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!