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I want to be the minority / I don't need your authority / down with the moral majority / 'cause I want to be the minority

"Warning may not be an innovative record per se, but it's tremendously satisfying; it finds the band at a peak of songcraft and performance, doing it all without a trace of self-consciousness. It's the first great pure pop album of the new millennium."
Allmusic
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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 nigh-entirely eschewed the band's established punk rock sound, emphasizing acoustic elements with bits of other genres like folk with more optimistic and inspirational thematic material.

Considering the band's drastic style change, critics were fairly polarized. Positive critics commended Armstrong's lyrics and the thematic maturity and growth of the album, while negative critics were unhappy with what was one of the most gloriously apathetic bands of all time making pop-esque songs of faith and hope. However, in the years following, Warning was fairly Vindicated by History, with many critics admitting that the album was awfully overlooked and was truly a great album.

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Warning is the biggest commercial slump in Green Day history, being 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.


Tracklist:

  1. "Warning" (3:42)
  2. "Blood, Sex and Booze" (3:33)
  3. "Church on Sunday" (3:18)
  4. "Fashion Victim" (2:48)
  5. "Castaway" (3:52)
  6. "Misery" (5:05)
  7. "Deadbeat Holiday" (3:35)
  8. "Hold On" (2:56)
  9. "Jackass" (2:43)
  10. "Waiting" (3:13)
  11. "Minority" (2:49)
  12. "Macy's Day Parade" (3:34)

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