Crave Post-Mortem: Green Day “Dos!”

The critics have heard it...your friends have heard it...so what did everybody think of Green Day's new album "Dos!" We've got the post-mortem.

Jason Kobelyby Jason Kobely

green-daySo, Green Day's new album "Dos!" comprises the middle chapter of the band's "Uno!," "Dos!," "Tre!" trilogy — an output of three albums in the space of about four months.  Just off the face of it, that would seem to indicate one of two things.  It's either a crazy surge of creativity that all but mandated a special project for Billie Joe and boys — in this case, a de facto triple album.  Or it's a matter of creative diarrhea, an overabundance of songs and ideas that the band just wouldn't whittle down to one cohesive message or product.

With all that in mind, just exactly where does "Dos!" fall?  Well, according to all our friends and neighbors on the critical scene, somewhere in the middle…

Rolling Stone —

Rolling Stone logo"Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool harness the sound of immolating, teenage-wasteland lust for an album with a distinct sense of life coming off the rails."

Pitchfork —

Pitchfork logo"Twenty years on from "Kerplunk," Green Day couldn't possibly replicate its early urgency, but the band can manage to keep its sound nicely unhinged."

Mojo Magazine —

Mojo Magazine logo"It's great to hear them back on home turf, stripped of their last two records' strained conceptualism, instead just spitting out random, bratty nuggets about uncomplicated things like feeling horny and outrageous women."

Spin —

Spin logo"Judging from the spirited but wildly inconsistent material on this trilogy's first two entries, a little quality control would've helped, perhaps funneling the best of the three albums into one solid offering."

PopMatters —

PopMatters logo"Everything about ¡Dos! is a step up from the last go-round, as if the previous LP was a mere dress rehearsal for the proper show."

Q Magazine —

Q Magazine logo"They're much more at ease losing themselves in power-pop harmonies on 'Lazy Bones' and embracing '60s garage on 'Stop When The Red Lights Flash.'"

A.V. Club —

AV club logo"Dos! is the sophomore slump of a trilogy that's shaping up to be far less fun than it was supposed to be."

Consequence of Sound —

Consequence of Sound logo"With a lack of depth, a messy focus, and a bloated sense of evolution, ¡Dos! isn't only a forgettable sequel to a bland predecessor, but a slip down the ladder Green Day has attempted to extend for over a decade."

SputnikMusic —

Sputnik Music"With its terrible lyrics, uninspired and generic music and general sense of boredom, the only positive to glean from the wreckage was at least it couldn't get worse."

Rolling Stone logoPitchfork logoMojo Magazine logoSpin logo

"Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool harness the sound of immolating, teenage-wasteland lust for an album with a distinct sense of life coming off the rails."

"Twenty years on from "Kerplunk," Green Day couldn't possibly replicate its early urgency, but the band can manage to keep its sound nicely unhinged."

"It's great to hear them back on home turf, stripped of their last two records' strained conceptualism, instead just spitting out random, bratty nuggets about uncomplicated things like feeling horny and outrageous women."

"Judging from the spirited but wildly inconsistent material on this trilogy's first two entries, a little quality control would've helped, perhaps funneling the best of the three albums into one solid offering."

Rolling Stone —

"Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool harness the sound of immolating, teenage-wasteland lust for an album with a distinct sense of life coming off the rails."

Rolling Stone logo