UG Readers React To Green Day 'Tre!'

The final entry to Green Day's album trilogy is a relatively weak effort according to UG readers, but only because the other entries were such a hit.

UG Readers React To Green Day 'Tre!'
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UG readers have posted mixed reactions to the latest album in Green Day's new album trilogy, "Tre!". It received an overall rating of only 6/10 in our official review. Several readers were put off by the video for "The Forgotten" because it featured footage from the "Twilight" films. "Not that I'm anti-Twilight, but c'mon... Green Day and Twilight? Nah," said sharathkumar13. Some said it wasn't a bad album, but remains the weakest effort in the trilogy. "Tre was probably my least favourite, but to be honest they did make a point that it wouldn't be as upbeat as the other two," said helltothee. "Some songs on here are good... but I probably won't listen to this over and over." Perhaps JorickF put it best: "These albums aren't made to impress critics or to attract new fans. They're made for the people who like Green Day already, giving them a lot of [new] material. Listen to what you like, ignore the rest." Green Day recently posted the entire "Tre!" album for streaming. Meanwhile, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has put his $1.9 million beach property up for sale as he deals with addiction in rehab. See the video for the Green Day song "The Forgotten" here: What did you think of the closing chapter of their "Uno! Dos! Tre!" album trilogy? Let us know in the comments.

