I picked up a copy of Green Day’s newest this morning at Fred Meyer, paying a princely $12.99 for the priviledge to do so. I missed picking it up last Saturday because of being busy and all, so I missed 3 days of listening.
I’ve listened through a couple of times now. Musically, it’s pretty wide-ranging – there are songs that are traditional Green Day, one song that sounds like it’s directly from Money Money 2020 (a nice album if you like punk/new wave fusion), and one that’s a little bit country (and more than a little bit rock and rock).
They manage to sound both very much like Green Day and not like Green Day at the same time, if that makes any sense. I think it’s a nice album, perhaps not as strong as American Idiot, but we’ll see how it holds up to repeated listening
And yes, I’ll be at Key arena with the wife and (now old enough for a Green Day concert) daughter on July 3rd.