- Personnel: Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals, guitar); Tre Cool (vocals, drums); Mike Dirnt (vocals); Jason White (guitar).
- Audio Mixer: Chris Lord-Alge.
- The first in an ambitious trilogy of albums from Green Day, Uno! finds the trio reuniting with producer Rob Cavallo and breaking away from the rock operas of American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. Leaving behind narratives and melodrama, the group indulge in their fondness for garage rock and power pop, not to mention their impish sense of humor. They're so loose they wind up diving headfirst into the pseudo-parody of "Kill the DJ," a single that doubles as the group's first stab at disco-rock, a good harbinger for the variety on Uno! and its subsequent sequels Dos! and Tre!
Rolling Stone (p.69) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "12 blasts of hook-savvy mosh-pit pop, cut hot and simple with no operatic agenda..."
Q (Magazine) (p.92) - "On 'Sweet 16,' Billie Joe Armstrong eloquently serenades his long-time love..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.82) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n unusually welcome exercise in dumbing back down. Here, you'll find F-words galore, chugging, Clash-like guitar onslaughts, a song about a high school reunion and not a single nugget of social commentary."
Paste (magazine) - "[A] whiplash return to the band's reckless, hook-a-minute roots -- with power-pop studio sheen..."