Sound — 9
This album is purely and simply a Good Charlotte album. Staright from the start you are introduced to joel maddens coll crooning vocals in "introduction to cardiology" this album sweeps from guitar friendly tracks such as "let the music play" to anthemic rock songs with unforgetable choruses such as "last night" and "there she goes" they even have room for a light-hearted acoustic track "1979" which describes a time which you would imgaing to be in the madden twins youth. With this record Good Charlotte have made, in my opinion, their best album yet.
Lyrics — 8
In many ways the lyrics remain the same essential "love songs" that Good Charlotte always seem to do, they do this because they are good at it, very good at it. Joel maddens vocals bring a lot to the album and there is no doubt he is a very talented singer. He portrayes the emotion in "standing ovation" perfectly and it fits the mood of the song. He also manages to sing a high pitched scale in the bridge of "there she goes" which would be beyond many singers.
Overall Impression — 9
Good Charlotte can be compared to artists such as green day with this album and they deserve huge credit for it, they have defintely grew up with this recored are sing more about real issues and real problems in life, instead of immature teenage songs. The thing I love most love about this album is the anthemic and unforgettable choruses which make this album great. This has got to be one of my favourite ablums of the year.