Warning: is the sixth studio album by American punk rock band Green Day, released in October 2000.
Their previous effort, nimrod. (1997), saw a break from their regular formula to create more diverse music. This experimentation was built upon by Warning:, which almost entirely eschewed the band's established punk rock sound, emphasizing acoustic elements with bits of other genres like Folk Music with more optimistic and inspirational thematic material.
Considering this drastic style change, critics were fairly polarized. Positive critics commended the album's lyrics and thematic maturity while negative critics were unhappy with what was one of the most gloriously apathetic bands of all time making pop songs of faith and hope. However, in the years following, Warning: was fairly Vindicated by History, with many admitting that the album was awfully overlooked.
It is, however, the band's first major-label album to not receive platinum status. It is certified gold by the RIAA and has sold 1.2 million copies as of December 2012.
- "Warning" (3:42)
- "Blood, Sex and Booze" (3:33)
- "Church on Sunday" (3:18)
- "Fashion Victim" (2:48)
- "Castaway" (3:52)
- "Misery" (5:05)
- "Deadbeat Holiday" (3:35)
- "Hold On" (2:56)
- "Jackass" (2:43)
- "Waiting" (3:13)
- "Minority" (2:49)
- "Macy's Day Parade" (3:34)
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- Deliberately Monochrome: The album cover, minus the colored text displaying the artist and album name.
- Epic Rocking: This album has the 5-minute-long "Misery".
- Gratuitous Panning: The opening guitar in "Minority" and "Castaway" is panned to the right side.
- Lighter and Softer: Compared to all previous albums, yes.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Their softest album, hovering around mostly 3 and 4, with "Macy's Day Parade" being a 1.
- New Sound Album: Warning: was much more upbeat and poppy than their previous albums, especially when compared to Insomniac, their darkest output.
- Obligatory Bondage Song: "Blood, Sex and Booze"
- Precision F-Strike: Warning: was Green Day's cleanest mainstream release, with only two F-bombs in "Minority" in this repeated line:"A free-for-all, FUCK 'em all"
- Subdued Section: "Macy's Day Parade"
- Unplugged Version: Most of the album.