Rated:A Kind of Magic
The third album of the trilogy, is the most Green Day record of all (so far). The album has a vintage vibe that links to every Green Day record and has they very own style all over. sounds like a mix the good pieces of ¡Uno! and ¡Dos!.
With more tranquil songs this new album is what complements Green Day and if there was suppose to be just one album this year from the band this would be it.This album is what was expected from the band, it goes crazy but don't get messy, sounds like a classic from the band and is very entertaining and has bits of melancholia for a change.
Although this album is more in the commercial side with songs like 'Little Boy Named Train' and ' Brutal Love' that sound like American Idiot, the album sound more like a modern version of 'Dookie' or 'Insomniac' with more polished music and more edition but it stills very very good. It has a very American sound and hip like Black Keys but more fun and intriguing. It is a bit more drummy from '¡Uno!' and '¡Dos!' but this not take all, voice and guitars are there sounding fine as well. The perfect blend is very shown in songs like 'Drama Queen' and ' X-Kid' and also have a more "romantic" and nostalgic side of the band.
The band have not lose their punk-rock style and this album is the proof, probably has elements of britpop, and they have found the balance in what should be raw and what has to be more edited and polished. Probably nothing really new and is very what is expected but is not disappointing, also it is more timeless than some previous albums.
To Listen: The Forgotten,99 Revolutions,Dirty Rotten Bastards, X-Kid, Brutal Love
Nothing to 'not listen'.