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Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte: Greatest RemixesGreatest Remixes (2008)
Sony Music Entertainment

Reviewer Rating: 1


Contributed by: mikexdudemikexdude
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Good Charlotte needs to take advice from a certain Gainesville furniture martial artist: They need to "stop, take some time to think" and "figure out what's important" to them. Let me elaborate... Implied in my All Time Low review, I am indignant towards local artists who reach fame and then .
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Good Charlotte needs to take advice from a certain Gainesville furniture martial artist: They need to "stop, take some time to think" and "figure out what's important" to them.

Let me elaborate...

Implied in my All Time Low review, I am indignant towards local artists who reach fame and then abuse it (not to mention having those same bands jammed into my brain by the misguided adoration of everyone and their mother in Maryland). But I'll admit that when I heard "The Young and the Hopeless" in fifth grade, I dug it, but at that age I was also under the impression that cooties were going to be the next Black Death. Nothing could save their music for me nowadays; not their cool hair cuts, not the addition of synthesizers, not the incredible speed of Synyster Gate's guitar wankary, not even a cameo in a Rancid music video. With all of those futile attempts, I'm sure you could imagine my bewilderment as to why Good Charlotte really thought that a remix album was a good idea. I couldn't be the only one who has heard those Haunted Cities remixes, right?

To start off, Greatest Remixes pulls together an "all-star" collection of guests ranging from the likes of Bubba Sparxxx, Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Mat Devine (Kill Hannah), the Academy Isâ?¦ and Metro Station, to name a few. Each contributes their own unique input on the band's greatest hits, but if you couldn't stand their songs before, I'm sure the addition of the Metro Station covering it isn't going to sway you in any way at all. To be quite honest, the whining choruses of "I Don't Wanna Be in Love" make me cringe.

That cover aside, the remixes are basically the removal of guitars and acoustic drums and replaced with predictable synthesizers and drum machines. "All Black," done by Mat Devine, only stands to prove that Joel Madden's voice is incredibly obnoxious -- why Divine decided to electronically stutter his vocals is beyond me. Million $ Mano's stab at the â??classic' "The Anthem" is thankfully almost completely void of a Madden twin, with the exception of the sampled line "this is the anthem, throw all your hands up." The two previously unreleased tracks, "Anxiety" and "Fight Song" aren't necessarily what I'd think are acceptable cuts to hold over fans until their next album. "Anxiety"'s dance beat is almost too similar to that "River" song, and the latter track, albeit featuring one of the better mainstream rappers in the Game, has enough n-words and clichĂ© anti-Bush rhetoric to make a Kanye West question his patriotism.

Good Charlotte, there aren't many nails in your coffin left to drive, and I advise that you cease the scams and release a rock â??n' roll masterpiece. If being a musician is really "important" to you, you might want to consider "stopping" what you're doing.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
walchick12 (July 7, 2009)

i have to agree. i mean, i love good charlotte, they are my favorite band, but this album is horrible. the songs i just wanna live, the anthem, and girls and boys- along with most of the others- were completely butchered in this album. although a few songs seemed not so bad, such as los angeles world wide and anxiety were really good in my opinion, and keep your hands off my girl was fairly decent.

please come out with a better album if you want to keep ur career!

danielsan (December 8, 2008)

Am I the only one that assumes everyone on this site is roughly the same age as me and then feel really old when the truth comes out?

PS I saw this review on the sidebar and laughed at the album title.. I'm glad the review was written. I'd rather have a shitty record get made fun of then read a three-star review of some dime-a-dozen indie rock band

alchron77 (December 8, 2008)

"...and the latter track, albeit featuring one of the better mainstream rappers in the Game"

the Game = suckage = this review. Ah, to be young and stupid again. I remember when I thought Coolio was kind of cool.

And for the record, Ageism rules. I hate the young and old alike.

SilentStorms (December 6, 2008)

What's with all the ageism? So he's 17 ... who gives a shit how old he is. Mike, you're doing well, and you're trying, so it's all good. Plus you think Good Charlotte is garbage, so you're ok in my book. Score's for people actually doing reviews for this site.

mikexdude (December 4, 2008)

You're such a cutie, Eazyd2.

eazyd2 (December 4, 2008)

such a stupid fuckin review by a stupid poser kid. fuck off.

lostandclowned (December 4, 2008)

that cover art is so bad.

mikexdude (December 3, 2008)

I go on this site to talk to the kind of people I don't have in highschool--punk music lovers, so stop trying to pick obvious fights like you were still there.

