It’s taken a long five years for Green Day to follow up their wildly successful American Idiot
CD, which gave their career a renewed lease on life. All of these new tracks are undeniably Green Day. Many of them hold a similar spirit to those found on American Idiot and though there is nothing technically wrong with any of these songs, the record struck me as being a tad over ambitious and over thought at times.
Though the record ain’t a full-fledged home run, 21st Century Breakdown definitely has its good moments to take note of. You just need to listen for those moments amongst some filler.