Up until the album trilogy that was Uno!, Dos!, and Tre!, Green Day was on an impressive U2-like streak of putting out awesome album after awesome album. Then, with the trilogy they seemed to try to do too much and fell far short of their intention. Back with a new album called “Revolution Radio”, Green Day isn’t back to the standard they were at before, but it's a good start.
The best part of Revolution Radio is that Green Day is back to writing great songs. With Uno!, Dos!, and Tre! the quality seemed to tip off after the first set of the trilogy. Maybe not initially, but the songs weren't as memorable as they had been on previous albums. ‘Still Breathing” is a beast of a song, “Bouncing Off The Wall” is a ton of fun and there are 4-5 additional songs that are outstanding too. The biggest complaint that I have about the album is that it feels completely safe – that’s not when Green Day is at their best. There are no risks here and because of it this album is just good, not great.
Green Day’s “Revolution Radio” is a decent set from one of the most iconic bands of the past three decades. It would be nice for this album to be a little better than it is. But it’s still a Green Day album that shares the same theme with all of the band’s albums – you can listen to it over and over again and not get tired of it.