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Good, but they've done better
on 5 February 2001
After waiting 3 years for this since the release of Nimrod, I was eagerly awaiting the release of "Warning".
Many of the reviews I have read of it since it release have been negative, and a little harsh. Although not as heavy as the earlier efforts such as 39/smooth and Kerplunk, and nothing as instantly anthemic such as Basket Case or Time of Your Life, there are some good quality tracks which you would expect from a band of greenday's quality.
As an owner of all the greenday albums, although not my favourite it isn't a bad album as such. Tracks such as Church on Sunday, Castaway, Blood Sex and Booze and Minority show their ability greenday have to produce up beat pop-punk tunes. Seeing Greenday live showed me that they've lost none of their passion for their music, although some of the other tracks are disappointing, but generally I was fairly happy with it.
OK, its no Dookie or Nimrod, but I think after 2 of the best 90's albums it would be impossible for them to continue in the same way. A change of style was essential for them in order to avoid this album simply being a rehash of Dookie.
Overall, I would say its worth buying, but if you are new to Greenday, I would recommend Dookie and Nimrod, and at the price they are at, there's no excuse!