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Good Charlotte

  • The Young and the Hopeless [Epic, 2002] ***
  • The Chronicles of Life and Death [Epic, 2004] C+
  • Good Morning Revival [Epic/Daylight, 2007] Dud

Consumer Guide Reviews:

The Young and the Hopeless [Epic, 2002]
honest pop band presents its songs punk, and that makes some people so mad ("The Story of My Old Man," "Riot Girl") ***

The Chronicles of Life and Death [Epic, 2004]
Like a thousand hit bands before them, they've seen the great big world and feel wiser, and like a thousand hit bands before them, they've forgotten the wisdom--strike that, the knowledge--that made them a hit to begin with. Beyond some rich-and-famous irony, not a single suburban detail soils an hour of good intentions. And you know the music overreaches too. C+

Good Morning Revival [Epic/Daylight, 2007] Dud