Various Artists

Piano Tribute to Green Day

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While it's still kind of perplexing that the same pop punks who brought us the '90s definitive odes to self-love and methamphetamines would became one of the biggest bands in rock & roll, the sign that they've well and truly made it comes by way of Piano Tribute to Green Day. Stripping away the snotty punk melodies of the originals in exchange for a more restrained and composed delivery, the album cleans Green Day up for an evening at a black tie event. While these non-essential but fun songs might be a far cry from the originals, they make up for their lack of energy with a certain sense of dignified class.

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