Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wake me up when September ends

What else to post on this day? Green Day is probably the best group emerging from the nineties' neo-punk scene. Good albums like Dookie and Nimrod put the group firmly on the map. Their finest moment came in 2004 with the amazing concept album American Idiot, easily one of the best albums of the century so far. More melodic than their previous work, the raw power is still present as well, which is evident in the hit single Boulevard of broken dreams, but above all in the beautiful rock ballad Wake me up when September ends, in which lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong tries to come to terms with the death of his father. Art Rock score: 10/10 (brilliant masterpiece, one of 200 best songs of all time).