New Album

Hear Green Day's '¡Tré!' a Week Before Release

It's the album-trilogy's finale, the one Billie Joe Armstrong calls "epic"
Gregg DeGuire

¡Tré!, the eleventh studio album from the fine gentlemen in Green Day, completes the band's triple-album cycle when it drops on December 11. Until then, the trio are streaming all twelve songs over at iHeartRadio (yes, the same iHeartRadio that hosted the festival where Billie Joe Armstrong had his onstage meltdown).

Differentiating the three records to Rolling Stone in July, Armstrong said: "The first one is power pop. The second is more garage-y, Nuggets-type rock. And the third is supposed to be epic. With the first album you're getting in the mood to party. On the second one, you're at the party. And the third album you're cleaning up the mess."

After a first spin, we can confirm this one's another fun 46 minutes, devoid of any of the groaning lameness of post-party cleanup. There's plenty of vintage-sounding Green Day, including a nice acoustic number in "Drama Queen," the anthem-sized singalong "X-Kid," some barn-burning punk in "Missing You," and a crescendoing balladic opener dubbed "Brutal Love." While Armstrong may have hit rock bottom earlier this year, there's no sound of fatigue on ¡Tré!. Go check it out.


User Comments


Photo of the day

July 31: Congrats, Alicia & Swizz!

July 31: Congrats, Alicia & Swizz!

Last night to celebrate their anniversary, power couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz took to social media to announce they're expecting a new bundle of joy! Alicia posted this pic on her Instagram, telling her super-producer hubby, "You make me happier than I have ever known!" Congrats to the obviously happy couple!