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Simple Plan

Simple Plan: No Pads, No Helmets, Just BallsNo Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls (2002)
Warner Music Group

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After enduring the long lines and sweltering heat, I remember finally crossing the precious gates of the 2000 Warped Tour. Wandering over to the second stage, I found a very sparse crowd and a punk-pop three piece called Reset. I knew of them because of my radio show, and after receiving their di.
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After enduring the long lines and sweltering heat, I remember finally crossing the precious gates of the 2000 Warped Tour. Wandering over to the second stage, I found a very sparse crowd and a punk-pop three piece called Reset. I knew of them because of my radio show, and after receiving their disc No Limits, I had been spinning a track called "Pollution" quite heavily. They looked amazed as I was singing the lyrics to some of their tunes, as many of the openers of Warped would be.

Enter 2002, and just when I was looking through my CD's and wondering the whereabouts of these Canadian punkers, I stumble upon an article on the web about a group called Simple Plan, containing ex-members of Reset. I was shocked to see that the band is already on Atlantic Records, before I have ever even heard of them.

So I grab the album, based on the fact that Reset was pretty cool. Driving home, I'm rocking out to "I'd Do Anything", and laugh when I hear a familiar punk popper in the background.

As the album continues, I find the songs pretty damn catchy. Sure they are all your basic run-of- the-mill cheesy punk pop, but if you take it for what its worth, the songs are pretty well structured.

"The Worst Day Ever", and "I'm Just A Kid" (you know, the video with the cheerleader hottie) could get stuck in your head whether you want to admit it or not. And if you like Blink and Mest (replace the midgets with hotties, and Wasting Time looks like SP's album cover at arms length), you might enjoy this album.

However as I listened closely to this record, I became more concerned. The lyrics to these songs seem like they were the ones I wrote in 7th grade math class. The song topics cover summer jobs, forgetting to study, running away from home, and strict parents. Hey but wait, in the video those dudes didn't look that young…and they are not. After perusing their bios, I see that most of the members are of legal drinking age. "Last night I had to study for this test/I forgot man I'm dead". Dude, high school should be a memory for you guys now. "Sometimes this house feels like a prison/that I cant leave behind". Then move out!

My point is that maybe Atlantic had a "Simple Plan". Create a pop punk band to cater to the TRL market. It's just weird not seeing these guys on and indie anywhere. And being the same age as these guys, I know that my life has become a little more complicated than "I took my dad's car/I never thought he would find out".

Musically this album is pretty catchy if you are into this genre. You'll be tapping away on the wheel. But lyrically, I just can't see any sincerity here. This can't come from that broken heart seen in the bands logo.

So crank this album on the way to the beach. Just don't let the other cars get close enough to hear that you're just a kid.

 

 
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blackhawk0072 (June 27, 2009)

hey there fucking SP haters. you all assholes. what the hell are you talkin about ?? someone said that SP is fuck. the others said they are suck ad gay. and now I say, do you know what are you talking about ??! huh ??! i bet you don't. so just shut your fucking asshole mouth up !! don't you know how cool they (Simple Plan) are ??

Fuck you Simple Plan haters

and for SP, you guys rock ..

Blackjaw_x (September 23, 2008)

More like, "Pads and helmets, no balls".

For visual learners:

Pads
Helmets
No Balls

PUK (September 9, 2008)

i really love this band they are pure pop punk

C-Men (June 29, 2008)

simple plan is a fucking boy band.

TommyPickles (March 25, 2008)

Well played Aaron

Rudy_Rules (February 25, 2008)

Bad.

aaron_07 (September 18, 2007)

This one time, I was in a room with some boys from my school. We got a little drunk and I ended up fingering one of their assholes.

That was more heterosexual than this album.

The end.

viper77 (September 2, 2007)

I hope they die on the way to their next show.

Anonymous (July 29, 2007)

biggest pussys ever. these punk wanna-bes should do the world a favour and stop making music.

Anonymous (June 12, 2007)

worst band ever

xfirexhazardx (May 26, 2007)

I am so fucking sick of people ragging on Simple Plan because they write songs about 'kid stuff'. So what? Did you ever think maybe teenagers want to listen to music too? Maybe we need songs we can actually relate to? Huh? Not a bunch of shit about 'oh I'm so rich and famous, I have everything and you don't' or some dumb love song that I know nothing about. I'm 16, I'm too young for that kind of shit. I need songs about school, parental problems, and other teenage problems. Simple Plan writes about stuff that's important to me, stuff I care about and can relate to, that's why they're my favorite band. And to the haters, shut the fuck up already! Obviously it ain't doing any good hating on them or they would have stopped already, so just leave them alone!
OK I'm done now
SIMPLE PLAN ROCKS!!

Anonymous (April 17, 2006)

"People that hate our band, they will never hate me enough to make me stop, they don't phase me. I love what I do so much and they will never stop me from doing it. No matter how loud they scream, I will scream louder and I will always be there for the people that love us." -Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan

"at warped tour i saw the lead singer come out from the backstage area and there were a couple of girls there wanting to get his autograph. instead of signing their shirts he said "no, im busy." and he walked back to the backstage area where he came from."

Right about now I'm laughing my fucking ass off. They ALWAYS sign autographs and if I know Pierre (No I don't know him personally but...well you get my point) he would NEVER say that to a fan. and I mean NEVER. Okay people. So just shut the fuck up. No one told you bastards (the haters) that you MUST love Simple Plan or someones gonna come and cut your head off okay. They play for the fans and ONLY the fans. Well for fun to but they couldn't give a fuck to any of you bitches out there that take your time to write ONE SENTENCE about them okay!? So why waist your time and critisize them when they could be even reading this and laughing at you bastards. And ya know what. If you have a problem with me E-MAIL ME DAMMIT! I'm sick and tired of people judging Simple Plan. They're a bunch of 28(ish) year olds living life to the fullest and all you care about is trying, YES TRYING to offend them in anyway possible. Wanna know what...THEY DON'T CARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So once again, you have a problem with me, e-mail me here: SimplePlan632@aol.com
I'm not afraid. Trust me. ¬¬

Anonymous (April 6, 2006)

i agree with comment below simple plan, ha! they should of named it simply pop.

Anonymous (April 6, 2006)

worst band ever I rather hear yonny or kenny g
this band sucks balls....

Anonymous (March 13, 2006)

I have NEVER seem a bigger discrace!! Simple Plan is the worst thing to happen to the radio, pop, emo and thats saying something!!!!1 boooooo Simple Plan!! this is the story of how Simple Plan made a band: a rich white boy was living in a huge house and he asked his dad from a car. his dad said no so he cried & ran away while screaming i hate you!! your the worst dad ever!! i just wanna die! then he ran to his friends and said lets play gay music. and the dream was forfilled!!! Pierre is ugly and so are you Simple Plan fans!!!! ewwwww gross gross gross. now go cut your selfs for feeling upset about me paying out your favuorite band :S SIMPLE PLAN SUCK!!!!!

Anonymous (March 11, 2006)

dude sp is gangsta and all but whining the whole time about how you're addicted to a girl is a waste of 3 and a half minutes. But I have tha album and it's pretty badass but guys come on!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

The person below me is a cunt. Why is it that every Simple Plan fan is unable to spell?

Anonymous (February 23, 2006)

i don't think you guys should Bitch about Simple Plan there are awsome band they at least have a better life than you haters do and they are Rocking and they hae songs everyone can relate and there are defenitly a punk band not some crappy boy band that you all think of them as. Backstreet Boys are a boy band Simple Plan are way 10 x better than Backstreet boys and they'll rock than any other lame ass pop band. and they don't give a shit about them so how about u shut up shut up cuz i dont want to hear it so SHUT THE HELL UP about they suck cuz they rock And i Love them ..... Simple Plan rock.

Anonymous (January 31, 2006)

peirre is probably french...thats pretty gay...thats probably why his band is gay...

Anonymous (January 29, 2006)

I love this CD! I think their 2nd CD is even better. How can you people complain about this CD?? I think it is great for their first CD. So stop complaining cause Simple Plan does not care, they said that they would keep playing music for their fans- for the people that care about them and like their music so shut up!

klonny (January 9, 2006)

Now, I know it would be stupid to complain like 3/4's of the people commenting on this album, but in all due honesty...Simple Plan fuckin' blows more than a hairdryer.

Anonymous (January 6, 2006)

you say that the drummer is worst but do you play drum? me i do and the simple plan song's are harder than green day songs. so if you don't know what you're talking about just shut up!!!

Anonymous (November 24, 2005)

OK, I love this CD. I've loved it for a couple years! You guys who are complaining how much you hate them and how SP moans and complains in their album...YOU'RE DOING THE SAME THING! You're complaining about stupid things!!!! OK, I don't know you people, and don't flip out on me for this, but I bet your lives are better than some others. And those other people might need something to cheer them up or something to complain about too (even if it's something stupid!)! So they'll sing with the CD and complain because it feels good to complain about crap in your life!!! It takes that load off your chest!
I don't care how much you guys hate SP or how much crap you can talk about them! But don't come here and say rude and obnoxious crap!

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

simple=worst musicians since the monkees

Anonymous (November 3, 2005)

how about setting their van on fire???
cut the throat of Pierre
and then immolate that retard drummer.
and the two other ones, they really deserve a sex change.
then send them to Europe and tell the poeple that these assholes are bigger than Jesus.

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

Three stars....you gave this album three stars? Fuck man, the only reason I gave it half of a star is because they write their own music, I respect that its better than most. But seriously I hate Simple Plan. They are making Canada look really bad. They aren't punk, they're shittier than pop, and too whiney. They have a video where they closed off a bridge and sat on it singing, what the fuck?????? That bridge is a sell-out, Simple Plan is as well. Don't get me wrong its not a bad thing for the band, i'd sell out in a second, but the music, I like money, I'll admit it, but I wouldn't go around pretending I wasn't a sellout, I'd roll everywhere in my BMW 7 series with 22 spinners and my clothes would be make of diamonds. My simple plan is this....kill simple plan, and also good charlotte, new found glory, etc. I hate that this pseudo-genre has developed it just plain sucks ass.
If you want good music hit up some Billy Talent, Thrice, Finch, or plain rock it with the Cult. Everytime I see a video, or hear a song by these guys I want to vomit.

Worst band ever.

Godfather (October 5, 2005)

worst.
band.
ever.

KimmyAcid (August 23, 2005)

Hell ya thane! All this bubblegum "punk" makes me sick.
They don't rebel against anything. It just sounds like complaining or kiddie anthems.

Thane (August 14, 2005)

Oh and I play drums and guitar....The guitaist sucks!!!

Thane (August 14, 2005)

God I'm bored of Bands just writing songs to sell. This band sounds like a carbon Copy of Blink182 who I don't really like either. I don't want an emotionless product put out by machines I WANT MUSICE BY A BAND!!!>

SP_Rocks (August 14, 2005)

DUDE. GO TO http://www.simpleplanrox.com/gallery/details.php?image_id=897
RE AD THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE ON THE RIGHT.
CHUCK FROM SP COMES ON HERE AND READ ALL THE SHIT YOU GUYS PUT UP ABOUT HIS BAND. THEY DON'T GIVE A SHIT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THEM.
THIS IS WHAT PIERRE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE HATERS
People that hate our band, they will never hate me enough to make me stop it. They don't phase me. They go out there and tell us to fuck off or they flip us off or whatever, it's like, that's nothing to me. It's like I love what I do so much they will never stop me from doing it no matter how loud they scream, I will scream louder. And I will always be there for people who love us. They could never boo me off stage, I'll keep playing until my set's over and that's it.
AND THIS IS WHAT CHUCK SAID
We never asked everyone in the world to like our band. I think we make music for ourselves and the kids out there who enjoy it. The rest of the people don't have to come to out shows and don't have to fucking wear simple Plan shirts.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

suckiest band EVER.

no talent what-so-ever.

my baby cuz could fucking play their songs.

PUSSIESSS.

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

I am a huge Simple Plan fan. I have only been to one concert of theirs so far and it was at Cypress Gardens on July 3 2005. I have nothing bad to say about Simple Plan. I think it is really crappy how people just talk crap about them when you dont even know them. Remember DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. I really like the music they write because I am a 17yr old teenage girl who can relate to mostly all their songs. Hey but all I have to say is when no one is there for them I will be.. and ps.. David is sooooooo hott and soo is Pierre..

Anonymous (July 3, 2005)

simple plan isn't one of those stupid boybands like the backstreet boys-they aren't metrosexuals who pamer themselves!! simeple plan plays instruments and write their own music...i don't know what nsync or the backstreet boys do that...i don't care, either...

SIMPLE PLAN IS AWESOME!

Anonymous (July 3, 2005)

simple plan isn't 12 year old girl's music!! people of all ages listen to them! and what the hell do you have against 12 year old girls anyway, huh? (don't worry-i am older than that)

Chris666Alk3 (July 1, 2005)

Fuck simple plan. All they do is bitch

md40_07 (June 30, 2005)

all Simple Plan does is whine in every song, its so annoying hearing about how pathetic and sad the lead singers life is (i would put his name but i dont care enough to look it up) i'm tired of these bands trying to be "punk" when in reality they are only good enough to be on pop radio stations

crazytoledo (June 30, 2005)

KK, some of you say that the drummer sucks, but I mean, why? Do you play the drums? Do you even play any of the instruments?

