Es wäre nicht das erste Mal, dass Green Day nach einem guten Album erst einmal Schrott abliefert. Daher habe ich mir “21st Century Breakdown” auch noch nicht angehört. Diese Kritik von The Quietus macht mich aber fast schon wieder neugierig:
21st Century Breakdown isn't simply a bad album, even though it is about as bad as an album can conceivably be without actually being offensive — it's a shocking failure that underlines just how divorced from reality Green Day actually are. Preachy, arrogant yet thoroughly empty, it's the sound of Billie Joe Armstrong thinking he can still connect with — and speak for — an entire generation. In the Xanadu of the Warner enclosure, he probably thinks he can. And if this is what he, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt spent five years on, one has to wonder what they did with the other four years, 11 months and 20-odd days.