Green Day's Studio Albums

Revolution Radio

Released October 7, 2016

Revolution Radio is Green Day's follow up to 2012's Trilogy of albums. It has been described "as a collection of songs about the chaotic state of America in 2016." The album is self-produced by Green Day, recorded by Chris Dugan, mixed by Andrew Scheps, and mastered by Eric Boulanger at Bakery Mastering..


Released December 11, 2012

The third and final album in Green Day's 2012 trilogy. It was meant to sound "larger" than the other two albums (similar to the sound of American Idiot). Billie Joe described this album as "the hangover after the party." This album is named after the band's drummer, Tré, as a play on the word "tres" (three in Spanish).


Released November 13, 2012

The second album in Green Day's 2012 trilogy. Billie Joe described this album as having more of a garage-rock influence, and meant it to be the "party" record.


Released September 25, 2012

Green Day's first album in the 2012 trilogy. Produced by Rob Cavallo, this album has a more classic, poppy Green Day sound, and is meant to signify "getting ready for the party [¡DOS!]."

21st Century Breakdown

Released May 15, 2009

Green Day's eighth studio album was recorded January 2008 - April 2009 at Ocean Way Recording, Studio 880, Jel Studio, and Costa Mesa Studios. The album was produced by Butch Vig, marking the first time Rob Cavallo wasn't a part of a major release Green Day album. The album reached #1 on the USA Billboard and #1 in 15 other countries around the world. It has sold over 3.5 million copies since it's release.

American Idiot

Released September 21, 2004

Green Day's seventh studio album was recorded April 2003 - March 2004 at Studio 880 in Oakland, CA, USA. Work on the album began after the master tapes were stolen for another album the band was working on titled Cigarettes and Valentines. American Idiot was released on September 21, 2004 and gave Green Day a resurgence of popularity as it sold over 15 million copies worldwide, making it Green Day's second most popular album. In 2009 the album was released as musical.


Released October 2, 2000

Green Day's sixth studio album, Warning, was recorded from March - April 2000 at Studio 880 in Oakland, California. This was the first album since Green Day signed to Reprise that Rob Cavallo did not fully produce (though he was still an executive producer for the album). This album marked a significant change in Green Day's sound with the band deciding to include a wider variety of instruments, most notably more acoustic guitars. The album received mixed criticism after its release, but still debuted at #4 on the Billboard chart. The album has sold over 3 million copies worldwide since its release.


Released October 14, 1997

Nimrod is Green Day's 5th album. It was recorded May - July 1997, and released October 14, 1997. The album entered the Billboard charts at #10 with help from its hugely-popular second single, "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)." The album has sold over 6 million copies worldwide since its release.


Released October 9, 1995

Green Day's fourth studio album was released on October 10, 1995. The album features artwork by Winston Smith, titled "God Told Me To Skin You Alive." Many people saw Insomniac as a response to Green Day's sudden launch to fame after the release of Dookie. The album has distinctly heavier/angrier tone and lyrics. It has sold over 8 million copies worldwide, making it Green Day's third most successful album to date.


Released February 1, 1994

Dookie was Green Day's major-label album debut, and was recorded September - October 1993 (after the band had signed to Reprise Records). Dookie was released on February 1, 1994. The album would be the first (of many) produced by Rob Cavallo, who signed the band to Reprise. The album, driven by its handful of powerful radio singles, became an instant smash-hit. It remains Green Day's best-selling album with over 16 million copies sold worldwide.


Released January 16, 1992

Green Day's second studio album was recorded in May and September of 1991 at Art of Ears Studio in San Francisco, CA, USA. The album was produced by Andy Ernst and Green Day, and released by Lookout! Records on Janaury 17, 1992. The album was later re-mastered and re-released on Reprise Records and Epitaph Europe on January 9, 2007. As of 2010 it has sold over 750,000 copies in the USA, and over 1 million worldwide.


Released April 13, 1990

Green Day's first studio album recorded by Lookout! Records. The album features John Kiffmeyer on drums. Songs from this release were eventually re-released on the more popular compilation album 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. Original pressings of this album can usually only be found on eBay.