So a muscian could get high and just slam drums and do literally nuttin but make noise and because we dont play the instrument there better.

Nice theory sherlock!

crazytoledo (June 30, 2005)

and said, 'oh, I hate the lead singer's voice becuase it is too high' now that would get us somewhere. (That's criticism that sounds like you are stating your opinion-not stating to the WORLD how much of a fuckin loser you are to piss and moan about how much you hate them!

Then the SP fans would still say were all idiots and deaf and retarded for not liking 12 year old girls music. Doesnt matter what we say, there all going to think were idiots when they should look in the mirror to see whose the idiot...

Anonymous (June 24, 2005)

Half of you people disgust me. I happen to LOVE simple plan. They are funny, and a great band. Now, the reason half of you disgust me is that these comments are about the album, aren't they? If you hate simple plan, saying that they are 'gay' or 'retarded' won't get any of us anywhere. If you actually listened to their music, and said, 'oh, I hate the lead singer's voice becuase it is too high' now that would get us somewhere. (That's criticism that sounds like you are stating your opinion-not stating to the WORLD how much of a fuckin loser you are to piss and moan about how much you hate them!) Ok, you don't like high voices-understood. (Though I happen to love all their voices, especially since that is almost exactly what they sound like in persn.) No one minds if you have your opinion.

KK, some of you say that the drummer sucks, but I mean, why? Do you play the drums? Do you even play any of the instruments?

Now, why I like the album. Now, I normally listen to rap or hip hop or rock...so do i look like a person who really gives a fuck about a label on a band? if some people choose to call them punk, then fine. If some people choose to call them posers, then that's stupid, becuase one smart person said that what are they posing to be? I mean, can someone out their please give me solid INTELLIGENT reasons for not liking them?

Oh, anyway, why I like the album:
Their songs do sing about how I feel. I mean, sometimes, I do just want to say how sad I feel. Becuase normally I am a very happy person, but even if I act that way, everything isn't' always just 'peachy'. I love how one minute they can sound so sad, like in perfect, but the next minute, sound so determined to get with a person, and then the next, almost laughing about how screwed up life is.
Simple Plan is an awesome band who does what they love to do-what is it to you haters? If you don't like them, bye! No one wants to listen to you tell the world you are jealous of Seb Lefebvre, David Desrosiers, Chuck Comeau, Pierre Bouvier, or Jeff Stinco. SO go fuck yourselves instead of writing about how much you hate them.

Anonymous (May 26, 2005)

Boyband Crap shit

Anonymous (May 26, 2005)

I really really hate this band ever.I think theyre all suck.I hate their music and considering them selves a punk?Boy band i think.

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

simple plan sucks a fat hairy cock. if u listen to them or think they're punk u're a fucking fag and you suck cock too. go kill yourself and get a life!!! if you wanna listen to real punk and not some faggy pop rock (simple plan, good charlotte, sum) try ramones, sex pistols etc.

twisted_kid (March 5, 2005)

oh no you didn't just call me a pervert! dude look at what you're saying! you fucking asshole....you homo.....hehehe im gonna torture you for the rest of your pathetic life! haha i know your phone number! remember that!

Foaming_97 (March 5, 2005)

come on you twisted....person
you pervert
i bet you have a website wtih nude pics of yourself masturbating
and
stuff
dont make me get all Ekstrand on your poser not hardcore at all and doesnt listen to good bands at all ass
yeah i will
dont think i wont
because i will
and also
Simple Plan's dicks all look like they are little pieces of dough that have been rolled and stuff to much

twisted_kid (March 5, 2005)

ok you foaming bitch! bring it!

Foaming_97 (March 5, 2005)

hey twisted child good charlotte is ok
but simple plan sucks dick
big
hard
hairy
dick
and they're gay
boooooooo

twisted_kid (March 5, 2005)

hey foaming_97....don't hide your love for them by dissing them! it's ok to like them! and they are not wanting to be like good charlotte! simple plan is simple plan and good charlotte is good charlotte! leave them alone! you know you love them depp down inside your heart!

Foaming_97 (March 5, 2005)

Simple Plan, i hate you. You took the radio away from me. They are good charlotte wannabes and good charlotte is a sell out band. I HATE SIMPLE PLAN AND THEIR TEENY BOP STUFF. Since when did this become pop-punk. blink 182 is pop punk. Rancid is punk. This is pop

twisted_kid (March 5, 2005)

i love them so much! to me they are the best band! and they are even better when they are in concert with the plain white t's! this cd is awsome too! nothing bad about this cd! it's all great!

Anonymous (February 27, 2005)

yup... its bad

the trey

Anonymous (November 16, 2004)

"So crank this album on the way to the beach. Just don’t let the other cars get close enough to hear that you’re just a kid."

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice

Anonymous (November 16, 2004)

if u want proof that these guys are gay then just look at the lead singer's name - Pierre

point and case

Anonymous (November 15, 2004)

SImple plan is punk band?!?!? Is this a joke?

Anonymous (October 25, 2004)

i think chiched pop rock sums up this band perfectly... they are infact poster boys for terrible music.... and their fans thats all of you reading this because they like them arent any better....

it is clear that their fans are dickheads when they are getting coments like:

it represents wat many teenagers out dere feel and helps dem noe dere not da only ones in da world hoo feel like dat.

i think teenagers will infact feel like throwing them selves off a building after listening to this excuse of an album.... Now if this guy wonders why people hate him and simple plan he has to not write things that make him appear like an A grade tool...

Really i would recommend this album to satan .... it would make the experience of hell that much more painful

-Grub-

Anonymous (October 15, 2004)

if you like blink 182, the starting line, and new found glory, check out this really awesome band Stanley. listen to them at this link: www.purevolume.com/stanley

Anonymous (September 30, 2004)

this band sucks...
u call this pop punk?

182 sum charlotte new plan
u know these bands...
they really suck...

freekobe (September 5, 2004)

if you get the simple plan dvd they say that they wrote some of those songs like 4-5 years ago. but anyway a lot of their stuff might be more pop than punk but i still like them. i have to say that i can listen to every song and relate something that i have gone through to each one. maybee not all of you have gone through the things that they have and dont appreciate what they are trying to get out. i kno that i went through some hard times like two months ago and their cd really helped me get through it. so for me i can relate to what they are saying and appreciate the music that they put out.

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

" they are very easy to ignore as long as you dont have a sister like me whos obessed with me."

"but come on their on the stage for like what .. one or two songs .. and then they're gone and you dont have to deal w/ them .. and you have a band that you like on next .. so seriously .. a songs what? at most 4 minutes long .. oh my i cant believe it you have to listen and look at simple plan FOR AN ENTIRE 4 MINUTES!!! thats soo horrible .. .. come on seriously"

"but whatever .. its just my two cents .. you guys are probably gonna like copy and paste my comment .. and make fun of me and shit "..

so i pasted and made funny of your comment 4 one reason... YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!what? youre obsessed with you?
and about that comment about warped tour you evidently don't know shit about that tour do u?i went to the cal state fullerton show on july 2, 2004 and the bands play 4 a good half hour. i was acidentally in the pit when new found glory went on. i really wanted to see them so i was in pretty far but when they went on i got a face full off dirt during there first song "truth of my youth" and i had to push my way out cause the band played for a half hour and i would have probably tripped and fallen cause i was really being shoved and i'm only 5"1. I got out pretty fast but i almost lost my sweat shirt i had already lost my three dollar water, but anyway that didn't ruin they're set for me cause they were on 4 a half hour! not 4 minutes you idiot! after the mosh pit incident my sisters friend felt bad 4 me cause i couldn't see so i got to sit on his shoulders and take pictures off them. i know my stuff. and 4 that comment about

"oh my i cant believe it you have to listen and look at simple plan FOR AN ENTIRE 4 MINUTES!!! thats soo horrible"

why yes...yes it is

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

. “Last night I had to study for this test/I forgot man I’m dead”. Dude, high school should be a memory for you guys now. “Sometimes this house feels like a prison/that I cant leave behind”. Then move out!

they r what 25 sing about being what 15? do i smell GED? they probably flunked so many times beacause of the posers they are that they are. you are 25 and you still live at home? get a fucking life!

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

WORST CD EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo annoying. i hope pierre dies of fagot name disorder. and jeff stinco? with a name with word stink in it you know they suck. and why do all these bands have to have a member with a shaved head? nfg gc(who both rock) and then simple posers(who don't rock) chad Gilbert is the only one who can pull it off and still look hot. what a hottie! i luv Chad! Now i am probably preaching and not practicing what i say about stay out off web sites you hate but come on this is PUNK news NOT POSER news. and i'm not wasting my time i'm on vacation with nothing better to do.i wish pierre was telling the truth on mtv about theyre gay ass break up. even theyre practical jokes are crap.SIMPLE POSERS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!
NEW FOUND GLORY ROCK! CHAD GILBERT MARRY ME!!!!!!!

Anonymous (August 19, 2004)

If you hate Simple Plan so much then stop reading stuff about them, don't listen to them, don't do anything that has anything to do with them if you hate them. I happen to love simple plan so shut up. If you hate them, then just ignore them! god, u simple plan haters are stupid!

rolemodel811 (August 18, 2004)

i dont understand .. if you all hate simple plan so fucking much why are you even wasting your time clicking on their name and reading the review ... ??

if they are such a horrible band in your mind then why did you even bother clicking their name and commenting .. i mean you just wasted like what? 5 - 10 minutes of your life talking about something you completely hate?

why would you do that? ... why? fucking asses

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

god why didn't pierre mean what he said on trl when those fags had broken up? they disgrais the word punk it makes punk sound horrible kill them all britney spears sounds better them simple plan and for all those people who like simple plan should get a fuckin life they could kiss my ass hahahahaha hahahahahahahaahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha
for sp fans get a damm life i won't waste1.99 for a logo patch for those fags not even for a pin

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

i'd be better if sp breaks up that would be so cool hahahahaha

rolemodel811 (August 8, 2004)

alright .. im a big fan of Simple Plan
i started to like them when i heard "i'm just a kid" then as time went by i started to like them even more .. and became a huge fan ..

i know they arent punk, and i'm sure most fans do too. they dont classify themselves as punk. they classify themselves as pop-punk, and with some songs they are more pop then punk, but with some others, their music is more punk. thats why they are .. pop-punk

and if you are really punk, i dont understand how you run across simple plan on the radio. see i live in New York, and theres one radio station (that i know of at least) called K-Rock .. that plays mostly punk, rock and that type of music and because it plays that type of music, and you dont come across it playing anything like Simple Plan. so really if your listenin to a radio station like that i dont understand why you even bother complaining about hearing Simple Plan on the radio, cause you know your not hearing them. The only time i hear them on the radio .. which isnt that often anymore .... is if i'm listening to a station more like Z100, (which for people who dont know it plays pretty much every type of music, from 50 Cent to Sugarcult to Nsync, just everything) .. and if your a punk-rocker like you claim you wouldnt listen to that station cause you'd end up sitting through a simple plan song or something like ashlee simpson ...

really .. i mean everyone has their own taste in music .. and im not saying that all of you should force yourself to listen to Simple Plan .. but honestly they are very easy to ignore as long as you dont have a sister like me whos obessed with me.

oh and for the whole them being at warped tour. if i was against them that would piss me off too .. and you guys all have your fun throwing shit at them .. but come on their on the stage for like what .. one or two songs .. and then they're gone and you dont have to deal w/ them .. and you have a band that you like on next .. so seriously .. a songs what? at most 4 minutes long .. oh my i cant believe it you have to listen and look at simple plan FOR AN ENTIRE 4 MINUTES!!! thats soo horrible .. .. come on seriously ...

but whatever .. its just my two cents .. you guys are probably gonna like copy and paste my comment .. and make fun of me and shit .. but everyone has their own say in shit .. and this is mine .. so just accept like i accepted you guys hating on them ...

and really they are awesome guys who do TRUELY love what they are doing .. and dont act like if you had the chance to make it big you wouldnt take it .. any1 in their right mind would ....

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

If Simple Plan were really "punk" then they wouldn't sell out.
Mtv, Vh1 and everything else like that is just for a bunch of sell outs that are only in it for the money and fame. Its not about the music anymore. They are violating the rights of good bands just because they aren't around anymore. Like bands that broke up because They didn't want to sell out.
You know..the good bands.
Simple Plan Fuckin' Sucks!!!

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

So only giddy little kids think that simple plan is any good!

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

I agree that Simple Plan Sux!! Simple Plan did say that they were punk. I don't know what they call punk, all I know is that in my opinion punk is...A rock form characterized by aggressive volume, short, angry vocals and often bitter political or hopeless emotional content. It was born as a reaction to the bland, corporate rock of the 1970s. Early exponents of punk include Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones and Buzzcocks. Punk's recent revival is attributed to the dominance of sound-alike “alternative” bands.... This is exactly what simple plan is trying to be, but the sad part is that they are far from it!. The closest "alternative" band is...well I can't even think of one, maybe thats because the Sex pistols and The Clash were the greatest fucking ever. I am so sick of hearing about what people think is punk. I hate labeling things because everyone has their own interputation of what it is. So Simple Plan fucking Sux! Got it? Now try sayin' somethin' bout that...bitch!

