Hey, guys. I’ve been gone for a very long time…sorry about that. I haven’t any wifi for over a year so that hasn’t really helped…but I plan on coming back! I want to get back into the game of giving you guys more music related content on this site. Worst songs of the year will be brought back, and so will best albums. I’ll try to review albums as much as I can, as well. So, starting next week, I hope to be getting some new content out there for you guys.
So, to start our retrospective we have to start at what gave them their popularity, Dookie. Please remember that this is based on opinions. Don’t be sending hate if my opinion is not yours. So, without further ado, here is Dookie.
Dookie is Green Day’s debut studio album and their best selling album to date. It stuck with the more punk sound of their two previous albums and is an absolutely amazing sounding album. Vinyl, CD, or on my iPod, I just love listening to it. In my retrospective series, we will go track by track with a little review of each song; then a quick review of the album itself; and then end it off with an overall score. So, on to the review
This song just blasts you in the face with sound. It doesn’t waste time to kick you in the face with drum and vocals. It’s a fast paced song and gets you pumped up for the rest of the album. A great song to start off the album. The lyrics repeat, which is kind of crappy, but the sound of the song is just great.
Having a Blast
A bit more of a slow song, but the vocals are a lot better than the first song and the song feels a bit more well constructed than Burnout. The beat is really nice and it’s just an overall amazing song to listen to. One of my personal favorites on the album.
To be honest, I have not listened to this one very much. Whenever I listened to Dookie I would always skip this one, I don’t really know why. So, this is basically a review based on listening to it once. Well…it’s okay. Honestly, it sounds a lot like Having a Blast to me and not original so I’m gonna say it’s not really worth a listen. The little bass thing towards the middle is pretty cool though.
One of the most famous songs by Green Day. Anyone who hears that guitar riff in the beginning gets chills down their spine. Anyone who knows Dookie will know the lyrics to this song by heart. This song is just an absolute staple in the “Greeniverse”. If you’re going to listen to Green Day, listen to this song.
Welcome to Paradise
Another staple song in the “Greeniverse”. If you’re a Green Day fan and don’t know the lyrics to this song then go home, you’re drunk. The bass work done in this song is absolutely spectacular and Tre did wonderful on drums, as always. This song will put you in “paradise”.
Another song I didn’t listen to a lot. I wish I had though, because this song is really good. This song is more for the vocals and lyrics, and it is very solid. Listening to this song made me smile with it’s harmony. So, if that is more of what you were looking for, then listen to this song.
Yes. YES. YES! This song is one of my absolute favorite songs of all time. The lyrics are just engraved in my brain. The guitar part in this song is engraved in my brain. This song is engraved in my brain. To listen to one of the greatest punk songs of all time, then listen to this song. Seriously, just listen to it…right now.
Another slower paced song, but another one made more for vocals and lyrics, and they are again solid. I found myself bobbing my head to the music. It’s a pretty catchy song and another great showing of Armstrong’s guitar skills.
Personally…I’m not a fan of this song. Yeah, I know, I should be because from what I can tell from fans is that this is a well-liked song from Green Day. I do love the instrumental part of the song, but the lyrics and vocals of this one just fell flat with me. Don’t kill me…
When I Come Around
Oh my Morgan Freeman yes! This song is just absolute ecstasy. Another one of my favorite songs of all time. The lyrics are wonderful, the guitar riff is wonderful, Tre on drums is wonderful…just everything about this song is wonderful. Listen to it…NOW!
A nice little short song to start closing off the album. The song never really stops being fast-paced and it makes it a great song to listen to when trying to staying awake or wanting to be pumped up. A song not really here for the lyrics, but the instrumental, and the instrumental is spot on.
Another short song, but this time more emphasis on vocals and lyrics, and while good, I think it could have been better. I love the little part about half-way where it slows down but other than that the song is just decent.
In the End
Be careful with headphones on this one. Just like Burnout it punches you in the crotch with sound. It’s a nice and welcomed change in the sound and, after Emenius Sleepus, it’s great to listen to.
