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    November 16, 2012

     

    As is usual with trilogies, the second installment of Green Day's much-anticipated album trilogy titled iDOS!, set to release at midnight on Tuesday, November 13th, is a more intense, pure garage rock blast of what Billie Joe Armstrong, frontman for Green Day, describes as being at the party, escalating the calmer, more somber music from the first installment iUNO! into the free-fall of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll promised with the second. I must admit, when I heard the first track "See You Tonight," I was a bit confused and let down, as it's nothing like what we've heard from Green Day up to this point, until the second track "Fuck Time" began and it all made sense.

    "See You Tonight" is a short mellow half-song introduction in the style of folk country rock, just a guitar and a melody with simple lyrics that sound like the song could have been a text message to a lover on his way out the door in anticipation of the party about to come. Normally the type of song used to close an album as the last track, Green Day turns normal on its head and makes it the first, letting us know not only that these albums are different, but the story is only beginning. "Fuck Time," a huge favorite among the fans from Green Day's side project band Foxboro Hot Tubs has finally and officially made it onto Green Day's catalogue. As the title indicates, it's dirty and to the point as the protagonist of the story enters the party announcing he's arrived by screaming "Oh baby baby/It's fuck time!" Rock the way rock is supposed to be, it's laden with cool guitar riffs, a kicking drum beat and an attitude that sets the tone of the entire album.

    "Stop When The Red Lights Flash," the third track on the album, opens with fast building drums and guitar as he expresses tunnel vision for the girl he let get away once and is determined to have now as he tells her over and over "I'll make you surrender." On the surface it can be interpreted as a song about an assassin for hire running from the law, but it goes much deeper as a metaphor to kill the "uncomfortable silence" and ignore the little tendrils of subconscious objection trying to stop him from following through with his intentions.

    Given Billie Joe Armstrong's current trip to rehab amid his perpetual struggle with substance abuse, this album trilogy is decidedly the most relevant personal journey Green Day has produced to date, and no song reflects it more succinctly than the fourth track on iDOS!, "Lazy Bones." Though it has a catchy melody and fun beat, it is the lyrics that tell the real story. With a brutal honesty, he succumbs to the toll his addiction is taking on him. It is the moment of his breakdown, displaying a vulnerability rarely heard in a Green Day song with lyrics like "I can't stand from falling down/I'm too sick to throw up," "I don't want your sympathy/I don't want your honesty/I just want to get some peace of mind" and "I'm too tired to be bored/I'm too bored to be tired/I'm too mental to go crazy/I'm too drunk to be pure," until he finally just flat-out tells everyone around him "I'm so tired/I can't take it anymore." In relation to the album itself, it is the turning point in the story, the moment the party moves from a consequence-free good time into the self-destructive free-fall.

    This is emphasized even more with "Wild One," the fifth track on the album, about the woman who inspired the fall of the protagonist in the story, where they're both strung out on drugs and alcohol, "living on peanuts" and wasting their lives, leading into the sixth track "Makeout Party," a down and dirty rock song about middle-school kissing games taken to adults levels with extreme guitar riffs, some of Billie Joe Armstrong's best vocals, and an energetic drum and bass combo.

    Full review at Huffington Post: HERE

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on November 16, 2012

 

As is usual with trilogies, the second installment of Green Day's much-anticipated album trilogy titled iDOS!, set to release at midnight on Tuesday, November 13th, is a more intense, pure garage rock blast of what Billie Joe Armstrong, frontman for Green Day, describes as being at the party, escalating the calmer, more somber music from the first installment iUNO! into the free-fall of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll promised with the second. I must admit, when I heard the first track "See You Tonight," I was a bit confused and let down, as it's nothing like what we've heard from Green Day up to this point, until the second track "Fuck Time" began and it all made sense.

"See You Tonight" is a short mellow half-song introduction in the style of folk country rock, just a guitar and a melody with simple lyrics that sound like the song could have been a text message to a lover on his way out the door in anticipation of the party about to come. Normally the type of song used to close an album as the last track, Green Day turns normal on its head and makes it the first, letting us know not only that these albums are different, but the story is only beginning. "Fuck Time," a huge favorite among the fans from Green Day's side project band Foxboro Hot Tubs has finally and officially made it onto Green Day's catalogue. As the title indicates, it's dirty and to the point as the protagonist of the story enters the party announcing he's arrived by screaming "Oh baby baby/It's fuck time!" Rock the way rock is supposed to be, it's laden with cool guitar riffs, a kicking drum beat and an attitude that sets the tone of the entire album.

