I remember the exact moment the album grew on me. I decided to play through the album on guitar and I remember thinking “man, these songs are fun as fuck to play”. I agree with your last point too! I rank Father of All as their worst album, but it’s hard to top everything when you’re a band like Green Day!
My opinion on it is that it’s not an overall bad album, it’s just not a great Green Day album. It’s enjoyable to listen to but also pretty forgettable with not much on there to pull you back for repeat listens.
As you gain distance from the albums release and have been hearing how much it sucks from fans for a couple years, it starts to sound a little better in a way because it’s not nearly as awful as some fans make it out to be.
I still think it was better suited for a side project and it would have received a lot less hate if it was.
I’ve always said that if another band put out Father of All it would be probably be received a lot better. It’s 100% a very forgettable album if you’re not fully up the band’s ass like we are lol. The songs are short and have little of substance. Throw in some bad production choices and you get Father of All
I don’t mind it but I think they can do so much better. It’s pretty bad when the producer of the album was warning people before it came out that it was the sound green day wanted and that it wouldn’t sound like we expect from them like basically saying this is not my fault!
This is it for me, enjoyable but fairly forgettable, and not a brilliant album by GD standards. I pre-ordered the CD when it was coming out and have stuck in my car. Whilst I’m driving around sort of absently listening it’s easy to bob along to and generally speaking unproblematic for me. But it’s not one that I really go back to, I can’t say that I have really got that itch to sit down and listen to it, and therefore I don’t really know the songs as well as I do other albums.