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The whole album was fucking great!! Yes even "fuck time" & "nightlife".
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http://touch.latimes...y-dos-20121113/

Not sure if anyone has posted this but I really liked this review. Whoever wrote it actually sounded like they knew some background on the band and the recording process.

What they said about it "wanting to be over" or something, I kind of see where they're coming from but I believe that once the band is back on the road this period will be forgotten and the tour will be their best yet.
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This is my review track by track of Dos

See You Tonight 7/10

Fuck Time 8/10

SWTRLF 8/10

Lazy Bone 7.8/10

Wild One 9/10

Makeout Party 8.5/10

Stray Heart 8/10

Ashley 7.5/10

Baby Eyes 4/10

Lady Cobra 8/10

Nightlife 2/10

Wow! That Loud 8/10

Amy 8.5/10

Most of the song are awesome some are terrible but overall is a really solid album
Final Verdict 8/10 for ¡Dos!

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http://touch.latimes...y-dos-20121113/

And THIS is what happens when a professional reviewer takes a swing at an album. Not some random editor from some music site

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http://www.nzherald....jectid=10847467

here is another review... He gave DOS 3 from 5.

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http://blindedbysoun...w-green-day-dos

I like this one. He addresses the negative critical reception of the album due to the change in terms of Billie's lyrics. Less statement and more party.

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I don't get it anyway. Seems to me like it's getting some pretty good acclaim. What's all the bitching about? Also, who gives a shit what some PERSON thinks about what you like?

Anyway, the reviews have been pretty good so I don't get all the fuss. Maybe you guys should switch to pads because the tampons are twitching your moods or something. Life is short, stop sweating the small shit.



You don't ever go back to being a listless teenager when you're a grown man with kids and a wife. Billie the writer is an actual person who is an adult dealing with issues of carnal desires from sex to drugs (which landed him in rehab).

So when you're a teenager dealing with the angst of masturbation losing it's fun vs. being a man and dealing with the drugs that were once fun and now turning your life in to a wreck, the lyrics are going to show the difference. AI could never have been written in 1994 and either could have Dos. You know what could have been written in 1994? Dookie. So there you have it. Shit, if you guys think these are dark lyrics, I got some bands to turn you on to. This is fun music and Dos is off the charts great. One of their best showings.

You cannot turn back time and hell if I'd want to. All Green Day ever does is keep making it hard for them to top the last thing they did. As Letterman once profoundly said, they are single handedly keeping Rock N Roll fun.

i think my message came across differently than i meant for it to; everyone was wondering why it got such bad reviews, so that's my reasoning. however, that doesn't mean that i necessarily agree with the critics, as I myself enjoy the album for what it is. take every critics opinion with a grain of salt.

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http://www.rollingst...ws/dos-20121112 found Rolling Stone's review of DOS they gave it 3.5/5stars, little lower than UNO but still good http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...

I've got it at the same, but higher than Uno!

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http://www.rollingst...ws/dos-20121112 found Rolling Stone's review of DOS they gave it 3.5/5stars, little lower than UNO but still good http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...


They have rated the albums pretty much as I would've. Nice to see that someone might have a similar taste to me.

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Not sure if this has been posted
http://www.fender.co...ay_article=1000

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Was this review posted yet? http://rock.about.co...w.htm?r=twitter

I like this quote: "Weirdly, one of the strongest criticisms you can level at this album is that it's almost too good at what it does."
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Was this review posted yet? http://rock.about.co...w.htm?r=twitter

I like this quote: "Weirdly, one of the strongest criticisms you can level at this album is that it's almost too good at what it does."


I love paradoxical statements like that, and it totally applies to how I feel about Dos. It sounds like that has to be a compliment, but it's not. It's how objective people would look at a group like One Direction----they're MASTERS of being a boy band, whether or not you think they're complete shit, they have it down, for whatever that is worth. "For what it's worth, it was worth all the while..." well, if it wasn't worth much to begin with, then who really cares? Dos is worth something, but if you aren't really on board with what's being offered (garage-y, party concepts, stupid topics like "fuck time"), then you're not going to like the fact that it's so successful at what it's trying to be. It's for that reason that I have a lot of respect for what Dos is, but not a lot of reason to personally embrace it. It's a weird experience.
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Here's another review from our own Melissa Webster:
http://www.huffingto...&comm_ref=false

Great review! Really well-written! :)
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They have rated the albums pretty much as I would've. Nice to see that someone might have a similar taste to me.

Yea even though i personally would rate Dos a little higher than Uno but i always respect Rolling Stone's reviews cause they seem to know what they're talking about most of the times :)
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I love paradoxical statements like that, and it totally applies to how I feel about Dos. It sounds like that has to be a compliment, but it's not. It's how objective people would look at a group like One Direction----they're MASTERS of being a boy band, whether or not you think they're complete shit, they have it down, for whatever that is worth. "For what it's worth, it was worth all the while..." well, if it wasn't worth much to begin with, then who really cares? Dos is worth something, but if you aren't really on board with what's being offered (garage-y, party concepts, stupid topics like "fuck time"), then you're not going to like the fact that it's so successful at what it's trying to be. It's for that reason that I have a lot of respect for what Dos is, but not a lot of reason to personally embrace it. It's a weird experience.


