(2002) The Young And The Hopeless

Good Charlotte

... read moreGood 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...

45′:43″ 14 Songs

1
A New Beginning
Good Charlotte
1:48
2
The Anthem
Good Charlotte
2:55
3
Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous
Good Charlotte
3:10
4
Wondering
Good Charlotte
3:31
5
The Story Of My Old Man
Good Charlotte
2:42
6
Girls & Boys
Good Charlotte
3:01
7
My Bloody Valentine
Good Charlotte
3:54
8
Hold On
Good Charlotte
4:06
9
Riot Girl
Good Charlotte
2:17
10
Say Anything
Good Charlotte
4:21
11
The Day That I Die
Good Charlotte
2:58
12
The Young & The Hopeless
Good Charlotte
3:32
13
Emotionless
Good Charlotte
4:02
14
Movin' On
Good Charlotte
3:26
Released 04 October 2002, ℗ 2002 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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