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Awesome: Green Day
  • The underrated Kerplunk features some classics in the Green Day canon: "2000 Light Years Away," "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?" and "80."
  • Most of Dookie. This album is the reason pop-punk became such a hot commodity.
    • "Do you have the time / To listen to me whine / About nothing and everything all aaaaaat once?"
    • In retrospect, the slightly slower "When I Come Around" was the first sign that Green Day were more than just your typical punk revivalist band.
      • As well as "She."
  • Insomniac has "Brain Stew/Jaded." The band tends to play only the former in concert these days, but hearing the two together is still a rush.
    • The first half of "Panic Song" is an instrumental featuring Mike Dirnt furiously playing the bass like he's doing his best Dick Dale impression. It's intense.
  • Reviews are a bit mixed on Nimrod due to so much being packed into the album, but acoustic ballad "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" (you know, the Seinfeld song) is an undisputed gem.
    • And "Hitchin' A Ride" and "Nice Guys Finish Last".
    • The ode to dressing in drag, "King For A Day" invites some ska influences, and it's still a live favorite.
    • "The Grouch" is glorious, juvenile fun. "I was a young boy that had big plans / Now I'm just another shitty old man..."
    • "Platypus (I Hate You)", a giant fuck you in the most epic way possible. Especially the bridge, "DICKHEAD, FUCKFACE, MOTHERFUCKIN ASSHOLE, DIRTY TWAT, WASTE OF SEMEN, I HOPE YOU DIE"
  • ANYTHING off of International Superhits!
  • Warning has "Minority," plus one of their unheralded classics in "Waiting."
  • American Idiot was critically and commercially successful for a reason:
    • The title track. They hadn't sounded that ferocious since Insomniac.
    • "Jesus of Suburbia" proves that they can pull off Epic Rocking while staying true to their punk roots.
    • The Power Ballad megahit "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams."
    • "Letterbomb" is a fan favorite that has become a staple of their live shows.
    • St. Jimmy. 3 minutes of awesomeness.
  • Their impressive cover of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero." Strangely, that song fits 2000s Green Day really well.
  • "Let Yourself Go" from ĦUno!. It eases any doubt that their energetic irreverence from the Dookie days hasn't gone away.
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