Green Day, '¡Uno!' (9/25)
"The big-Marshall-amp thing is over – I've done it for 20 years," Billie Joe Armstrong says of the power-pop punch and jangle on ¡Uno!, the first of Green Day's three new albums (the second, ¡Dos!, is due November 13th). "We wanted to get into early AC/DC and Cheap Trick." The singer-guitarist is also "writing about girls again." He describes the songs on ¡Uno! as "feeling like your heart is on fire. On the second record, you start losing control." By ¡Tré!, which arrives in January, "your heart will feel like a flamethrower. It gets really hot."