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, Whatsername, Letterbomb, Give Me Novacaine, Homecoming: I. The Death of St. Jimmy / II. East 12th St. / III. Nobody Likes You / IV. Rock and Roll Girlfriend / V. We’re Coming Home Again, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Give Me Novacaine / She's a Rebel, She’s a Rebel, Are We the Waiting / St. Jimmy, St. Jimmy, Shoplifter, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Too Much, Too Soon, American Idiot, Extraordinary Girl, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Homecoming: I. The Death of St. Jimmy / II. East 12th St. / III. Nobody Likes You / IV. Rock and Roll Girlfriend / V. We’re Coming Home Again, Jesus of Suburbia: I. Jesus of Suburbia / II. City of the Damned / III. I Don’t Care / IV. Dearly Beloved / V. Tales of Another Broken Home

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, Emenius Sleepus, Coming Clean, Longview, When I Come Around, In the End, Having a Blast, Basket Case, Sassafras Roots

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

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#34 on The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

#7 on The Best Albums of the 1990s

#8 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, Nice Guys Finish Last, King for a Day, The Grouch, Reject, All the Time, Uptight, Last Ride In, Redundant, Take Back, Prosthetic Head, Scattered, Worry Rock, Jinx

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

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

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21st Century Breakdown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Green Day Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2009

Artist: Green Day

Tracks: See the Light, Murder City, Last of the American Girls, 21st Century Breakdown, ¡Viva la Gloria!, East Jesus Nowhere, ¿Viva la Gloria? (Little Girl), Horseshoes and Handgrenades, 21 Guns, American Eulogy: Mass Hysteria / Modern World, Before the Lobotomy, Burnout, Peacemaker, The Static Age, Christian’s Inferno, Last Night on Earth, Know Your Enemy, Restless Heart Syndrome, Song of the Century

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music, Punk rock, Pop punk, Power pop, + more

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