IoS album review: Green Day, Tre! (Reprise)


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Tre! is the third instalment of a trilogy which has been overshadowed by singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s descent into Drug Hell.

Not that the contents are exactly headline-making material: this is Green Day doing what Green Day have always done. The episodic and epic “Dirty Rotten Bastards” may contain the startling line “I’ll chop a line of my best friend’s ashes”, but more typical is the Costello-esque pop-punk of “Amanda”. Business as usual, rehab or no rehab.