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This review is from: Dos (Audio CD)
Here we are at album two and this one is an album of two halves - one good, one not quite as inspired. The first half of Dos is excellent while the last half is not as consistant but contains some nice tracks. Like Uno, is fails to hold up in the second half, but it's a much better album than it's predecessor. Sadly though, it will no doubt sell less copies and not receive the wide-spread praise it deserves.
Similarly to Uno, it's a very Nimrod-ish sounding album but without the variety that Nimrod had - which in itself was good and bad.
The major difference between Dos and Uno though is that I like Dos.
I've listened to this album more in the past week than I have for the past two months with Uno. Though this album has made me revisit Uno and I'm giving it more listens.
After a week or so I found Uno to be boring and haven't really listened to any of it for the past month. The longevity of this one should be a bit better as it has a handful of instant classics. It's good songs are better than Uno's gooduns and there are more of them, however it has a couple of sub-par ones. There was nothing overly bad on Uno, it was pretty consistent, with limited filler. Dos has Nightlife to drag it down and is an album of more extremes - ie more highs and bigger lows. Versus Uno, Dos certainly has more songs that would make it onto one great album.
Lots of songs here have a familiar ring to them.
B- -See You Tonight is a nice opener. Kind of Song of the Century-ish. I like my one minute acoustics.
B -F$%& Time is a fun track though maybe a tad childish for aging rockers
B+ -Stop When The Red Lights Flash is a highlight
A- -Lazy Bones is another highlight and the best track on offer. Love this one though it reminds me a bit of Del Shannon's Runaway
B+ -Wild One keeps the quality high
C+ -Makeout Party falters a bit but rates as good filler
B -Stray Heart is a good track. Not a classic first single but catchy enough. So we're halfway and things are looking very good. Can Dos be better than Uno?
C -Ashley, however, is where things take a turn and the quality drops. Nothing much to like about this one. Filler.
C+ -Baby Eyes is an OK track though. Nimrod-ish but nothing spectacular.
C+ -Lady Cobra - same as the Baby Eyes comment
C- -Nightlife ummm, no thank you. Billie sounds like he has a head cold and that's not the worst part of this awful track. It could have been good without the external input.
B- -Wow! That's Loud has grown on me. So much so I've edited my first review to bump up it's rating from a C. Perhaps too much uninspiring instrumentalism to push it up to a flat B
B+ -Amy is a nice track. An instant liker. It screams familiarity though. Something from the 60's that I can't quite place.
By the end of Tre, one great album of material looks the likely outcome and perhaps what should have been released. Dos tracks should fill many of those spots. But they'll manage to get more than twice the amount of money out of me from the three albums so mission accomplished guys.
My hope was for Dos to be far better than Uno and whilst it IS much better it's not a stand-alone classic Green Day album - but my hopes for Tre are still high.
Add the four great tracks from Uno to the six from Dos and hopefully Tre will have at least six of quality and then you'll have yourself a ripper album.
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Initial post: Nov 15, 2012 1:19:17 PM PST
"Baby Eyes" is the best song on the Album, dude.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 2:23:22 PM PST
Juz Man says:
Listening to it right now and yeah, it's good. But nothing more than good filler. Can't see myself listening to this one in 6 months
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 1:43:24 PM PST
Yeah right, it's better than Uno.
Posted on Nov 17, 2012 2:48:40 AM PST
Tristan C. says:
Spelled Billie's name wrong :-|
Posted on Dec 6, 2012 12:29:42 AM PST
"By the end of Tre, one great album of material looks the likely outcome and perhaps what should have been released."
So we were given 37 tracks. What you're saying is you'd like to make your own personal playlist and say, "This is what should have been released." Having heard Tre top to bottom I can tell you it's the best of the three. That being said I've played all three of these records upwards of twenty times each on CD and vinyl (Waiting on the Tre LP at this time). iTunes is offering a bundle of all three albums for $25. Maybe you should have just waited and nit picked that way? I think the entire point of releasing all of this was so that they could offer a bit of variety. If you don't like the power pop driven "Uno" or the raunchy garage sound of "Dos" maybe you'll like the more modern era GD sound on "Tre." Or maybe you're just growing out of Green Day?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2013 10:09:12 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
For me, Tre stands as is in its entirety. This could have been a double album with the best of Uno and Dos on one disc and Tre as the second disk.
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