The author names the punk record his album of the year in his Entertainment Weekly column.
King writes, "It's not just the best-selling album of the year, but one of the best to be released in the entire rock era. There has never been a record so sweet and meaningful that is so...damn...LOUD.
"American Idiot succeeds on every level. Green Day has created a rock + roll masterpiece of far greater ambition than (The Who's) TOMMY. I've played the spots off this sucker, and every time I listen to it I can barely believe how good it is."10/12/2004 09:29