Going from In the End‘s fast-paced, guitar riffing sound to this more acoustic sounding slower-paced song is a noticeably drastic change…that is until about 1:45 into the song and sound kills your ear drum! My god do I love it when that happens and this song is a blast to listen to.
All By Myself
An absolutely hilarious song by Tre and a great way to end the album. It’s a hidden track added on to the end of F.O.D. and it makes me laugh everytime I listen to it. There isn’t much to say about it other than it is an absolutely hilarious masterpiece of writing.
So, we went through every song on the album. As you can see, the songs on the album are , for the most part, all fantastic.Other than a few songs, I love every song on Dookie. Most of Dookie is fast-paced and very fun to listen to. The writing can be very smart at times and just an absolute blast to sing along with. The guitar/bass work is phenomenal and the drums just perfect. So, I would have given Dookie a perfect score if it wasn’t for those songs that fell short. If you like fast-paced punk music, this is the album for you.
Overall Score: 8.6/10
Okay, so this is a bit long over due. A lot has been happening lately in my life but I’m finally here to do part 2 of my most popular article yet! Yay! So, before we start, let’s just recap on the rules. There were only two, but they were:
1. The song didn’t have to come out in 2014, but it had to become popular in 2014
2. If rule number 1 applies, it must have been from 2013
Also, this is MY opinion. If you don’t agree with it, good for you. Like the songs for all I care. These are just my personal opinions and you don’t have to agree.
So, let’s stop wasting time and just get on to the list. Continue reading
It’s been three months since I wrote “Top 4 Albums of the First Quarter of 2014”, so it’s time to write the next part. So, as like the last one, this all purely based on my opinions and my opinions alone. So, a couple rules.
1. It must have came out since the day this was posted and January 1 of this year, and only this year.
2. It can be an EP
3. It doesn’t have to be a hit album or come from a popular band
4. This can only be albums I have listened to (obviously)
So, with that said, let’s get on to the list. (P.S. These are not in a specific order.) Continue reading
Hello everyone! I’ve been doing so much music stuff that I’ve decided to start doing album reviews. Maybe even song reviews. So, without further ado, here is my first ever album review.
Shatter Me – Lindsey Stirling
So, I’ve been a fan of Lindsey Stirling for a long time now. Her violin skills are just so amazing that it’s almost a sin to not at least like one song that she has done. Well, one day I was browsing the iTunes store, looking for songs to add to my wishlist when I saw this. Lindsey Stirling had a new album out. Continue reading
Okay, so let me just say something quick. I have been very busy with school work lately so I haven’t been able to do my Nickelodeon Month. Sorry to the 2-3 people who actually wanted to see that. It will happen at some point, just not now. Now, on with the list.
Now, I’ve been a fan of creepypastas for years now. I have just always found them intriguing. There are a lot of great creepypastas out there but, sometimes, you find a really shitty one. Like, REALLY shitty. So, today, I’m gonna countdown the top 5 worst creepypastas. *Note: This is not in any particular order. I’m not good at doing ordered list. This is just 5 really bad creepypastas. Continue reading
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Billboard Hot 100 Summary of the Week. Let’s skip all introductions and just get right to the summary. Continue reading
I’d like to take you back to one of the best T.V. channels back in the late 80’s to early 90’s. This, of course, was Nickelodeon. Continue reading
Hello, everyone! This is a new thing I’m starting where I go through the Billboard Hot 100 and give a 1 sentence review on each song in the top 10 spots. I will do this every Saturday. So, with that being said, let’s get on the the list. Continue reading
After I did my “Top 4 Best Albums of the First Quarter of 2014” list I’ve been wanting to do this one. Now, I want to set up some rules before I do this.
1. The song didn’t have to come out 2014 but it had to get popular in 2014.
2. If rule number 1 applies then the song has to be from 2013.
Well…that’s about it.
So, without further ado, here is my list of the top 4 worst songs in 2014 (so far). Also, this is not in any order.