I agree. I think Dos does exactly what they intended it to do, and they never stray from that vision throughout the album. Personally, I consider that a good thing. Although a lot of people aren't as into the sound or lyrics on this one, I find this to be one of their most captivating albums. I don't personally relate to almost any of the songs, but that's not how I enjoy music anyway. (I'm one of those weird people who doesn't relate songs to myself and identify with lyrics on a personal level per se - I usually just like to imagine a story with characters for the songs. I think of songs like a movie in a way.) Although Billie isn't singing about things that I have experienced or felt, he does communicate a very clear story that is both fun and grimy. I think the songs aren't as carefree as most people have taken them - there's a lot going on psychologically, and that's what really captures me about this album. I really love Dos for what it is.

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Here's another review from our own Melissa Webster:
http://www.huffingto...&comm_ref=false

Great review! Really well-written! http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...

Yeah that's an awesome one. Why is she "our own" though?

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Didn't want to say this last week what with it being new and all but I actually think Dos is my favourite Green Day album. Up there with Insomniac, Warning and Nimrod certainly. Hope Tre surpasses it.
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i think my message came across differently than i meant for it to; everyone was wondering why it got such bad reviews, so that's my reasoning. however, that doesn't mean that i necessarily agree with the critics, as I myself enjoy the album for what it is. take every critics opinion with a grain of salt.


But it didn't get "such bad reviews" sweetie.

That's my point. I would say it got pretty good reviews. I don't know where people are reading.

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But it didn't get "such bad reviews" sweetie.

That's my point. I would say it got pretty good reviews. I don't know where people are reading.

disregarding that it did get a 3.5 from rolling stone, no, it didn't get great reviews. in fact, the majority of links posted here were negative. the only people who are really enjoying the album is the fans, which is all that matters anyways. that being said, this is a reviews thread, and by reading all of the reviews, it's pretty obvious that most critics aren't reviewing it for what it's supposed to be- lighthearted, as they're taking it in as AI. that being said, i like the album, a lot actually, but i'm not oblivious to the fact that they aren't getting a high five and a pat on the back for it.

Edited by tresrocknrollgf, 15 November 2012 - 08:27 PM.


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Yeah that's an awesome one. Why is she "our own" though?


Because she's on GDC. She's been here since last year I think.

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http://www.ultimate-.../dos/index.html

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http://www.bgnews.co...19bb2963f4.html

Here's my review that printed in my college's newspaper today.

Overall, I liked the album, but I feel it's a bit polarizing. I, personally, like ¡Uno! better as a whole package. I can replay it again and again and listen to it straight through. ¡Dos!, however, is much more difficult to listen to straight through, but has many more stand out tracks than ¡Uno! like "Stray Heart," "Lazy Bones" and "Fuck Time" that will go down as some of my all-time favorites. But I despise "Nightlife" with a fiery passion.

So it's really hard to say what album I like more. I like them both for different reasons. Really can't wait for ¡Tré! to tie it all together. But here's my review if you want to read it. Hopefully it gets the album some exposure on campus. :D [/end shameless plug]

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http://www.ultimate-.../dos/index.html

Is it just me or has lately the comments on GD articles on Ultimate Guitar been very postive?

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http://platform-onli...-green-day-dos/

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disregarding that it did get a 3.5 from rolling stone, no, it didn't get great reviews. in fact, the majority of links posted here were negative. the only people who are really enjoying the album is the fans, which is all that matters anyways. that being said, this is a reviews thread, and by reading all of the reviews, it's pretty obvious that most critics aren't reviewing it for what it's supposed to be- lighthearted, as they're taking it in as AI. that being said, i like the album, a lot actually, but i'm not oblivious to the fact that they aren't getting a high five and a pat on the back for it.


And what about Newsday http://www.newsday.c...nging-1.4206851

The album is not getting poorly reviewed but yawn.

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This is a really positive review :happy:
http://artsandentert...another-winner/

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Here's another review from our own Melissa Webster:
http://www.huffingto...&comm_ref=false

Great review! Really well-written! http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...


I really like this review and love her interprations of the songs, but she got a lot of the lyrics wrong. ("She gave up on Jesus for living on peanuts!")

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I really like this review and love her interprations of the songs, but she got a lot of the lyrics wrong. ("She gave up on Jesus for living on peanuts!")


Yeah, she did get a lot of the words wrong. "Baby seer"?? :lol:
But other than that it was pretty good.

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http://radionotfound.../dos-green-day/

Rating: 8.5/10
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http://www.metacritic.com/music/dos!/green-day

This has a list of both critical and user reviews for DOS! and the opinions vary from 'excellent' to 'utter shite'. The site also contains sets of reviews for most of their albums since Warning, if you click on the link where it says Green Day at the top. And while, yes, UNO! and DOS! have normalised ratings of 67, the lowest Green Day rating here, according to metacritic, this score still suggests 'generally favourable reviews'.

So in the words of the great Mike Dirnt:
"Green Day is like sex, when were good, were really good, when we're bad . . . were still pretty damn good." :lol:/>
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