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Nimrod [CASSETTE] Import

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  • Audio Cassette (10 Oct. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B000002NII
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,114,165 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
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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Format: Audio CD
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.
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Format: Audio CD
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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Format: Audio CD
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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By A Customer on 30 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Green Day have always been a band who are almost non-existant in the charts. My question is, why? Nimrod is an example of pure brilliance in the face of music, with 18 fresh and rocky tunes which purely shows the talent of Green Day. Every track has a difference, whether it be the humerous 'King for a Day' and 'The Grouch' or loud angry songs such as 'Take Back' and 'Platypus'. A song which can't be ignored is the excellent 'Time of your Life', which shows Billie Joe performing acoustic for a more suttle and sentimental sound. Green Day are in a chart of their own with this, and I say buy all of their albums!!!
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