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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://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051945&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  2. The Anthemhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051950&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  3. Lifestyles of the Rich & Famoushttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051955&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  4. Wonderinghttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051971&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  5. The Story of My Old Manhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051974&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  6. Girls & Boyshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051977&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  7. My Bloody Valentinehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051982&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  8. Hold Onhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051984&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  9. Riot Girlhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051985&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  10. Say Anythinghttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051986&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  11. The Day That I Diehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051987&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  12. The Young & Hopelesshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-young-and-the-hopeless/id288051938?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Emotionlesshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051989&id=288051938&at=11l9vR
  14. Movin' Onhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288051990&id=288051938&at=11l9vR