More Year End Lists

"21st Century Breakdown" appeared on Smashing Magazine's 100 Obscure and Remarkable CD Covers. "Warm and grungy, this cd cover art also captures a tinge of teenage angst."

"21st Century Breakdown" also appeared in a NY Times article by Jon Pareles, entitled, Reggae and Rock Operas, Intimacies and Anthems. "21st Century Breakdown" is third on the list, with the following description:

"Green Day's second rock opera is more ambitious than "American Idiot": richer, more diverse, more urgent, more flat-out tuneful and also more confusing. The ultimate target of the songs' rage and frustration can be unclear - the most pointed song can only ask "Do you know your enemy?" - but the ambition and the spirit of punky rebellion are strong."

Finally, Green Day appeared in the Top 10 of's Best of 2009. "21st Century Breakdown" appears at spot number eight.