Green Day Discography
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Green Day is an American punk rock band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1987, they were originally part of the punk scene at 924 Gilman Street, a nonprofit music club known to fans as “The Gilman.” Billie Joe Armstrong is Green Day’s lead vocalist and guitarist, and Mike Dirnt is the bassist and backing vocalist. In 1990, Tre Cool replaced John Kiffmeyer as the band’s drummer.
Green Day is a four-time Grammy Award winner and a Tony Awards nominee. The band has sold 65 million records worldwide, with 25 million in the United States alone. The Green Day discography includes singles, studio and live albums, extended play albums, compilation albums, video albums and music videos. Here is a chronological listing of their studio albums:
- “39/Smooth” The Green Day discography begins with their first studio album, “39/Smooth.” The band released their album in 1990 through Lookout! Records. Critics called the debut album “raw stuff” but some of the songs—“At The Library” and “Don’t Leave Me”—were considered “downright hummable.”
- “Kerplunk” “Kerplunk” is Green Day’s second studio album. They released this Lookout! Records album in 1992, their last release on an independent label. The first album to feature Tre Cool on drums, “Kerplunk” became one of the best-selling independent albums of all time. A cover of The Who’s “My Generation” is a notable track on the album.
- “Dookie” “Dookie” is the third album released by Green Day in 1994. Their third studio album was released through Reprise Records. A huge commercial success, the album boosted Green Day into mainstream popularity. The album produced five hit songs for the band, including “Longview” and “She.”
- “Insomniac” “Insomniac is Green Day’s 1995 album released through Reprise Records. The band originally considered “Jesus Christ Supermarket” and “Tight Wad Hill” for the album title. The release did not enjoy the same success as “Dookie” because of its darker tone and heavier sound. “Brain Stew” and “Jaded” are the album’s most notable songs.
- “Nimrod” Green Day released “Nimrod” in 1997 through the Reprise Records label. Though not as successful as “Dookie,” the album received critical praise and respect. The single “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” was an acoustic hit for the band.
- “Warning” Another Reprise Records release, “Warning” is Green Day’s sixth studio album from Green Day. Building on its predecessor’s success, the 2000 album featured acoustic and pop rock elements, a departure from the band’s punk rock sound. The title track bears a resemblance to The Kinks’ song, “Picture Book.”
- “American Idiot” Green Day released “American Idiot” through the Reprise Records label in 2004. The album is basically a rock opera inspired by The Who and musicals like “West Side Story” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” “Homecoming” and “Jesus of Suburbia” are notable musical suites.
- “21st Century Breakdown” Rounding out the Green Day discography is their eighth studio album, “21st Century Breakdown.” The 2009 Reprise Records release is their second rock opera. “Know Your Enemies” and “21 Guns” represent the politically-motivated anger featured on the album.