History Music / AmericanIdiot

24th Mar '16 5:25:08 AM Sorio99
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** Pardoxically [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the fourth line of the entire album.
--> Don't want to be an American Idiot
--> Don't want a nation under the new media
--> Can you hear the sound of hysteria?
--> '''The subliminal mind-fuck America'''
10th Mar '16 12:43:53 PM bwburke94
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# "Favourite Son"

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# "Favourite "Favorite Son"
12th Feb '16 8:04:47 AM Sorio99
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*** The musical turns this into a chain: "Favorite Son" --> "Are We the Waiting" --> "St. Jimmy"


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** The musical added a lot more of these, since it has a more clearly flowing story.
*** "She's A Rebel/Last American Girl" --> "Last Night On Earth"
*** "Before The Lobotomy" --> "Extraordinary Girl" --> "Before The Lobotomy (Reprise)"
*** "21 Guns" --> "Letterbomb"
16th Dec '15 4:11:42 PM stuffedninja
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''American Idiot'' is the seventh studio album by Music/GreenDay, released in 2004. It is essentially the RockOpera that is responsible for their comeback after their previous three albums choked under the [[ToughActToFollow huge expectations]] that their 1994 smash hit ''Music/{{Dookie}}'' rose, with their most recent release (''Music/{{Warning}}'') reaching all-time lows in commercial sales. The plot is a ComingOfAgeStory, following the AntiHero protagonist, Jesus of Suburbia (JOS), as he matures from a rebellious youth to a [[JadeColoredGlasses jaded adult]].

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''American Idiot'' is the seventh studio album by Music/GreenDay, released in 2004. It is essentially the a RockOpera that is essentially responsible for their comeback after their previous three albums choked under the [[ToughActToFollow huge expectations]] that their 1994 smash hit ''Music/{{Dookie}}'' rose, with their most recent release (''Music/{{Warning}}'') reaching all-time lows in commercial sales. The plot is a ComingOfAgeStory, following the AntiHero protagonist, Jesus of Suburbia (JOS), as he matures from a rebellious youth to a [[JadeColoredGlasses jaded adult]].
16th Dec '15 4:11:31 PM stuffedninja
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''American Idiot'' is the seventh studio album by Music/GreenDay, released in 2004. It is essentially the RockOpera that is responsible for their comeback after their previous three albums crushed under the [[ToughActToFollow huge expectations]] that their 1994 smash hit ''Music/{{Dookie}}'' rose, with their most recent release (''Music/{{Warning}}'') reaching all-time lows in commercial sales. The plot is a ComingOfAgeStory, following the AntiHero protagonist, Jesus of Suburbia (JOS), as he matures from a rebellious youth to a [[JadeColoredGlasses jaded adult]].

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''American Idiot'' is the seventh studio album by Music/GreenDay, released in 2004. It is essentially the RockOpera that is responsible for their comeback after their previous three albums crushed choked under the [[ToughActToFollow huge expectations]] that their 1994 smash hit ''Music/{{Dookie}}'' rose, with their most recent release (''Music/{{Warning}}'') reaching all-time lows in commercial sales. The plot is a ComingOfAgeStory, following the AntiHero protagonist, Jesus of Suburbia (JOS), as he matures from a rebellious youth to a [[JadeColoredGlasses jaded adult]].
26th Aug '15 3:41:49 PM stuffedninja
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Each IAmSong (see below) on the album is dedicated to this.


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* {{Pun}}: In "Wake Me Up When September Ends".
-->''Ring out the bells again.''


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* RedOniBlueOni: St. Jimmy and JOS. "St. Jimmy" sorta references this near the end.
-->''It's comedy / and tragedy''
20th Aug '15 4:34:24 PM stuffedninja
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!! Boulevard Of Broken Tropes:

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!! Boulevard Of of Broken Tropes:



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ComingOfAgeStory

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ComingOfAgeStoryComingOfAgeStory: For JOS.



* DespairEventHorizon: "Are We the Waiting" for JOS, as he starts going into SanitySlippage and questioning who he is.
-->''The Jesus of Suburbia is a lie''



* DownerEnding: The video for "Wake Me Up When September Ends". [[spoiler:The boyfriend enlists in the army, going against his vow of never leaving his girlfriend, and dies in war.]]



* GrowingUpSucks= JOS' life is really bad.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample, dual-trope entry * IAmSong / ImageSong: "Jesus of Suburbia" (doubles as an IWantSong) , "St. Jimmy", "She's A Rebel".
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * LoopedLyrics: "Are We The Waiting?"; the "Nobody Likes You" section of "Homecoming"

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* GrowingUpSucks= GrowingUpSucks: JOS' life is really bad.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample, dual-trope entry * IAmSong / ImageSong: IAmSong: This album has several tracks devoted to {{Establishing Character Moment}}s. JOS has "Jesus of Suburbia" (doubles as an IWantSong) , "St. Jimmy", IWantSong), St. Jimmy has "[[CaptainObvious St. Jimmy]]", and Whatsername has "She's A Rebel".
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample
a Rebel", which has her being described from JOS's perspective.
* LoopedLyrics: The chorus of "Are We The Waiting?"; the Waiting", as well as the "Nobody Likes You" section of "Homecoming""Homecoming".



