These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Green Day
Awesome Music: Most of Dookie, along with "Brain Stew/Jaded" and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)".
And "Hitchin' A Ride" and "Nice Guys Finish Last".
American Idiot was critically and commercially successful for a reason.
Their impressive cover of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero".
Broken Base: Where do you start? This band went from 1990's party punk superstars to reinventing themselves as the 2000's replacement for Rage Against The Machine (mainstream political punk rockers) with back-to-back concept albums. Then, 2012 comes along and the band releases three albums in three months, a move that would kill any other band's career, but not them. Even as Billie Joe shuffled off to rehab right before Uno came out, the band is still popular and highly regarded for its genre.
Tropers of a certain age probably remember this song in connection with endless Photoshop slideshows of pictures from camp, high school, clubs, sports, etc. Overplayed doesn't even begin to cover it.
Ho Yay: I hate to be that fan Billie Joe kisses every concert, but, it happens.
Especially seeing as, during a recent concert, Billie sang "So go do what you like/I'm having sex with Mike." And a picture from a very recent Canada show where Tre is on his knees in front of Billie Joe, who has a mic between his legs. Oh, and an old video of Tre and Billie randomly kissing (while shirtless) in the middle of a set.
Misaimed Fandom: "Good Riddance," which Billie Joe wrote to express bitterness at his girlfriend for breaking up with him before going abroad, is exceptionally popular at weddings, Bat Mitzvahs, graduation ceremonies, and other events that involve slow dancing. Though to be fair, the lyrics aren't that bitter.
It could be argued that the real Misamed Fandom is from the fans convinced that it's bitter even though there's nothing in the music or the lyrics that really suggests that. Billie Joe has even stated that while it was written after a breakup, he was trying to put his best face forward on it. The only thing to hint at bitterness is the song's Non Indicative Title.
Nausea Fuel: The "Geek Stink Breath" video features graphic closeup footage of a friend of the band getting a tooth removed. MTV would only play it late at night, and a less graphic edit was used internationally.
Signature Song: A few candidates: "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" is probably their best known song. However, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is their most commercially successful, while "American Idiot" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends" are all quite well-known. Aside from "Good Riddance," "Longview," "When I Come Around," and "Basket Case" are their most famous 90's songs. They've made a lot of well-known songs, though.
Squick: They originally planned to name their first major-label album Liquid Dookie, inspired by eating spoiled food whilst on tour and catching diarrhea. The execs shot down the idea, settling for just Dookie instead.