Sound — 9
This album right off the bat has a completely different mood then "Uno!" and "Dos!". When they said that "Tre!" would be "cleaning up the mess" from the two previous installments, and in a sense it does. The songs vary in sound from the slow, soulful "Brutal Love" to the regular Green Day sound on songs like "X-Kid" and "99 Revolutions". But there are also many songs that are more lackluster but it doesn't really make the album unbearable. As a huge Green Day fan, I think this album is one of the best out of the trilogy.
Lyrics — 7
The lyrics in this album seem to be more mature on some songs, but some are just fun and don't make sense. Some songs deal with missing someone, and getting old then some seem to be just senseless lyrics like an example from a track called "Dirty Rotten B-stards" ("Calling all demons/ this is the season/Next stop is therapy/We're the retarded and the broken hearted/The season of misery"). This song is in the vein of the epics from "American Idiot", "Jesus Of Suburbia" and "Homecoming" but what the song lacks is the seriousness that those song had and this one is also shorter then both songs. Although the lyrics aren't always the greatest, they fit the songs perfectly and that gives the album an even better appeal. Billie Joe Armstrong also does and great job on this album, the way he sings on some of these is something that you have never heard on a Green Day album, one song that really stands out is "Little Boy Named Train".
Overall Impression — 8
This album as well as the other two are all fun and a nice return to Green Day's simpler style of songs. I personally think that this album is the one that stands out the most to me musically. This isn't not my favorite album by them that title is held by 1995's "Insomniac". Clearly the two albums are different in mostly every way so you can't really compare those two. The album most in common with this is "Nimrod" because they both have many different sounding songs on them. The most impressive songs on the album are "Brutal Love", "X-Kid", "Little Boy Named Train", "Walk Away", and "Dirty Rotten Bastards". What I love about this album is the fact it isn't so serious, it is light-hearted... Mostly. The songs are jump back and forth from sound to sound and it is a real trip, plus the harmonies on this album are pretty amazing and they really put alot of effort into getting them right it seems. If I lost this album or someone stole it, I would go right out and buy another copy when I had the chance. If you are a major Green Day fan, you will really love this album no doubt about it, but if you aren't a major Green Day fan, you might find songs that you like, and songs that you just flat out hate.