Best Green Day Albums


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American Idiot
I like all the songs of american idiot. Its the best ever album I've ever listened
There are 5 reasons why this is an amazing album:
1. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
2. Holiday
3. Wake Me Up When September Ends
4. Jesus of Suburbia
5. American Idiot
All amazing songs.


And you (guy who replied) must me some idiot hipster who doesn't like those songs just because they were played on the radio. A REAL Green Day fan wouldn't care whether the songs were played on the radio or not and judge them off the actual quality of the song. You obviously don't like Green Day.


Best album of all time, not just that but, also the best singles, like jesus of suburbia, holiday, blvd. Of broken dreams, homecoming, etc. Even the album title song, st. Jimmy, whatsername, and jesus of suburbia, and tre, billie joe, and mike are amazing, this made no sense by the way
[Newest]I love This album. It got me into rock music
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This has all of my favourite songs by my favourite band on it, basket case, when I come around, longview, welcome to paradise, just awesome


Green Day is punk, and this album proves that Green Day plays good punk. And its the best punk album in history in my opinion, but I am a huuuuuuuge gGreen Day fan so :P
American Idiot first? Green Day was by far at their best in the '90s. 21st Century Breakdown and American Idiot are still no way near as good as Dookie - Longview, When I come Around, She, Basket Case are all awesome songs with so much energy. This explains why it is still their best selling album.
[Newest]Are you kidding me Dookie is Green Day and sold 5 million more copies than AI
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If you took Dookie and Warning, and fused them together, you would essentially get Nimrod. In my opinion, this is Green Day's best and most accessible album because it takes everything that was good in Dookie and Warning, and combines them in one brilliant masterpiece. Also, the non-single songs on the album are way better than the singles themselves in my opinion.
What? It's so UNBELIEVABLE! "THE BEST GREEN DAY ALBUM EVER" placed in number 5, Why these people always placed American idiot and 21st century breakdown higher than this one, they never know "the pure green day" song only in their 5 early albums and NIMROD is THE BEST of all, REDUNDANT is their MASTERPIECE, WALKING ALONE & GOOD RIDDANCE is THE BEST POP PUNK SONG I'VE ever HEARD, other song like REJECT, HAUSHINKA, JINX, NICE GUYS FINISH LAST, SCATTERED, & WORRY ROCK is JUST WONDERFUL PUNK ROCK SONGS, really difficult to agree THIS CHART!
I know all the songs! Every single one of them
Best band ever, I have it and I play it everyday such a wonderful album
[Newest]Nimrod is there most punk album. I think it's fantastic! I'm listening to it while writing this.

421st Century Breakdown
21st Century Breakdown has everything that makes Green Day great. The songs have an important message and are more melodic then what you expect, but still heavy and strong. The lyrics are both very personal but also general, talking about whats wrong with religion and poltics, while also having space for the personal things.
The album does not have the same float as American idiot, but this just makes more space for own interpitation of the songs, which makes it much artistic.

While the album is both mature and melodic, it keeps the high energy and loud riffs that Green Day is known for, and perfects it. The songs are lined up almost perfectly, having both sound and themes change as the album progresses, and ends perfectly with 21 Guns, Mass Hysteria and See the light. Green Day at it's absolute best!
21st Century Breakdown has such a unique and sometimes intense feel to it that not a lot of other albums by any band have. It's similar in it uniqueness to American Idiot, and while I think that American Idiot is a FANTASTIC concept album, 21st Century Breakdown holds a special place in my heart that may never be replaced. Horseshoes and Handgrenades and Viva La Gloria are two of the greatest songs, in my opinion, on the whole album.
Every single one of the songs in this song is awesome and outdoes the American Idiot equivalent. For example for punk energy Horseshoes and Hand Grenades is a hundred times better than St. Jimmy, 21 guns is a lot better than boulevard of broken dreams and although Holiday and Jesus of Suburbia are awesome songs the rest of the album pales in comparison to the pure awesomeness of 21st Century Breakdown.
[Newest]Worst album by them.

Expect to hear rock, PunK Rock! It is the most raw of the albums listed here, and yet it still contains several hits. So I guess it has something for Green Day fans new and old.
Stuart And The Avenue, Bab's Uvula Who, Armatage Shank's, Geek Stink Breath, Panic Song and Walking Contradiction are so catchy.
This is by far Green Days Best PUNK ROCK album. Quite frankly Green Day absolutely pissed me off when they made a wanna be political album such as American Idiot. Everything after that was just utter crap. This is the last Punk Rock album Green Day has put out, and stands for what Green Day was and should've been, Punk Rock. The only people that listen to American Idiot are emos and people who don't know who Green Day originally was. Insomniac is Green Days last Punk Rock album, and is the best one to date.R.I. P Punk Rock Green Day 1988-2001
[Newest]Even though this albums is kind of well know, it's still underrated. Insomniac = their best album.

