Every once in a while I get consumed by something, be it a passion for a new sport, a certain video game, a new exercise program, or in this case a wonderful (dare I say brilliant) new CD.
American Idiot, Green Day’s latest CD, is my new definition of brilliance. I have listened to this album (do they call them that anymore?) every day for a couple of weeks now. It is my morning ritual on the way to work, and it is always blaring on the way home from a hard day at the office. I even try to play it once or twice during the day, but there are too many interruptions to make that enjoyable.
I have never been a fan of Green Day, and I am certainly about as far as you can get from punk or anti-conformist, which has always been my perception of Green Day. Politics aside, this CD keeps getting better and better with each play.
I am not a music critic so I am not going to write a proper review or anything. Just let it be said that American Idiot is brilliant, gets better the more you play it, and is best served up very loud. Seriously, the louder I play the thing, the better.
Brilliance, pure and simple – American Idiot.