While I might have called myself a Green Day fan in the early 90s, I haven't picked up American Idiot
. I actually haven't picked up a Green Day album since Dookie
. This is not because of any distate toward the band--I just haven't really picked up a CD of new, RIAA-produced music for a long time. I generally hear a lot of the songs on the radio, anyways.
Everyone, however, should go check out Dean Gray's American Edit
, a free, downloadable album of American Idiot
mashups. Two particular favorites are "Dr. Who on Holiday" (because of the geek-cred inclusion of the Dr. Who
Theme Song) and "Novocaine Rhapsody" (which just supports the Good Omens
theory that all music left in a car for a fortnight will eventually turn into the Best of Queen