Released: Oct 2010
Label: Capitol Records
Their tattoos may never go away, but Good Charlotte's days as "The Young and the Hopeless" are quickly fading. A decade after their debut, they now have wives and kids to juggle and they're just trying to "make the most of every moment" as they claim in "Standing Ovation." Cardiology is the quintet's fifth album, and it's Good Charlotte at their most innocuous yet vulnerable. The heart (the actual beating one) stands as the running metaphor as they bounce from their usual pop-punk shtick to poignant piano ballads to can't-remember-last-night-but-I-found-lipstick-on-my-collar party anthems.