Haven’t done this since January. We were doing well for a minute there, weren’t we?
A couple of nights ago I revisited Nimrod and Dookie by Green Day. Even pulled out the CDs and portable CD player for the full experience. Nimrod is possibly Green Day’s best album in a straightforward hits-to-misses pop sense. The album suffers by having too many good-to-great songs on there, so the third quarter gets a bit exhausting, which is probably a good problem to have. Dookie is more interesting artistically, since it is written from a more clearly identifiable point of view – pre-success angry layabout, with a growing sense of empathy. However, songs like “Pulling Teeth” and “All By Myself” have become a much more uncomfortable listens 25+ years after release. Nearly all the stuff I listened to as a teenager has long since fallen out of circulation, since I’m on a constant quest for novelty, but it’s good to go back there some days.
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