Is this song really better than "21st Century Breakdown"? No. Is "Know Your Enemy" a better first single than "21st Century Breakdown"? Well I've listened to it about 4 times and all I can remember from it is Billie asking me if I know my enemy, so I'm going to assume this will do better in radio than 21st Century's triple-tiered build-up structure — think "Holiday" vs "Jesus of Suburbia."
"Know Your Enemy" has a sing-song quality to it that will probably make it a mainstay in mainstream rock radio for quite some time. In other words, unless you absolutely love this song, don't turn KROQ on anytime soon.
Listen to the track here