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Album’s Singles Review: “Insomniac” and “Nimrod” by Green Day

Insomniac (album)
After Green Day‘s success with “Dookie”, the band released their album “Insomniac“. The album has darker sound, and different from “Dookie”. It failed to match the success of “Dookie” that despite the number 2 peak, it sold lower than the previous album.

Geek Stink Breath
“Geek Stink Breath” was released as the first single of “Insomniac”. The song speaks about the bad effects of a drug as stated by Billy Joe Armstrong. It reached number 27 in the US.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Stuck with Me
“Stuck with Me” was the second single from Green Day’s second mainstream album. The song charted in UK reaching the top 3
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Brain Stew/Jaded
“Brain Stew/Jaded” was the third single off “Insomniac”. The single is a punk rock track which did well in rock charts. It reached the top 40 in US but a higher top 30 in UK.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Walking Contradiction
“Walking Contradiction” was the final single from “Insomniac”. The song was very popular in Asia. In US, it did very well in rock charts.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Nimrod (album)
Green Day released this album “Nimrod” after the darker themed album “Insomniac”. The album is so far a better album because of maturity with its theme, and somewhat meaningful tracks. It was a top 10 album in the US and certified 2x platinum by RIAA.

Hitchin’ a Ride
“Hitchin’ a Ride” was the first single off “Nimrod”. The song is am alternative punk rock track but sounds quite unique. It reached number 25 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” was released as the second single from “Nimrod”. The song is by far the best song from the album and their best during the 90’s. It reached number 11 in UK and did well at the airplays in the US.
Rate: 9.25 out of 10

Redundant
“Redundant” was the third single for “Nimrod”. The punk rock track failed to match the success of the previous single. It reached the top 30 in UK
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Nice Guys Finish Last
“Nice Guys Finish Last” was the last single of “Nimrod”. It is a punk rock track which is one of the best tracks from the album. It charted in rock charts.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

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