IntractableColdFlame (July 27, 2004)

I don't see why people hate them so much. They're just doing what they want to do. I happen to like they're music. Some songs get annoying when my friend, Angie constantly listens to them. She's beyond obsessed with Simple Plan, but she doesn't even know that they're coming out with a new album. All she knows about Simple Plan is that apparently Pierre is really hot... Hmm, whatever. I hate people like that... But anyways, that one track, "Crash and Burn" is more rock, so I'm definately looking forward to the new album.

chrisafi (July 26, 2004)

They aren't that bad.
Some of there stuff is so annoying and.....it cuts me like a knife.

But some of it is catchy, and you can see why some people get caught by it and love it. I DO think it's pop-punk, not just pop with guitars (although Perfect is just pop) but if you listen to the CD's tracks some of them are definatly more punkier than poppy. BUT they need to sort it our and iron out the crap.

I'd start with a new, decent drummer, new decent lyricist and cut the cheesy shit.

Anonymous (July 18, 2004)

its too bad that this site won't let you score an album 0 because thats exactly what this shit deserves. It shouldn't even be on punknews.org because its not punk, its poppy brat-rock and its fucking terrible.

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

oopsie my ratign is a ten

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

I love Simple Plan and you know what THEY ARE MAKING A NEW CD SO U CAN COMPLAIN MORE ABOUT HOW U HATE THEM!!! YAY! j/k but they rock and i like their cd and The people who posted saying how u hate them u must have the cd b/c ur rating it! And Pierres voice is beautiful lol

PierreIsMyRoleModel (July 2, 2004)

i luv pierre!!!!
sp rock my socks!
their album rocks!!!
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
hey vanessa! :P

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

i luv simple plan!!! yay for them!!!
they rock!!! and you guys sittin @ home complainin must b full loners....your seekin a band and dissin em u suck!
get a life!
yay 4 sp yay 4 pierre! yay 4 seb! yay 4 david! yay 4 chuck! yay 4 jeff!
yaaaaaayyyyyyyy!! =)
sp 4 life!!!

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

I love simple plan! they r my favorite band... I think that u guys r dumb because they arent posers... what are they posing as? Yeah they are still going to sell alot of albums no matter what you say so HAHAHA go get a life Simple Plan kicks and u dont :P sorry if im acting immature but i dont care

Anonymous (June 26, 2004)

this album cover is controversial.

chrisafi (June 26, 2004)

Lyrics = 0/10
Originality = 0/10
Annoyingness of lead singer voice = 10/10
Desire to hit lead singer with lead pipe = 10/10
Desire to but 5 copies of the CD, find the drummer who can't play for shit and insert them up his ass so he can't sit down and play anymore = 10/10

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

fucking simple plan sucks and i DONT LISTEN TO THEM BLAH BLAH...you dont have to listen to a band to tell that they fucking suck.these guys are fucking posers who suck at the instuments thwy play and put out some type of pop radio freindly music so the whole family can listen to it. im not "HATING", they are just a bad band....AND THATS THE NICE WAY TO SAY IT...I THINK IM COOL...I SAID IT ALL HARS AND STUFF(read down)

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

jesus christ where did that kid learn how to spell.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

for all ya knobs out dere hoo r complaining bout simple plan, well, good 4 u. i mean we all have freedom of speech rite? but i must also say dat if ya really hate da guys and dere songs so much den don't buy their album, dont fucken listen to dem and stop fucking complaining bout dem. i mean u must be pretty sad if u listen to a band u hate so much.

and yer so theyre lyrics may "seem like the ones i wrote in 7th grade maths class" (according to paperlantern) but it represents wat many teenagers out dere feel and helps dem noe dere not da only ones in da world hoo feel like dat. hoo cares how old dey are? they are a successful band dat have traveled ALL over da world (summin not many peeps get 2 do) and have performed wit sum of da best bands out dere.

so sp i congratulate u, on not giving a fuck bout da shit peeps dish out at u, and yer rock on!

P.S if u dont like simple plans music den i think u need to get a new brain or clean ur ears out wit sum extra concentrated detergent coz it fucking rocks.

Anonymous (June 3, 2004)

horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible

Anonymous (June 2, 2004)

i cant understand

story of the year, die trying and lots of other pop punk bands that are a thousand times more decent than this pile of shit get half a star reviews

and this crap gets 3?

bs

musicrazy4evr (June 1, 2004)

u no wut? the album title really matches on how much this album sux... it sux balls!

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

i'd rather kiss a lammas ass than listen to simple plan.

Anonymous (May 9, 2004)

Okay,I respect your opinions and all but why the fuck are you even wasting your time commenting on a band that you thik sucks??? If you think they need to get lives, maybe you should if your going to wqaste your time commenting on it. AND didn't your parents EVER tell you that if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all?

I think simple plan are good, and there not really on a major record label they're on a division of atlantic records called lava records. So you people either need to
1. Have your doctor see if you have completely lost your mind
2. get a brain
3. listen to what the words are saying cuz not all of it's immature
Or 4. Go comment on aother fucking band cuz the people who actually like it your ruining what they think, poisining they're thoughts, and ur just being assholes.

And simple plan never said they WERE punk. Actually you're probably not punk, and can anyone TRULY define punk? NO.NO.NO. Everyone has a different definition, so either learn to respect that or go kiss a llamas ass.

Anonymous (April 21, 2004)

This album sucks so badly.

Anonymous (April 9, 2004)

they are a boyband.they are sellouts.they are not punk.the only people who actually like this band are posers....or people who think "they are so hot",and i dont even know how some of those people found this website.fuck simple plan they are the worst band ever . i hope the break up soon.

your lord and master,
(fuck)

Anonymous (March 22, 2004)

reset was probably awesome but maybe they were too much...not everyone wants to hear about rape and depressing shit all the time, and i think these songs relate to younger teens, but why not? they never get any songs for them. decides does it even fucking matter?

Anonymous (March 22, 2004)

hehe... gotta love people pissing each other off.. eh... fuck all of you

anyway, chuck from simple plan said he went on this site and looked at all the shit people wrote about them here as the wierdest thing hes done when hes bored... some idiot asked that in an interview

Anonymous (March 8, 2004)

why dont you get a fucking life by stop listening to this shit

Anonymous (February 29, 2004)

Umm..if you guys don't like Simple Plan then why the fuck are you wasting your time dissing them? GET A FUCKING LIFE! :)

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

congratulations captain obvious

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

" "This worthless band has been embraced by Goldfinger and tugged along with their mere following of 5 little punk rock girls who are still in high school."

Dude, those 5 punk girls are Good Charlotte and their manager."

I can think of a response to every criticism written here... but I just have to say that there ARE 5 people in Good Charlotte. And does that mean that you think anyone who's not old enough can't listen to whatever music they want or have an opinion? I have NO intention of going and listening to avril lavigne and britney spears until I graduate so FUCK OFF.

Anonymous (February 6, 2004)

yea you do you pussy or else you wouldnt have made a post

Anonymous (February 2, 2004)

Uh.... ok..... peoples...... just shut up... please..... all the haters shut up, all the lovers shut up. u hate em u luv em, who gives a shit?!!!! i kno i don't.

Anonymous (January 30, 2004)

"BTW, Simple Plan is not a band who is rolling in cash. In fact, they are quite poor. The MTV/TRL thing is bull crap. If you noticed, this band would not have even been very heard off if MTV/TRL hadn't promoted them. Anyways, they have never called themselves punk rock. Or punk pop for that matter, even if theya are considered so. Why do you ppl care? You care because a band you consider crappy is having the chance to live their dreams and you aren't. These ppl have worked their bums off trying to do their best, and they enjoy what they do. They do this stuff for themselves and THEIR fans. So if you are a hater, stop caring and FUCK OFF. THis is the NICE way of putting it."

"ok, first things first. all u fucking little girlies saying that simple plan r dumb asses and crap, can go to hell. u kno anything u haters say just gives them a laugh! i mean, if u were in a band like them, rolling in the cash, u would laugh at the ppl who hate u too. cuz atleast they have tons of fans and stuff. it's not like any of u woosies have fans. "o ya! lets all start a I'm a Retard Fan Club!" ha! I bet u'd get a lot of ppl suporting u then! and wats with all u guys saying that the little kiddies (13 year olds) r stupid for going to concerts too?! i mean, wen u peeps were that age, u liked bands like simple plan too! either bands like sp or backstreet boys. ha! so u can shut up about them youngins too! and i bet simple plan luvs to have younger kids likin their music. that just means they'l have fans going with them all the way!!!! so in ur stpuid ugly faces to all u fucking mofos!!!

p.s. u probably think that i'm a little 13 year old too. well guess wat? I AM!!!! HA! and i got sum pretty good points too!"

Wow look at the conflicting point of views between the simple plan fans. One says there rich the other says there poor. You know the only reason why i actually give a shit is because people like you obnoxiously run around and claim that bands that arent punk are punk like you want us to react to you. This is a punk site for punk music therefore when a band that isnt punk is placed on the site it causes a few reactions among us and some of us ask simple questions like "why is this band on the website there not punk" and then all of you little bitches come running around on here going "oh they are punk, shut up you gay haterz" with all of your pointless babbling and stupid comments similar to the one above. I mean seriously your posts are pointless. Look at all of the posts that are in support of any poser punk band on this website and I can guarantee that probably only 1 out of every 10 actually makes a valid arguement. And to the retarded 13 year old above you really make no good arguement (maybe people who have not yet hit puberty will think it was a good arguement) and when i was your age i was listening to early Green Day, Screeching Weasel, Bad Religion and other similar bands. And to the other person above, go ahead say it the nasty way, i mean what, you think that we cant take it?

Anonymous (January 25, 2004)

WTF?? Shit if you don't like them then stop FUCKING COMPLAINING!!! Don't listen to them if you hate them so much and maybe they wrote these songs for their FANS because they wanna GIVE instead of TAKE! Shit all you fuckin haters just need to FUCK OFF. And people who DO listen to them DON'T think they are punk!

Anonymous (January 24, 2004)

no u don't...your 'points' suck ass...well anyway, these assholes shouldn't be on warped tour..that's just shit

Anonymous (January 11, 2004)

ok, first things first. all u fucking little girlies saying that simple plan r dumb asses and crap, can go to hell. u kno anything u haters say just gives them a laugh! i mean, if u were in a band like them, rolling in the cash, u would laugh at the ppl who hate u too. cuz atleast they have tons of fans and stuff. it's not like any of u woosies have fans. "o ya! lets all start a I'm a Retard Fan Club!" ha! I bet u'd get a lot of ppl suporting u then! and wats with all u guys saying that the little kiddies (13 year olds) r stupid for going to concerts too?! i mean, wen u peeps were that age, u liked bands like simple plan too! either bands like sp or backstreet boys. ha! so u can shut up about them youngins too! and i bet simple plan luvs to have younger kids likin their music. that just means they'l have fans going with them all the way!!!! so in ur stpuid ugly faces to all u fucking mofos!!!

p.s. u probably think that i'm a little 13 year old too. well guess wat? I AM!!!! HA! and i got sum pretty good points too!

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

yay! simple plan! i luv david!!!! david is soooooooo hot! yay!!!! david! lol!!! this is kinda immature but i don't care!!! ha ha!

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

SIMPLE PLAN ROX MY SOX & all u haters just shuld go die!!!

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

ok, so all u people's saying stuff like, "o u suck for blah blah blah. they suck ass yada yada yada..." well guess wat? NOBODY CARES! wats the point in saying something like that?! it's not like ur going to change someone's opinion on who they like and who they don't. so do ur self a fovr and just shut the hell up! god! jerk offs...

Anonymous (January 4, 2004)

BTW, Simple Plan is not a band who is rolling in cash. In fact, they are quite poor. The MTV/TRL thing is bull crap. If you noticed, this band would not have even been very heard off if MTV/TRL hadn't promoted them. Anyways, they have never called themselves punk rock. Or punk pop for that matter, even if theya are considered so. Why do you ppl care? You care because a band you consider crappy is having the chance to live their dreams and you aren't. These ppl have worked their bums off trying to do their best, and they enjoy what they do. They do this stuff for themselves and THEIR fans. So if you are a hater, stop caring and FUCK OFF. THis is the NICE way of putting it.

Anonymous (December 29, 2003)

love Simple Plan! I think they're great, and I really like listening to their music, and the words. Has it ever occured to you, that maybe theyre singing about people like me, that are actually going to highschool right now? I love listening to their music, because it reminds me that there are other people like me, that have or are going throught the same things I am. So what if their not "punk" enough for u! at least theyre doing what they love! Theyre punk pop, so dont listen to them if u dont like them! im sorry if u think its such a big deal that they are on this punk news site, but they are, so deal with it. And one more thing, if ur gonna write anything, make sure its something that means something, Not like, "Oh, Simple Plan sucks ass" Wow...thats a great thing to write...there have also been plenty more things written that are gay like that.
Thank you

Hey shithead, I'm in highschool too, but I don't really care about these kinds of bands...because they're sell-outs!!! Just listen to Reset and the to Simple Plan...and please don't use your homophobic comments on this site.

