We can say it, we have never really been big Green Day fans.
They brought back the punk-pop sound in the late 90s that spanned
a bunch of following (and not as good bands) but just have never
really jumped up at us. American Idiot is a disc that
transcends genres and is a modern day opera. Here Green Day
takes a more political view and actually have something worth
saying. Here is to hoping that they continue with plans and
due the American Idiot concept movie.
Best Songs: "Jesus Of Suburbia," "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams," & "St. Jimmy"
U2, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Legends return to claim their throne
THE biggest band in the world have
done it again. After reviving their career, u2 has once again
taken their sound back to its simplest form and have crafted
a great CD. For the first time since probably Joshua Tree,
Bono wears his heart on his sleeve with some of his most obvious
lyrics dealing with the loss of his father. The thing though
is Bono and u2 are so good that it is crafted in a way that
allows the user to feel and apply the emotions given to their
own experiences. The true best band in the world.
Best Songs: "Vertigo," "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own," & "All Because Of You"
Snow Patrol, Final Straw Irish rockers storm the US
Here is what you do, you take a page from the book of u2 and
expand on it. Many have tried but few have succeeded like
Snow Patrol does here. Snow Patrol has been around for a couple
of years but have finally broke through with Final Straw.
The disc opens with a quick punch that draws you in and does
not let up from there. With big hooks and lush melodies, Snow
Patrol has also seemingly brought back the power balled with
"Run". Hell that alone is a reason to love these
Best Songs: "Spitting Games," "Chocolate," & "Run"
2 Velvet Revolver, Contraband Rock comes back with attitude
Once we heard that Scott Weiland (ex-STP) was hooking up with
the guys from Guns n' Roses (Slash, Duff, & Matt Sorum) as well
as David Kushner (ex-Waisted Youth); we absolutely could not
wait to hear it. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. Following
in the heals of last year's reformed supergroup (Audioslave),
Velvet Revolver does something that has been missing for a long
time, they have brought the attitude back to Rock n' Roll. Take
the great musicianship of Guns n' Roses, including an expanded
dose by Matt Sorum whose great background vocals accentuates
Best Songs: "Sliver," "Fall to Pieces," & "Loving the Alien"