The New Classics

April 18, 2009

New Music: Green Day, Know Your Enemy

Filed under: Download, Rock, Song — Tags: , — Greg @ 9:33 am

04.18.09

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Song: Know Your Enemy
Artist: Green Day
Album: 21st Century Breakdown
Label: Reprise Records
Notes: 1st single from LP
Analysis: In the pattern of Green Day’s transition from American Idiot of punk band to arena rock band, ‘Know Your Enemy’ continues right along where the band left off five years ago. A catchy riff and an easy singalong chorus are the tools that Green Day use for their newest single, but at first listen it doesn’t sound like anything new. Where American Idiot pushed their own boundaries, ‘Know Your Enemy’ exists comfortably within those same lines rather than pushing them further. With the band pushing into their forties, it may be possible that they’re falling victim to aging rocker disease, where instead of progressing they stick to what has worked before. But I don’t believe that Green Day is that type of band, and I think that 21st Century Breakdown will be much bigger than ‘Know Your Enemy’ will have us expect.
Rating: 6.5

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1 Comment »

  1. […] Know Your Enemy Artist: Green Day Album: 21st Century Breakdown Label: Reprise Records Notes: 1st single from LP […]

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