Green Day hardly need an introduction. The band formed in 1987 and released their debut album “39/Smooth” in 1990. Nearly two decades later, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool are back with one of the year’s most anticipated releases,“21st Century Breakdown”, their first release in almost 5 years. In 2004, the band released the now infamous “American Idiot” and “21st Century Idiot” can be viewed as a continuation of that album. Just like “American Idiot”, this album is based on a narrative, following a young couple Christian and Gloria, as they deal with current political and religious issues. The impressive 18-track record is divided into three acts: “Heroes and Cons,” “Charlatans and Saints,” and “Horseshoes and Handgrenades”. A far cry from the punk-rock antics of their previous albums before the Grammy-winning “American Idiot”, “21st Century Breakdown” is political, sharp, smart, and catchy. The sense of urgency amidst a state of political turmoil and corrupted religion opens our eyes and ears to the message that Green Day have once again delivered in a strong and passionate way. Needless to say, they have our undivided attention.