We winnow Green Day's solid recent trilogy into one truly great album.

By Kyle Anderson
April 05, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT

”SEE YOU TONIGHT”¡DOS!
An ideal table setter, all sweet surf harmonies and raw acoustic guitar.</P. ”CARPE DIEM” ¡UNO!
Answers Billie Joe’s rousing question ”Aren’t we all too young to die?”

”LAZY BONES” ¡DOS!
One of the briskest, most bracing songs ever about existential exhaustion.

”X-KID” ¡TRE!
A tale of an aging hell-raiser that aches with autobiography.

”KILL THE DJ” ¡UNO!
Their sharp poke at contemporary dance music finds its own spiky rhythm.

”STRAY HEART” ¡DOS!
An old-school punk love song delivered atop Mike Dirnt’s jittering bass.

”DRAMA QUEEN” ¡TRE!
A chiming character study.

”STAY THE NIGHT” ¡UNO!
Sometimes a canyon-huge chorus is all a song needs.

”NIGHTLIFE” ¡DOS!
A left turn into electro-evil lounge lizardry.

”ANGEL BLUE” ¡UNO!
A three-chord power jump.

”AMY” ¡DOS!
A tender tribute to Amy Winehouse.

”DIRTY ROTTEN BASTARDS” ¡TRE!
A six-plus-minute epic in the vein of American Idiot’s ”Jesus of Suburbia.”

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