%%commented out as ZeroContextExample * NewSoundAlbum: In Green Day's catalogue.

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%%commented out as ZeroContextExample * NewSoundAlbum: In Green Day's catalogue.Not only does it have the grandest sound of any album up to that time, but it differed greatly from the LighterAndSofter near-pop rock of their previous album ''Music/{{Warning}}''.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Wake Me Up When September Ends".

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Wake Me Up When September Ends". While it's not necessarily a ''quiet'' song, it's still the gentlest and most emotive song on the album, due to it being a song about Billie Joe's late father.
7th Jul '15 2:56:31 PM stuffedninja
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** "Holiday" --> "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (the music videos also follow this, since the former's - produced later - ends where the latter begins)

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** "Holiday" --> "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (the music videos also follow this, since the former's - produced later - former ends where the latter begins)



** "Extraordinary Girl" --> "Letterbomb" are lesser examples.

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** "Extraordinary Girl" --> "Letterbomb" are lesser examples."Letterbomb"
20th Jun '15 3:23:34 PM stuffedninja
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* ArcWords: Inevitable, given the storytelling aspect of the album, but a few stand out, especially in 'Homecoming'. Part 2 bears resemblance to the 'I don't care' part of Jesus of Suburbia, acting a bit like BookEnds as JOS returns home. Also, Whatsername's 'Nobody likes you' taunt shows up quite a bit, possibly to imply thoughts going around JOS/ Jimmy's head during the song.

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* ArcWords: Inevitable, given the storytelling aspect of the album, but a few stand out, especially in 'Homecoming'. "Homecoming".
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Part 2 bears resemblance to the 'I don't care' part of Jesus "Jesus of Suburbia, Suburbia", acting a bit like BookEnds as JOS returns home. home.
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Also, Whatsername's 'Nobody likes you' taunt shows up quite a bit, possibly to imply thoughts going around JOS/ Jimmy's head during the song.



* EpicRocking: The two multipart tracks.

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* EpicRocking: The two multipart tracks.tracks, "Homecoming" and "Jesus of Suburbia", are over 9 minutes long containing several movements.



* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Holiday"/"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (the music videos also follow this, since the former's - produced later - ends where the latter begins) and "Are We the Waiting"/"St. Jimmy". "Give Me Novocaine" -> "She's A Rebel" and "Extraordinary Girl" -> "Letterbomb" are lesser examples.

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Holiday"/"Boulevard FadingIntoTheNextSong:
** "Holiday" --> "Boulevard
of Broken Dreams" (the music videos also follow this, since the former's - produced later - ends where the latter begins) and begins)
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"Are We the Waiting"/"St. Jimmy". Waiting" --> "St. Jimmy"
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"Give Me Novocaine" -> --> "She's A Rebel" and Rebel"
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"Extraordinary Girl" -> --> "Letterbomb" are lesser examples.



* FreudianTrio: Jimmy is the id, JOS is the ego, and "Whatsername" is the superego. (considering that she's the only one who ever calls JOS out)

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* FreudianTrio: Jimmy is the id, JOS is the ego, and "Whatsername" is the superego. superego (considering that she's the only one who ever calls JOS out)out).



* NewSoundAlbum: In Green Day's catalogue.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * NoNameGiven: "Whatsername"

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%%commented out as ZeroContextExample * NewSoundAlbum: In Green Day's catalogue.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * NoNameGiven: "Whatsername"The girl that JOS falls in love with; come the end of the album, JOS has forgotten her name, leading him to call her "Whatsername".



* RebelliousSpirit : The protagonist is a rebel without a cause.
* RockOperaPlot: It's a rock opera.

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* RebelliousSpirit : RebelliousSpirit: The protagonist is a rebel without a cause.
* RockOperaPlot: It's a rock opera. RockOperaPlot



20th Jun '15 3:16:08 PM stuffedninja
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''American Idiot'' is the seventh studio album by Music/GreenDay, released in 2004. It is essentially the RockOpera that is responsible for their comeback after their previous three albums crushed under the [[ToughActToFollow huge expectations]] that their 1994 smash hit ''Music/{{Dookie}}'' rose, with their most recent release (''Warning'') reaching all-time lows in commercial sales. The plot is a ComingOfAgeStory, following the AntiHero protagonist, Jesus of Suburbia (JOS), as he matures from a rebellious youth to a [[JadeColoredGlasses jaded adult]].

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''American Idiot'' is the seventh studio album by Music/GreenDay, released in 2004. It is essentially the RockOpera that is responsible for their comeback after their previous three albums crushed under the [[ToughActToFollow huge expectations]] that their 1994 smash hit ''Music/{{Dookie}}'' rose, with their most recent release (''Warning'') (''Music/{{Warning}}'') reaching all-time lows in commercial sales. The plot is a ComingOfAgeStory, following the AntiHero protagonist, Jesus of Suburbia (JOS), as he matures from a rebellious youth to a [[JadeColoredGlasses jaded adult]].
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