Albums The Best Green Day Albums of All Time  

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Green Day is one of the best alternative rock and pop punk bands of all time. This list of the best Green Day albums includes pictures of the album covers when available. The Green Day discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Green Day albums can be found at the top of the list. The NorCal trio's predominant lineup features frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, bass player Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool. The band's first studio release, 39/Smooth, came out in 1990. 

To make voting for your favorite records easier, we haven't included Green Day singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Green Day album isn't ranked highly enough, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Green Day album, vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know what is the best Green Day album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from Dookie to American Idiot to Insomniac. These popular Green Day CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Green Day Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2004

Artist: Green Day

Tracks: Are We the Waiting, Holiday / Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Holiday, Extraordinary Girl / Letterbomb, Governator, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock, Pop punk, Rock opera, + more

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Dookie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Green Day Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1994

Artist: Green Day

Tracks: Pulling Teeth, F.O.D. / All by Myself, Chump, Welcome to Paradise, She, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Punk rock, Pop punk

Also Ranked

#34 on The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

#7 on The Best Albums of the 1990s

#14 on The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 1990s

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Nimrod is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Green Day Albums of All Time
Photo: Sham Hardy/Flickr
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Release Date: 1997

Artist: Green Day

Tracks: Hitchin’ a Ride, Good Riddance (Time of Your Life), Walking Alone, Platypus (I Hate You), Haushinka, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Hardcore punk, Punk rock, Pop punk, Ska punk, + more

Also Ranked

#58 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Insomniac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Green Day Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1995

Artist: Green Day

Tracks: Walking Contradiction, Tight Wad Hill, Bab’s Uvula Who?, Armatage Shanks, Panic Song, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Hardcore punk, Punk rock, Pop punk

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