Green Day - Revolution Radio

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Posted on Sat, 10/08/2016 - 10:08am
by Ron Wallace

Member since: Sat, 01/24/2015
 

Release Type

Studio Album

Release Year

2016

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Label

Reprise Records

 

Album Overview

Revolution Radio is the twelfth studio album by American punk rock band Green Day, released on October 7, 2016, through Reprise Records. The album's lead single, "Bang Bang", premiered on August 11, 2016. Prior to the album's release, its title track, "Revolution Radio" and "Still Breathing" were also released, on September 9 and September 23, respectively. At the album's release date, the official lyric video for "Youngblood" was uploaded on their website.

It is Green Day's first album since 21st Century Breakdown (2009) to be recorded as a trio after Jason White returned to being a touring member in 2016.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Somewhere Now 4:08
2Bang Bang 3:25
3Revolution Radio3:00
4Say Goodbye3:39
5Outlaws5:02
6Bouncing Off The Wall 2:40
7Still Breathing 3:44
8Youngblood2:32
9Too Dumb To Die 3:23
10Troubled Times 3:04
11Forever Now 6:52
12Ordinary World 3:00

Background

Work on Revolution Radio began in 2014 after a break following the band's "99 Revolutions Tour", following the release of ¡Uno! ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! in 2012.

After stating that their previous trilogy of albums had "absolutely no direction to them" and attempted to be "prolific for the sake of it," lead singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong claims that their new record is "not so much a makeover as a make under." The lead single, "Bang Bang," described by Armstrong is about "the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media." Armstrong also stated that the whole album is meant to reflect the current state of violence in the United States.

Reception

Critical Response

Revolution Radio has received very favorable reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 75 out of 100, which indicates "generally favorable reviews" based on 20 reviews.

Aaron Burgess at Alternative Press observed "It's the first time in years Green Day haven't had all the answers. But as a statement on how it really feels to fight, it's the closest to the truth they've ever gotten." Gwilym Mumford of The Guardian stated "[after their last few albums] the band have decided to get back to basics: Revolution Radio is their most focused work in years. Lead single Bang Bang sets the tone, with a caustic consideration of the fame-hungry psychosis of a mass shooter."

Personnel

Bass, Backing Vocals: Mike Dirnt
Drums: Tre Cool
Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar: Billie Joe Armstrong​

    Credits

    • Chris Dugan – engineering
    • Andrew Scheps – mixing
    • Eric Boulanger – mastering
    • Green Day – producing
     

    Attribution

    Revolution Radio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution_Radio
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/