The Young and the Hopeless review by Good Charlotte

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  • Released: Jan 13, 2003
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 6.2 (63 votes)
Good Charlotte: The Young and the Hopeless
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Sound — 10
The sound has definitely matured since their debut album (self-titled 'Good Charlotte' and they've experimented with different guitar sounds and use more drums...in Hold On there are a few great drum 'solos'. The riffs are pretty basic, but still sound great, mayeb even because of the simplicity.

Lyrics — 10
For whoever said all the lyrics were about their Dad, that is in about two of the songs... The lyrics are one of the best features about this album - Benji and Joel did have a troubled upbringing, and this does come out in some of their lyrics, but isn't that what you should be writing about; things that mean something to you?

Overall Impression — 10
It's hard to chose between this album and the first one...they're both very different yet similar. I think maybe some of it could be too commercialised, but I still think it is a quality pop-punk album. I am truely glad I bought it...it's been played so much that I might need to buy another one! If you don't have it, Go And Buy It!

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