Green Day - American Idiot
Green Day come of age with this supercharged punk pop singalong (but not with Uncle Bush) classic. No more dumb punk scum, this single sees Billie Joe and the gang use their undoubted melodic talents to undermine the forces of alienation, tension, propaganda, media manipulation and general mind fuckedness that stalk their land. In the process they've created a jump up and down delight of a three minute guitar powered pop song, the sort of thing you should rush to buy on the day it comes out and then play on repeat for hours on end. If you thought rock'n'roll had lost its power to undermine and question authority, blast your ear drums with this. But then wonder what Bush's likely victory in November says about the state of America...