21st Century Breakdown

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21st Century Breakdown
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 15, 2009 (2009-05-15)
RecordedJanuary 2008 – April 2009
StudioOcean Way Recording, Hollywood; Studio 880, Oakland, California; Jel Studios, Newport Beach, California; Costa Mesa Studios, Costa Mesa, California
Green Day chronology
Bullet in a Bible
21st Century Breakdown
Last Night on Earth: Live in Tokyo
Singles from 21st Century Breakdown
  1. "Know Your Enemy"
    Released: April 16, 2009
  2. "21 Guns"
    Released: May 25, 2009
  3. "East Jesus Nowhere"
    Released: October 19, 2009
  4. "21st Century Breakdown"
    Released: December 21, 2009
  5. "Last of the American Girls"
    Released: March 22, 2010

21st Century Breakdown is the eighth studio album by the punk rock band Green Day. It is the band's second rock opera, following American Idiot, and its first record to be produced by Butch Vig. The band started work on the record in January 2006. 45 songs were written by vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong by October 2007, but the band members did not start studio work with the producer, Butch Vig until January 2008. The writing and recording process was three years long. The band used four recording studios and was finished in April 2009.

Songs on the album[change | change source]

  1. "Song of the Century"
  2. "21st Century Breakdown"
  3. "Know Your Enemy"
  4. "Viva la Gloria!"
  5. "Before The Lobotomy"
  6. "Christian's Inferno"
  7. "Last Night on Earth"
  8. "East Jesus Nowhere"
  9. "Peacemaker"
  10. "Last of the American Girls"
  11. "Murder City"
  12. "Viva la Gloria? (Little Girl)"
  13. "Restless Heart Syndrome"
  14. "Horseshoes and Handgrenades"
  15. "The Static Age"
  16. "21 Guns"
  17. "American Eulogy"
  18. "See the Light"

Special Edition

  1. "Hearts Collide"
  2. "Lights Out"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB[6]
Kerrang!5/5 stars[7]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[8]
The Observer4/5 stars[10]
Pitchfork Media(4.8/10)[11]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[3]
Slant Magazine2/5 stars[12]
Spin Magazine3/5 stars.[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. Robbins, Charles (May 15, 2009). "Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown". Slant. Retrieved December 13, 2009.
  2. Harvell, Jess (May 22, 2009). "Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 23 May 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sheffield, Rob (2009-04-27). "21st Century Breakdown : Green Day : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2009-05-07.
  4. "Green Day: '21st Century Breakdown'". Digital Spy. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  5. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "21st Century Breakdown > Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  6. Greenblatt, Leah (2009-05-05). "21st Century Breakdown - Music Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-05-31.
  7. Winwood, Ian (2009-05-13). "The Band That Took Over the World, Twice, Get Ready To Take It Over Again". Kerrang!: 52.
  8. Powers, Ann (2009-05-15). "'21st Century Breakdown' by Green Day". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
  9. Beaumont, Mark (2009-05-15). "Green Day - Album review: Green Day". NME. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  10. Silver, Dan (2009-04-19). "Rock review: Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown". The Observer. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  11. Harvell, Jess (2009-05-22). "Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  12. Robbins, Charles (2009-05-15). "Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown". Slant. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
  13. Kandell, Steve (2009-04-30). "Green Day, '21st Century Breakdown'". Spin. Retrieved 2009-05-17.