent since Nimrod. And that wasn't even that great. They make music they can sell to teenagers, which they themselves still want to be. Except they're grown men in their 40's talking about teenage angst and politics.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2010 2:57:35 PM PST
Green Day has gotten poppier and poppier ever since Good Riddance came out. that song is great i must admit but Green Day grew into more of a pop band unlike guys like Blink 182 who grew up and refined their sound but kept it punk

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 8:19:24 PM PST
Jame Terry says:
okay i have to admit i have not listened to the new cd. although i use to own the 45 of 1000 hours & a few more, but after the 5th album i have lost respect for them. now i will never say the suck or the are not any good. it is i just really like the feel from kerplunk, 1039 hours, dookie,insomniac, & a few more. the have grown musically & hats off. i guess there is that bond with albums from our youth. no matter what it is great to see them out there & still putting out music cause thats what it is all about the music & fans!!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2010 11:24:32 PM PST
I agree! Darty Darty Dartotte and The Ramones are also pretty good punk you might be able to hear on amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2010 6:47:02 PM PST
Green Day never was and never will be punk.

Posted on Mar 10, 2010 7:33:41 PM PST
Philip says:
They're punk! Face it. Just as both Pavement and Arcade Fire, the Beatles and Chuck Berry, Sonic Youth and Nirvana, Grateful Dead and Grizzly Bear can all be considered rock, there is enough room in the genre "punk" for Green Day AND the Sex Pistols/Ramones/Dead Kennedys/Black Flag/Clash/Damned.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010 5:03:05 PM PST
creature says:
green day has never been punk, at best they are jimmy buffett on meth, listen to some real punk like stiff little fingers or dead boys.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2010 1:36:33 PM PDT
I was in LA in the early eighties and saw some of what punk fanatics call "real" punk: Suicidal, Black Flag, DK, Circle Jerks...and I can see how they might sneer at later punk ala Green Day and Social D. The early music was raw and unpolished as opposed to modern punk (inevitable, if you ask me). There seems to be a perception that modern punk should have "cookie monster" vocals (as mentioned by a poster on another forum) for it to be legitimate too. I think that's crap. Music evolves or it stagnates.

This is true for bands as well. I remember well the discontent among Metallica fans in 1990 when the black album came out (and they had cut their hair too). Everyone was like "SELL OUTS!". I was like, damn - good stuff! Same happened to Rush after "Moving Pictures".

I haven't listened to much off of 21st Century, but seeing as I rate ALL the other releases highly I expect to be pleasantly surprised when I finally give it the time it deserves.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2010 1:39:27 PM PDT
Really? So why was it they were forgotten while Green Day remains?

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 8:23:00 AM PDT
If you like Green Day you should listen to GFF too. Here's a free download of one song. Their new album is called Ice On Fire.

http://www.amazon.de/Keep-the-Lights-On/dp/B00CL3D6EG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371200371&sr=8-1&keywords=GFF+Keep+the+lights
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