Includes FREE MP3
of this album.
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for 4.99
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


American Idiot [VINYL]

Green Day Vinyl
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (358 customer reviews)
Price: 19.20 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
In stock.
Dispatched and sold by Amazon in certified Frustration-Free Packaging. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Sunday, 24 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S. r.l.
Buy the MP3 album for 4.99 at the Amazon Digital Music Store.

Amazon Has Certified That This Packaging Is Frustration-Free
This item is delivered in an easy-to-open recyclable box and is free of excess packaging materials. Learn more or visit the Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging Store.

Amazon's Green Day Store


Image of album by Green Day


Image of Green Day


Green Day

Document mammoth ‘21st Century Breakdown’ world tour with the release of new live album and DVD ‘Awesome As F**k’ on Reprise Records

“Only the most expansive and confident of bands can make shows of the scale of tonight’s gathering feel not merely like a gig, but an actual event. Green Day, of course, do this better than anyone you care ... Read more in Amazon's Green Day Store

Visit Amazon's Green Day Store
for 127 albums, 13 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

American Idiot [VINYL] + 21st Century Breakdown + Dookie
Price For All Three: 29.30

Buy the selected items together
  • 21st Century Breakdown 5.22
  • Dookie 4.88

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Features

  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

Product details

  • Vinyl (11 Oct 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B00061Q83Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (358 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,429 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. American Idiot
2. Jesus Of Suburbia
3. Holiday
4. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
5. Are We The Waiting
6. St. Jimmy
Disc: 2
1. Give Me Novacaine
2. She's A Rebel
3. Extraordinary Girl
4. Letterbomb
5. Wake Me Up When September Ends
6. Homecoming
7. Whatsername

Product Description

Mint & sealed

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enough, begrudgers! 29 Aug 2005
By Sweary
Format:Audio CD
I've had quite enough of those who harp on about being "true Green Day fans" complaining that this album isn't Dookie. Fair enough, if you prefer the punkier Green Day, listen to Dookie again, but comparing this album to their earlier stuff is ridiculous. Bands change and mature, and are all the better for it. With American Idiot, Green Day prove their reluctance to be crammed into a rut.
The band have also been accused of jumping on a bandwagon in order to sell to new fans, which I would think a silly statement seeing as Green Day are so well established. The album focuses on issues important to American society today, and forgive me if I'm wrong, but Green Day have always written tracks that put American life under the spotlight.
The album is excellent. Stand out tracks include Jesus Of Suburbia (wonderful lyrics on the isolation of youth) and Holiday, while Whatsername is an evocative close to a stirring and emotionally rich album. Again, Billie Joe's lyrics are heartfelt and affectingly delivered. The music may be as "power-chordy" as ever, but what matter when the album sounds better than a "greatest hits" from many lesser bands.
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Idiot 25 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
Green have just released their special edition of their latest album "American Idiot", and all the music mags have correctly judged it very well indeed, Green Day fans will throroughly enjoy this package, and maybe I'll just re-buy this (maybe).
The singles to start with, the title song, "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams," "Holiday" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends" have their videos on the DVD, but they are all superb and have dented the charts with great impact, "Jesus Of Suburbia" is a five-part classic aswell as the rest of the songs mentioned here. "Are We The Waiting" is a good song with good singing from Billie Joe, quite short, but good.
"St. Jimmy" is a great song with awesome lyrics in it, and it's really catchy. "Give Me Novacaine" is very strong in the chorus, but soft in the verses, great guitars! "She's A Rebel" is quite good, I think, music is great throughout this album aswell, "Extraordinary Girl" is not as good as the rest, I don't really listen to it much. "Letterbomb" is explosive though, good lyrics (no wonder Billie Joe is so good at songwriting, I envy him a bit).
"Homecoming" is another five-part classic aswell, the final song "Whatsername" is a great ender with the final lyrics going like, "Forgetting you but not the time...". Overall "American Idiot" is a massive rock and roll album throughout, so please buy it if you don't have it. Green Day are one of the best-selling rock and roll artists in the world, so don't let them down!
~ Calum Fairweather (Green Day fan)
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent. I am staggered. 12 Jan 2005
By Mark Thomas VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Green Day have been around for well over a decade now, and after 'Warning' and a greatest hits album, there was just a hint that they were starting to run out of ideas for creating new sounds and fresh-sounding tunes. As a result this album, seemingly borne out of a healthy cynicism of the American government and decisions made by the Bush administration, is like a lightning bolt of inspiration. It keeps in with the band's traditional quirky, guitar-driven punk style, but introduces a touch of sentimentality and a more subtle, soft edge to a couple of songs that is a refreshing change, when interspersed with the usual power-punk material of the rest of the CD.
I'd originally bought this on the back of the singles 'American Idiot' and 'Holiday', but the album is far richer and cleverly constructed than just those songs. This is an album on a mission, blending sounds and meaning with a message that America is not happy about how it stands today. From beginning to end there are references to characters whose intentions start off well enough, but who eventually succumb to apathy and disillusionment in the face of an arrogant establishment ignoring their cries for change. Many will read more or less into it than that, but the quality and variety of melodies packed into a decent-length (just short of an hour) recording is unquestionable. This is terrific, powerful musicianship at work, generating memorable tunes that take unexpected turns to keep the interest constantly engaged.
The fact that so many songs refer to each other can make it an album that is difficult to flick through or listen to odd songs in isolation. And the band have pulled an extra trick on this recording, putting together two vast songs which run to over 9 minutes each.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sons of Rage and Love 26 Sep 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
American Idiot is Green Day's latest album, loved commercially, loved by the hardcore fans, loved by just about everyone. This album is poetic and at the same time just plain rocks, which, if you know the work of Green Day, is something that they often easily achieve. It tells the story of Jesus of Suburbia and St. Jimmy, who may or may not be the same person, Whatsername, the seductive and destructive woman in their lives, and their combined outrage at the political state of the world, the choices that they are being forced to make, and the mundane life they are being forced to live, until that in itself becomes destructive, and tears the three apart. For all the singles stand strong on their own, the album is powerful when listened to as a whole. I can't hear 'Holiday' without hearing the opening notes of 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' creeping in on its tail. Musically, this album is something else, a new day of Green. To even try and compare this album to any other, even songs as beautiful as Macy's Day Parade or Waiting, is almost impossible. Billie Joe Armstrong has raised the bar on lyrics, and his own abilities as a singer, creating an album that, as I may have mentioned, both rocks like hell and also raises personal questions about the way we live, the way we view the establishment, censorship, and politics. It's hard for me to choose a favourite on the album, but I have to say, when I was considering whether to buy the album, it was the song 'Are We The Waiting?', when I heard it on VH1 storytellers, that absolutely convinced me. And you know what? It was the best thing I ever did.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category