MidnightPrincess (December 28, 2003)

Yeah I'm with Simpleplan1! I mean all you people who called them posers are you seriously telling me that you werent at one time? Even now you are copying some one before you. Yeah I thought so. Ciao!

simpleplan1 (December 27, 2003)

to all you who said that they suck really need a life because they're the hottest thing out there!!!! all you can kiss my ass because their awesome and theiu gonna be around for a very very long time!!!! SIMPLE PLAN KICKS ASS!

Anonymous (December 17, 2003)

This is my smoking song it aint very long but guarenteed to get the job done smoke one what the fuck you waiting on get high id love to blaze you high as the sky but it got hot wyte how hot? so hot your brain about to fry... Check it out i roll with swisher sweets and all day long im down to smoke, when it comes to chiefin dope its gotta be dro to make me choke. whats the word on that low? ima let you know soon as i hear it that dro gonna take a few hours but i got hook ups on that pure what you want plaer what you need? come to you know stems or seeds twist it up as soon as you get it and you will see swisher sweets and greenery gonna leave you floatin like the sea, carribean islands where i find them dope dealers supplying me i aint got time for your bullshit when you say you aint got my goods check your references and find out im reliable in the hood, give me bab i wish you would we'll see just how little wyte works, say you pushin thunderchicken bag it up lets watch it twirk

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Anybody that thinks simple plan is punk should be thrown into a pit at a refused show with a sign on them that says "SIMPLE PLAN IS GOOD PUNK". Yeah I bet that person wouldnt last long.

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

"This worthless band has been embraced by Goldfinger and tugged along with their mere following of 5 little punk rock girls who are still in high school."

Dude, those 5 punk girls are Good Charlotte and their manager.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Look, Pierre, no one likes you!
You're an inside joke!
piss off, you loser!

*A Haiku*

Anonymous (October 3, 2003)

Fuckin sellout posers!!

Anonymous (September 14, 2003)

man, simple plan sucks ass.

Anonymous (September 1, 2003)

I love Simple Plan! I think they're great, and I really like listening to their music, and the words. Has it ever occured to you, that maybe theyre singing about people like me, that are actually going to highschool right now? I love listening to their music, because it reminds me that there are other people like me, that have or are going throught the same things I am. So what if their not "punk" enough for u! at least theyre doing what they love! Theyre punk pop, so dont listen to them if u dont like them! im sorry if u think its such a big deal that they are on this punk news site, but they are, so deal with it. And one more thing, if ur gonna write anything, make sure its something that means something, Not like, "Oh, Simple Plan sucks ass" Wow...thats a great thing to write...there have also been plenty more things written that are gay like that.
Thank you

Anonymous (August 31, 2003)

Okay, Im just going to throw this out their. I love pop punk. I love Greenday, Screeching Weasel, the Queers, Nerf Herder, the Zoinks, No Motiv and Dynamite Boy. Hell, I'll even admit to liking Sugarcult, Sum 41, Offspring, Allister's first album and Blink 182's "Dude Ranch". But Simple Plan just plain fucking sucks donkey cock. They write the worst lyrics of anyone I have ever heard. Pop punk lyrics usually suck but these guys are the kings of writing shit. Oh yeah, I don't give a flying fuck if Reset "rocked". They fucking turned into a steaming plate of Fred Durst's shit after he had swallowed a thousand cocks and took it in the ass from Carson Daley.

If you like Mest (fucking skin heads) and Good Charlette you'll love these guys.

I think the same

Anonymous (August 23, 2003)

I can't fucking believe that Mark Hoppus was in there video!!! shame on Mark!...BTW this band so bad that it burns my eyes when i see them on tv or mags

Fuck simple plan. Period.

Simple Plan means Simpliy Gay

Anonymous (August 18, 2003)

Okay, Im just going to throw this out their. I love pop punk. I love Greenday, Screeching Weasel, the Queers, Nerf Herder, the Zoinks, No Motiv and Dynamite Boy. Hell, I'll even admit to liking Sugarcult, Sum 41, Offspring, Allister's first album and Blink 182's "Dude Ranch". But Simple Plan just plain fucking sucks donkey cock. They write the worst lyrics of anyone I have ever heard. Pop punk lyrics usually suck but these guys are the kings of writing shit. Oh yeah, I don't give a flying fuck if Reset "rocked". They fucking turned into a steaming plate of Fred Durst's shit after he had swallowed a thousand cocks and took it in the ass from Carson Daley.

If you like Mest (fucking skin heads) and Good Charlette you'll love these guys.

Anonymous (August 14, 2003)

at warped tour i saw the lead singer come out from the backstage area and there were a couple of girls there wanting to get his autograph. instead of signing their shirts he said "no, im busy." and he walked back to the backstage area where he came from.

well fuck that guy.

everytime the misfits play jerry only walks around in the balcony and on the floor signing autographs for everybody even before they go on.

now thats punk rock.

NOFXPunkLTJ22 (August 13, 2003)

Simple Plan sucks. They are absolutely terrible.

Rules simple plan should follow

1. Don't cover good bands songs, if you suck.

Well, they should have looked at their rules and realized they shouldn't have covered Bad Religion, because, well, they suck.

punkrockrebel7 (August 13, 2003)

to the guy talking about pop punk haters, i hope you choke and die, getting girls with "oy oy oy" songs? no one ever said that, how did you find your trendy pathetic ass to this website? and noone fucking "bumps" punk that prooves youre a fucking moron, pleeeeeeaaaasee die

punkrockrebel7 (August 13, 2003)

its not the best album of any year, its popular and catchy, i dont care who says if its "punk rock" or not because thats gay, but its just not well written music and they should all take their lives

Pink_Robots (August 13, 2003)

Shut Up

Worst album EVER

Anonymous (August 13, 2003)

Best album of 2002, period.

Anonymous (August 11, 2003)

hahaha. simple plan.

Anonymous (August 9, 2003)

ok. the songs sucked. the subjects sucked. the lyrics sucked. and that guyz voice got hell of annoying after like-- the first song. damn. this band sucks all-around!

Anonymous (August 7, 2003)

booo this band

Anonymous (August 2, 2003)

i wish everyone listened to good music (punk rock). the world would be a better place.

Pink_Robots (August 1, 2003)

Give it up. These guys are just plain annoying. Yes we dont have to listen to them but its kind of hard when every time we turn on the radio they are blasting some gay ass song by em. They are friggin everywhere and it annoys us because of all the idiotic people who get fooled and think these guys are punk.

They get all the fame and success for playing crappy music when a smaller band like THe Red Light Sting gets no credit. These guys get their success from idiots like urself who dont know shit.

I hope this retarded phase the music industry is going through right now passes over soon, cuz im sick of it.

Anonymous (August 1, 2003)

I've been meaning to pick up this CD.
Why does everyone waste so much time hating these guys?
They do what they want, you do what you want. Nobody forces you to listen to simple plan.
I think their songs are catchy, fun and good summer music.
I saw them at warped and they had so much stuff thrown at them. That sucks. punk rock and the people who use that term on this site should know it's about tolerance, not being closed-minded, and have the decency to respect other people.
I respect simple plan for playing the warped tour despite the animosity.
I hope they read this and realize that there are people who respect them.
i like other bands that are considered 'punk' like rise against, bigwig and strike anywhere. But that does not stop me, or limit me to only being able to enjoy that.
Don't take simple plan too seriously, just enjoy it for what it is - catchy, fun pop music.
If you hate it that much then go else where.
Anyone going to warped this summer, even if you hate their music give these guys some respect when they play because they work hard and deserve the chance to.
It's easy to be an armchair quarterback and criticize everyone. But when it comes down to it... What are you doing to change anything? I say congratulations to simple plan for living there dream, and fuck you to all the jaded, big-headed, condesending, know-it-all, self-righteous 'punk rockers' out there.
This scene is a childish joke. Grow up, open your eyes, realize their is so much more to life than bitching about what is punk and is not. For one thing all of you kids on here have the internet, so you can't be that punk. Most likely 90% of you are rich, middle class, spoiled children with too much time on your soft little hands..

Anonymous (July 28, 2003)

No!!! don't say that!! not avril lavegne!!!

Anonymous (July 27, 2003)

Wait.... is this website called, "PUNKnews.org" or am I seeing things?? Listen... they really do NOT belong here. If they belong here, then bring on fucking avril lavigne! P-O-S-E-R-S!

Anonymous (July 27, 2003)

Wait.... is this website called, "PUNKnews.org" or am I seeing things?? Listen... they really do NOT belong here. If they belong here, then bring on fucking avril lavigne! P-O-S-E-R-S!

Anonymous (July 26, 2003)

to the dude talking about shit about the "oy oy oy songs" -- your a fucking dumbass. where the hell did you come up with so much false shit? talkin bout the chicks and everything... what the hell!!

i can't even begin to display my contemp for he way society is today.

THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE IF EVERYONE LISTENED TO PUNK ROCK! DIE POSERS!!!! DIE! DIE!

Pink_Robots (July 26, 2003)

I think i added a bit on this, but ill do it again. This guy aparently thinks that girls like skinny pussy boys who sing about being 13 years old again. Who cares if they have money. Is money all that matters in your clouded vision of the world?No not all of us have goth, tatooed bitches, but so what if we do!I sure as hell wouldnt date some preppy ass chick who enjoys sipping lemonade and reading teen magazines with the simple plan types. The Fact of the matter is Simple Plan is horrible whether it be punk rock or not(and it most definitley isnt) and they may be catchy but in that sick get out of my head way.

Anonymous (July 25, 2003)

"ok will everyone get off the "I HATE POP PUNK" deal! sounds to me like there are a bunch of HATERS out there! the music is good! its catchy! its sing along! so ur pierced up fat tatooed gothic girlfriend wont think its all that, but who cares not like u could do any better and neither can she! all i gotta say to that is, well at these pop punk shows at least its somewhat normal people and some actual good looking girls! besides your overweight kelly osborne looking girls! so in conclusion, DONT HATE! at least they have $$$$, girls, and a smile on their face! this CD rocks! slow at times, catchy, melodic, great guitar riffs, i'd suggest if you like New Found Glory or Starting Line then u'll like this, if your too die hard punk and hard nosed then pass on it but dont hate, we'll see how many hot chicks u get bumpin ur "OY OY OY OY OY OY" songs!"

Holy shit youre fucking kidding me right? I cant believe more people didnt reply to this. I am really hoping this person was joking when they said this. If they were serious, then they really need to fucking die. I am so astounded at this i cant even reply to it right now... ill cool off and come back. In the mean time someone put their two cents in cause this needs some response.

Anonymous (July 25, 2003)

"honestly, im surprised to see these wannabe posers on this website at all"

I'm not, this website fucking sucks. All you see on hear is shit about gay bands like The Starting Line, and Thursday, and Thrice, and all those other shitty bands. This site is like 10% (if that much) about actual punk bands.

Anonymous (July 23, 2003)

maybe this will encourage you-- you were referring to my post- about why simple plan pisses me off-- and i am a thirteen year old girl, like your sister..... not all society is corrupted. theres hope!

newworldslacker83 (July 22, 2003)

sorry, adding to my post, just below this one, i like pop-punk. i'm not trying to offend anyone who likes pop-punk. i'm not deliberately trying to hate or offend anyone but i just had to rant, i couldn't handle it. it's just scary to see people falling for tripe. to the person one post below my original post and the person who wrote the post they're referring to: thank you. i'm glad i'm not alone on this. the 5 stars on both my posts go to you guys.

Anonymous (July 22, 2003)

THIS SUCKY ASSED BAND MAKES PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY PRODUCE PUNK ROCK AND THAT ALL PUNK ROCK IS LIKE THIS. yesterday i saw my little sister, just about to start grade 8 and consequently 10 years younger than me wearing some kind of avril lavigne meets britney spears horror of an outfit and singing simple plan songs incredibly loudly. i asked her "rachel, what are you doing?" her reply "i'm being a punk like you! don't you like my stud belt?!" i nearly throttled her. this is all a result of shitty assed bands that cannot in anyway be called punk, labelling themselves as punks. people actually think that they are punks. my little sister, just 13 years old telling me that we're both punks. holy fucking what batman! i hate mtv for fucking up society. i hate them for creating a generation gap within only ten years. i hate them for taking this shit and ruining the good name of punk. i hate them for allowing "ginos" and "thugs" to have faux-hawks and call themselves punks. you can't skip school and be a punk, you can't go to a simple plan show or a good charlotte show and be a punk, you can't wear a t-shirt from hot topic and avril's bracelets and be a punk. IF YOU DO, YOU DESERVE TO DIE, AND FURTHERMORE YOU WILL BE THE FIRST AGAINST THE WALL WHEN THE REVOLUTION COMES. sorry if this is a rant and i'm sorry if you're offended, but i'm kinda bitter that i can't go to any public institution without seeing some idiot kids claiming to be punk and yet buying a $50 t-shirt to prove their true "punk-ness" (that's a made-up word)or not even knowing who the hell any of the really important bands or movements were. i doubt that any of these kids even remembers (if they were even born at that time) real good music. sure, love pop punk, go ahead, it's damn catchy and funny too, but make sure it's pop punk and not just pop. make sure, you never under any circumstances call yourself or any of these bands (SP, GC, NFG, etc...) punk.

