Release Date: October 1, 2002
Reviewed by Jeff Brinn
Warp tour Veterans Good Charlotte are back with another fine slab of teen angst anthems. Fourteen tracks of from the bleeding heart youth anger, confusion and very pop orientated power punk songs that will surely please the mall buying kids of America.
Don’t get me wrong The Young And The Hopeless packs a mighty punch but at times just comes across a little to clean on the production end. If you are at all a fan of bands such as Green Day, New Found Glory and Social D then this is a must have for your collection. Songs like The Anthem, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Riot Girl and My Bloody Valentine all are pop punk classics with all the sincere feeling of four kids just playing straight forward rock n roll the way it was meant to be, fun.