Upon listening to Green Day’s 2004 album American Idiot for the first time, Bart Reeve has started to suspect that the war in Iraq was a bad thing.
“You go your whole life believing that George W. is the greatest president that ever served. But there’s actually a lot of bad feelings from that whole time, and I think I’m starting to see why,” he remarked after completing his first runthrough of the highly successful rock opera.
“The way that Billie Joe sings those lyrics, he seems to be kinda pissed off about the whole situation,” Reeve commented after his second full listen of the record. “It’s making me start to question everything I know and love about America, not just how we get our oil. I don’t know if this is a hot take, but maybe Iraq wasn’t a good idea?”
“There’s all these different characters in the songs and, call me crazy, but I feel like they’re supposed to represent something bigger about our relationships with each other,” he continued, staring dumbfounded at the dusty CD he had been playing, “everything just has like a deeper meaning or something.”
At press time, Reeve was having a full meltdown after listening to Radiohead’s OK Computer for the first time.