Get your swell on to these albums as soon as possible.
1. 24 Hour Revenge Therapy - Jawbreaker
2. Shenanigans - Green Day
3. 100% Publishing - Wiley
All are amazing in their own right.
100% was really driving and full of positive vibes. I’ve always loved Grime but honestly haven’t listened to any of it in awhile. If you have any appreciation for the UK and a love for hip-hop mixed in with a respect for dance music (drum n’ bass/jungle-ish beats) you gotta check out this album. Some other Grime artists I really like are JME, Lady Sovereign, and Dizzee Rascal. All amazing.
Shenanigans I listened to after have a rough day and boy, did it make everything a whole lot better. Not only did I have a great workout, but in doing so I blew off a lot of steam and let go of a lot of aggression I was feeling. This album has always held a special place in my heart because it was one of GD’s releases that was not as commercially successful while on Reprise. But there are some really catchy nuggets in this one; Great originals (“Suffocate”, “Desensitized”, “Scumbag”, “Ha Ha You’re Dead”) and sweet covers (“Outsider”, “Tired of Waiting For You”). How this album could not get you up and moving is unbeknownst to me.
24 Hour is just classic Jawbreaker. It’s like a sucker punch in the mouth that makes me keep coming back for more. I guess it’s another kind of album that helps you blow of some steam, but sometimes that’s the best music to listen to in order to have a good workout. Full of angst, insecurity, and the realization of broken friendships while still trying to stick to your guns and be yourself. I feel like it’s the story of my life.
Hope you have a good trip to the gym! Weather’s getting warmer and beach season is upon us! Trust me, I know. I spent quite some time sitting in Parkway South traffic yesterday evening.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Discusses Playing Mark Zuckerberg’s Wedding
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong played at Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding last week in celebration of the event. Check out what Armstrong had to say about the appearance below by clicking “Read More.”
This album saved my life today.
Okay, well maybe it didn’t literally save my life. But it definitely helped me get through the day.
This album: Insomniac by Green Day, released in 1995.
Powerful album. Incredibly epic.
You know when you’re so sick of stupid shit, places, things, instances, and people and you kind of just need to scream about it and get it out of your system?
That is exactly what happened in my car on my ride home from work.
If you haven’t listened to this album or any of the songs from it, I highly suggest you find it SOMEWHERE and get it in your head.
These epic, power-chord-filled songs comforted me and made my life a little more bearable.
All the songs on the album I could just relate to in some way or any other.
Also, a theme on the album is panic and anxiety (which both guitarist/frontman/lyricist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt are said to have experienced) and it just felt so relatable with this whole anxiety breathing thing that’s been going on with me lately.
Another theme is kind of like a “fuck the world” philosophy, which I just can’t help thinking sometimes. It also makes me self-reflect a lot on who I am and what’s going on in my life.
But all good music should make you do that.
So here’s a shout-out to Green Day: Thanks. :]
Bahaha. I love this interview.