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Monday, November 19, 2012

GREEN DAY / ¡Dos! [2012]

2012's ¡Dos! is the second album in Green Day's ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! trilogy of albums.
While ¡Uno! was quick, mindless and to-the-point bubblegum pop,  ¡Dos! takes a punchier swipe at the ears with fuzzed up guitars and Ramones style rhythms in full force.  Billie & the boys sound more like the "cigarettes & booze riddled dive bar" sound of their side-band the Foxboro Hot Tubs here than they do the "shopping mall bubblegum punk" of Green Day.   Which isn't a bad thing.  In fact it's quite welcome after the "paint by numbers" feeling of the first trilogy album.  Sure there's a few misfires here but all in all it's fast-paced and a bit rough around the edges yet still easily digestible.  

3½ F-woos for the kids out of 5

Songs Of Note: NightlifeAmy

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