By far the most underrated green day album. Not the best but it needed my vote more than American Idiot did.
I am going to be a "Minority" and vote for Warning because "Minority" has the best message of any Green Day song and "Macy's Day Parade" comes in as a close second with its relatability and thoughtfulness. "Castaway" is also awesome because it is personal. I would consider the album to be the most deep and connectable, and I appreciate that.
This is a 5 out of 5 for me best Green Day album it's amazing I love ever instrument they used in this album this is an amazing album if only they stuck with this sound. But know there still amazing but I like the warning sound the best but ever great day album is amazing love them so much

Seriously? How is this number 9? This is defiantly the best besides dookie. Christie road is just amazing, 2000 light years away is great too. Also welcome to paradise was so good it got remastered for dookie. I hate people saying "I like welcome to paradise from dookie". it was from kerplunk. Anyway if your a Green Day fan and you already have dookie then get this one next. It's true punk rock.
By far the best album. Dookie is a distant second. Every song is brilliant and packed full of emotion.
Classic album. Picking a favorite green day albusong is like killing yourself. My favorite song on this album is Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?.

Superb album... No old school Green Day fan or "pure punk" lover should be hating on this album. I can see why people would with A.I. and Breakdown (both of which I enjoy anyway). They included so much classic Green Day in there. I don't know how else to explain it. Very well done.
Oh love is an awesome song! Be sure to listen to it. It may seem mediocre your first listen, but it got impaled into my brain and stuck there. I listened to it again and again and it became awesome.
People should stop comparing new Green Day to old Green Day.

Definitely the best of the trilogy. A ton of great songs on it, specifically Dirty Rotten Bastards, Walk Away, Sex Drugs and Violence, Amanda, and 99 Revolutions, not to mention X-Kid, which holds the spot for my favorite Green Day song. I do think it should get at least above Warning, so vote guys!
Best album of the entire Trilogy. It kicks ass cause of songs such as Brutal Love, Drama Queen, Amanda, 99 Revolutions and the best of them all... Dirty Rotten Bastards. This should at least be ahead of Warning and Insomniac but not Dookie, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. So what are you guys waiting for? VOTE NOW!


Dirty rotten bastards rule!


101,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
This album should not be 12th. This is a combination of the earliest of Green Day's works and has many catchy songs, including my personal favorite, Going To Pasalacqua, The Judge's Daughter, Don't Leave Me, Dry Ice, I Was There, and another of my favorites, At The Library.
This is Original They have so many solos in this album it is Terrific Listen to The Judges Daughter it has the best solo by green day on it this should be Number One.
This is the original green day sound
[Newest]Pre-sellout Green Day was damn good. It's a shame about which direction they've chosen to go.

The Contenders

This album is better than Uno, and definitely better than Tre! Contains the best song from the trilogy - Lazy Bones! Has the best flow of all of the trilogy. Not Green Day's best (I'd rank Dos sixth, below AI, Dookie, Nimrod, Kerplunk and Warning), but still an important part of their catalog. Does NOT deserve to be eleventh!
How is this album at 15th? It deserves to be on the top 5 each song from this album is awesome far away better than uno and better than 21st centruy breakdown also.
1. Dookie
2. Insomniac
3. American Idiot
4. Nimrod
5. Dos!
[Newest]This is better than UNO and DOS, more rock than them

12International Superhits!
Normally I am not one to recommend a greatest hit album, but this the exception. Green Day packs the record with superb song; there isn't a bad one here. The album flows very well, and includes a perfect mix of old Green Day tunes right before the release of American Idiot. The fact that Green Day chose to release a greatest hits before American Idiot is genius because everything after American Idiot is truly a new era of Green Day. This is my first recommendation for new Green Day fans.
Contains their biggest hits until the AI album plus 2 more songs Maria and Poprocks and Coke


Not a bad song on this album

This is the most underrated album ever.
Desensitized and Ha Ha Your dead are great songs.
I don't know why this isn't higher.
Some people might say Green Day was at their weakest point between Nimrod and American Idiot. I think those people just didn't take enough time to enjoy the hidden gems during that time. Shenanigans is an interesting album and if you haven't listened to it yet, I challenge you. It'll only take a half hour of your time. Tyr it out. You might be in for a pleasant surprise.
This was my favorite until I listened insomniac, but still my 2nd favorite Green Day album you lied and desensitized are such good songs, LISTEN AND VOTE NOW!
[Newest]Ha Ha Your Dead and Desensitized and You Lied and Suffocate are all amazing! Give it a listen.

14Awesome As F***
An All New Cd/Dvd Filled With Green Day! The Live Dvd Album With Him Singing Oh Dear It's Just Great Plus The Cd's Have My Favourite Song American Eulogy. I Don't Get Why It's Down Here At Number 9.. Come On. YOU SEE HIM LIVE AND AHH

15Bullet In a Bible
C'mon! It's basically a greatest hits live!
Come on this is a way better live album then awesome as f*** & trust me I've seen both
A masterpiece live video. Never get tired of watching this concert.

What is this doing on the last place? Way better than trilogy.

Demolicious was quite the comeback after the crapheap that was The Trilogy. While The Trilogy had some good songs, it just didn't have that rough edge that Green Day is known to have. And overall some of The Trilogy's songs were repetitive and boring. But Demolicious took the best songs from them, and made them better! It basically sounds like a Kerplunked version of The Trilogy.
A lot better than the Trilogy. The trilogy was unbelievably overproduced. This basically was like the album with a Dookie sound to it. This made up for the whole thing.

18On the Radio

19Foot in Mouth
Number one because where else would you put your foot?

20Tune In, Tokyo...

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