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Stepping away from the big, dramatic theme records that they made with 21st Century Breakdown and American Idiot, Green Day is back with a different kind of themed record; a trilogy. The first one of the three albums to be released over the next few months, Uno! is out now. Dos!, and Tre! are coming soon. If the other two albums even come close to Uno! in quality, then Green Day fans are in for an amazing six months.
Uno! is a brilliant. By teaming back up with Rob Cavallo, the band made a set with Uno! thatís most comparable to their work in the 90ís. This material sounds like a record that could be nestled in between Dookie, Insomniac, and Nimrod. Thereís more to it than that though. There are tons of solos and huge guitar parts for a Green Day record. There are also all of these updated 60ís pop and rock sounding sections throughout the album. If it werenít for the roughly 764 f-bombs littered throughout the album you could visualize the band playing all of this material on black and white TVs decades ago. Maybe thatís a stretch, but maybe more than any other Green Day record so far, Uno! borrows from the past.
Uno! isnít as ambitious with its content as Green Dayís last album, but that doesnít matter. Musically it stands out as this raucous mash-up of old-school pop/rock, 90ís era Green Day, and yes, modern Green Day. If Dos! And Tre! Are half as good as Uno! then weíre in for something special.