Green Day- Uno!
by Reggie Edwards
Punk rock giants Green Day are back with one of their better releases in recent memory, with Uno!, the first of three releases to hit us between now and January.
This is an interesting idea- three releases from September through January, I like it. It goes against the norms with album releases and what better band to do it than arguably the biggest punk rock band ever (besides, that is what punk is all about, right? Going against the norms?).
Anyway, I loved this record. I liked American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown was okay, but Green Day have somewhat gone back to their roots with this Uno!, featuring more of a punk sound than we’ve heard in recent memory from them.
The song that sticks out most to me is “Kill The DJ,” a song that appears to attack many social aspects- religion, advertisements, politics- something punk and Green Day have always been about.
Green Day have never been ones to pull punches and keep quiet and this record is classic Green Day in that light. Musically, I don’t think you’ll ever be able to find a Green Day record that tops Dookie, but if Uno! shows us anything, it’s that Green Day have a lot in store for us with the next two albums- Dos! (November) and Tre! (January)- will not disappoint, I know Uno! didn’t.