Sound — 6
By using typical punk/pop-punk sound, Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day have produced an excellent album with catchy riffs and lyrics. Maybe it's just me, but I love Billie Joe's voice, and the lyrics in some of the songs ("Suffocate", "You Lied", "Scumbag", "Rotting", etc.) are very uncliche and genius.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics on many of the original songs were excellent. Billie Joe's voice simply adds more "completeness" to the songs, and they mix perfectly with the music.
Overall Impression — 8
In comparison to albums like Dookie, 1,039 Smoothed, and Kerplunk! this album isn't one to brag about, but it is still Green Day, which means great music. I'm highly anticipating the release of their next album.