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Epic

Album Review

Good Charlotte's The Young and the Hopeless is punk-pop déjà vu. Rehashing worn clichés aplenty on each track, cuts such as "The Anthem" emerge exactly as the title overtly implies: a high-velocity, guitar-driven reason to lash out against the usual growing pains inflicted by parental authority and high-school drama. Grafting the widely recognizable drum motif from Iggy Pop's infamous "Lust for Life," "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" is downright predictable, while offerings including "Boys and Girls," "Day That I Die," and "Moving On" are strictly paint-by-numbers rockers sans personality. However, "Emotionless," a shoegazing ballad with a clever orchestral backdrop, stands as the sole moment of truth. An album title that clearly reflects the content; stick with bands such as Green Day if radio-ready punk-pop is your preference.
Tom Semioli, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. A New Beginninghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-new-beginning/id359962621?i=359962649&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. The Anthemhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-anthem/id359962621?i=359962650&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Lifestyles of the Rich & Famoushttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lifestyles-of-the-rich-famous/id359962621?i=359962651&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Wonderinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wondering/id359962621?i=359962653&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. The Story of My Old Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-story-of-my-old-man/id359962621?i=359962655&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Girls & Boyshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/girls-boys/id359962621?i=359962657&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. My Bloody Valentinehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-bloody-valentine/id359962621?i=359962665&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Hold Onhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hold-on/id359962621?i=359962671&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Riot Girlhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/riot-girl/id359962621?i=359962675&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Say Anythinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/say-anything/id359962621?i=359962677&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. The Day That I Diehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-day-that-i-die/id359962621?i=359962700&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. The Young & Hopelesshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-young-and-the-hopeless/id359962621?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Emotionlesshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/emotionless/id359962621?i=359962797&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Movin' Onhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/movin-on/id359962621?i=359962799&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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