Anonymous (July 21, 2003)

Simple Fact: If you are on TRL, you are not punk. Same goes for New Found Glory, Good Charlotte and the Used. It makes me sad to think that punk was once dangerous. Punk is not dead, it just seems to suck right now. Fuck you for taking my music that I love and making it so neatly packaged and ready to serve. Fuck you MTV.

I Could have not said it better myself. Thanks.

Anonymous (July 20, 2003)

the reason why simple plan pisses me off, is because unsuspecting people who listen to them assume they are punkrock, because they don't know any better. so half the people naturally think punk rock sucks, becuase they've never really heard the real shit, and the other half who like it and listen to it think they're punk rockers. if simple plan didn't f***ing pretend they were punk, it wouldn't be so damn annoying.

Pink_Robots (July 19, 2003)

And dont blame Canada for these pussys. There are alot of bands that are good coming from Canada and alot of shitty ones but thats gonna happen. theres nothing you can do about it. The same is with most countries.

Pink_Robots (July 19, 2003)

Honestly Man. Music is about expression and love for the industry. If your gonna just do what the media tells you then theres no point in doing it. Money, while an excellent bonus, isnt all music is about. This band is terrible and about that whole girl thing. What girl wants to fuck a guy who listens to music that 13 year old reject children listen to. And YEs they claim to be punk rock. Ive seen an interview with them and they said they are a punk rock band. I dont care if they listen to punk music but just cuz they listen to it doesnt mean they are punk.

Pink_Robots (July 19, 2003)

Honestly Man. Music is about expression and love for the industry. If your gonna just do what the media tells you then theres no point in doing it. Money, while an excellent bonus, isnt all music is about. This band is terrible and about that whole girl thing. What girl wants to fuck a guy who listens to music that 13 year old reject children listen to. And YEs they claim to be punk rock. Ive seen an interview with them and they said they are a punk rock band. I dont care if they listen to punk music but just cuz they listen to it doesnt mean they are punk.

Anonymous (July 13, 2003)

Blame canada !

Anonymous (July 10, 2003)

Least* not keast..........

Anonymous (July 10, 2003)

"OY" = Are you fucking serious? God man, its a stupid word, but at keast spell it right you moron. But hey, you gave this cd a 4, so that must explain it....

Anonymous (July 10, 2003)

ok will everyone get off the "I HATE POP PUNK" deal! sounds to me like there are a bunch of HATERS out there! the music is good! its catchy! its sing along! so ur pierced up fat tatooed gothic girlfriend wont think its all that, but who cares not like u could do any better and neither can she! all i gotta say to that is, well at these pop punk shows at least its somewhat normal people and some actual good looking girls! besides your overweight kelly osborne looking girls! so in conclusion, DONT HATE! at least they have $$$$, girls, and a smile on their face! this CD rocks! slow at times, catchy, melodic, great guitar riffs, i'd suggest if you like New Found Glory or Starting Line then u'll like this, if your too die hard punk and hard nosed then pass on it but dont hate, we'll see how many hot chicks u get bumpin ur "OY OY OY OY OY OY" songs!

Anonymous (July 7, 2003)

its pop/punk. which means, it is 0% punk rock music. combine guitar driven music with beats and rhythms INFLUENCED by punk, give it some catchy lyrics, you can call it pop/punk and market it very well. theres no reason really to hate it, because if you really are punk, it shouldn't effect you at all. you don't have to watch mtv, or listen to the radio, or go to see good charlotte and simple plan in large venues with thousands of high schoolers. its ridiculous the way people get mad and say shit like "there is no god" or "what has this world come to" when they here pop/punk bands. What this world has come to, at least in the usa, is it is a money driven society, and when something like simple plan and mtv come along that can generate cash, it is commercialized. who cares that they covered a bad religion song. the guys may play pop/punk but they were influenced by and probobally listen to the same hardcore punk bands you do. if you played guitar, or drums, or bass, or could sing, and somebody offered you millions of dollars and the chance to be set for life to play music, which isn't even all that bad, would you do it? hell, for the chance to be set for life I'd do a lot more than play catchy guitar riffs and pretend I'm still in high school. quit your fucking bitching and turn up your bad religion if you're tired of bands like simple plan

Anonymous (July 4, 2003)

honestly, im surprised to see these wannabe posers on this website at all.

Anonymous (July 4, 2003)

This is just another pitiful poser band attempting to be punk...THey have that crappy Avril lavigne sound and their lyrics are whiny and annoying..Punk is about rebellion and freakin anarchy...Simple Plan is about how hard is is to grow up with lots of money and no girl wanting to fuck you! WHile their is still many good wortthy punk bands out there on the underground, MTV have failed to notice them...HOnestly just reading half of these posts made me smile becuz i know now that there are many ppl just like me and not everyone is a tool to th3 media...thats all i have to say./

Manman (July 4, 2003)

Simple Plan: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service. Simply put, these guys make AFI seem inviting. How far from punk can these guys get? Well, they were caught trying to buy Nike shoes and drinking Coke products. Does anything more than that have to be said? No, but I must do my best to ensure that Simple Plan does not achieve any fame or money. To start off, these guys make Avaril Lasagna look like the punkiest punk who ever punked out in the punk scene. Can it be anymore obvious that these kids were the biggest nerds in school and this is their attempt to be "cool"? These people got banded together and were told to make "music" (money) and were given instruments (like the Sex Pistols). It's too bad that some people actually think of these guys as the next John Locke. I may not know these guys personally, but I can say that I don't like their "music."

Anonymous (July 4, 2003)

>>An album I can relate to very much

Anonymous (July 2, 2003)

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DrivingThru (July 1, 2003)

An album I can relate to very much.

Anonymous (July 1, 2003)

Finding myself with another hour of downtime until Andrew WK, we wandered around some more. As I bought up old 22 Jacks CDs at the SideOneDummy booth [they're only 5 bucks each! What a steal!], I overheard Simple Plan on the main stage.

And then I heard Bad Religion on the main stage.

That's right, everyone's favorite Canadian pop-punk band was covering Bad Religion's "American Jesus." As my jaw dropped in horror, I looked at the S1D merch guy. He just shook his head. I asked if this was a daily occurance, and he nodded in assent. Wow. Simple Plan needs to die, and soon.

Anonymous (June 29, 2003)

Simple Fact: If you are on TRL, you are not punk. Same goes for New Found Glory, Good Charlotte and the Used. It makes me sad to think that punk was once dangerous. Punk is not dead, it just seems to suck right now. Fuck you for taking my music that I love and making it so neatly packaged and ready to serve. Fuck you MTV.

Always true, RadReligion

Anonymous (June 19, 2003)

This is stupid we are posting reviews on punknews.org how come simple plan was posted im not going to say who is punk and who is not because everyone has different thoughts but nobody really has the right to say who is or isnt punk b/c nobody really knows what punk is about these days. Any way im trying to say that simple plan sux and i dont think it was even worth the time to review a stupid cd like this these guys are trying to do what NFG and Good Charlotte did or are still doing. Simple Plan is no good and unless they change alot they never will be thanks

punkrockmisfit (June 18, 2003)

fuckin sellout ass whipes with their pop bullshit. die basterds!!!

Anonymous (June 12, 2003)

Simple Plan opened up for the mighty mighty bosstones back in november and i swear, i never laughed so hard in my life. this was like a few weeks before i seen them on Mtv, so i was like this band is shit and they are going nowhere! then when i seen commercials on Mtv for Simple Plan, i was like, what the fuck, how do shitty bands make it that far? i feel like i can start a band and be on Mtv in a few months too. But i say if you want a good laugh, listen to Simple Plan

Anonymous (June 6, 2003)

Does anyone else see the similarity between Mest's "Wasting Time" album cover and sp's?

Anonymous (June 5, 2003)

This is kinda like pussy pop for beginners. Sucks.

Anonymous (June 2, 2003)

Rufio.....Rufio.....

Anonymous (June 2, 2003)

Please, don't blame Canada for this shit.
Believe me, I'm not proud of bands like Nickelback or Theory of a Fagman. It doesn't make sence to badmoth a band, just because they are from Canada.
On the bright side, Canada was able to produce great bands like RUSH. Its not punk, but its still pretty fucking good.

BTW, fuck any americans who have a fuckin problem.

PS: Simple plan is shit.

Anonymous (May 29, 2003)

Hearing this record in my friend's car was like cheating on one's wife and ending up having shitty sex.

When I got home that night and listened to '24 Hour Revenge Therapy', I just appreciated it that much more.

I realize this analogy sucks because Jawbreaker's not the only band I ever listen to, but... fuck.

Um. Simple Plan lick balls. Yeah.

Le_MAD (May 25, 2003)

Reset were uninteresting.

Anonymous (May 23, 2003)

Like your father just said to you, "you are dead to me." I hate you. You should go grab a baseball glove and catch sars. Rise against? You know that feeling when you hit your balls and it hurts in your stomach? Thats what simple plan and rise against do to me. twat

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

Reset was the reason i picked up a guitar and wrote meaningful lyrics. Now they play cliche riffs with cliche lyrics.I miss reset so much. You sirs are dicks. I'll pay you your stupid money that a stupid contract promised you if you just go back to punk. If it weren't for bands like Rise Against punk would be dead to me.

Anonymous (May 14, 2003)

this thing has been read 21,000 times. unreal.

Anonymous (May 14, 2003)

don't listion to them i haven't but just seeing there shitty ass videos i can easly say these guys suck balls!!!! if any of u punks listion to this shit u are supporting another poser band!! they suck!!the are what killed the punk name!! they suck!! i think it is time for the boy bands to grow up and start produceing good punk music!! THEY SUCK TO LISTION TO THEM!!better yet listion to alkaline trio a true good punk band!!
~alkalinetriofreak666

toma (May 10, 2003)

i like wasting my time by proving that i'm not a poseur or a sell-out too. it's a lot of fun. the score is for this comment, and for the fact that this review is the most popular... it just kind of shows me something.

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

i was just on their website and (gasp) hahahahahahahhhaahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaI can't breath give me a second....hahaha heeh. cough ahem

they have a link that leads to a supposed download of the album, when you click on it it goes to a website that says that they found a legal way for you to download the album. Get this you can either download the entire album for $9.99 or pay $0.99 per song. What is wrong with the world this isn't punk.........oh my god I feel like such a bastard being a punk fan and buying this album and wasting my money on these sellouts cause they used to be Reset even if I gave the album away. I am going to shower for 2 hours now. Thank you NOFX, rise against and blood for blood for restoring my faith in punk.

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

"Dudes. It's not like Simple Plan just started. They've been around since like early 2001"

Oh sorry they are sooooooooooooooooo fucking established

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

oops this is my actual score for this album (for some reason I bought it then I gave it away)

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

"What the fuck??!! I never thought i'd see the day when this cd was on a punk website. That angers me. I hate how people see this shit, and then say, "Wow this is Punk?" and then that gives punk the reputation for being pussy. I also heard, and dont hold me accountable for this, that they dont write their own music, they dont pick out their own clothes, and they were formed the way a boy band is. Folks, i dont know if this is definitely true, but i woulndt be the least bit surprised considering mtv picked up on them right away. This is basically a boy band playing pop-punk. Its so MTV can gain support from the "Punk" people. Well fuck that. I HATE simple plan, and whats worse is i hate how people who like them think they are punks. I dont know a single true punk who would like simple plan, because a) punks tend to like punk music, and b) These guys are the least original band i ever heard, and they are the least individual people i ever heard of. If you think this is punk you are terribly mistaken. Go look up bands from the 80's that were real punk, back when Punk was actually PUNK. Not this fake shit. Try The Dead Boys, The Adolescants, the Partisans, Blitz, Blanks 77, Oxymoron, The UK Subs, need i continue? Ok And my last point... I'm tired of people finally realizing that these bands are pop-punk... and then thinking that Blink 182 invented pop-punk. Pop-punk and emo kids are the only people who dont know and/or appreciate the history of their music. Bands like Generation X, Husker Du, Elvis Costello, they started pop-punk. And these emo kids are sitting here saying WHO??! i never heard of them they couldnt have. Well, believe it. Learn the history of the music you claim to play or listen to. Fuck you."

actually Simple Plan (or at least half of them) used to be a band called Reset and yes they were actually a very talented punk band. Unfortunatly they became the crap they are.

I really don't know how a band that is fast and complex and political like Reset could ever become a shallow pop band, but they are definitly not manufactured, I am however very disappointed in them.

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

Punk was pop.. as in "popular" not as in pop music. It was still punk.

