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Nimrod (stylized as nimrod.) is the fifth studio album of Green Day. It was released on October 14, 1997 by Reprise Records. The band began recording at Conway Studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Rob Cavallo. Departing from the dark and bleak tone of their previous album Insomniac, Nimrod incorporated elements from surf rock and ska punk genres. Lyrically, the album discusses themes such as maturity, personal reflection, and fatherhood.

Nimrod debuted at a modest No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, and went on be certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album included the acoustic ballad "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)", which became heavily popular and a staple in graduation ceremonies and prom dances. Three more singles were released off the album, "Hitchin' a Ride", "Redundant", and "Nice Guys Finish Last", all of which received radio airplay and moderate popularity. Nimrod received positive reviews from critics, many of whom praised Billie Joe Armstrong's songwriting. It has sold 2 million copies in the United States and 10 million worldwide.

Track listing

  1. "Nice Guys Finish Last" - 2:49
  2. "Hitchin' a Ride" - 2:51
  3. "The Grouch" - 2:12
  4. "Redundant" - 3:17
  5. "Scattered" - 3:02
  6. "All the Time" - 2:10
  7. 'Worry Rock" - 2:27
  8. "Platypus (I Hate You)" - 2:21
  9. "Uptight" - 3:04
  10. "Last Ride In" - 3:47
  11. "Jinx" - 2:12
  12. "Haushinka" - 3:25
  13. "Walking Alone" - 2:45
  14. "Reject" - 2:05
  15. "Take Back" - 1:09
  16. "King for a Day" - 3;13
  17. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" - 2:34
  18. "Prosthetic Head" - 3:38

(Total length: 49:09)

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