Thursday, 10 November 2016



Revolution Radio

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Revolution Radio
Studio album by Green Day
ReleasedOctober 7, 2016
RecordedJanuary 15 – July 24, 2016
StudioOTIS (Oakland, California)
ProducerGreen Day
Green Day chronology
Revolution Radio
Singles from Revolution Radio
  1. "Bang Bang"
    Released: August 11, 2016
  2. "Still Breathing"
    Released: November 12, 2016[4][5]
Revolution Radio is the twelfth studio album by American punk rock band Green Day, released on October 7, 2016, throughReprise Records.[6] The album's lead single, "Bang Bang", premiered on August 11, 2016. Prior to the album's release, its title track, "Revolution Radio", and "Still Breathing" were also released, on September 9 and September 23, respectively. At the album's release date, the official lyric video for "Youngblood" was uploaded on their website. On October 12, a lyric video for the song "Ordinary World" was released. On October 19, another lyric video was released: the song "Say Goodbye". On November 7, a music video was released for "Still Breathing".
It is Green Day's first album since 21st Century Breakdown (2009) to be recorded as a trio after Jason White returned to being a touring member in 2016.[7][8][9]
The album has sold 95,000 first-week album-equivalent units in the US, topping the US and the UK, and has received positive reviews from music critics.[10]




Work on Revolution Radio began in 2014 after a break following the band's 99 Revolutions Tour,[11] following the release of ¡Uno!¡Dos! and ¡Tré! in 2012.
After stating that their previous trilogy of albums had "absolutely no direction to them" and attempted to be "prolific for the sake of it," lead singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong claims that their new record is "not so much a makeover as a make under."[12] The lead single, "Bang Bang," described by Armstrong is about "the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media."[11] Armstrong also stated that the whole album is meant to reflect the current state of violence in the United States.


Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[13]
Alternative Press4/5 stars[14]
The Guardian4/5 stars[15]
Kerrang!5/5 stars[16]
Mojo3/5 stars[17]
NME4/5 stars[18]
Q4/5 stars[19]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[1]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[20]
Uncut3.5/5 stars[21]
Revolution Radio has received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 72 out of 100, which indicates "generally favorable reviews" based on 26 reviews.[10]
Aaron Burgess at Alternative Press observed "It's the first time in years Green Day haven't had all the answers. But as a statement on how it really feels to fight, it's the closest to the truth they've ever gotten."[14] Gwilym Mumford of The Guardian stated "[after their last few albums] the band have decided to get back to basics: Revolution Radio is their most focused work in years. Lead single Bang Bang sets the tone, with a caustic consideration of the fame-hungry psychosis of a mass shooter."[15]

Commercial performance[edit]

Revolution Radio debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 95,000 album-equivalent units, of which 90,000 were album sales.[22] The album also debuted at number one in the UK,[23] Ireland,[24] Italy,[25] and New Zealand.[26] The album had first-week sales of 30,880 in the UK, 29,470 of which were from album sales.[27] The album charted at number 10 in the US in its second week with 21,000 units.[28] The album sold 118,000 copies in the first three weeks.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music composed by Green Day.[29]
1."Somewhere Now"  4:08
2."Bang Bang"  3:25
3."Revolution Radio"  3:00
4."Say Goodbye"  3:39
5."Outlaws"  5:02
6."Bouncing Off the Wall"  2:40
7."Still Breathing"  3:44
8."Youngblood"  2:32
9."Too Dumb to Die"  3:23
10."Troubled Times"  3:04
11."Forever Now"
  • I. "I'm Freaking Out"
  • II. "A Better Way to Die"
  • III. "Somewhere (Reprise)"  
  • 1:57
  • 1:47
  • 3:08
12."Ordinary World" (lyrics and music by Billie Joe Armstrong)3:00
Total length:


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Chart (2016)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[32]2
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[33]4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[34]2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[35]6
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[36]1
Croatian Foreign Albums (HDU)[37]1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[38]31
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[39]4
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[40]5
French Albums (SNEP)[41]16
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[42]2
Greek Albums (IFPI Greece)[43]2
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[44]6
Irish Albums (IRMA)[24]1
Italian Albums (FIMI)[45]1
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[46]8
Korean International Albums (Gaon)[47]2
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[48]1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[49]8
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[50]20
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[51]8
Scottish Albums (OCC)[52]1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[53]5
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[54]2
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[55]2
Taiwanese Albums (Five Music)[56]5
UK Albums (OCC)[23]1
US Billboard 200[57]1
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[58]1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[59]1

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