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

Ok.. just cause you dont like them doesnt mean they aren't a punk band. You are an idiot... especially since you gave this cd a review of 10

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

UK Subs fucking suck ass, Oxymoron ain't much better, and Elvis Costello has nothing, repeat NOTHING to do with pop-punk (you might be able to make that arguement for Generation X, but they were English, and in the UK in 1977, punk WAS pop. This means the Pistols, the Clash, and even Sham 69 were "pop")

--Cos

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

What the fuck??!! I never thought i'd see the day when this cd was on a punk website. That angers me. I hate how people see this shit, and then say, "Wow this is Punk?" and then that gives punk the reputation for being pussy. I also heard, and dont hold me accountable for this, that they dont write their own music, they dont pick out their own clothes, and they were formed the way a boy band is. Folks, i dont know if this is definitely true, but i woulndt be the least bit surprised considering mtv picked up on them right away. This is basically a boy band playing pop-punk. Its so MTV can gain support from the "Punk" people. Well fuck that. I HATE simple plan, and whats worse is i hate how people who like them think they are punks. I dont know a single true punk who would like simple plan, because a) punks tend to like punk music, and b) These guys are the least original band i ever heard, and they are the least individual people i ever heard of. If you think this is punk you are terribly mistaken. Go look up bands from the 80's that were real punk, back when Punk was actually PUNK. Not this fake shit. Try The Dead Boys, The Adolescants, the Partisans, Blitz, Blanks 77, Oxymoron, The UK Subs, need i continue? Ok And my last point... I'm tired of people finally realizing that these bands are pop-punk... and then thinking that Blink 182 invented pop-punk. Pop-punk and emo kids are the only people who dont know and/or appreciate the history of their music. Bands like Generation X, Husker Du, Elvis Costello, they started pop-punk. And these emo kids are sitting here saying WHO??! i never heard of them they couldnt have. Well, believe it. Learn the history of the music you claim to play or listen to. Fuck you.

Ak3atarisriot (May 6, 2003)

"id do anything!! just to pack u in the ass try to make it go past, cuz i know that my dick wont last ! dadoodoodo dodu"
Simple Plan

Anonymous (May 3, 2003)

"Remember: With passion and the right attitude, anyone can cook. Wait, that's 'play punk rock.' Never mind." Thanks theonion.com. That about sums it up folks. Although I won't bash this music since music is what you make of it, let us not forget that is not a high-skilled musical genre. I implore all punkers to take a music theory class and then to deny my comments.

Anonymous (May 2, 2003)

at least they dont' sound like the casualties . god they suck. nice mowhawks though zing!

Anonymous (May 2, 2003)

screw all y'all. I am AnnikatheAvenger and i saw simple pain is the bestest damn band. hahahahahahaha

evildeadalive (April 30, 2003)

Holy shit your website sucks. Holy shit you guys like shitty music. Holy shit stop telling me to go to your stupid fucking website.

Anonymous (April 28, 2003)

Go to www. Punkcreations. Com right now !!!

Anonymous (April 28, 2003)

www.punkcreations.com

Anonymous (April 28, 2003)

These guys suck... there is no way around that. But I MUST make it clear that these guys don't suck because they r canadian THEY SUCK BECAUSE THEY R FRENCH-CANADIAN. So as i proud canadian i would like you to all stop dissin' canada! (So what, our prime minister doesn't support the war... I hink he's a moron just like everyone else)

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

I'm a dick.

I'm addicted to you.

-MorphineSandwich

joeg (April 19, 2003)

pure pop rock shit from canada? shocking. just shocking.

Anonymous (April 17, 2003)

Dude, Reset was really good, and actually had thoughtful lyrics. It's obvious to see how hard they are trying to be marketable pop-punk, but you know they are loving every minute of it. Can't say I'd go about it the way they did, but I would definately change my music to make more money, so shoot me. You all would. I think they took it a bit overboard though. At least New Found Glory tries to keep some of thier credibility, as lame as they are now.

Anonymous (April 16, 2003)

Totally sucks....Simple plan is not even a punk band....it's a pop band, it sounds like the n sync or another faggotts band.....the guys just want to make money because Reset used to be really good....SOLD OUT

Anonymous (April 16, 2003)

uhm...whatever this is like poppunk isnt it?

Hi dorkwad!=)

Anonymous (April 16, 2003)

glassjaw opened recently for simple plan

there is no god

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

i thought this was a punk website

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

Reset was a better band but simplw plan is good too. Gob is a good canadian band too. But if you want a really good cd then go buy a RANCID cd~~!!!!

RANCID PUNX

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

and no, i have nothing against canadians.

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

Sounds like you don't agree with us. Stop bitching, bitch.

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

For the anti Canadian and Simple Plan bitches:

Holy Fuck what a bunch of bullcrap! You guys are full of the crap of ages. It's people like you lot, who bitch, complain and tear somebodys hard work to pieces with a bunch of bullshit just for a laugh cause your buddys are all doing it. Bitchy, whiny, dumb assed critics are always the worst talented types on the planet who couldn't come up with a half-decent anything (song, poem, artwork, story, film, etc...) if your lives depended on it. It's one thing to give constructive critism of somebodys work, but your all on the hate bandwagon for some dumb reason. It looks like you all started rippin' the band because it's from Canada. Well that's so childish and stupid and a good part of why the world is fucked up like it is. So somebody saw some idiot burn a frickin' flag. That's got SFA to do with Simple Plan or any other band. I'm sure I saw an American burning an American flag on the TV during one of those anti-war demonstrations but Jesus Christ on Steel Fuckin Wheels that's no reason to hate a country or a band! Only idiots burn flags and only idiots will rip a band apart because some other twat burned a flag.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

reset was great, this is classic sell out shit. - bigjerk

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

this is just dumb. i want to die just thinking that 20000 people have wasted their ass time to read this review. it's sad, really sad.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

i was the 20,000 person to read this. cool.

lalombriz (April 6, 2003)

fyi... will smith never claimed to be "gangsta"... his whole image is based on being wholesome...

a more apt comparison for simple plan would be: simple plan is to punk what nelly is to hip hop... shouldn't be taken seriously, mildly entertaining and maybe could be the gateway into getting into better music... i can't find any substance to this band... but whatever...

evildeadalive (April 2, 2003)

Do you live under a rock? I am sure you have heard this band. They are to punk rock what Will Smith is to gangsta rap. One listen and you will understand the hatred.

Anonymous (April 1, 2003)

I haven't heard this band at all, I don't know who they are, never heard of them, never heard of reset, I was just wondering why they were so popular and I hadn't heard of them, and reading your comments. Heh. Thats really all I can say.. Heh. Just out of curiosity, how many of you people who run around in pants taht are too tight squealing "Sellouts!" have a job? I mean, really, they don't make this music for you guys, if you don't like them, don't listen to them, they don't care. If you like them, thats great, buy their album and support them, because at the end of the day, this is their job, they get paid for this, and they can do their job however they want, I would like to see any of you guys decide not to accept your salary, because someone thought YOU were a sellout making those hamburgers, or filling those cars with gas. Thats just great man, reaaaaaaal fucking great. Your a bunch of hypocrites.

Toniss (March 31, 2003)

Simple plan.. they suck... All they want is to make money.. The singer's last band RESET was better

Anonymous (March 30, 2003)

yeah im with you budday.. i just could not believe his views on Canada.. Vancouver a province? Magine! Thats just awful eh? I'm kinda glad we grew up in such an incredible country like Canada, free from electing dictators and forcing younger folk like us to fight for nothing. Magine! Hello out there, we're on the air, its hockey night tonight. Give'r Canada! Give'r..

A little side bit... Go check out www.thejimmyswiftband.com and www.grandtheftbus.com for some incredibly talented bands from the east coast. get da boys together, have a few pops, maybe pass a few johnsons, and enjoy... such good tunes, eh?

Anonymous (March 27, 2003)

what's all this aboot eh? making fun of canadians eh? me thinks you are all assholes! what you gonna say aboot that eh? canada rocks. it seems like it's the states that produce more crappy punk bands than canada you know eh?
and what kinda stupid shits name their STATES stuff like ALABAMA? eh. or MISSISSPPI? what the fuck is that aboot eh?

Anonymous (March 27, 2003)

actually what i meant was if your from canada...chances are you're a puss...FUCK CANADA (not to mention the fact that canadians were burning american flags earlier this week...FUCK CANADA)

and FUCK FRANCE too

Anonymous (March 27, 2003)

Should Be called
SIMPLE PLAN- NO TALENT NO THOUGHT JUST CRAP

Anonymous (March 27, 2003)

These guys suck because they are FRENCH
This album is crap!

Anonymous (March 26, 2003)

accidently had 10 stars on my last comment..my mistake

Silent Bob

Anonymous (March 26, 2003)

its aboot time people stop blaming Canada for simple plan...fuck you what the fuck does canada have to do with simple plan being pussies, Canada didnt turn them into fucking pussies they just are huge shitty pussy sellouts and we can't help that...US made Good Charlotte which is worse as they actually pretend to be punk rock and im not saying fuck US

Oh Canada!

Silent Bob, eh

Anonymous (March 26, 2003)

just another mtv "punk rock" band, avoid if possible.

Anonymous (March 26, 2003)

FUCK CANADA...stupid pussies runnin around sayin stupid shit like ABOOT and BUDDAY and EHH, can someone please tell me what the fuck's the matter with these guys that they gotta name their gay PROVINCES shit like QUEBEC and fuckin VANCOUVER?

Anonymous (March 23, 2003)

dude this band obviously doesnt hav any balls they put out a cd meant for the teeneybopper TRL crowd, they dont deserve to be even called punk, they should be in the genre Crap wannabe punk along with good charlotte it makes me mad just even thinkin about them

Anonymous (March 23, 2003)

I know my comment is a little late but.......I totally agree! THESE GUYS ARE FUCKING INSULT TO PUNK ROCK!!!

Anonymous (March 21, 2003)

Whoops, pretend that last comment's score is a 1 :p

Anonymous (March 21, 2003)

sell-out, n., 1. see simple plan

I just saw the video for "addicted" on MTV and it made me retch. Seriously, stuff like this makes me lose my faith in humanity. It was all cliched teen-marketed bullshit. There was nothing catchy about it either, the singer was whiny as fuck and the entire song was just horrible. These guys are too old to be jumping around in their baggy clothes with their spiked hair singing about highschool and being grounded. Corporate whores...

Anonymous (March 21, 2003)

i wandered over here because i was shocked that it was #1 most read review. just flat out shocked. i wanted to see how bad it was getting ripped... i read the review.. it made me cry laughing... i give you strong marks my good man. this is one funny, yet honest review... do all kinds more please... hahaha wow.

Anonymous (March 20, 2003)

SP is terrible they probablem were made by MTV to ruin the punk seen. Less than jake is tight shit

Anonymous (March 19, 2003)

Obviously, the album title is wrong, because if the lead singer of this band had any balls, he wouldn't be able to sing so high-pitched. He's a eunuch.

Anonymous (March 19, 2003)

The guy four lines below me is the most ignorant fucktard to ever grace the internet with his stupidity. We're not insulting you, get over it (heh, well now I am). If people don't like Simple Plan it doesn't mean you can't. Don't get so offended, god damn...

SomeoneElse (March 17, 2003)

well written review. except simple plan totally sucks.

Anonymous (March 16, 2003)

Well, i saw the 'im just a kid video' and thought it was alright, probably the most overused lyrical topic known to man, but descent music. I then saw the 'id do anything' video and thought it was better, with a hell of a catchy chorus.
Upon buying the album, i was very dissapointed. I could just abut tolerate it till i heard the song about the fucking alien gierlfriend, upon hearing that i just wanted to rip off the writers arm and stick it up his arse. Nobody writes lyrics like that if not aiming for a target audience of preteen girls. 'please take me to your leader' FUCKING HELL, KILL ME NOW

Anonymous (March 16, 2003)

I heard one song by these guys and it sounded like more derivative money making mass produced non-artistic "music" to me. Also, what the fuck's up with the cover art? When did punk become about making money via the objectification of women and the selling of a crappy product as sexual, thus conforming to the rest of American culture?

I also love how the people who defend this album all insist that the majority of us who do not like it like some mainstream pop act. That's funny, cause I've barely heard any of that crap since years ago when I realized MTV was pretty much 99% pointless and quit watching it. But hey, we've all been 12 so go on defending this shitty band if you must.

Seriously, if you like this band listen to Blink 182's Dude Ranch, then liten to LTJ, new stuff then old stuff. That's how I introduced my younger sister to punk music after she heard new Blink. After that transition you will find a myriad of music which is so much more lyrically meaningful and musically coherent than this crap it will astound you.

Anonymous (March 16, 2003)

To all the people who came on here and said all that shit about Simple Plan, u guys seriuosly have no fuckin life u guys are a bunch of computer nerds who sit on the computer and jackoff to fake pics of Avril Lavigne, don't knock them for doing something u could only imagine u could do I love punk music but hey when u sit there and put down other bands then u are acting like ur fighting over Backstreet boys or 98 degrees so for every1 who signed this saying all this shit needs to stop wacking off go take a shower and get out of your fuckin house and do something with you're life cause you siting here bitching and moaning is only proving what a bunch of ignorant little kids you pussy's are !! so FUCK YOU!!~ besides you all know you have to cd and are probably listening to right now as we speak!!!!

