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  1. fredwordsmith replied to the thread Green Day – Father Of All….

    We should BE so lucky that those are the possibilities!

    Feb 20, 2020 at 10:57 AM
  2. fredwordsmith replied to the thread Green Day – Father Of All….

    This is a totally fair opinion. I think what people expect from Green Day at this point is so far removed from what was presented, that clouds some judgement. It certainly does for me. Just because it was created for enjoyment does not mean it is good. “The Room” was created to be a great film and while it brings people joy today, it is certainly not for the reasons intended by the creator. Not all art is good, nor is all art bad. It is purely subjective. In this case, I think the band is simply running into the idea that most people did not want or expect this from them - and it is such a far cry from their previous (and varied) high points that it feels like a massive letdown. I can appreciate an artist trying something new. A real artist will also recognize when something is a huge miss and pivot accordingly. That doesn’t mean write American Idiot part 2: it means following your heart to the point of the next idea, and being bold enough to try again. That’s the faith I have in the band. They did it remarkably well after the trio into what was an amazing record in Revolution Radio. I believe they can do it again.

    Feb 20, 2020 at 6:56 AM
  3. fredwordsmith liked heymattrick's post in the thread Green Day – Father Of All….

    I’ve been a Green Day fan since I was in grade school. I’ve listened to every album as it’s been released for the past twenty years. I’ve seen them live more time than I have fingers. I do not find this album very fun. American Idiot, 21st Century Breakdown, and evening Revolution Radio all were leaps forward in terms of musicianship and songwriting. This album is a huge regression in quality from them, just like the trilogy was. It feels like an album full of filler and B-sides. The album feels like a parody.

    Feb 20, 2020 at 6:51 AM
  4. fredwordsmith replied to the thread Green Day – Father Of All….

    It’s bad. It’s worse than the trio. Worse than any of their respective side projects. The songs are half-baked, the lyrics are awful and it all sounds like they shat it out in a single afternoon. I cannot believe I preordered the damn splatter vinyl. I still hope against hope that they have an actual album stored away now that they’re out of their record contract, waiting to see the light of day before Hella Mega. That’s the only solace I take from this release from one of my favorite bands of all time.

    Feb 17, 2020 at 11:43 AM