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The Young And The Hopeless [Enhanced]

Good Charlotte Audio CD
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The East Coast post-grunge/pop-punk outfit Good Charlotte was founded in 1996 by identical brothers Joel and Benji Madden. Inspired by a Beastie Boys performance on their 1995 Ill Communication tour, the Maddens enlisted the help of several high school classmates in assembling a band that combined the energetic elements spawned from '70s punk with the ... Read more in Amazon's Good Charlotte Store

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  • Audio CD (2 Feb 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00007ITB6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,486 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. A New Beginning
2. The Anthem
3. Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous
4. Wondering
5. The Story Of My Old Man
6. Girls & Boys
7. My Bloody Valentine
8. Hold On
9. Riot Girl
10. Say Anything
11. The Day That I Die
12. The Young & The Hopeless
13. Emotionless
14. Movin' On
15. Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous
16. Good Charlotte EPK
17. Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous
18. The Anthem
19. Wondering
20. Hold On
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Good Charlotte's frontmen, MTV hosts Joel and Benji Madden, had two major concerns with The Young and the Hopeless. One is that, despite the piercings and the spiky hairdos, people do not consider them "real" punks. The other is that their father left them when they were 16. Actually, the two dovetail quite neatly as it was their father's departure that sent their family spiralling into poverty, thus presenting the brothers with their tough "street" background (as well as the lyrics to the bouncy, tribal "The Story of My Old Man" and the maudlin, more gentle "Emotionless"). Musically speaking, though one line in "The Anthem"--"I'm just a minor threat"--points to a hard-core influence, the filth and the fury of punk are not in evidence here. Rather, Good Charlotte lean towards the sunny, chanting power-pop of the lighter Huntingdon Beach outfits. Nevertheless, with the title track and the aforementioned "The Anthem", the band appeal directly to high-school outsiders, and address their perennial relationship problems with "Wondering" and "Say Anything". They even find space for the comedy-horror of "My Bloody Valentine". So, they're not as intense or enraged as Black Flag, or even Linkin Park, but their undeniably strong melodies will see them sell millions to the young and mildly peeved. --Dominic Wills

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titolo-the young and the hopelessartista-good charlotte etichetta-epic----1.a new beginning2.the anthem3.lifestyles of the rich & famous4.wondering5.the story of my old man6.girls & bloody valentineascolta8.hold onascolta9.riot girlascolta10.say anythingascolta11.the day that i dieascolta12.the young & the hopelessascolta13.emotionlessascolta14.movin' on

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pop/Punk fun! 28 Oct 2003
By Magsy H
Format:Audio CD
The main thing to remember when you're listening to GC is that they're NOT hardcore punk, but that doesn't mean that their CD isn't great for basically any occasion. Take 'em with a pinch of salt instead of picking holes in their image, and enjoy the music!
Track by track:
A New Beginning: Can't really rate this.. GC do some instrumental stuff which I'm sure will appeal to some people. Good background music.
The Anthem: Filled with bags of attitude ("another loser anthem") and a punchy chorus, a great opening track guaranteed to get you bouncing around. Nice. (8/10)
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: I bought the album on the strength of this single, and in itself it's great.. intense overplay, however, has lowered my love for it substantially. Puts quite a good message across, although somewhat ironic considering the bags of money Joel and the boys must have gained from MTV... (6.5/10)
Wondering: A nice catchy tune and some surprisingly meaningful lyrics make for a great song you'll be humming for the rest of the week. (8.5/10)
The Story of My Old Man: Benji and Joel take the sudden departure of their father lyrically quite lightly, but you can feel the pain in the song. After humming this on the way home, my friend thought I was singing some twisted version of Craig David's 7 Days.. I suppose it is like that a bit. But better. (8/10)
Girls and Boys: Good track. Simple lyrics, simple tune, but it's one of those tracks that stick in your head and that everyone likes.. nice one, boys. (7.5/10)
My Bloody Valentine: Comical song which is one of the closest to pure punk lyrics they're ever going to get. Fun stuff. (8/10)
Hold On: Wow. After a track of light-hearted jokey songs, we get to the nitty gritty stuff. And it's actually rather good.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars aMaZiNg AlBuM!!! 24 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD
I only just got into good charlotte about a month ago but i loved all the songs on this album and their other albums as soon as i heard them. The lyrics actually mean something and they are not making any thing up just to make money unlike other bands around today!! I don't really care if people say their not punk or whatever cause the bottom line is their music is gr8!! Emotionless, The Anthem, Girls and Boys, The Young and The Hopeless and Hold On are all my fav tracks on the album. I would recommend it to anyone who does'nt care on what they look like or if they are punk or not just if they want to hear some good music!!!! Every song on this album is worth listening to!!
Good Charlotte Rocks!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked good! 4 Jun 2003
Format:Audio CD
Wow! Like everyone else I heard "Boys & Girls" on MTV and kinda liked their sound. I was flicking through the music channels when I heard "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and knew instantly that they were my type of band. I rushed out and bought "The Young and the Hopeless" and wasn't disappointed.
There's a strong sense of family running through the album. The fact that their father left them when they were 16 helped them produce some classic songs such as the rather upbeat "The Story of My Old Man" and the simply stunning "Emotionless". This album has everything, humour, comedy, punk anthems and songs for the social outcasts. Go and buy it now, you will not be disappointed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album Of The Year 7 Feb 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Good Charlotte last year + they have been ruling my CD player ever since. Good Charlotte is made up of identical twins, Joel and Benji, Billy, and Paul. They took their name from a childrens book, when they started playing about 8 years ago. This band has been (+ still is) massive in the US. It will only be a matter of time, until they are just as big here!
'The Young and the Hopeless' is a very different sound to GC's first album, but is definitely a good improvement! All of the songs on the album are great, which makes it really hard to pick a favourite!
'A New Beginning' - Pretty good, but being purely instumental, doesn't make it a catchy one that you remember. However, it shows off some wicked drum beats and guitar skills.
'The Anthem' - GC's next single is great (but not quite as good as Lifestyles!) It shows a defiant attitude, against sticking with the 'system'and following the crowd!
'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' - Their 1st UK single - with an entertaining (+ v good) video. Makes a sarcastuc attack at all of those complaining celebrities. Fast + lively with a v catchy melody. Love the bit 'do you know when you're famous she can kill your wife + there's no such thing as 25 to life!'
'Wondering' - Great follow up to Lifestyles + definitely one of the best tracks.
'My Old Man' - Not the best track, but still good. About the twins' dad, which gives the song more of a 'worthwhile' feel, which some of the music in the rock/punk scene could do with.
'Girls & Boys' - V funny track - 'girls don't like boys, girls like cars and money' is the main line - true? - you decide. This song takes a dig at girls + their real motives for liking boys!
'Bloody Valentine' - One of my favourites.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its the best 7 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
i think good charlotte rock especially 'lifestyles of the rich and famous' i recommend it to anyone who likes punky rock. their style is similar to mest and goldfinger. the best song on this album is 'day that i die' which is different from 'lifestyles of the rich and famous' because it is more mellow. the young and the hopeless by good charlotte is an overall great album and good charlotte are one of the best bands i have heard in a long time.
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