This album features a wider array of instrumentation and loosely tells the story of a couple in post-millenial (and post-Bush) America. The album's lyrics and topics follow in the style of Warning and American Idiot, and several of the songs have sparked intense debate concerning the meanings of the lyrics.
Finally, the style of the album resembles The Who's "Quadrophenia." Butch Vig produced this album, and it fucking rocks!!!
Trey: "21st Century Breakdown? It kicks ass!"
2.) Several retailers initally debated whether or not to sell copies of 21st Century Breakdown due to the lyrics and topics included in the album.
Paul: Yeah im gonna get married to Last Night On Earth.
Ronnie: American Eulogy was ass though
Ronnie is right though.
-Deep meaningful lyrics
-Insane Drum Solos
-Songs with many verses and an infrequently repeated chorus
-A Punk Rock Sound
-Few to no Guitar solos
-NO DRUM SOLOS
-Songs that repeat the chorus TOO MUCH (Know your enemy repeats the chorus 12 times!)
-A POWER-POP SOUND
In general, they alienated their true fanbase for critical acclaim and popularity. True fans will hate the album, and groupies will like it.
Groupie: Do you know the enemy? Do you know the enemy? Do you know the enemy? OOOhhhhhhooooo....
True GD Fan: SHIT! This is garbage! what the FUCK? Where are the verses about Conformity, Society's Overcaution, Depression, War Volunteers, Insanity, Breakups, Life in general, Assholes you want dead, and Individualistic Ideals?
God. I'm gonna stop listening to Green Day now... I'm pissed that they suck now
Groupie: They're new stuff is awesome. They're old stuff sucks. Go listen to their old stuff if you like that better. You shouldn't care what the band sounds like if you're a fan
True GD Fan: Bullshit! You're a fucking groupie! Not like you're gonna care in 2 weeks!
Groupie: You're wrong. Billie Joe is cute.
|TWO WEEKS LATER.....|
True GD Fan: So, you still like that shitty GD album?
Groupie: No, I listen to Fall Out Boy now. GD sucks!
True GD Fan: Dumb skank... Ah well... maybe their next album will be good...