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Father Of All…

Green Day

Father Of All…

Thirteenth studio release from the pop-punk trio, produced by Chris Dugan and Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, Weezer)

ADM rating[?]

6.1

Label
Warner
UK Release date
07/02/2020
US Release date
07/02/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Punk News

    After the impotent Revolution Radio and the ludicrous ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! trilogy, seeing Green Day branch out a bit and succeed at something different is refreshing. It’s a sign of artists with a great deal of range and imagination who are far from done surprising us
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    Slight compared to a sprawling magnum opus such as 2009's 21st Century Breakdown, but it's close to impossible to emerge from its rapid-fire near-half-hour without a smile on your face. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The pop-punk heroes’ first album in four years is one of their most fun ever
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The political punks – shock horror! – eschew the politics and have a good old knees-up on their raucous 13th album
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  5. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    Another sign of a band who have always done things their way refusing to do what’s expected of them. And it’s a hella mega good time from start to finish
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Green Day deliver everything with such panache that the songs’ limitations don’t really matter, especially when they manage to make tired old tropes seem fresh, as on the swooning brilliance of Take the Money and Crawl and Meet Me on the Roof
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Fuses the hormonal aggression that put Green Day on the map with punched-up modern-day production courtesy of Butch Walker and a razor-sharp mix by Tchad Blake. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    While the album doesn't deliver their most memorable songs, its wild glam experimentation and attitude-heavy performances show a band still seeking new thrills even decades in
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  9. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Father of All… is a piece of a bigger picture that mashes slices of soul, doo wop, Motown and glam. Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool have flirted with these sounds before, but they've never quite coalesced in such a fluid way.
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  10. 7.0 |   Clash

    Green Day have delivered possibly their most immediate album this century and an album that, despite its short length, grows more rewarding with repeat listens
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  11. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    The pop-punk stalwarts resist political commentary in lieu of making the most convincingly carefree Green Day record of the new millennium
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  12. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A mini rock history lesson that pays homage to the rule breakers who came before
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  13. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It's good for a dance, a burst of energy in the waking hours, but at some point, you'll try to reflect on it in years to comes, and it just won't measure up
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  14. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Father of All… feels like Green Day's love letter to rock’n’roll
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  15. 6.0 |   DIY

    It doesn’t always quite connect, but it’s a bit of fun all the same
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  16. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    Green Day's Father of All is too short, superficial, and samey to have any lasting impact
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  17. 5.0 |   No Ripcord

    Even when Green Day is supposedly having fun here, they sound tired and overworked at best
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  18. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Onslaught of frenzied energy comes at the expense of innovation
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  19. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Is it some sort of in-joke? A contractual kiss-off to their label amid rumours of an impending split? Perhaps a misguided attempt at a change in style?
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  20. 4.0 |   Under The Radar

    Father of All... is fundamentally toothless and lacking in wit, originality, and invention
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  21. 3.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Green Day has clearly thrown in every single towel that they own, and have churned out Father of All Motherfuckers merely to fulfill a contractual obligation. So if Green Day no longer cares, then why should we?
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  22. 2.0 |   music OMH

    Green Day have become the very thing they once despised: buck-chasin’ mild boys of mayonnaise corporate rock. But at least we still have American Idiot, Dookie, Warning and Nimrod. For those we should be thankful
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