Green Day – ¡Dos!CultureMusicAlbum reviews
If your ears aren’t already sore from last month’s Green Day release, roll up for another slice of punk-rock goodness. ¡Dos! could well be the older brother of ¡Uno!: where the first of the trilogy had a messy energy to it, this new offering leads into a more honed garage-rock heap.
¡Dos! opens with See You Tonight, a soft and sweet melody, calming the storm that was ¡Uno!. F*** Time has a melody reminiscent of some late 50s rock, realised with the lowbrow sentiments of Fifty Shades of Grey, making for a dark and dirty punk-pop tune with a relentless beat.
Armstrong’s soft, gravelly singing breaks into a raucous party in Lazy Bones, adding some filthy energetic rock to the already wonderfully messy equation. Ashley and Stop When the Red Light Flashes are a messy pit of powerful punk rock and are sure to be favourites on the band’s 2013 tour.
Night Life is entirely original for the band. Taking a break from slamming their audience’s ears, Lady Cobra collaborates with the band, rapping in sections. This song is the darkest on the album, completely changing its tone but nevertheless keeping pace with the same energy that will have fans bouncing.
The album closes with an acoustic tribute to the late Amy Winehouse; Amy is a heartfelt and woeful climax to the energetic party.
The second offering of the trilogy seems to have a more focused, mature sound to it and is sure to leave Green Day fans eagerly anticipating the third and final instalment. ¡Dos! delivers a different sound to the first album but with the same perseverance and energy, leaving you wondering what final album in the trilogy ¡Tres! has in store.
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