American Idiot (studio album) by Green Day

American Idiot by Green Day
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-09-14
Overall rank: 158th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 1,729 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2004 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (25th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (158th)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
GREEN DAY-AMERICAN IDIOT - VINILO NEW VINYL
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
Green Day- American Idiot (Reprise, 2009) 2xLP Gatefold 180 Gram NM
Condition: Used


eBay
eBay
Green Day- American idiot-- Exclusive Red Vinyl--- Pre Order, ships 15 Aug
Condition: New


  My favourite store:  

Green Day bestography

American Idiot is ranked as the best album by Green Day.

Green Day album bestography « Higher ranked This album (158th) Lower ranked (227th) »
-American IdiotDookie

Upcoming concerts

Aug
13
Sat
21:00
Tea Leaf Green
Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia, Philadelphia, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Aug
14
Sun
19:00
Riley Green - Upgrade Meet & Greet Packages
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Aug
14
Sun
20:00
Hanson - Red Green Blue 2022 Tour
The Sylvee, Madison, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to American Idiot on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

American Idiot track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
3.
Track pick
Rating: 86 (410 votes)Comments: 7
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 78 (286 votes)Comments: 5
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 77 (292 votes)Comments: 5
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
10.
Rating: 79 (283 votes)Comments: 5
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
12.
Rating: 81 (280 votes)Comments: 11
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
13.
Rating: 81 (283 votes)Comments: 5
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

American Idiot rankings

American Idiot collection

American Idiot ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 1,729 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 1,729 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
80/100
 Report rating
11 hours ago traistboar  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 74681/100
 
65/100
 Report rating
08/07/2022 16:49 bwoodlan  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 67376/100
 
45/100
 Report rating
07/28/2022 02:05 teague  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,03280/100
 
60/100
 Report rating
07/21/2022 06:24 Arthurknight  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,24377/100
 
70/100
 Report rating
07/18/2022 09:44 Sforge  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,33077/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 16% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.0/100, a mean average of 72.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.9.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

American Idiot comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 137 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
60/100
From 04/20/2022 16:37
This is a poor attempt at replicating both The Decline and The War On Errorism by NOFX. I like Green Day, but I can’t think of a more blatant rip off. And neither of the NOFX records had anything as lame as Wake Me When September Ends.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 02/08/2022 00:01
This is a hugely over rated album in my opinion. While the singles and the big songs are very good and a lot of fun to listen to the rest of the album falls short of the mark for me. We will start with the positives which is the catchiness of the music which is very good and so easy to get infected by. The choruses are genius and have you singing them no matter whether you love this album or not. Then there are the 3 big songs which are fantastic and probably the groups best 3 tracks ever. The vocal is very unique as well and you can always tell when it is a Green Day song due to the voice. However, the album is just to inconsistent for me with these 3 tracks being the only songs better than just good. While there are a few more enjoyable songs there are none that reach that same level. The album is very bloated as well and it is quite easy to cut bits out of the album and skip tracks. If the album was the length of Dookie or possibly even shorter them the album might be amongst the greatest but without doing this the length really hurts this release. Finally, there is the music itself which is just a bit simple and when you properly inspect it you find yourself wanting more out of the sound they are creating. It feels a bit empty on a lot of the songs and a bit boring. The performances on the album are pretty meh as well and when comparing them with some other albums ranked near this album the instrumentation is far better on the other records. It does get very repetitive in style by the end to. Overall, this record just might not be for me as I just can't seem to see the hype around the quality of the music but I do very much enjoy some of the songs.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 01/13/2022 23:20
Starts with a hiss and a roar with some of their best work. Dips a bit from midway but on saying that, they are still great songs well above par.
Overall a fantastic selection of tracks. They'd matured massively as a band and with this and it shows.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 01/04/2022 14:18
Kinda remember the singles at the time but wasn't quite into this punk pop sound - but gave the album a listen a couple of years back and become a firm favourite since. I'm told there is a narrative through it but I haven't really followed that.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 11/28/2021 12:02
Muy buen disco. La verdad es que no sé por qué no lo había escuchado antes. Supongo que Dookie pesaba mucho en mi.
Da mucha alegría ver que bien ha evolucionado el grupo con el tiempo y que sigue habiendo ruido guitarrero.
Jesus of Suburbia, Holiday, Boulevard, Wake me up,... son algunos de sus mejores temas
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 07/16/2021 13:40
Nem é tão excelente, mas é extremamente nostálgico!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
65/100
From 07/08/2021 18:15
Definitely has grown off me, I always go with Dookie, but still some solid tracks on here like "Jesus Of Suburbia," and"St. Jimmy."
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
65/100
From 07/08/2021 18:14
Definitely has grown off me, I always go with Dookie, but still some solid tracks on here like "Jesus Of Suburbia," and"St. Jimmy."
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 03/25/2021 19:50
80.38/100

Uno de mis discos favoritos de mi temprana pubertad. Lo compré con mi propio dinero a los 11 ó 12 años. Ahora que lo vuelvo a escuchar me trae muchos recuerdas y puedo apreciar la música con más detenimientos, y reconocer ciertos aciertos y ciertos errores. Mis tres canciones favoritas son Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Jesus of Suburbia y Wake Me Up When September Ends, con menciones honoríficas a Letterbomb y Holiday. Siempre me ha parecido que hay canciones poco reconocidas como Letterbomb o Whatsername, incluso She's A Rebel, esta última que lejos de estar ante una gran calidad de letras, logra cautivarme con su punk acelerado. Sin embargo, hacer canciones de este tipo es una gran apuesta para una de las bandas og del punk. Siento que es uno de sus mejores discos y contiene temas más memorables, no como el 21st Century Breakdown, que tiene varias olvidables. Sin embargo, hay algunas de este disco que también me parece que desentonan, algunos fan favorites como Give Me Novacaine o St. Jimmy, que en los live son muy bien recibidas, pero ni así logran convencerme. En fin, este es un album que siempre recordaré con mucho cariño por todos los recuerdos de la adolescencia que me trae, y siempre rockearé con los mejores temas del mismo.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
From 02/28/2021 19:00
l'opéra rock du groupe américain est très bien, ca s'enchaine très bien, beaucoup des titres les plus connus du groupe sont sur cet album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for American Idiot

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 2004
1. Funeral by Arcade Fire
2. Madvillainy by Madvillain
3. American Idiot by Green Day
4. The College Dropout by Kanye West
5. Hot Fuss by The Killers (US)
6. Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse
7. Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand
8. Antics by Interpol
9. Mm.. Food by MF DOOM
10. Hopes And Fears by Keane
11. The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom
12. Seven Swans by Sufjan Stevens
13. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
14. Brian Wilson Presents Smile by Brian Wilson
15. A Ghost Is Born by Wilco
16. Sung Tongs by Animal Collective
17. Our Endless Numbered Days by Iron & Wine
18. The Libertines by The Libertines
19. Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance
20. From A Basement On The Hill by Elliott Smith
Back to Top