Sound — 7
This album, the first ever from Good Charlotte, is probably the only album from them that has more punk rock to it than the other 3 albums. It is hard to believe that this band started when two twin brothers from Waldof, Maryland, decided to start their very own band, even though they had never sung nor played any musical instrument before. Although this album, when released, was not a huge commercial success, it is still and very nice album in itself. Recommended for anyone appreciates a gentler kind of punk rock from the usual hard core punk rock.
Lyrics — 8
Lyrics for the song are quite simple, typical for any teenager. Examples like the song Motivation Proclamation, which is about your life being boring, having to do the same thing everyday and needing some motivation to to get you out off your bed and going. Songs like Festival Song, talks about having al ot of responsibility and just not caring about them for that one night. Not wanting anyone to tell you how to live your life. As for the singer's skills, I must say that they are not that impressive. He may not be much of a singer but, he has such a unique voice that it doesn't not matter anymore. Same goes for the backing vocals.
Overall Impression — 8
However, this album, compared to others, is quite like the rest. There is nothing really special about it but it I still a nice album to listen to. The most impressive songs will be the first 5 songs of the album, Little Things, Waldofworldwide, Motivation Proclamation, East Coast Anthem and Festival Song. If this album was either lost or stolen, I would consider buying it back again.