Green Day, Lifehouse and Boys Like Girls are behind some of the best rock releases this week.
¡Tré! is the third installment in Green Day's LP trilogy, which also features the aptly named ¡Uno! and ¡Dos! In this album, the rock band explores their former style, as opposed to other genres. The album is by far the most consistent project in the trilogy. With this album, Green Day reminds us that they can still deliver solid material. Check out "X-Kid" and "Dirty Rotten Bastards" for proof. It may be awhile before Green Day releases another album, while lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong battles his drug addiction in rehab.
Lifehouse mixes things up a bit on their sixth studio album, Almeria. During an interview with Billboard, the band's front man, Jason Wade, revealed that they created the first half of the album during jam sessions and the latter half through a more organic songwriting approach. Although you can certainly detect a change in the album's tone, there is no denying it is Lifehouse—same band, same lyrics, but with a different rhythm and a slightly evolved sound. You'll either love it or leave it. Check out their lead single, "Between the Raindrops," featuring British singer Natasha Bedingfield.
Crazy World is the band's first full length project in almost three years—and an extension of the EP they released earlier this year with the same title. The band scrapped the first version of the project—saying it catered too much to current music trends. The finished project, which will hit shelves this week, updates their previous efforts to reflect both their growth and the change in their music, with greater focus on the former. Whereas their earlier releases made fans out of teens, this project will likely appeal to the college crowd. Check out their lead single, "Be Your Everything."
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