I seem to recall that Daisy posted something back on the ol’ pp.com boards about being excited about the new Green Day album. But since it’s release I haven’t heard anybody talking about it — either negatively or positively. I was wary of the hype around American Idiot when it first came out, but I’ll admit that it is a pretty good album. But the silence around the new album (I can’t even remember what it is called) seems odd to me. Granted, I don’t read any glossy music magazine, watch MTV, or listen to the radio — so there could be massive hype around this album, but none of it is reaching me.
Then a few days ago, when I was strapped down to a dentist chair, I heard a song off of the album. I can’t recall anything about it, it was that forgettable. So unless Daisy or one of you other sophisticated taste-masters can offer up some praise, I’m writing the album off and assuming American Idiot was a lucky gem from an otherwise fading band. (Oddly, I do still love me some Pinhead Gunpowder).