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The first original album since 2000 from modern rock superheroes Green Day, American Idiot is one of the most anticipated and controversial albums of the year. Scathing yet self-effacing as it tells the tale of Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, American Idiot is the punk rock epic. "A bold, polished punk opera." (Entertainment Weekly) "They're the biggest, most successful, punk band the world has ever seen. What's more, Green Day's next album may well be their masterpiece." (Kerrang!)
For its first new set of music since 2000's Warning, Green Day tears up the blueprint and comes up with something unexpected: a punk rock concept album built around elaborate melodies, odd tempo changes, and a collection of songs that freely reference classic rock warhorses like the Beatles and Pink Floyd. "She's a Rebel" and "St. Jimmy" might sound like vintage Green Day, but the rest of the disc finds the Northern California trio trying on a variety of different guises: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is a cliché-strewn Foo Fighters-style power ballad; "Extraordinary Girl" floats on Indian strings; and the hushed "Wake Me Up When September Ends" wouldn't sound entirely out of place on a Jessica Simpson record. It doesn't always work. "Dearly Beloved" eerily resembles the Alarm's "68 Guns," while the title track eerily resembles something Green Day has already done far too many times. But, overall, American Idiot represents a promising step forward. --Aidin Vaziri
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Everything positive about this is above.
Now, I don't know who's at fault here or what, either Amazon or UPS, but someone really messed up (Probs ups, but Amazon was frustrating too). I've never been a fan of ups, but it wasn't exactly in my control. I bought this item and it took a week to ship out. When it finally did the tracking on it was awful. Then it was suddenly marked as delivered on my front porch. I had been home all day and had been occasionally checking for this and other packages so I was surprised that it was marked as delivered. Sure enough I go to check, and there's no package there. I've had it happen before where it gets marked delivered a day early or a few hours early so I just wait it out. So two days go by then I try to contact both companies. Neither one has a great way to contact them in my opinion (Amazon better than ups) but eventually I can file a lost package claim with ups (since Amazon says if it's not delivered it's not their problem, which while basically true wasn't helpful). I waited for a week and a half and then ups cancels my claim. I eventually get in contact with a service rep (say 'agent' at the beginning of the menu of their help line, something they don't post anywhere on the website) who tells me Amazon was able to cancel my claim, which still makes no sense because the agent never explained how Amazon is able to do so. So a few days go by before I get a chance to contact Amazon, when the package was finally delivered. But the icing on the cake, it was delivered to the wrong house. I don't know what happened but it was spectacularly ridiculous, and I wasn't very thrilled with either company, although I realize it was primarily ups at fault.
Just be warned if anything gets shipped ups guys.
Do not buy this pressing if you're expecting the usual day-and-night difference between the record and the CD, because it's not there. I've got a few other records since first buying the CD and on the same system they are worlds different. This just sounds like the CD coming from my turntable, and that's somewhat disappointing.
Maybe the red and black swirled pressing exclusive to Hot Topic has better sonics, but I honestly doubt it.
Again, an excellent album, best of the year 2004, and a cultural touchstone in the remix culture featured on Dean Grey's American Edit. But this vinyl is mediocre, and I wanted it to be awesome. Caveat emptor.
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