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    mdr9inchnails
    They very well could have pick 4 or 5 songs from each album and made one great album.
    Zoltan1251
    i think that was the point of all this..... everyone would put different songs.....
    Zoltan1251
    hmmmm..... two dislikes... im still wondering what i did wrong..... oh yeah, assuming that everyone have their own opinion... i forgot im on the internet
    Strummerboy Leo
    why is this a news story at all, let alone a top news story? It's literally just quotes from the comment section of a previous article.
    captainperoxide
    It's interesting how divided the opinion on this trilogy is, among people that I've talked to, at least. Pretty equal amounts claiming each one as their favorite, there doesn't seem to be a standout.
    SocksAndTrees
    Personally Uno was my favorite, with Tre being my second favorite, and I liked Dos the least, they were all great, don't get me wrong. But that's just my opinion.
    captainperoxide
    I pretty much agree with you. I'm still not sure if I like Uno or Tre more, but Dos is definitely the weakest of the bunch for me. I appreciate the sound on it, but I feel like the songwriting is lacking, more so than on the other two.
    LesThanPaul
    I agree with Dos being the weakest, even though Stray Heart is my favorite song of the entire trilogy
    gateway01
    on the contrary, my list is yours reversed. Dos was much stronger than the rest, and "Lazy Bones" is my favorite song out of the entire trilogy, second being "Makeout Party". Uno was disappointing for me. "Oh Love" just kills me a little inside.
    masterchief44
    Agreed. Uno had a few decent ("Nuclear Family", "Kill the DJ", "Let Yourself Go") songs, but some really bad ones ("Troublemaker", "Rusty James" ["Scattered" was great the first time, though....] , "Oh Love"). Dos I think was nearly-all pretty good, save "Wild One". I loved "Makeout Party", "Baby Eyes", and "Wow! That's Loud" Tre is certainly my least favorite. Honestly, I did not care for nearly all of the songs. However, "8th Avenue Serenade" could be my favorite from the trilogy..."Sex, Drugs & Violence" was good too, and "99 Revolutions" was okay. The rest really did not click with me at all. I think what bugs me most about each of these albums is that there are so many songs that sound way too similar to older Green Day songs. Specifically, "Rusty James" from Uno - "Scattered" is one of my favorites, but.... tl;dr - For me: Dos > Uno >>> Tre
    Mamblingradman
    I still think that it would have been a better idea to listen to all three albums, pick out the best 12-15 songs, and release an incredible album. There are a LOT of great songs on these three albums, it's just not really worth wading through 15 songs of filler to get to 15 good songs.
    wortoltje
    Song is a bit boring, but not bad. Greenday fans are just whining Btw, Kristen Stewart isn't to bad to look at in a videoclip
    TheSlyFooX
    I haven't heard all the songs, but I absolutely loved X-Kid. It's like a classic Green Day. Nobody better give me shit for what I've just said. I have my own opinion!
    C0FF1NCAS3
    The whole trilogy seems weak to me. Not really a Green Day fan admittedly but it still seems a lack luster effort on their part.
    notaconotaco
    Any time a double album (or in this case triple album) is released, everyone always thinks it would have been better as one album. It'll be a few years before we can really determine how good or bad these albums are.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    My opinion is already in your review of the album UG... If I had to review your reviewers, they would get a lower score then they gave the trilogy.
    SorgFamily
    "Here's what UG readers thought of the album. Now we want to know what the UG readers think about Tue album." WTF? I liked Dos the best even though everyone here liked it the least. I really wasn't very impressed by the trilogy. I like Green Day but there were a lot of songs that seemed.....just kind of odd. It's liked they tried to go back to there punk-ier sound but forgot how so we just ended up with a lot of punk/recent-green-day hybrids. I still liked a handful of songs but imo a lot of them were forgettable. And with that I have made my opening statement null. Dammit.
    BOYERxBREAKDOWN
    There isn't a huge radio hit on these albums but each one was really solid. If I had to put them in order I'd say, Dos, Uno, Tre.
    DarfBobbyJim
    I mean, it had the least effort put into it but somehow it's still the best album! Mainly cause of Dirty Rotten Bastards and Missing You, ad Brutal love and others
    kurt_cobain9
    Dos was the only album of the three that I could stand to listen to and even then, there were things I couldn't stand about it. I don't really know what I didn't like about it, but I just couldn't get into this trilogy.
    alanperez
    i've never been a Green Day fan.. 'cause i love megadeth, arch enemy, angra ands stuff like that, but when i heard about this trilogy I said.. that sounds really epic, i'll take a listen... and as a musician let me tell you that I really really enjoy the trilogy, i bought the first two already and pre-order Tr!... and i love them.. really love them.. why? i don't know but i love the sound, the mix, the songs, everything.. it's just really great!
    21Days
    As a Green Day fan, I was disappointed with all three albums. None of them seemed to have the spark of previous albums like American Idiot, Insomniac and Nimrod. I personally feel they made too much. They should have perfected the best songs from all the albums and made one album. They bit off more than they could chew in my opinion.
    Skaden
    Zzzzzz why release 3 albums, and not just 1 big album "LIKE THEY USED TO WAAAA *listens to dookie*" etc, a few bands I know of seem to do "Volume I,II,III.." you get the idea with 1-2 good songs, probably encourages more downloading than spending 25
    peachesenregali
    Fuck nows what happened to green day. They used to be good. "These albums aren't made to impress critics or to attract new fans. They're made for the people who like Green Day already, giving them a lot of [new] material. Listen to what you like, ignore the rest." Agreed
    1916
    You can't help but feel this is why double albums usually have some filler and that if somethings were removed you would have an overall stronger album. This trio is flawed, but I won't go out and say that they are bad albums, but 2012 has been a pretty disappointing year in music. Unless there's been some brilliant album released that I can't remember.
    Clarkinator
    Extremely hit or miss... they def went with a focus on quantity for this one which makes sense considering the band usually bangs out short, fast songs like a walk in the park... but this has to be the weakest effort they've produced (I didn't like 21st century breakdown, but it had some interesting moments and a few good tracks). What I liked about Green Day in the past is that their "filler" songs were pretty good. Some of my favorite songs of theres are tracks like "Chump" or "Haushinka." I hate to do the cliche of "they were good in the 90s and not anymore!" but this latest effort isn't my cup of tea. FWIW, I liked American Idiot...
    PenIslandPirate
    I mean, I just don't get all the hate for the trilogy, it seems like exactly what Green Day wanted it to be. They are a collection of great power pop tunes. It feels like everybody is holding them to their punk standards of dookie.
    ilovemySG
    I was at the show where Billy falls into the crowd around 3:45...epic show! as for the albums, I think they're all great. the middle of the three lacks some "green day" feel, but I'm not too sure. I think it's great that the band pulled this off
    GNT789
    its a nice catchy song who cares if its from a movie people dont like im not a fan of twilight but its about the music not the movie
    anvil is god
    Album eats cock
    TheSlyFooX
    Wow. Anvil is god? Anvil f**king sucks. You really wanna dis Green Day? I'll get all up in you bitch! JK But seriously. Don't dis Green Day or I'll kick your f**king ass. Good day. I said good day!
    anvil is god
    I regret my username, but I also genuinely hate this album. Go listen to Swans or something.
    whiplash944
    Anvil is a hugely influential band. I love Green Day but is there really any reason to hate on Anvil??
    NarwhalG2G
    I like Green Day and Tre is an alright album in my opinion, but come on, give anvil is god the freedom to state his opinion without hate.
    CoolMcAwesome
    Somewhat shocked anyone expected anything good from the Green Day camp...
    TheSlyFooX
    I guess Dookie and American Idiot was shit, too. I guess it wasn't good that they sold 65,000,000 albums and counting. I guess they haven't won Grammies and multiple awards. I guess they aren't the, quote, 'Kings of Punk'. I guess they aren't the only Punk band to sell millions of records. But you know what the cool thing is? They don't give a shit what you think? Anyone for that matter.
    CoolMcAwesome
    Dookie was good, true. Hell even Insomniac and Nimrod were ok. After that they stopped making music worth listening to. Green Day isn't punk, and if you think they are, then you clearly misunderstand what punk is. They are clearly a pop-rock band now (strong emphasis on POP). A pop-rock band that spews out boring songs. Selling a lot of albums doesn't make you a good band/performer - William Hung is clear evidence of this. The Grammies are popularity contest, not a talent contest, cause if it were, they would never win. I didn't expect the band to give a **** about me, just like I don't expect good music from them anymore (that hope died over 15 years ago)
    Rands2113
    What would make it even more punk, is if you didn't let CoolMcAwesome's post rattle you. Grammy notification and selling millions of albums doesn't necessarily mean anything.If anything it means they transcended into mainstream success. How punk is that to you?
    ZeKok0
    Did anyone else die a little inside when they heard "Nightlife" on Dos?
    lemmon182
    Wow, so they're making an article about a review that they posted. Slow news day aye.