Dos! review by Green Day

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  • Released: Nov 13, 2012
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.7 Good
  • Users' score: 7.6 (288 votes)
Green Day: Dos!

Sound — 8
If any of you are familiar with Green Day's side project The Foxboro Hot Tubs then you will know what to expect. It's gritty and seductive in the best ways possible. The style of "Dos!" stays very true to their side project, and has the same grittyness throughout the album. It's great and, while many Green Day fans may prefer their original pop punk sound, I really personally loved this sound and the bass by Mike is just fantastic. The solos in the album also feel significantly more epic than the previous album, with an awesome ripping solo in "Makeout Party".

Lyrics — 7
Now we get down to something the album doesn't particularly excel on, lyrics. While "Uno!" was full of songs based off love and having a good time, the lyrics in "Dos!" is mainly about sex and many other topics around the same line of this. If you don't appreciate sexual related lyrics, this wouldn't be the album I would listen to. However, Billie still has that signature voice of his, and the vocals and lyrics on the last track "Amy" has got to be one of the most emotionally touching songs they have ever written.

Overall Impression — 8
Well in the end, how does it fare with other Green Day albums? If you weren't a fan at all of their side project, or aren't a fan of garage punk or a change of pace in bands nowadays, this album won't change your mind. However, if you are the kind that likes it when bands take risks and try something new every now and again, this album will most likely fill your desirable need for that. "Dos!" so far instrumentally is the best in the trilogy, and is overall fantastic to listen to, despite its lyrical shortcomings and (somewhat shocking) album length of about 40 minutes. (Also good to note, there is a track that is drawing mainly negative attention to fans, called "Nightlife" which will be a love/hate track, I personally found it fun and enjoyable).

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