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    Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:13:18

    Green Day "Oh Love" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino…

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    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Frontman, lead guitarist and songwriter of US punk rock band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.
    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Mike Dirnt, bassist and back-up vocalist with US punk rock band, Green Day, plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.
    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Frontman, lead guitarist and songwriter of US punk rock band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.

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    So, how do you evolve after two stellar rock operas?

    If you're Green Day, you plot three big albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!, for successive release in the mere span of months. The first single from ¡Uno!, "Oh Love", sounds as grandiose as any of the band's massive conceptual fare, but with an old school rock twist.

    "Oh Love" is Green Day at their biggest and most brilliant. Billie Joe Armstrong's hulking guitar moves in perfect sync with Tre Cool's calculated beats as Mike Dirnt holds down a smooth low end. Armstrong croons out the chorus flawlessly, bringing Beatles-style pop brilliance into an arena rock setting.

    As the melody careens, Armstrong pulls off an elegantly harmonious solo befitting of the song's bombast. As far as Green Day hits go, this is one of their best, and the perfect prelude to the triple salvo of records on the horizon.

    We're already in love, knowing ¡Uno! is bound to be a classic.

    Rick Florino
    08.20.12


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