While these are vague, they sort of speak for themselves. I think this album will be a bigger test for Green Day than their last. 21st Century Breakdown was essentially an extension of American Idiot--it was never going to top it. This album will show if the band can expand further musically. I do think they have put themselves in line to be a big touring band for the rest of their careers at least even if future albums are so-so(though I certainly hope not)
Looks somewhat promising. I certainly hope that they're not regressing back to Dookie territory. Don't get me wrong, that's a great album, but it's also sort of beneath them at this point. Maturity comes to mind.
I like how Greenday never rushes an album. By the time we get this one, it will have been four years since 21st Century Breakdown. Well-played. People will definitely be ready for this.
I agree that it's a career-defining album for them, in terms of what their future holds. Maturity is a huge factor for them, as Pieman said. These guys are 40ish now. Brainstew and Welcome to Paradise worked well coming from a band of angsty 20-somethings, but let's get real. Those times are far behind them.
I liked American Idiot, but was never sold on 21st Century Breakdown. I'm not sure where they should go from here, but I hope they can be like the next U2 and just keep releasing albums and never lose popularity. Although I hope they never become as boring as U2.
"Hearts are often broken When there are words unspoken In your soul there's answers to your prayers"- Whtiney Houston, Exhale
Eh this seems unnecessary. Why not take the best material from each album and release one great album? Hell, double albums are ALWAYS bloated. I'd imagine that triple album releases in a four month span would definitely be overkill.
I disagree on that. Albums like Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Wall, The White Album, and even Hurry Up, We're Dreaming are all very good double albums.
Now, Green Day is a band that is near and dear to my heart. American Idiot is my second favorite record of all time. Still, a triple album, by any means, is bloated. Perhaps what they mean to do is release three albums related, but still independent of one another. That would be very novel.
So let me get this straight.... after enduring TWO bloated rock operas from Green Day, we're now subjected to a TRILOGY of albums? Sorry, but this screams GIMMICK to me. It's been since Minroity that Green Day has offered us a regular studio album. American Idot was obviously effective and the exact departure that Green Day needed. Now, they seem to be hanging on to the concept of desperation. It's as if they don't think they'll remain relvent with a straight studio album. The three album gimmick will do nothing positive for them. It will fragment sales, confuse the NARAS (I can see it now, two albums cancelling each other out in a category and neither getting the nod), and be just plain overkill.
Here's the trailer for Uno! with the artwork and what can be assumed is an instrumental snippet to a song on the new album. Pay close attention after watching it once while pressing pause on various parts of the clip. You'll find song titles with details such as bmp. Thrilled for the new stuff, though cautiously optimistic about a triple release. Based off the sound this is another step for them--doesn't really sound anything like American Idiot or 21st Century Breakdown, and it's also not going back to any previous era.
It's the most interesting read yet on the trilogy.
Some of the confirmed songs (36 total spread over the three albums) are out there on YouTube in not the greatest quality. They did a string of surprise shows awhile back performing songs such as "Carpe Diem" and "Amy," the tribute to Amy Winehouse. Who knows though how close those versions will be to the album. I
On first listen, I don't like "Oh Love" at all. The song is pretty boring and unremarkable. I can't understand why they chose it as the first single. I guess I'm just kind of over Green Day in general.
"21st Century Breakdown" was an extremely disappointing follow up to "American Idiot." I just have a sneaky feeling these 3(!) new albums are going to suck, too.