Best Green Day Albums


The Top Ten

1 American Idiot

I like all the songs of american idiot. Its the best ever album I've ever listened

All their other albums sound great to me personally, but American Idiot will always be my #1 favorite album. If it wasn't for this album, I wouldn't have known their other great songs like Basket Case, Brain Stew, Time of Your Life, etc.

I also know the lyrics of all the 13 songs on this album! - randomguy2005

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. - Chippieolamus

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. - Duality

Jesus of Suburbia, Letterbomb, Are We The Waiting...

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2 Dookie

This album is way too overrated, but I'll consider this my third favorite, after A.I. and Insomniac... - randomguy2005

Only correct answer.

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 - HighSkoolArtist

How could this be second? The guitar playing is amazing, flawless even. The drums are great, and everything else is, too.

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3 Nimrod

Voted this because Nimrod really shows diversity. You will hear harmonica, violin played and even there are acoustic and ska. I have mixed feelings with this album because it really shows many things I haven't heard before from Green Day. I feel the up & down dynamics off this rollercoaster. Even though I hate Good riddance (that song is too whiny for me), but the rest is just perfect! Literally, a masterpiece!

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.

Nimrod is such an explosive album. It seriously has it all, It has very energetic songs like The Grouch and All The Time, songs when you know that the band had fun making like King For A Day and Nice Guys Finish Last, songs when Green Day goes absolutely punk rock like Take Back and Platypus (I Hate You), and to top it all of, with what song does this amazing album end off (excluding Prosthetic Head)? A beautiful acoustic song in the name of Good Riddance. This song was so revolutionary for Green Day, absolutely no one was expecting a punk rock band to take a 180 turn and produce a slow acoustic song. In my opinion, Good Riddance is the most punk song by Green Day, because it shows how the band is not afraid to touch on other genres. They do not restrain themselves. They rebel against punk music, so in a way, they rebel against the rebelion by doing what they want and not giving a crap about what people think. Fantastic album, it's a must to hear if you're starting to get into them.

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!

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4 21st Century Breakdown

American Idiot's less popular but all around better brother.

The Dave Franco of Green Day albums, if you will

21st Century Breakdown is what I feel like a somewhat continuation of American Idiot. It brings back many of the big themes in American Idiot, but places the distaste for the modern world above all else.

American idiot is my all time favorite album and dookie will forever be In my top ten albums of all time 21st century breakdown, insomniac, nimrod, warning, tre, and uno are all tied for my third favorite Green Day album also every album I mentioned is. A 10/10 I am a die hard Green Day fan and all there albums get an 8/10 or higher also 21st century breakdown is one of the most beutful albums ever made bill how Armstrong has a perfection voice Green Day is the best band ever to step foot on earth

Every main member of my 19 favorite bands of all time changed my life these bands changed my life if it was not for all these bands then I would ether be dead or ran away from home I would not be in to that genre of music or I would go insane every single main member of these bands is/are my biggest heroes of all time I owe my entire life to these 19 favorite bands

This set of bands I buy every single thing from no matter what and these bands helped shape my life and these ...more

21cb is a compilation of everything that has made green day great with great songs all around. There isn't a single bad track on the album

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5 Insomniac

If you start hearing it, you need to hear the whole thing. Not a single bad track and super addictive. Green Day at their finest

I like Brain Stew's iconic riff, Bab's Uvula Who? 's fast tempo, Panic Song's song mood and Westbound Sign's catchy melody. - randomguy2005

My god this list is terrible. - Sabbath

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.

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6 Warning


AM I THE ONLY PERSON THAT ACTUALLY LIKES THIS ALBUM?!?! Seriously though, most of, if not all of the songs on this album are great and insanely underrated. My Personal favorites include: Jackass, Castaway, Waiting, Minority, Blood Sex & Booze, Deadbeat Holiday, Macy's Day Parade. - Revrad

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.

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7 Kerplunk

I don't think everyone has heard of this album since it was released a long time ago. But it will get my vote for songs like 2000 LYA, Welcome to Paradise, and Christie Road. - randomguy2005

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.

What is happening!? By a mile best green day album hands down.

I think most people haven't even heard this album. If they had, it would be much higher on the list.

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8 Revolution Radio

I like the songs here. The band reflect on their age, their experiences, and their past. Songs like Rev Rad, Still Breathing, Outlaws, and Bang Bang are examples. - randomguy2005

Everything on this track is a headbanger. Everything old Green Day should've been but wasn't, pop punk perfection.

This album does not deserve to be #10 it is probably one of my favorites and it was the first green day album I have ever bought

Great album

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9 Tré!

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!

Don't understand why people think this is the worst of the trilogy, I honestly think it's the best. Contains some fantastic songs but the lyrics also feel better written and more thought provoking than the others

This album is the best of the trilogy, and yet EVERY BODY ALWAYS RANKS IT AS THEIR WORST ALBUM! What the hell?!?! Pretty much every song on the album is solid, with amazing drums, reflective themes reminiscent of Nimrod, and an overall awesome vibe! Personal favourites of mine are Amanda, Brutal Love, Walk Away, and 8th Avenue Serenade. - RestlessHeartGrenade

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! - Gamer231

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10 Uno!

I like the song Let Yourself Go. - randomguy2005

I love "Stay The Night". I felt so happy when The Longshot had played the song.

People should stop comparing new Green Day to old Green Day.

Best album ever

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The Contenders

11 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours

I liked Paper Lanterns and Going to Pasalacqua. - randomguy2005

No! This is second best, just after kerplunk

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.

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12 Dos!

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!

This is better than UNO and DOS, more rock than them

This one beats Tre and Uno by a mile

I love it! I love how Jason's guitar work influence in this album!

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13 Shenanigans


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!

Not their best album, but this one needs my vote more than AI.

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.

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14 International 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.

Shout out to J.A.R... just saying - Revrad

Contains their biggest hits until the AI album plus 2 more songs Maria and Poprocks and Coke - idolangelx13

It is Great it is all of Thierry old songs That are amazing

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15 Bullet In a Bible

Come on this is a way better live album then awesome as f*** & trust me I've seen both

C'mon! It's basically a greatest hits live!

A masterpiece live video. Never get tired of watching this concert.

Best live album I have ever hear!

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16 Awesome 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

17 39/Smooth 39/Smooth

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

Technically their first full feature album

It's already on this list - Gruunge

This is pretty underrated. just listen to going to pasalacqua and youll see.

18 Demolicious

It's blasphemous to vote this album below any of the trilogy. Honesty it would have been better if they took the best songs from the trilogy and put it into an album with a less finished sound (like they did here) than take a ton of unmemorable songs and make it too overly finished and put in into three subpar albums. Give it a listen.

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.

Successfully fixed uno dos and tre

19 Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band

It's pretty cool they reached 30 years and its proof is this album. From Kerplunk! to Rev Rad, they proved that legends can last forever. - randomguy2005

Back in the usa is a good exclusive song from this album and It's a good album for anyone who wants to meet the band.

Back in the USA was good

20 On the Radio

Best live album

21 Bowling Bowling Bowling Parking Parking

Oh baby a trople

22 Tune In, Tokyo...
23 Foot in Mouth

Number one because where else would you put your foot?

24 1,000 Hours

For the underdog

25 Sweet Children

This album is good but this should be before bowling parking so should slappy

26 Slappy

Not bad ep

27 The Green Day Collection
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