Sound — 10
From Dookie, to 2001's Warning, Green Day has changed rapidly in sound and are becoming a variety of genres all wrapped in one nice band. The music on this album is much more folky with punk instances at times. This mix proves to be a nice departure from songs about masturbation. I enjoyed the use of mandolins throughout the album in songs like Blood, Sex, And Booze. It created a nice border between straight ahead guitar riffs and floating, high pitched mandolin. Folk and Punk mix well throughout this great CD.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are interesting and far from the lyrics of old about masturbation. The lyrics fit well with the music and there's also a sense of poppiness in the album as well as folk and punk. The lyrics seem to be just going through a story with most of the songs or of a person. Billie Joe sounds great on this ablum. He doesn't sound as nasally or immature. Great lyrics overall, and Billie Joe is great vocally.
Overall Impression — 10
I have no albums to compare this to, for it is so unique in sound. It's a great CD on all ends and any style played is great. I love that it is so different from anything else that was coming out at the time, but maybe it was too different for some. I would definately seek out the person who stole it and make them give it back, because this was my first CD that I owned. This is a great album, most might not agree, but I think this is Green Day's best album.