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21st Century Breakdown (2009) - Green Day
Another rock-opera-esque album from Green Day, but in a different style from American Idiot. No concatenated mega epics like "Jesus of Suburbia" - at least not in the original tracks. Each song stands alone in a 3-to-4 minute span.
Some of the sounds are closer to classic pop than punk. There are echoes of The Beatles in parts of this record as well as in-your-face slamming rock.
One of my favorite pieces is an iTunes bonus track - the mega-concatenated cover of The Who's "A Quick One While He's Away at the Army." This song was The Who's first mini-rock-opera. Catch The Who's live performance of "A Quick One" in the 1968 film The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. You can find it on YouTube.
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown Original Album Tracks
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