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Episode 2484

Thu, 2024-Feb-22 00:01 UTC
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Welcome to featured Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of the featured Wikipedia article every day.

The featured article for Thursday, 22 February 2024 is Dookie.

Dookie is the third studio album by the American rock band Green Day, released on February 1, 1994, by Reprise Records. The band's major label debut and first collaboration with producer Rob Cavallo, it was recorded in mid-1993 at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California. Written mostly by frontman and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, the album is heavily based around his personal experiences, with themes such as boredom, anxiety, relationships, and sexuality. The album was promoted with four singles: "Longview", "Basket Case", a re-recorded version of "Welcome to Paradise" (which originally appeared on the band's second studio album, 1991's Kerplunk), and "When I Come Around".

After several years of grunge's dominance in popular music, Dookie brought a livelier, more melodic rock sound to the mainstream, and propelled Green Day to worldwide fame. Considered one of the defining albums of the 1990s and punk rock in general, it was also pivotal in solidifying the genre's mainstream popularity. Its influence permeated into the new millennium and beyond, being cited as an inspiration by many punk and pop-punk bands, as well as artists from other genres.

Though the band was labeled a sell-out by some of their original fans for leaving their independent label, Lookout! Records and embracing a more polished sound, Dookie received critical acclaim upon its release. The record won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album in 1995. It was also a worldwide success, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 in the United States and reaching top ten positions in several other countries. It was later certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, making it the band's best-selling album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide. It has been labeled by critics and journalists as one of the greatest albums of the 1990s and one of the greatest punk rock and pop-punk albums of all time; Rolling Stone placed Dookie on three iterations of their "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list, and at number 1 on their "50 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums" list. In August 2023, it was announced that a 30th anniversary deluxe edition of the album would be released on September 29, 2023, featuring outtakes, demos, and two live concert recordings.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:01 UTC on Thursday, 22 February 2024.

For the full current version of the article, see Dookie on Wikipedia.

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