21st Century Breakdown is 18 tracks written in 3 movements (Heroes and Cons, Charlatans and Saints, and Horseshoes and Hand Grenades). I believe I like the second movement the best, even though lyrically it's a pretty strong judgment of "Christians". Lyrically, this album along with American Idiot are some of the best social commentary around. They're not writing songs so much to sell albums as preach a message. You may not agree with a message that calls into question the integrity of our government and the hypocrisy of religion, but the songs are thoughtful and a good look into the mind of the majority of the young adults of the world.
This really is a great album. I wish I could give it a hearty recommendation, but there are just too many f-bombs for me to do that. There are about 4 songs where the profanity is just too much. So I'd say, buyer beware or try to find a radio edit version.