Good Morning Revival
Released: Mar 2007
With the arrival of its fourth LP, Good Charlotte, the band that made its name decrying "the rich and the famous," are absurdly rich and famous. But you know what they say: Mo' money, mo' problems. "Keep your hands off my girl," warns Joel on the band's flirtation with electro-industrial. "The River" is as ginormously hook-riddled as anything they've written, and "Beautiful Place" may be the first pop-punk song to feature a slide guitar. The latter tune is a pleasant departure, but for the most part it's business as usual for this post-millennial answer to the Knack.