American Idiot

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American Idiot is the seventh studio album by Green Day. It was released on 2004-09-01 on CD and produced by Rob Cavallo and Green Day and published by Reprise. The album has a pop punk and alternative rock sound with the songs forming a semi-cohesive narrative often described as a rock opera.

I bought this album around 2005, after it had already become popular and received a lot of airplay. I was enjoying the songs, and enjoyed them even more when I could listen to them at my leisure. In particular, I really enjoy the anti-authoritarianism of the songs.

Status

I own this album on CD.

Track Listing

All lyrics are written by Billie Joe Armstrong except portions of track 12. All vocals sung by Armstrong.

Track Title Writer(s)
01 American Idiot Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
02 Jesus of Suburbia
  • I. Jesus of Suburbia
  • II. City of the Damned
  • III. I Don't Care
  • IV. Dearly Beloved
  • V. Tales of Another Broken Home
Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
03 Holiday Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
04 Boulevard of Broken Dreams Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
05 Are We the Waiting Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
06 St. Jimmy Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
07 Give Me Novacaine Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
08 She's a Rebel Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
09 Extraordinary Girl Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
10 Letterbomb Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
11 Wake Me Up When September Ends Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
12 Homecoming
  • I. The Death of St. Jimmy
  • II. East 12th St.
  • III. Nobody Likes You [Lyrics by Mike Dirnt]
  • IV. Rock and Roll Girlfriend [Lyrics by Tré Cool]
  • V. We're Coming Home Again
Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
13 Whatsername Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool

Song Rank

This is the order in which I enjoy the songs from this album, and their individual song ratings.

Order Title Stars
1 Jesus of Suburbia 10
2 St. Jimmy 7
3 American Idiot 7
4 Holiday 7
5 Give Me Novacaine 7
6 Wake Me Up When September Ends 7
7 Boulevard of Broken Dreams 7
8 She's a Rebel 6
9 Extraordinary Girl 6
10 Homecoming 5
11 Are We the Waiting 5
12 Whatsername 5
13 Letterbomb 1

The album's total score is 1,009.

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