Personnel: Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals, guitar); Mike Dirnt (vocals); Jason White (guitar); Tre Cool (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Chris Lord-Alge.
Recording information: Jingletown Recording, Oakland, CA.
Dos! is the second installment in Green Day's power pop trilogy of 2012, arriving in November, just two months after the first. Like the first and third installments Uno! and Tres!, Dos! is designed to be a return to the infectious, snotty spirit of their '90s punk-pop prime, tempered with hints of the garage rock celebration of Foxboro Hot Tubs and a love of the Who.
Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he band follows lineal threads from DOOKIE-era punk into all manner of overheated angst....An album with a distinct sense of life coming off the rails."
Entertainment Weekly (p.97) - "[T]here's plenty of minor-key darkness lurking below, as in the bleary-eyed 'Lazy Bones' and the lounge-lizard groove propping up 'Nightlife.'" -- Grade: B+
Q (Magazine) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]tandout 'Stray Heart' confirms what we already know: the braver Green Day are, the better they are."