You can always not read it/ignore it... I mean, you don't even like the band, so I don't understand your motive.

I apologize for being a dick in the other review comments.

givemeamuseumandillfillit (December 3, 2008)

Dude, you think i'm upset? I did the same thing when i was 17 on this very site, that's the angle i'm coming from.

telegraphrocks (December 3, 2008)

I embarrassingly do like one Good Charlotte song. The one on The Young And The Hopeless (titled?) that starts off "if you want me to wait...".

That is all.

I suck.

Score's for admitting stuff.

mikexdude (December 3, 2008)

"Good Charlotte were barely HOLDING ON in the first place"

Brian, there is a Good Charlotte song called "Hold On"-- I don't know if you were trying to be funny, but I laughed.

mikexdude (December 3, 2008)

"Dude, just don't write reviews. You're not even being informative and pretty much all the records you've reviewed doesn't need to be reviewed"

Besides this and BMTH, all the bands I attempt to review belong on this site. so.... 2/11? Also, I'm sorry you have such a problem with me reviewing, unfortunately you're right in saying I'm not good at it... which is why I'm trying to better myself. At the displeasure of everyone on this site, of course. Give me a break, man and chill the fuck out.

givemeamuseumandillfillit (December 3, 2008)

Dude, just don't write reviews. You're not even being informative and pretty much all the records you've reviewed doesn't need to be reviewed. Just post it as comments because that's pretty much what they look like anyways.

And fallingbalblabamxpxwrongdude84: NFG fell off fast? They're still playing 1000-3000 cap rooms everywhere. Sure the latest record was a bummer but they did the fastest bounce back i've ever seen a band do (yes, i consider 2 years very fast to tour, get dropped, make a tideover record, another world tour, another tideover record and then finally resigning and making a new record).

inagreendase (December 3, 2008)

GC and NFG fell off so fast, its incredible

Nah, NFG took years to fall off; then they pretty much climbed back up.

Good Charlotte were barely holding on in the first place.

I liked Good Charlotte's self-titled album when it came out, but I was also 14. Which makes even me older than Mike. And I'm not that old.

chrisss (December 3, 2008)

"i do love lifestyles of the rich and famous cause that really is just a great song..."

Also this is an incredibly depressing statement.

chrisss (December 3, 2008)

"To start off, Greatest Remixes pulls together an â??all-starâ?ť collection of guests ranging from the likes of Bubba Sparxxx, Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Mat Devine (Kill Hannah), the Academy Isâ?¦ and Metro Station, to name a few."

I take extreme pride in the fact that I recognize but one of those names.

bongsmcj (December 3, 2008)

i really liked the self titled album when it came out and i was in the seventh grade... i still jam it from time to time... waldorfworldwide baby!

i think most of their other stuff pretty much blows but i do love lifestyles of the rich and famous cause that really is just a great song...

samheaton85 (December 3, 2008)

I would just like to add to the deserved scathing review, the cover looks like a blatant rip off of a great electronic act Boys Noize

grafixx (December 3, 2008)

good charlotte has become limp bizkit!

BarleyPat (December 3, 2008)

So what came out when everyone else was in 5th grade? I had to look it up:

Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em
Fear of a Black Planet
Frizzle Fry
Social Distortion (s/t)
Paula Abdul - Shut up and Dance
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Scumdogs of the Universe
Step by Step - NKOTB
Danzig II
Cowboys From Hell
Facelift
Ritual de lo Habitual
Mamma Said Knock You Out
Cherry Pie
Rust in Peace
Seasons in the Abyss
Against the Grain
Gonna Make You Sweat

SunKing (December 3, 2008)

umm... kind of in response to cos's post....

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/31/2020127 .htm

jacknife737 (December 2, 2008)

does even the mainstream care about this band anymore?

mikexdude (December 2, 2008)

Archangel, blame this guy: http://www.punknews.org/review/7696

no_face (December 2, 2008)

score is for first line of the review

Archangel (December 2, 2008)

I almost asked why this review was even posted.

