It looks like even success can't bring a smile to the self-hating Madden Brothers. Following on from their last album, The Young and the Hopeless, the kings of angst-pop, Joel and Benji, delve deeper into their tortured psyche while striving to be taken seriously. Punk-pop rhythms crash into string sections, empathy clashes with loathing. But Good Charlotte's confessionals are typical teenage moans, and their music second-hand Green Day.
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