The Greatest Rock Albums Ever

Green Day - American Idiot

30. Green Day - American Idiot

Fastforwarding to the early 2000s, Green Day was already had 20 years of success under their belt before the Bush war-era album American Idiot debuted in 2004.

It was what catapulted Green Day into the mainstreet, despite their already successful albums.

American Idiot was a rock opera that spoke to a generation of war-torn young adults in ways that rock music hadn’t quite reached before.