Was anyone expecting a Green Day album that was an attempt to go back to "roots" NOT to sound rehashed? The band is better off experimenting and moving further away from their 90s identity.
I think by going back to their roots, it would mean actually writing a decent melody here and there. That's where I feel this release fell short the most. And they could at least throw in some catchy guitar leads like they had before, but they just weren't even trying with this one.