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Year: 2009 Artist: Green Day

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Songs from album 21st Century Breakdown
Song(s)Artist(s)
21 Guns Lyrics Green Day
Know Your Enemy Lyrics Green Day
Last Of The American Girls Green Day
Song of the Century Lyrics Green Day
21st Century Breakdown Lyrics Green Day
¡Viva La Gloria! Green Day
Before The Lobotomy Lyrics Green Day
Christian's Inferno Lyrics Green Day
Last Night On Earth Lyrics Green Day
East Jesus Nowhere Lyrics Green Day
Peacemaker Lyrics Green Day
Murder City Lyrics Green Day
Restless Heart Syndrome Lyrics Green Day
Horseshoes And Handgrenades Lyrics Green Day
The Static Age Lyrics Green Day
American Eulogy Lyrics Green Day
See The Light Lyrics Green Day
Like A Rolling Stone Lyrics Green Day
That's All Right Lyrics Green Day
21st Century Breakdown
21st Century Breakdown is the eighth studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day. It is the band's second rock opera, following American Idiot, and their first album to be produced by Butch Vig. Green Day commenced work on the record in January 2006. Forty-five songs were written by singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong by October 2007, but the band members did not enter studio work with Vig until January 2008. The writing and recording process spanned three years and four California recording studios and was finished in April 2009.
21st Century Breakdown was released May 15, 2009 through Reprise Records. Armstrong has described the album as a "snapshot of the era in which we live as we question and try to make sense of the selfish manipulation going on around us, whether it be the government, religion, media or frankly any form of authority". The singles, "Know Your Enemy" and "21 Guns" exemplify the themes of alienation and politically-motivated anger present in the record.
Critical response to 21st Century Breakdown was generally positive. Critics praising the album considered the composition and Armstrong's lyrics a success; skeptical reviewers were critical of the album's concept, describing it as vague and directionless. The record achieved Green Day's best chart performance to date by reaching number one on the album charts of various countries, including the United States Billboard 200, the European Top 100 Albums, and the United Kingdom Albums Chart. It was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards held on January 31, 2010. As of December, 2010 21st Century Breakdown has sold 1,005,000 copies in the United States and more than 3.5 million worldwide.