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Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown

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21st Century Breakdown is the eighth studio album by American rock band Green Day, released on May 15, 2009 through Reprise Records. It is the band's second rock opera, following American Idiot (2004), and their first album to be produced by Butch Vig. Green Day commenced work on the record in January 2006 and forty-five songs were written by vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong by October 2007, but the band members did not enter studio work until January 2008.

Armstrong has described the album as a "snapshot of the era in which we live as we question and try to make sense of the selfish manipulation going on around us, whether it be the government, religion, media or frankly any form of authority". The singles "Know Your Enemy" and "21 Guns" exemplify the themes of alienation and politically motivated anger present in the record.

Critical response to 21st Century Breakdown was generally positive. The record achieved Green Day's best chart performance to date, reaching number one on the album charts of various countries, including the United States Billboard 200, the European Top 100 Albums, and the United Kingdom Albums Chart. It was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards held on January 31, 2010. As of December 2010, 21st Century Breakdown has sold 1,005,000 copies in the United States and more than 4 million worldwide.

Release info

Label: Reprise Records 517153-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 2009
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Punk


A1 Song Of The Century
Act I - Heroes And Cons
A2 21st Century Breakdown
A3 Know Your Enemy
A4 ¡Viva La Gloria!
A5 Before The Lobotomy
B1 Christians Inferno
B2 Last Night On Earth
Act II - Charlatans And Saints
B3 East Jesus Nowhere
B4 Peacemaker
B5 Last Of The American Girls
C1 Murder City
C2 ¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)
C3 Restless Heart Syndrome
Act III - Horseshoes And Handgrenades
C4 Horseshoes And Handgrenades
C5 The Static Age
D1 21 Guns
D2 American Eulogy
D2a Mass Hysteria
D2b Modern World
D3 See The Light

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