Green Day - ¡UNO!

After the long, agonizing, teased wait, it's finally here—the first album of Green Day's trilogy, which was certainly worth the wait.

"Nuclear Family"

Instantly, this song sounds amazing. It's a great introduction to the album, and instantly makes someone want to listen. This song has great lyrics, a fun, fast beat, and it gets stuck in your head quickly and easily. 10/10

"Stay the Night"

This song starts off pretty slow, which made me think at first that it would be simplistic and boring—then the beat got faster. I'll start with complete honesty; I wasn't sure what to think at first, I only really paid attention to how fun it was to listen to. After a while, you take note of the lyrics and their meanings and how they are far from my original "simplistic" thought. 10/10

"Carpe Diem"

This song is instantly fast paced, and you immediately think it's going to be classic Green Day; don't get me wrong, this song and its lyrics and... everything about it, really, is fantastic, but something about it makes me like it only slightly less than the others. It is definitely fun, that's for sure, but I didn't feel like listening to it as much as I did the others on the album. Though, of course, I do still love it, so the rating will only be slightly lower. 9/10

"Let Yourself Go"

This track is easily my favorite out of all the songs on this record. It sounds like older Green Day, which instantly made me excited. The vocals are extraordinary, and I think they are some of the best on the record; granted I'm not seeing that from a professional viewpoint, and I'm just using personal opinion. There isn't much to say about this song, it's amazing, and that's all I can say. 10/10

"Kill the DJ"

Are you tired of hearing about it right now? Well, I most certainly am not. This is the first song that got me genuinely excited about ¡UNO!, not that I wasn't already excited prior. Anyhow, this song is one of Green Day's more pop sounds, but catchy and fun all the same. I'll be honest, it may have been a slight lie when I said Let Yourself Go was my favorite, it's... tied, if you will, with this. This song, might I add, will show you just how much Billie Joe Armstrong will cuss, if given the chance. That, or that he will do it because he fucking feels like it. Either way you interpret it. 10/10

"Fell For You"

From the title, you can tell one thing about this song: it's a sweet, loving, romantic song. Well, you most definitely guessed right! Personally, I find it absolutely adorable, but maybe that's just me. Some say this song isn't as good or strong as the others on the record, but I disagree completely. 10/10

"Loss of Control"

This track is undoubtedly fun, that's the least you can give it. I found myself listening to it on repeat for hours until I decided it was high time to listen to the next song—which did take a lot, considering I found it so addictive. I don't know what there would be to say about this song, all I can state is that it is a fun song that shows how the band's lyrics are still as amazing as ever. 9.5/10


Another one of their more pop songs, but I most definitely say it's intriguing from the start. This is also the closest Green Day has been to pop before, or so I think, but altogether, it's wonderful. The lyrics made me laugh a bit at first—I wasn't quite sure what it was that made me laugh suddenly at random parts, maybe it was the line, "I wanna get inside of you," but I still did. Either way, this song is fantastic. There's no more on the subject I can say, really. 10/10

"Angel Blue"

I wasn't quite sure what it was about this song, but it made me... happy, I guess. It's enjoyable, and I find it immensely cute for some reason. Call me crazy, but I really do. The first thing that caught my eye was the catchy chorus, but it's so much more than that, which I don't think too many people realize. No one gives it the credit it is due. 10/10

"Sweet 16"

Again, I'm not quite sure why, but I find this song immensely cute. Granted, this song is another cutesy love song, so it makes sense. Billie's voice is soft throughout the song. I actually could fall asleep to this song, which is actually a compliment, not a testament of boredom. 10/10

"Rusty James"

This song is one I found myself instantly in love with. It was a great listen, the lyrics were fun, and, as usual with Green Day songs, I enjoyed singing and jumping around like the biggest idiot in my bedroom while listening to it. 10/10

"Oh Love"

First listen, I admittedly didn't live this song. It was okay, but didn't seem single material, and I couldn't see why it was one. After a couple more listens, I fell in love with it—it's catchy, fun, and Billie's voice is oddly soothing. 10/10

It is quite obvious that I'm giving this album a solid 10/10. I've listened to it nonstop since the 24th, and I can safely say no one will regret buying it, or even listening to it, for that matter, and I can now safely say that this was amazing, and I can't wait for Dos and Tré.

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