The Young and the Hopeless review by Good Charlotte

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  • Released: Jan 13, 2003
  • Sound: 6
  • Lyrics: 6
  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 6 Neat
  • Users' score: 6.2 (63 votes)
Good Charlotte: The Young and the Hopeless

Sound — 6
The sound of this album is pretty simple instrumentally. I'm not really sure why there are two guitarists in this band, because mainly they both play the same thing, which can be irritating at times. If there were some lead riffs thrown in, it would do wonders for the sound. The bass is also mediocre at best. The drums are actually the best part of the music aspect on this album, although they tend to be repetitive (the drumline in "Lifestyle Of The Rich And Famous" is the same throughout the song.) This band is definitely a pop band with guitars.

Lyrics — 6
The lyrics arent too bad, though there is far too much whining. Like I mentioned before, Way Too Much Whining and Bellyaching if the message were more positive or covered topics other than girls it would be much better. However, the lyrics are definitely heartfelt, which is good. The singer's voice is okay and it fits the music.

Overall Impression — 6
If you like good guitar riffs and solos, don't even consider buying this album. The same applies to any bass fans like most pop-rock bands (Blink 182, Simple Plan, etc.) The lyrics are the focal point of the album. The best songs (musically) from the album are "Riot Girl" and "Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous". If it were stolen I probably wouldn't buy it again, because the new Relient K cd is coming and they are way better.

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