Anonymous (March 16, 2003)

you guys must not know what good music is, because youre all being fucking hypocrites and you need to quit. i bet half of you fucking own the cd. seriously, get over it. if you don't like it, tough. then don't listen to them and put shitty reviews, because thats not fair. get over yourselves. fucking 2 year olds. keep your negative opinions to yourselves and stop being gay. in my opinion, them AND their cd kick ass whether you think so or not =)

Anonymous (March 16, 2003)

These guys suck!!!! They are the pinacle of the dreaded "SELL-OUT"!!! Granted, "RESET" was tolerable, Simple Plan is just that...simple!!! chessy, bullshit pop, not punk, not even rock, but shitty pop. In closing, I would like to say that simple plan as well as anyone who looks up to them, should quit polluting an otherwise credible scene. BULLSHIT, Absolute BULLSHIT.

Anonymous (March 8, 2003)

This guys are the shittists fucking ever, sucker lamers, i only heard i do anything, and i suppose if they realease this song for his band, i think all the songs of the album are like this shit, so fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkk them, and this is not a review of simple shit, this is a debate against the lamers of fucker plan

CaptainCrunch (March 8, 2003)

I agree with GreenVandal Refused is worthy of that title.

GreenVandal (March 6, 2003)

ok, enough of this piece of shit being the number 1 review. Anyone who reads this, go click on the review for REFUSED the shape of punk to come. (the one where it gets 5 stars) then THAT can be number 1 because it deserves to be! i know this sounds contrived and petty, but this is just ridiculous!

Anonymous (March 6, 2003)

Simple Plan sucks more than a tooth-less hooker on payday.

Anonymous (March 4, 2003)

simple plan are talented group of guys.
they are hot and have a great band.
no pads, no helmets,just balls is a great cd.my favorites are god must hate me, addicted,and i'll be there.

insinceredave (March 4, 2003)

these guys are the punkist mothers around!

Anonymous (February 28, 2003)

why is LTJ touring with a bunch of fuckers? they were always more ska then punk but if this next album is pop i'm gonna be fuckin pissed

montanapunk (February 27, 2003)

First off, I bought this CD in hopes that there would be better songs than "I'd Do Anything" and "I'm Just A Kid", but I guess I was wrong. I spent 15.98 on this piece of trash when I shouldn't have paid more than 5 dollars for it. Now, I DO NOT hate pop punk at all. I like Rufio, The Starting Line, Don't Look Down, etc. BUT....seriously, nothing can get poppier than this album. There's a few songs that are ok, but the rest I just couldn't handle. I havent really listened to it since. Anyone want this CD? I'll mail it to you for free, so you can use it as a drink coaster or something. My email address is in my profile.

CaptainCrunch (February 26, 2003)

I agree with EvilDead. These guys are sellouts.

There's nothing wrong with bands getting huge if they aren't changing their style to conform. Thats just hard work being rewarded. Look at Jimmy Eat World for example, their style didn't change, and they are starting to get paid. Good for them.

Simple Plan is just a gimmick and they will be gone in a short time, and about 10 years from now when all the little kiddies are grown up, they will joke about Simple Plan the same way we joke about Vanilla Ice. Thats the best way I can describe Simple Plan.

Anonymous (February 26, 2003)

these and that dickhead from blink will be killed

evildeadalive (February 25, 2003)

You answer my question. Have you heard Reset?

And would I take the money? Yes, but only if I was allowed to keep my artistic integrity.

Anonymous (February 24, 2003)

ok it's the guy that defended Simpler Plan 3 posts ago. Hey Evildead why don't you tell me what a sellout is because obviously you have no idea and another thing Would you turn the money donw if you had the chance that Simple Plan got? Exactly, you know you would because they got an oppurtunity and they took it.

Anonymous (February 24, 2003)

they are sellouts

evildeadalive (February 23, 2003)

Ok... I'm guessing the guy two posts down is joking? These guys are the definition of sellouts. Did you ever hear Reset? Sounds nothing like this. Why would mid-twenty year old guys be singing about highschool, and being 'just a kid' if not for the fame and money awarded to pop shit punk bands?

Anonymous (February 23, 2003)

I don't know what pisses me off more; Simple Plan or the Transplants. Fucking travesties.

Anonymous (February 23, 2003)

Your all a bunch of fucking idiots who say "They are going to hell, and they are Sellouts!!" Shut the fuck up you bunch of no good, pole smoking, little fuckers who call simple plan sellouts. Do you know what a sellout is? They obviously aren't sellouts because they were playing the music before they made the money, and they aren't the ones who invite themselves on MTV! You all know as well as I do that if you were making music and loving it, and then were invited on MTV to play and make money , you little fuckers who say they are sellouts would go in a heartbeat! Just because you are jealous of there woman, there money, there cars, and the fact that they can make music, you feel you can harass them!! I bet you are all a bunch of 12 year olds who are online with your taped up glasses with backstreet boys blasting right now reading this saying to your friends and parents "GEE WIZ mister, you are a sellout because you make money!!" So before you go harassing everyone who makes money, think about what your saying because half of you fuckers don't know hwta a sellout is!!

Anonymous (February 22, 2003)

Put out to take advantage of young people, and steal their allowance money.

Anonymous (February 22, 2003)

Delete this fucking review, please.

FenderStrat7 (February 21, 2003)

I thought this was PUNK news, not pop punk.

Anonymous (February 21, 2003)

i call that poodle's dead grandma

dropkick (February 20, 2003)

id rather fuck my grandma's dead poodle. SELLOUT THEY ARE ,SELLOUTS

Anonymous (February 18, 2003)

everyday i check out the new reviews and find shit like this? Cmon, i thought this was punk news, not piece of shit, lets wear skate clothes pierce our lips and get a mohawk, then say we're punk news. Who the hell takes the time to write these stupid reviews on the worst god awful bands of all time?

Maybe next year punk will go out of style and the posers will hate us again.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

"Just be yourself the one and only...
I used to be just like you,
til I found better things to do than,
then worry 'bout what the others think,
or wonder if there's something wrong with me"
yo fellas be yourself and dont give into all that mtv says. how can you know what you like when you've only heard one voice your whole life. listen to real punk, dont be scared to be different, strong, and a minority. peace out

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

punk is a political movement. singing about how you miss a girl on mtv doesnt cut it. just as resistance records uses rock to send out messages of hate and white nationalism, pop punk use punk to make money. pop punk doesnt matter, all these fuckers dressing up and acting punk while they were fitch 10 min ago are being laughed at by us real ones. you're all a bunch of molded pussies. be an individual. punk sound and style will change in reaction to all this, but it'll be the same in its heart and say- FUCK AUTHORITY. FUCK MTV. FUCK POP PUNK. FUCK GW. FUCK LITTLE FITCH BITCHES

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

Simple plan!!!

Anonymous (February 16, 2003)

I think its pretty sad that Mark Hoppus is singing for SP. I never hated Blink but I think they were a fuck of a lot better in their older cds and Mark Hoppus is bigger and better then another teenage pop punk band singing about losing some dumbass girlfriend

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

damn kid dynamite, you sure are better than us. you're open minded because you actually like a few simple plan songs and you're also a fellow punk because you still think simple plan isn't that good. damn i wish i was you.

Kid_Dynamite (February 15, 2003)

a better score:)

Kid_Dynamite (February 15, 2003)

i know that they suck, that they are sellouts, that they are going straight to hell, that they are pussys, that they arent punk and so on...

but i dont care about this; there are a few pretty cool songs (ok, not more than 2-3) on the record. thats why i dont "hate" them like some of guys do. in my opinion the so called punk police are more funnier and more "sellout" than any of these pop (punkers)....

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

fuck pop punk. if this band is punk, fuck punk

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

I find it amusing that this is the number one most viewed album review on this site.

Anonymous (February 13, 2003)

Q:what does simple plan,sum 41,new found glory and blink 182 all have incommon(except for being sellouts)?....

A:they all are going straight to hell!!

Anonymous (February 10, 2003)

i own this album and i guess from the shit head about 2 comments below me i get to say they suck cuz ive listened to it... i own the album ive heard more then one song and ive heard them more then once... this band sucks juist looking at them makes me mad... i say that you should let the rap world take over MTV and not put any bands on there cuz the people that watch MTV watch it for the Rap.... Rap sucks by they way... the amount of suck that htis band brings is indescribable

Anonymous (February 9, 2003)

i heard a few songs from this band. a few songs too many.

Anonymous (February 8, 2003)

The saddest thing here is that I bet 95% of the people who say Simple Plan sucks haven't even heard more than 1 or 2 songs from them.

I, for one, have never listened to a SP song in its entirety, so at least I will have the decency to say that their sound fails to interest me, and that I will just ignore them completely, rather than blatantly proclaiming that they suck and deserve to die.

Anonymous (February 6, 2003)

Okay, im not going to just say how horrible this band is,however i would like to say that the entire "punk" scene has went completely downhill in the last year if it wasnt already bad enough. It started with Avril who is as fake as they come and it has just gotten worse...its weird how all of a sudden britney and christina traded in their bleach blonde hair and cutesy songs to dreadlocks and "im a bad girl" lyrics....all the boy bands lead singers got solo acts and try to play the guitar...i think its because the boy band/pop princess look got tired and MTV needed something new to sell, so they took the punk sub-culture and turned it into a trend...so even of they say they arent punk, they are still getting some influence from it...

Anonymous (February 5, 2003)

So this is the most read review... and there goes my will to live.

insinceredave (February 5, 2003)

i think this will inspire world peace

-insincere dave

Anonymous (February 4, 2003)

As I'm reading over these reviews, I notice a common trend in the majority of them (besides the blatant negativity): you all compare Simple Plan to something. Whether it be another band you hate, another band you love, or another band that sounds like them --all these reviews are full of generic comparisons. Sure, Simple Plan is writing about things way below their age level, but that makes it all the more easy for teenagers (most likely, their "target group") to relate with all their songs. I know that if I was a highschooler and I heard a band singing about something that I could identify with, I would find that pretty cool. They may not touch on all the old issues that Reset did, but I think that for the most part, they did a good job re-creating the same energized sound.

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

go back to MTV... i cant stand these bands. I blame SIMPLE PLAN for the 11 years old grils at Warped Tour who just ruin the scene. Simple Plan, Good Charlot, Dashboard.... you guys want money? fine. but dont stick around the punk scene, we dont want you anymore. I bet you'd get along with carson.... dicks

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

Why can't this band just die?-SaYnE_GuY

Anonymous (January 31, 2003)

The music aint that bad for what it is, but the lyrics show off this bands most glaring flaw. They are nothing more then a money making scheme. Im not gonna pretend im punk, or that anything I do or am even pertains to the "scene". My statement has nothign to do with that. I dont like this because it is lacking sincerity. These songs sound like they were written by a business focus group, and I just cant listen to that. Our society is so caught up in efficiency, and being sleek and beautiful that even our art is starting to suffer from it. This is suppose to be emotion, something to motivate me, to connect me to this person, or to his cause, or to the story he wants to tell. Emotion and true sincerity is what seperates music from common noise. This is on the borderline. I cannot recomend this to anyone simply because i see it as the embodiment of all our flaws as a culture. A bit extreme, I know, but thats how I feel.

Anonymous (January 29, 2003)

"This band is terrible! but from my knowledge they have never said they were "Punk" so chill the fuck out. I forgot how "Punk" you guys were cause you listen to Screeching Weasel."

they sound exactly like a whole slew of other bands that call themselves punk, wear the same clothes and sing about the same crap, oh yes my friend they are trying to be "punk"

Screeching Weasel are 400000000000000 more punk than you are. so shut up and stop trying to be smart and stop posting about a band that is supposedly not punk on a punk website.

cunt

Anonymous (January 29, 2003)

"This band is terrible! but from my knowledge they have never said they were "Punk" so chill the fuck out. I forgot how "Punk" you guys were cause you listen to Screeching Weasel."

they sound exactly like a whole slew of other bands that call themselves punk, wear the same clothes and sing about the same crap, oh yes my friend they are trying to be "punk"

Screeching Weasel are 400000000000000 more punk than Simple Plan are. so shut up and stop trying to be smart and stop posting about a band that is supposedly not punk on a punk website.

cunt

KyLiErOcKs (January 27, 2003)

The cd isn't bad, but it is all about high school crap, that they need to forget about!! All the new TRL punk bands are just a trend...it's so cool these days to pretend you are punk. Drives me crazy! And I heard Simple Plan is going on tour with Avril Lavigne. Thats about the worst mistake ever. They aren't thinking.

Anonymous (January 26, 2003)

I don't know about you, but this band rocks. I mean, there are barely any politically conscience punk bands out right now. Damn, did you see TRL Presents Simple Plan? I didn't know MTV was so punk until the band broke out with "I'm Just a Kid", a song about the refugee problems in Yugoslavia. Hats off to Simple Plan, hardcore rockers extreme.

MrVeryDrunk (January 22, 2003)

It's not punk. It's horrible rock music influenced by punk.(With really shitty lyrics.

Anonymous (January 22, 2003)

This band is terrible! but from my knowledge they have never said they were "Punk" so chill the fuck out. I forgot how "Punk" you guys were cause you listen to Screeching Weasel.

Anonymous (January 21, 2003)

in fact i dont even give them a one. Im so sick of all these POP bands that dress up in punk atire and saying " I hate my dad cause he dident love me" . They disscrases the meeaning of puunk rock and should go back to there mantion in Beverly Hills and rich parent and make so room for some REAL TALENT!!!!

