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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Green Day's second full album was the perfect dry run for the band's later assault on the mainstream, containing both more variety and more flat-out smashes than previous releases had shown. With Tre Cool now firmly in place as the drummer, the lineup was at last settled, and it turned out Cool and Mike Dirnt were a perfect rhythm section, with the former showing a bit more flash and ability than John Kiftmeyer did. Together the two throw in a variety of guitarless breaks that would later help to define the band's sound for many -- warm and never letting the beat go. As for Billie Joe Armstrong, his puppy-dog delivery and eternal switching between snotty humor and sudden ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Green Day's second full album was the perfect dry run for the band's later assault on the mainstream, containing both more variety and more flat-out smashes than previous releases had shown. With Tre Cool now firmly in place as the drummer, the lineup was at last settled, and it turned out Cool and Mike Dirnt were a perfect rhythm section, with the former showing a bit more flash and ability than John Kiftmeyer did. Together the two throw in a variety of guitarless breaks that would later help to define the band's sound for many -- warm and never letting the beat go. As for Billie Joe Armstrong, his puppy-dog delivery and eternal switching between snotty humor and sudden sorrrow was better than ever, as were his instantly memorable riffs. The metal-strength chug that always informed the band's best work isn't absent either -- check out Armstrong's opening riffing on "Christie Road." The whole thing starts with a note-perfect bang -- "2000 Light Years Away" is the absolute highlight of the group's premajor-label days, with a great chorus and classic yearning lyrics. It got buried in the wave of Dookie's success a bit, but one other number didn't -- "Welcome to Paradise," also a standout on that album, appears here in its original form. Rob Cavallo punched up the radio-friendly sound on the latter take, but even here it's a treat and a half -- quick, rampaging, and once again with a great stop-start chorus to spare. Other straight-up pop winners include "One of My Lies" and "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?." Elsewhere, Green Day slow down tempos, try acoustic numbers, and in one hilarious moment, pull off a ridiculous yet worthy country pisstake with the Cool-written "Dominated Love Slave." [CD versions included the Sweet Children EP as a slightly surprising bonus.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/9/2007
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624328124
  • Catalog Number: 43281
  • Sales rank: 10,248

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 2,000 Light Years Away (2:24)
  2. 2 One for the Razorbacks (2:30)
  3. 3 Welcome to Paradise (3:30)
  4. 4 Christy Road (3:33)
  5. 5 Private Ale (2:26)
  6. 6 Dominated Love Slave (1:41)
  7. 7 One of My Lies (2:19)
  8. 8 80 (3:39)
  9. 9 Android (3:00)
  10. 10 No One Knows (3:39)
  11. 11 Who Wrote Holden Coulfield? (2:44)
  12. 12 Words I Might Have Ate (2:32)
  13. 13 Sweet Children (1:41)
  14. 14 Best Thing in Town (2:03)
  15. 15 Strangeland (2:08)
  16. 16 My Generation (2:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Green Day Primary Artist
Tre Cool Guitar, Drums, Group Member
Billie Joe Guitar, Vocals
Mike Dirnt Bass
Al Sobrante Drums
Billy Joe Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Pete Townshend Composer
The Who Lyricist
Tre Cool Composer
Green Day Composer, Producer
John Golden Mastering
Billie Joe Lyricist
Tré Lyricist
Andy Ernst Producer, Engineer
Laurie Lo Liner Notes
Al Sobrante Executive Producer
Billie Joe Armstrong Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

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    amazing album by green day

    amazing album by green day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    one very awesome album green proves they can be orginial

    green day is the best of the best enough said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kerplunk rocks out loud

    Kerplunk was a great way for Green Day to have as a second record, it showed their true potential and really defined them as one of the greatest rock bands of the day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They were almost there

    This was the one before Dookie. This was Green Day's second album. It caused the band minor sucess. It was an underground hit. After Dookie came out tons of people bought this ablum. It features an early version of ''Welcome To Paradise''. Also cult classics like ''2000 Light Years Away'' and a cover of Who's ''My Generation''.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Get this cd, now! How dare you defy me! Go. Get it. Now. I fuggen loved this cd, i llllloooovvvveeeddd it, now go get it! Fetch!

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