"Stop When The Red Lights Flash," the third track on the album, opens with fast building drums and guitar as he expresses tunnel vision for the girl he let get away once and is determined to have now as he tells her over and over "I'll make you surrender." On the surface it can be interpreted as a song about an assassin for hire running from the law, but it goes much deeper as a metaphor to kill the "uncomfortable silence" and ignore the little tendrils of subconscious objection trying to stop him from following through with his intentions.

Given Billie Joe Armstrong's current trip to rehab amid his perpetual struggle with substance abuse, this album trilogy is decidedly the most relevant personal journey Green Day has produced to date, and no song reflects it more succinctly than the fourth track on iDOS!, "Lazy Bones." Though it has a catchy melody and fun beat, it is the lyrics that tell the real story. With a brutal honesty, he succumbs to the toll his addiction is taking on him. It is the moment of his breakdown, displaying a vulnerability rarely heard in a Green Day song with lyrics like "I can't stand from falling down/I'm too sick to throw up," "I don't want your sympathy/I don't want your honesty/I just want to get some peace of mind" and "I'm too tired to be bored/I'm too bored to be tired/I'm too mental to go crazy/I'm too drunk to be pure," until he finally just flat-out tells everyone around him "I'm so tired/I can't take it anymore." In relation to the album itself, it is the turning point in the story, the moment the party moves from a consequence-free good time into the self-destructive free-fall.

This is emphasized even more with "Wild One," the fifth track on the album, about the woman who inspired the fall of the protagonist in the story, where they're both strung out on drugs and alcohol, "living on peanuts" and wasting their lives, leading into the sixth track "Makeout Party," a down and dirty rock song about middle-school kissing games taken to adults levels with extreme guitar riffs, some of Billie Joe Armstrong's best vocals, and an energetic drum and bass combo.

Full review at Huffington Post: HERE

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danieshalfie's picture

i like that album  ilmu pelet

Lillianbloom's picture

Absolutely, DOS album is one of a kind that is very exceptional for a party event. All tracks were great  and it never fails you to feel great when you hear these songs. - getting facebook fans

whatsername1321's picture

Dos is the kind of album that you want to play over and over again... like you want the party to never stop!

greyballs's picture

Hey Kchairchic,There isn't anything stated anywhere on the box that there is only one CD included and even the cashier at the store was shocked that they pulled a stunt like that. Green Day is basically a bunch of scammers. They're just burning bridge after bridge with their old fans and eventully your turn will come. In a way it kind of already did since you're willing to pay three times what these lame albums are worth.

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Kchairchic's picture

@greyballs it says plainly the other albums will be sent out by the release date dude! I got dos before the actual release! No need to be ugly!

greyballs's picture

The trilogy is a joke to suck as much cash out of their fans as possible. Nice the way you release a box set of Uno, Dos and Tre to look like all three CD's are included but when you open the box you find only UNO with a card that says one down and two to go. You guys turned into a bunch of whores and you're completely screwing your fans over. Have another drink Billie Joe and go fuck yourself.

The Duke of Buckingham's picture

Dos is an epic album, as well as uno, and pretty much all of the other green day albums. nightlife is a little odd, though. my personal favorite is amy

kman.shah7's picture

DOS is so incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!! So much better than UNO!

y_heinz's picture

I got DOS. Phew.....two songs are good.....but the rest......UNO ist better definitely  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But Billie Joes`s voice is wonderful !!!!!!

greensnowball's picture

I really like Dos, it's for me a good album. can't wait for Tré!

ps: We love you Billie Joe! Get well soon! stay strong!

heartbreaker93's picture

This guy gets it! I really love this album!....

having trouble liking nightlife though.... maybe its a grower!

theworldisasickmachinebreedingamassofshit's picture

Dos is AWESOME!!! My favorite album,  besides Kerplunk.

Alex Gulyan's picture

This review is freakin incredible.

Kchairchic's picture

Well that's some deep shit there! I usually just listen to the music and either love it or not!! I am to shallow for theese heavy reviews!! Dos is dope... Uno too... Anxiously awaiting Tre...so I can play them in succession over and over and over! LOVE!