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Nimrod (U.S. Version)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 November 2006
This is another good Green Day album. Most of the tracks are worth listening to. Nice Guys Finish Last, The Grouch, Redundant, Scattered, All the Time, Worry Rock,Uptight, Walking Alone and Prosthetic Head are all good songs. Jinx, Haushinka and Reject are a bit samey for me. Platypus is too fast to really grow on you and Take Back is a bit too heavy. Last Ride In is good but I think you have to be in a certain kind of mood to listen to it. The best tracks are Hitchin' A Ride, King For A Day and Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life).
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 18 September 2003
It is such a shame to see a great band like Green Day being the target of so much negative criticism (or it seems that way here in the States). Here is a band who can make great music, are incredibly impressive when performing live, and they never seem to put out an album with the sole purpose of being popular or on TV so much. (If that were the case, they would release more albums at a time.) Green Day is one of my all time favourites and they continue to do nothing but impress me. "Nimrod" is an excellent album with a ton of great songs.
You can see how much the band has matured and how they have grown musically. They are always willing to try new things, which is something you really see lacking in some of these newer punk or alternative bands. The guitar playing is great, the drumming is always impressive, and the singing and lyrics are reflections of top-notch talent.
EVERY song on this album is great, but here are some of my favourites: hitchin' a ride, the grouch, nice guys finish last, worry rock, scattered, king for a day, walking alone, prosthetic head, and time of your life. (Seeing the song "king for a day" performed live really enriches the song and makes you appreciate it more, which is why it is one of my favourites.)
Green Day is a fabulous band who has never disappointed me once. I just think they got popular too quick and then people started burning out on them. It is a shame, because they are a great band who can play some amazing music. If you love to hear outstanding music from an exceptional band, Green Day's "Nimrod" might be the CD for you. Definitely worth checking out!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 22 June 2005
This is Green Day's best album. New fans will prefer American Idiot and it's commercial hooks, and purists will prefer Dookie since the band still sounded "rough and raw" when it was recorded. But personally, I think if Nimrod can be put in the shadow of those other two albums, then Green Day must be one amazing band, because it is fantastic. And here's why.
For a start, it's longer than both. Eighteen tracks on one album is not skimpy, and great value for money. Furthermore, the vast majority of these eighteen tracks are marvellous. To list, I would categorise Nice Guys Finish Last, The Grouch, Redundant, Scattered, All The Time, Worry Rock, Uptight, Walking Alone, King For A Day and (obviously) Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life), as good or great. In addition, Hitchin' A Ride is Green Day's best single release ever, and was their best song ever until Jesus Of Suburbia (on American Idiot). That's 11 out of 18 songs either good, great or excellent. That's 11 out of 18 reasons to buy Nimrod.
Admittedly, there are some puzzlers and some downsides. Platypus (I Hate You) is a bit too rant-like I think. Last Ride In is a nice instrumental intermission, but not a song I would rush to play. Jinx, Haushinka and Reject are nearer the end of the album, and are so samey that by this time they just blend into the background and don't stand out at all for me. Take Back is an interesting foray into metal territory but not something I'd listen to the album for. And Prosthetic Head is pleasant enough, but not a stand-out album closer. I think it would have been more poignant (although possibly more corny) to end Nimrod with Time Of Your Life.
The album is not perfect. But the good clearly outweighs the bad. The weaker tracks are simply overpowered by the vast array of impressive Green Day classics on board.
If you're just getting in to Green Day and don't know whether to go for Dookie or American Idiot first, choose Nimrod. Disregarding Insomniac, it's the stepping stone between the two most famous albums, and combines the best elements of both. An album that can easily become your favourite of all time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2005
This album is brilliant. When I first got it, I thought it was ok, because none of the songs stood out particularly. But I have realised that the reason for that is that they are all brilliant. The best tracks are "Nice guys finish last", "The grouch", "Redundant", "Worry rock" and time of your life, but they're all great.
This album is worth buying for any green day fan and I would recommend it to anyone. It has everything. It is probably consistently the best album I have.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 28 November 2004
I was first introduced to GreenDay with the album Warning. I, unlike many GreenDay fans, thought the album was fantastic. This was probably more to do with the fact that I had never heard them before than anything else. Anyway, after liking Warning so much I decided to buy their back catalogue. Nimrod was the first album I bought and boy was I impressed!!! I loved Nimrod so much! It is so different to Warning yet it just completely blew my mind. I delved deeper and bought Dookie and Kerplunk. Ever since that first song on Warning I have been a GreenDay fan. Nimrod was kind of the official starting point for me because it turned out to be my favourite until American Idiot came out earlier this year and I have to admit, I cannot fault that album. It plays in my car, my home, at work, everywhere! I think Nimrod would definately be a good start to the GreenDay catalogue.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 May 2001
I bought this album after hearing the song Good Riddance. I fell in love with this song and also the video for it which is absolutely amazing. After having this album for a couple of months, I can't stop listening to it. The songs are varied and out of the 18 tracks on the album, there are only a couple that i don't love. My favourite songs on this album are Scattered, Worry Rock, The Grouch and of course Time of your life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I used to hate the popularity of Green Day, and their massive song 'Warning'. Only liking Green Day after hearing Basket Case and buying Dookie this was the second Green Day album I bought and pips Dookie to being better.
If you are a fan of punk rock then buy this and The Offspring's Ixnay On The Hombre.
Reccomended with Offsprings first three albums and Green Days Insomniac and Dookie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 February 2000
This album is just the best i have ever heard the tunes are so catchy and funny you could listen all day.The best songs are definately "time of your life( good riddance)" and "nice guys finish last" the funniest song has to be "king for a day". If your going to buy any album this year make sure "nimrod" is top of your list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 March 2000
Look, I'm not here to bulls**t, or to praise Green Day- I'd just like to say that Nimrod, in my opinion is the best Green Day album. It is Billie, Mike and Tré's best work. It shows their dynamic feeling combined with their huge talent. Fair enough, it's a far cry from the other albums- but they can do what they want, just like humanity itself, people evolve.
I think the best tracks on the album are (in order);
1)Reject, (2)Good Riddance, (3)Grouch, (4)Nice Guys Finish Last, (5)Scattered
Each track delivers it's own message- and those who liked 'the brat' will instantly love 'grouch'. In my opinion insomniac, although good in parts was dissapointing, but I see it as a cocoon- preparing for the butterfly, which is Nimrod. Give it a listen, it's well worth the money
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2005
I bought this album after American Idiot, Superhits and Dookie to fill up my Green Day collection, and i've got to say it stands out as one of their best. It blends angry punk, happy punk, ballads and instrumental classics. The stand out out tracks to me are Nice Guys Finish Last (fantastic rocking, fast track), The Grouch (offensive and angry - brilliant), All The Time (catchy tune), Reject (classic Green Day), King For A Day (Ace ska-ish song, trumpets and everything) and Prosthetic Head is an excellent way of finishing the album off, great song.
I would this album takes a happier directive than the darker, moodier 'Insomniac' but excellent all the same. Since this one i've bought all the Green Day albums (bar Kerplunk and 1,039.....Slappy Hours) and the latest singles. I'm now a fan. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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