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Fourtheenth studio release from the pop-punk trio, produced by Rob Cavallo (Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Dave Matthews Band)

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  1. 9.0 |   Spill Magazine

    Without needing a comeback, Saviors marks a new and thrilling era for Green Day that can stand alongside their greatest albums
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Green Day are back with their best album in 20 years, stuffed to the brim with anthemic punk rock choruses skewering life in the post-COVID era
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  3. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    As they get older and wiser, when they focus their songwriting skills like they do on Saviors, they are as sharp, bright and essential as they’ve ever been. And they still know who they, and you, are
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  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    In an US election year, it’s satisfying to hear the band getting some fire in their bellies
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    The pop-punk icons’ 14th album finds them wiser, more subtle, but still up for a romp
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  6. 7.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This newly confident iteration just let it come naturally when it comes, knowing full well it's always been in their DNA. Here's to one of pop-punk's best, aging gracefully, even if there were a few false starts on the way there
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  7. 7.1 |   Spectrum Culture

    Green Day finds its way again with Saviors, a new record that sits easily in their well-tried pop-punk sound but with a renewed vigor and a fair bit of wit
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  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Saviors is the best Green Day album in at least 15 years. It’s refreshing to hear them on Saviors, where they sound focused and energized again
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    After that initial impression fades, Saviors sounds cleaner, stronger, and purposeful, all due to the still-sharp pop instincts of Bille Joe Armstrong. Age may dampen Green Day's roar, but it has also heightened their songcraft, and that's reason enough to give Saviors time to let its hooks sink in
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  10. 7.0 |   Clash

    ‘Saviors’ turns out to be a somewhat confident return to form, but one that also fails to build upon the records that inspired it
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  11. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Although there are still growing pains after almost 40 years, Green Day are back with a spiky, enthusiastic vengeance. And that's always a good thing
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  12. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    At its high points, Saviors is a reminder of why you fell in love with Green Day, a triumphant outing that will surely silence the critics
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    They unleash 15 compact, primarily pro forma bangers. Print edition only

  14. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It’s Armstrong’s alternating earnestness and sarcasm, combined with some typically hummable tunes, that make Saviors something of a return to form for the trio, which drifted a little too far into pop territory on 2020’s Father of All Motherfuckers
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  15. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Pop-punk survivors in dire need of rejuvenation
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  16. 6.0 |   The FT

    Their latest album marks a spry return to the power-trio days of ‘American Idiot’
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  17. 6.0 |   The Independent

    The third and final part of the band’s American Idiot trilogy is heartfelt, but also ploddingly unoriginal
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  18. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Saviors doesn't stray too far from what they've done in the past 10-15 years, but it's far more impassioned despite their pairing things down, proof that maintaining an agreeable middle ground with just enough anger suits them best
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  19. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Three decades into their career, the band continues to strike a balance between teen spirit and maturity
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  20. 5.1 |   Pitchfork

    Attempting to cement their title as a legacy rock act, Green Day absorb the kind of lazy regression they once rallied against
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