Trending
MOST READ

Best Tattoo Shop

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy Disappear into ‘Eleanor Rigby’

Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy Disappear into ‘Eleanor Rigby’

Screens: “If you’re going to start, you might as well start big,” an ambitious person once said. Ned Benson must have been paying attention, because for his first... By Cameron Meier 9/17/2014
Best Brunch

Best Brunch

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
The Different Types of Roommates You Might Encounter and How to Deal

The Different Types of Roommates You Might Encounter and How to Deal

College Guide 2013: If you’re going to be in a college dorm, a spacious apartment, a cramped shared bedroom or anywhere on a college campus for that matter, be prepared for your... By Mary Caithn Scott 8/20/2013

Best Fajitas

Best of SA 2012: We wracked our brains over this one. Fajitas are pretty much all the same, no? Kinda like huevos rancheros. Our mind then drifted to a certain middle sister's wedding rehearsal... 4/25/2012
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Aural Pleasure Review

Green Day: '¡Uno!'

Photo: , License: N/A


There is nothing especially new or unique on Green Day’s new album, but after the trio’s previous two releases of “high concept” rock anthems, the familiarity of ¡Uno! is welcome. That’s not to say this is Kerplunk-era Green Day, but Billie Joe Armstrong has loosened his corporate tie just a bit and gotten back to writing catchy, throw-away pop punk songs. “Kill the DJ” is a tongue-in-cheek emulation of dance-rock that serves as the album’s second single. While not necessarily the strongest track, it’s good to see Green Day get back to making social, rather than political, commentary. The simplicity of “Stay the Night” showcases Armstrong’s true strength in his ability to write simple relatable hooks. ¡Uno! is the first in a trilogy, with ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! to be released November 13, 2012, and January 15, 2013, respectively. Taking into account Armstrong’s recent penchant for rock opera theatrics, it would be no surprise for the next installments to take a total U-turn from the juvenile lightheartedness of ¡Uno!

★★ ½ (out of 5 stars)

Recently in Music
  • The Permanent Gangsta Status of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Prodigy, better known to ’90s rap aficionados as the prodigious half of Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep, has made a successful career operating on... | 9/17/2014
  • Our Picks for the 31st Annual Jazz’SAlive Eddie Palmieri: 9:30pm Saturday. Jazz’SAlive has traditionally made sure to clear at least one headlining space for Latin jazz... | 9/17/2014
  • Loudon Wainwright Hasn’t Got the Blues (Yet) Emerging with his eponymous debut in 1970, singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III found himself lumped along with fellow post-Dylan folk-revivalists Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens and Randy Newman. But where those contemporaries relied on abstract imagery or p | 9/17/2014
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus