Does it surprise and worry you that this song is played back to back with Keane on many radio stations? Or are you happy that your rock n roll figureheads are snuggling nicely into the mainstream?
Green Day are now about as punk rock as a latte with an extra shot of expresso; momentarily invigorating maybe, but largely a bourgeois treat for the mid-table minded. ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ may profess to speak for the depressed, confused and misguided, but it says nothing to me about my world. You know how you see pop stars sing about the poor in Africa and it makes you feel a little disgusted?
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