Album review: Tre - Green Day

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 05:00 30/12/2012
 Tre - Green Day
Tre - Green Day

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TRE
Green Day
(Warner)

Three CDs in three months was always going to be a difficult sell - even for Green Day. 

The reviews have been hot and cold but like Uno and Dos, Tre is a one two three quickfire snapshot of everything that Green Day has built their legacy on - catchy hooks, catchier riffs and the occasionally meaningful lyric.

If anything, the third installment is more melodic and evenly paved with songs such as Brutal Love and the acoustic teaser Drama Queen a lot more reflective.

Apparently, the fourth installment is a DVD that documents all three sessions and offers insights into the rationale for the trilogy. 

Two things emerge. 

One is that if you have never owned a Green Day album, this trilogy would suffice. 

The second is that fans rarely get the chance to witness a band giving themselves a refresher course. Thumbs up to Green Day for being so ambitious.

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