Granted, the political slant of this album is a complete 180 from my own views... but nonetheless I've been a fan of Green Day since I bought their "Dookie" album in 6th grade and continue to love many of their songs. American Idiot is no exception. My favorite "song" on it is actually 5 songs rolled into one 9 minute beast: Jesus of Suburbia/City Of The Damned/I Don't Care/Dearly Beloved/Tales Of Another Broken Home. Each part flows into the next in succession similar to Brainstew/Jaded on their Insomniac album. This 5-part epic of a song draws from some other past hits. "City of the Dammned" is to the melody of Bryan Adams' "Summer of '69" and "Tales Of Another Broken Home" is to the melody of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire". The other 3 melodies seem to be Green Day's own creations, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. If you are a fan of the punk genre I HIGHLY reccomend this album, as I think it is one of the best albums of the past year, and possibly Green Day's best album to date. Don't make the mistake of writing it off as just some anti-war propaganda (Aside from the title track, there really isn't any political agenda to the rest of the album). Short of buying it, punk fans owe it to themselves to at least listen to all 5 parts of Jesus of Suburbia (which, weighing in at 9 minutes, is unfortunately unlikely to see radio play).