21st Century Breakdown (music)/YMMV
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- Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Christian a righteous soul who is fighting for the common man, or a Well-Intentioned Extremist who needs to gain more control over his inner demons. If one only looks at "Peacemaker" and "East Jesus Nowhere", one could go with the latter, but in the other songs he seems more sympathetic.
- Awesome Music: "21 Guns," "Know Your Enemy," "East Jesus Nowhere.", "Little Girl" and "Restless Heart Syndrome".
- What? No love for "Static Age?"
- "Viva La Gloria", anyone?
- How has the epic American Eulogy not been mentioned?
- Or the amazing Peacemaker?
- The ending of "Last Night On Earth" absolutely never fails to give this troper chills. Especially given that it comes right on the heels of the certifiably insane "Christian's Inferno," and closes act 1 of the album.
- Broken Base
- Harsher in Hindsight:
- The mindless, violent rage of Christian is much harder to sympathize with after the January 2011 shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, wounding and killing others (including a nine year old girl born on September 11, 2001) by Jared Loughner, a psychotic "rebel" whose ideology is still unclear and, perhaps, does not exist.
- Could also be viewed as Hilarious in Hindsight: This album dropped before the Occupy movement started, and the "Take down the whole entire system" persona of Christian that is without a clearly-defined message of positive change is highly reflective of the Occupy movement as a whole, though they are clearly less violent.