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Green Day is one of the most outstanding bands to have ever risen in the music scene. They are the one of a few bands who have stayed true to their roots since their inception early in the 90’s filled with Grunge and the leftovers from 80’s hair bands. They have stayed true to their style and haven’t let market influence and the rapid changing of the music industry effect their outlook.

International Superhits is a greatest hits album that features 19 of the bands major-label songs from their four album releases, and two new songs (“Maria,” and “Poprocks & Coke”).

The CD is laid in in chronological order starting with the bands breakthrough disc Dookie moving into the easily forgettable Insomniac then branching to the catchy Nimrod and finally settling down on the band’s latest, and greatest effort, Warning.

Looking over the track listing you still see at least six, if not more, songs that you can still hear on the radio today. It just goes to further intensify that Green Day has the staying power to be around long after the they are gone (but let’s hope that never happens).

Not to be outdone, Green Day also included two new tracks on this “greatest hits” album. The disc’s new single, “Maria” is a catch tune that shows that the band hasn’t lost their touch. The second new track “Poprocks & Coke,” while isn’t as catchy as “Maria,” is certainly well deserving on this CD.

Green Day is one of the greatest bands to hit the mainstay in a long time, and we can only hope that they will continue to produce the same high caliber music we got on their last four CDs. Sure any hardcore fan is going to have all of the CD’s that these songs came from, but same yourself some space in your CD player and pick up International Superhits, and have all of those great songs right at your fingertips.

On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000, Green Day released their highly anticipated follow-up to Nimrod and this Green Day offering is awe-inspiring. They have managed to make an album that doesn’t have a bad song on it. Hey, it’s Green Day, would you expect any less? They retain their classic style with songs like “Minority”;. Unlike other bands that try to adjust or moderate their image to atone to the majority (::Cough:: ::Cough:: Offspring ::Cough::) [Editor’s Note: Shut Up Tom],  which isn’t a bad thing, but it can disgust the true fans. Warning is one of the best Green Day albums.

Green Day is the greatest band on earth! For those that have been under a frickin’ rock for the last ten years, Green Day is a punk rock band out of Rodeo, CA. The band consists of Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass, vocals), and Tre Cool (drums). Think Blink182, only much better and less trendy. They’ve been known to have some recurrent suggestive themes in their music, including, but not limited to: life-changing events, rebellion, love, heartbreak, and being “all by myself”; (wink, wink). What some of you might not know is their original name was Sweet Children.

Let’s look at the tracks, shall we? The five best songs on the album in descending order are as follows: (11) “Minority”, (6) “Misery”, (3) “Church on Sunday”,  (1) “Warning”, and (7) “Dead Beat”. “Minority”; is my life’s new theme song. Why be the majority when you can be the minority, go against the grain, and do your own thing? This is the ultimate Green Day song! “Misery”; reminds me of The Beatles’ “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite”;, only much, much cooler. “Church on Sunday”;, “Warning”;, and “Dead Beat”; are just plain cool. The best thing about “Warning”; is that those songs aren’t only entertaining tracks on the album.

ALL OF THE SONGS ON THIS ALBUM ARE AWESOME! Every time I listen to it, it gets better. By the way, according to the beginning of “Blood, Sex and Booze”; has a clip of “a very professional dominatrix, Mistress Simone”;, whipping Tone, Green Day’s 19-year-old engineer. Do I completely like this album? Damn Skippy! It has great lyrics and vocal work, awesome themes, and pointless cursing! There is no downside to this album. Get it as soon as you can! Run! Go! Stop reading this article and get the #$%@ing album!

Does this sound a bit like Korn? Yes, it does, but for good reason. Lead singer Marky Chavez is Jonathan Davis’ half-brother, but that is where the similarities end between the siblings, as Adema’s first effort throws on a more indifferent mix than one who has been listening to Korn is used to.

Adema’s biggest triumph is they are different than some of the new bands emerging today. They have something about them that sets them apart from acts of similar caliber and composure.
Adema doesn’t stray from a new, and disturbing in it’s own right, trend of new-metal bands attempting to perform “monster” ballads of their own. Staind did it, Puddle of Mudd (influenced by Fred Durst) did it with their song “Blurry,” and now Adema does it with songs like “Speculum.”

While the ballads are a nice diversion (mainly because they don’t lose the intensity that Adema brings forth), the real life of the band falls in a few select tracks. The first single “Giving In” speaks of addiction and one man’s quest to ruin it all and alienate the family that only wants to help him. My personal favorite track, “The Way You Like It,” is a very powerful track as well as being a very catchy track.

While some believe this is nothing more than a rehash of Korn, one listen and you will see why it is decisively different than anything you have heard. Adema’s debut may have been lost among the debut of many other bands of the same genre, but none of them have the boasting rights of revitalizing a genre with a breath of fresh air, and a clean right hook to the gut.

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