The early praise for 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day's new LP out worldwide this week, sounds much like the rabid acclaim for their previous full-length American Idiot. From what I've heard, this is another rock opera with lots of themes, depth and scope you never expected from the band that brought you 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours in 1991.

This track combines the best punk of Idiot with the senior-year sentimentality of "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)."