Many people’s complaints are that this album is a few songs too long. While that may be true, I still think it’s a tough choice to get rid of a song that might be considered filler. What’s everyone’s thoughts?
Kinda a hard one lol. Probably gonna get some hate for this, but I really don’t care for Platypus (I Hate You). It can be a good song, but it’s not really one I like to play and I usually skip over it.
I agree to an extent, but I think the inclusion of Take Back was necessary especially for an experimental album like this one. It borders metal/hard rock and the tracks like you mentioned on Shenanigans sound pretty Green Day to me. Of course I would love to have had those on Nimrod, but at least I can justify putting Take Back on the record (although admittedly not my favorite)
Desensitized is honestly in my top 10 or 25 Green Day songs so I’m just salty it got confined to a b-sides record haha. I’d be willing to remove another song to put Desensitized on there. Take Back has always stuck out as my least favorite on Nimrod but I still don’t hate it!
Honestly I’d probably make the tracklisting something like this
1.) Nice Guys Finish Last
2.) Hitchin a Ride
3.) The Grouch
7.) Worry Rock
8.) Platypus (I Hate You)
9.) King for a Day
15.) Good Riddance (Time of your Life)
16.) Prosthetic Head
I cut out Walking Alone, Last Ride In and All the Time. I threw in Desensitized and Suffocate in place of them. I also messed with the order a little bit.