Review - Green Day - ¡Tre!
And so, Green Day’s epic pop punk trilogy of one, two, ‘¡Tre!’ comes to a close. Putting out three albums in three years is exhausting (just ask Rihanna), so how about three albums in four months? The promotion finally got to frontman Billie Joe, and he had to abandon all touring and events to attend rehab. We hope he gets better, but it’s a shame he had to leave when he did.
Where the other two albums – ‘¡Uno!’ especially – showed how much the boys can still rock, much of the last of this series slows it down. The entire album really does feel like something is coming to a close, and never more than on the extremely appropriate last track “The Forgotten”, which surely the group will not be.
‘¡Tre!’ might be the most meaningful album in the series, but this doesn’t mean it doesn’t still rock and roll. The band made three albums on purpose – to show everyone what they are really made of. Titles like “Sex, Drugs, and Violence” and “Dirty Rotten Bastards” prove a point, even if it isn’t quite as hard as their last two CDs.
After international superstardom and Grammys and millions of records sold, at the end of the day, it is still all about being a punk kid.
Listen to: the album, especially “Brutal Love”, “Missing You”, “The Forgotten”