Cos (December 2, 2008)

http://www.residentadvisor.net/images/reviews/2007/boys-noize-oi -oi-oi.jpg

Good to see that their album art is as derivative and limp and their music.

Again, i quoth Chris Rock "Good Charlotte? More like mediocre Green Day!"

mikexdude (December 2, 2008)

"Mike touches other boys in their swimsuit area"

I fail to see how this is a problem.

descendentmark (December 2, 2008)

Damn, I was out of college when the Young and Hopeless came out. I don't know why everyone thinks Good Charlotte sucks now! They Have Always SUCKED!!!! But what do I know I'm just and old fuck.

mattramone (December 2, 2008)

Mike touches other boys in their swimsuit area.

CCSummers (December 2, 2008)

Does this feature Lil Wayne?

wonton (December 2, 2008)

well, i lol at them so im not uber hating you for it.

i just kinda predicted that you would do this review, especially after the bmth review.

mikexdude (December 2, 2008)

when i saw a shitty review i knew it was mike's.

Ouch! ;-)

wonton (December 2, 2008)

oh yeah, WALDORF REPRESENT!

wonton (December 2, 2008)

when i saw a shitty review i knew it was mike's.

chrisafi (December 2, 2008)

Aw leave the poor kid alone! :P

I listened to the first Good Charlotte cd (was it self titled, i don't really know nor care), but it was standard, middle of the road pop punk, nothing particuarly wrong with it. This however, is utterly vile.

However their next album will have songs about breaking up with Paris Hilton on it, which could see it become the worst album of the decade very easily

miniblindbandit (December 2, 2008)

i'm surprised these guys haven't river phoenix'd yet.

mikexdude (December 2, 2008)

Yep! I got my math wrong probably. I'm turning 17 this month.

i've just been going down Punk New's "new release" list and reviewing as much as i can. so yeah, i actually listened to this shit.

maybe one day i'll be a good enough writer for punknews. a boy can dream!

crackpotdemagogue (December 2, 2008)

what the fuck? this guy is 15? that's a freakout.

waitingroom (December 2, 2008)

Mike is in 11th grade.

Torgo (December 2, 2008)

The Young and the Hopeless came out when I was in 8th grade. and I thought I was young on here!

Tokin66 (December 2, 2008)

5th grade?! So that means your in 10th grade now? I never realized how young these reviewers are.

I thought I was young. In 5th grade I was jamming out to new albums such as NOFX's "Punk in Drublic" (which came out that year), and Weezer's Blue album...
Ah, 1994 was a good year for rock music

joemomma420666 (December 2, 2008)

i think that makes him 15 or so. score is for being 15.

3pidemiC (December 2, 2008)

"The Young and the Hopeless" came out when you were in 5th grade!? How old are you?

danpib08 (December 2, 2008)

Ha, Ha you actually listened to the crap and wrote a review.

LinoleumMagazine (December 2, 2008)

"cease the scams and release a rock â??n' roll masterpiece"

Mike are you fucking with us?

crackpotdemagogue (December 2, 2008)

this review is blasphemous. good charlotte invented punk. score is for everything these guys have ever done. up teh bible punx.

freesandwich (December 2, 2008)

what does baldsteve have to say about this?

theonetruebill (December 2, 2008)

You're young.

nocigar (December 2, 2008)

Score is for all mainstream rap. Oh yea, and everything these douchebags have ever released before.

GlamBalam (December 2, 2008)

For a fan it is a shock at first, but then again their last two records weren't that great eighter.. I kinda like some remixes better than the original songs

fallingupwards84 (December 2, 2008)

this band and NFG fell off so fast, its incredible

preston (December 2, 2008)

Ew.

Is it true these guys signed a contract for a reality show where they spend one year living inside Paris Hilton's pussy? 'Cause that's what I heard.

oldpunkerforever (December 2, 2008)

wait, let me look at my calender, no, its not april 1st...-oldpunker-

mattramone (December 2, 2008)

Flamebait.

Also you being in fifth grade when Good Charlotte came out is extrmemely depressing to me.

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