Insomniac

Insomniac is the fourth studio album from the punk rock band Green Day. It was released on October 10, 1995, through the Reprise Records label. Though it reached number two in the United States and went double Platinum (According to the RIAA) by 1996, Insomniac did not have the sales endurance of its predecessor, Dookie, largely due to its slightly darker lyrical tone and heavier, more abrasive sound. The album is the band's third-best selling album behind Dookie and American Idiot with over 7 million copies sold worldwide.

Review:

Spin - 8 - Very Good - "...Rage and release become an infinite loop, spinning faster all the time, old pleasures maniacally revved up to suit what INSOMNIAC and all of us know are `Jaded' times....The Green Day three have never crunched as powerfully....a sustained thrill..."
Entertainment Weekly - "...like DOOKIE, 14 slices of hearty anarchy, played with a follow-the-boucing-spitball compactness and vigor. The songs are new-generation-punk formula, but there's no denying the band's ear for a hook..." - Rating: B
Musician - "...another 14 ruthlessly economical, cheerfully alienated punk-pop flag wavers....Green Day...approach every number with its customary last-day-on-earth intensity. All of the hyper-adrenal elements found on the band's breakthrough set remain firmly in place here..."
Alternative Press - "...The record's a good 'un....Alongside Elastica, they're probably the best punk band around. Their sense of roots is flawless, their skills sharp, their rock'n'roll instincts finely tuned. They know how to entertain and how to write a catchy, perfect pop song..."
Spin - Ranked #15 on Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '95.'
Spin (12/95, p.63) - Ranked #15 on Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '95.'
Spin (12/95, p.118) - 8 - Very Good - "...Rage and release become an infinite loop, spinning faster all the time, old pleasures maniacally revved up to suit what INSOMNIAC and all of us know are `Jaded' times....The Green Day three have never crunched as powerfully....a sustained thrill..."
Musician (1/96, p.88) - "...another 14 ruthlessly economical, cheerfully alienated punk-pop flag wavers....Green Day...approach every number with its customary last-day-on-earth intensity. All of the hyper-adrenal elements found on the band's breakthrough set remain firmly in place here..."
Entertainment Weekly (10/20/95, pp.60-62) - "...like DOOKIE, 14 slices of hearty anarchy, played with a follow-the-boucing-spitball compactness and vigor. The songs are new-generation-punk formula, but there's no denying the band's ear for a hook..." - Rating: B
Alternative Press (1/96, p.80) - "...The record's a good 'un....Alongside Elastica, they're probably the best punk band around. Their sense of roots is flawless, their skills sharp, their rock'n'roll instincts finely tuned. They know how to entertain and how to write a catchy, perfect pop song..."
Artist(s):
GREEN DAY
Format:
CD

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Insomniac is the fourth studio album from the punk rock band Green Day. It was released on October 10, 1995, through the Reprise Records label. Though it reached number two in the United States and went double Platinum (According to the RIAA) by 1996, Insomniac did not have the sales endurance of its predecessor, Dookie, largely due to its slightly darker lyrical tone and heavier, more abrasive sound. The album is the band's third-best selling album behind Dookie and American Idiot with over 7 million copies sold worldwide.

Review:

Spin - 8 - Very Good - "...Rage and release become an infinite loop, spinning faster all the time, old pleasures maniacally revved up to suit what INSOMNIAC and all of us know are `Jaded' times....The Green Day three have never crunched as powerfully....a sustained thrill..."
Entertainment Weekly - "...like DOOKIE, 14 slices of hearty anarchy, played with a follow-the-boucing-spitball compactness and vigor. The songs are new-generation-punk formula, but there's no denying the band's ear for a hook..." - Rating: B
Musician - "...another 14 ruthlessly economical, cheerfully alienated punk-pop flag wavers....Green Day...approach every number with its customary last-day-on-earth intensity. All of the hyper-adrenal elements found on the band's breakthrough set remain firmly in place here..."
Alternative Press - "...The record's a good 'un....Alongside Elastica, they're probably the best punk band around. Their sense of roots is flawless, their skills sharp, their rock'n'roll instincts finely tuned. They know how to entertain and how to write a catchy, perfect pop song..."
Spin - Ranked #15 on Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '95.'
Spin (12/95, p.63) - Ranked #15 on Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '95.'
Spin (12/95, p.118) - 8 - Very Good - "...Rage and release become an infinite loop, spinning faster all the time, old pleasures maniacally revved up to suit what INSOMNIAC and all of us know are `Jaded' times....The Green Day three have never crunched as powerfully....a sustained thrill..."
Musician (1/96, p.88) - "...another 14 ruthlessly economical, cheerfully alienated punk-pop flag wavers....Green Day...approach every number with its customary last-day-on-earth intensity. All of the hyper-adrenal elements found on the band's breakthrough set remain firmly in place here..."
Entertainment Weekly (10/20/95, pp.60-62) - "...like DOOKIE, 14 slices of hearty anarchy, played with a follow-the-boucing-spitball compactness and vigor. The songs are new-generation-punk formula, but there's no denying the band's ear for a hook..." - Rating: B
Alternative Press (1/96, p.80) - "...The record's a good 'un....Alongside Elastica, they're probably the best punk band around. Their sense of roots is flawless, their skills sharp, their rock'n'roll instincts finely tuned. They know how to entertain and how to write a catchy, perfect pop song..."

Product details

Producer:
GREEN DAY
Recording Type:
Studio recording
Label:
Warner Brothers
Duration (sec):
1968

Listen to tracks

Disk 1

  • 1. Armatage Shanks
  • 2. Brat
  • 3. Stuck With Me
  • 4. Geek Stink Breath
  • 5. No Pride
  • 6. Bab's Uvula Who?
  • 7. 86
  • 8. Panic Song
  • 9. Stuart And The Ave.
  • 10. Brain Stew
  • 11. Jaded
  • 12. Westbound Sign
  • 13. Tight Wad Hill
  • 14. Walking Contradiction

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