MrVeryDrunk (January 20, 2003)

MTV said Punk is going to save the music industry. The problem is, who is going to save punk from being just another trend?

Fuck anyone who listens to punk just because it's cool. (you are the same fucks who will say punk sucks a year from now, when the trend dies) I only respect punks who listen to the music because they both respect it, and enjoy it.

To the rest of you-
GET THE FUCK OFF THIS WEBSITE!

Anonymous (January 19, 2003)

OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG! simple plan on warped! woohoo! OMG!OMG! SEE YA HATERS AT THE MOSH PIT! MAN IS IT GONNA RAWK! I HOPE I CAN SURVIVE THE PIT! YEA! PUNK!

Anonymous (January 18, 2003)

"So crank this album on the way to the beach. Just don’t let the other cars get close enough to hear that you’re just a kid."

This sums it up pretty well. Decent review. A 6 for the album.

Anonymous (January 16, 2003)

I hate this album

CaptainCrunch (January 16, 2003)

The words "Simple Plan" and "Good" should not be used together....unless you say something like:

Simple Plan is not any good"

"The guys from Simple Plan like to make man love with the guys from Good Charlotte"

"If you like good music, then stay away from Simple Plan

jheisel (January 13, 2003)

how the fuck did some band i've never even heard of become the most viewed review?!

Anonymous (January 12, 2003)

How do you give 0 stars? These guys don't deserve 1!

Anonymous (January 12, 2003)

Personally-
I enjoy the album but everyone is entitled to their own opinions and taste. But just because you don't like that band doesn't mean they are "shit" or what half the ignorrant people on this board are posting... everyone's musical taste is different and NO ONE should be putting anyone down for their taste in bands... but all in all SIMPLE PLAN ROCKS!!!!!!!!!

pimpmastaphat (January 12, 2003)

This Band and all Bands like it are the reason punk is dead.

FREE ODB!

Anonymous (January 9, 2003)

These guys are the worst of that MTV pop punk, and that's saying something. If you want power-pop I'd recommend Sum 41, there new album kicks ass

MrVeryDrunk (January 6, 2003)

If you want to hear some quality pop-punk listen to bands such as- Screeching Weasel, Millincollin, The Queers, The Mopes, No Use for a Name, Nerf Herder,The Apers, The Riverdales, Teen Idols, Diesel Boy, Chixdiggit, Groovie Ghoulies, Bracket, Limp, Home Grown etc. Oh yeah, most of these bands earlier CD's are way better than the new ones. But if you know anything about punk you should already know that.

Anonymous (January 5, 2003)

The CD is excellent musically. Of course, the lyrics are no Shakespeare...

MrVeryDrunk (January 2, 2003)

Man these guys suck shit. The only band I can think of that is worse is Bowling for Soup. Wait a minute, I'm forgeting Mest, Good Charolette, A New Found Glory, almost every band on Drive Thru records, and all those other generic pop punk bands that sound exactly the fucking same. To bad it's so trendy.

Anonymous (December 28, 2002)

they are good musically but lyrically they are not their age..their old band , RESET, was waaaay better and i still can't believe they broke up.

punkboy_1 (December 26, 2002)

this sucks...no other words can describe this utter crap.

Anonymous (December 26, 2002)

its always funny to read the comments. Sorry to tell all you retards out there but,STOP COMPARING EVERY FUCKING BAND TO SOMEBODY ELSE, HOLY SHIT!!!! might as well say FATA is like NFG or The Used are something corporate. My band is better than you band, why? because i said so, get over it dicks

Anonymous (December 25, 2002)

these guys are fucking rejects. they're blink 182 but worse. WORSE than blink. un-fucking-believable. its hard to believe a band like this can ever be associated with anything remotely punk. then again, when you know you can make money by spiking your hair and following the blink 182 "how to be a pop-punk star" blueprint, i guess anything is possible. fuck these tools.

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

"go fuck urself man, ltj owns them"

Yeah... I bet you could ask Less Than Jake if they think they're better than the Specials and they'll say "no". Cause they arent. Maybe you said that cause they gave you the only sex you ever got in your life.

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

pop punk is the best, i love all the bands like The Casualties and american nightmare, you cant get more poppy than these guys!! rock on!!!

soulbleed (December 22, 2002)

Although I enjoy the bands forementioned, the idiot that posted below disgusts me.

Regardless, the Simple Plan album is a pretty tight record consisting of melodic punk-pop, and they do a good job presenting themselves in an organized and polished fashion. A very good listen for people who enjoy New Found Glory, Riddlin Kids, and just about every other upbeat 'emo' band.

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

!!! omg are you guys for real? these guys are soooo good, simple plan, good charlete,nfg,blink182 and sum41 are all the greatest bands ever, screw anybody who doesnt think they are, I LOVE YOU GUYS!!

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

are you fucking deaf? did you just say new found glory is trying to be like less than jake?

by the way, simple plan can suck on my sweaty nutsack. you may as well dress up NSYNC as punk rockers, record a song with a distorted guitar track, and label it as punk. and there, my friends, you have the cash money making machine we like to call MAJOR LABELS.

Anonymous (December 21, 2002)

simple plan... what a bunch of fucking tool sheds

Anonymous (December 19, 2002)

go fuck urself man, ltj owns them

Anonymous (December 18, 2002)

Fuck Less than Jake. The Specials will forever be remembered as the better band.

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

ok, i posted the comment about sp bein like nfg tryin to be ltj, ltj may be ska but nfg and sp sound like there tryin to imitate their sound

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

seems more like an ingenious plan to me. these guys may suck, but just think of how much major label fat cash their pulling, not to mention drugs and hot chicks. i think i'll start a band called something like.......uhhhh. 'perfection through failure'...yea thats pretty poppy sappy emoey. right? who's in? i play drums. hears our first song.....'she dumped me, it was so easy, now i got to move on and on and on, time to have a...
heart break, a hhhhharrrrd time.!!!yea yea. aaaaaahhhh oooooooooohhhhh
heart break (one time!) hibidy dibidy, i miss my honey poo, i need to roll out to hte beach and find my heart

dude this is easy. simple plan are my hero's now. and i only heard that 'killer' song on mtv.

Anonymous (December 15, 2002)

i don't understand SP's connection to LTJ, either.

What is this about mest and a nazi band?

evildeadalive (December 14, 2002)

umm... i don't think you've actually heard less than jake...

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

holy crap man. No helmet, no pads and no balls and no brains. This is the worst music i have ever heard, and iv heard a lot of music. Another shitty band trying to sound like less than jake, nfg tried but simple plan is just pathetic, i feel sorry for anybody who ever had to suffer through the cd. I wish i could give it a 0 rating

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

Yeah, so Reset was amazing. Especially No Worries. Don't hold me on this, but I believe that cd was released in 1996. Almost seven years ago now, and if the members in simple plan are just over the drinking age, as someone mentioned, that means they released no worries when they were about 15 or 16, maybe 17. God damn do I wish I made music that awesome when I was that age. Seriously. I didn't even start playing guitar until I was 16. This is one of the reasons why I respected Reset so much. See, what really gets me is the fact that the lyrics on No Worries were amazing. Songs about Abuse, Rape, Racism, and general stupidity and hatrid towards people on some songs were all over Reset's cd No Worries. This tells me that they HAD the talent of writing good lyrics. It's not easy...at least not for me...I can't write a decent song to save my life, but THEY COULD! That's what gets me about Simple Plan. I agree they're catchy and whatever, but where did all the talent go?

See, I was pissed off when I heard Reset broke up, cause I never got to see them live, and they were one of my favorite bands. However, about a year later when I heard that members of Reset had started a new band called Simple Plan, I checked up on it. All I heard were "oh my god simple plan sucks", and "wow, how could a band like reset go straight to the toilet with simple plan". Honestly, I didn't believe it. I had to find out for myself. Well...now I know.

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Personally i LOVE simple plan. Even though they are a lil old to be writing lyrics of high school years, who do u think relates to this? hmm... yeah thats right, high school kids. although u may disapprove of they're innocent lyrics, they somehow seem to please alot of kids! I do agree with u on their catching tunes. But for the first album as a new group, it seems to me that they're doing a great job! And i hope to hear more from them in the future!

Love Always,
Jessica

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

I hate this band with a passion. they suck ass. A lot of it

CaptainCrunch (December 9, 2002)

The worst CD of the year race is really heating up....Good Charlotte or these bozos?

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

A great example of the horrible Canadian Invasion of pop, where Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 also came from. PLEASE, AMERICA- CLOSE THE BORDERS TO THE NORTH. Maybe Mexico can give us some good punk bands, since America needs its bands made in its neighboring countries.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

Ok, i agree with everybody, THESE LYRICS BLOW HARDCORE ASS< and these guys dont really have much talent. This CD was catchy, and i actually like it for a couple days, but the songs have lasting power and all started to become annoying as hell very quickly. I hope these guys keep writing good hooks, but on the next cd (if they make one befor they get forgotten by the world) they learn to make hooks that stick and learn to write lyrics
DAVE
PS-that guy that said he is sorry on behalf of canida, that was funny as hell!

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

haha
this is pretty ridiculous
you rip into their lyrics. so obviously they aren't aiming for your age or taste in music. so just leave it. they don't neccessarily want you as a fan then yeah?
if there is an easy audience for their music of course they are going to play to it.
reset must have ended for a reason, and whilst they were good, it wasn't what they were looking for ultimately.
if you don't like it - don't listen.

Why is that everyone's defense when someone rips on their music. Put up a good argument and maybe you'll turn heads. Bullshit like: "They don't want you as fans" or "If you don't like it, don't listen to it," is totally bogus. Do you undestand, this is a review message board. In case you missed it, this is a REVIEW message board. The reviewer was trying to point out that they're probably not very passionate about their music if they're catering it to a crowd 7 years younger than they are. They can't even relate to 13 year olds, so why would they bother?

Money. That's why. They're cashing in. That's probably why they left Reset (although I don't know, I'm only guessing). That's why they sounds so much different in this new band. That's why no one of their own age group respects them.

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

Hahaha. Great review, but it would have been more fitting if you gave it one star.

You probably will in the months to come.

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

how the hell can a band contain former members of a fucking wicked group reset (no worries at least was fucking wicked) and end up being so fucking shitty?

Silent Bob

Anonymous (November 25, 2002)

Simple plan is the shit

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

i like simple plan. i'm a fan and yes they are pop punk and i also think they're riding on this pop punk thing. they're songs are catchy and i like em but i do agree that their lyrics are not that deep.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

thank-you!... we're all refreshed and challenged by your unique points of view...

...i think SiMple PlaN is the greatest!...they have fun with their passion... that's an ulitmate goal i'm sure we all aspire to...

...let there be rock!

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

haha
this is pretty ridiculous
you rip into their lyrics. so obviously they aren't aiming for your age or taste in music. so just leave it. they don't neccessarily want you as a fan then yeah?
if there is an easy audience for their music of course they are going to play to it.
reset must have ended for a reason, and whilst they were good, it wasn't what they were looking for ultimately.
if you don't like it - don't listen.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

i actually don't mind sp.
they're a bit of fun, and its not like they've ever claimed to be anything more than that. they have fun and they are doing what they love.
sure, they might be "pop-punk" or whatever, but it doesn't matter, they have fans and shit, so ultimately they're better off than most of the people here. if you don't think they are punk, don't bother with them here. its pretty simple.
god, who in this world isn't a critic?

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

They're doing what they like.
The album doesn't sound half as good as they do live.
Do you guys feel like you're accomplishing somethinig by bitching about them? I bet at least half of you couldn't put together a band better than them.
You're all dumbasses and "oh-so-punk".

angie (November 1, 2002)

well I like them! you guys come here and post about how much you hate them? that's just sad. at least you're still giving them the attention! :)
don't bash Simple Plan! go find something better to do! SP do what they want and will keep doing it no matter how much hate posts you post here.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

jesus christ. why is it everyone thinks that EVERY teenage girl who listens to this type of music are mindless little bitches who outgrew the back door boys? i'm so sick of being fucking pigeonholed for being a 15 year old girl.
just for the record, simple plan never claimed to be 'punk'. their album was horribly overproduced, so go to a live show and give them a chance. and if the screaming 12 year olds piss you off, just punch them. or be thankful that they're not supporting prefabricated pop shit. SP's lyrics may not be incredibly intelligent or profound, but at least they wrote them themselves instead of hiring some third rate songwriter. show some fucking respect, they're doing what they love and having fun with it. what's so wrong with that?

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

i don't know man.
like if people think they are pop then don't review them here. yeahh they are poppy and seem to believe they are hard and punkers, and they aren't, but hey, everyone knows that so thats ok. they are only fooling themselves.
but if they are as famous as they are, they've got an audience, and so what if they are teenies and shit, but everyone likes different shit, so keep the genres seperate and leave it at that yeah? there is no point in bagging out people. i mean if at the end of the day, im sure they know they write utter shite lyrics, but it sells. and i guess thats where it ends.

Anonymous (October 11, 2002)

What the hell is wrong with U guys...I personnaly dont like this album but why are you bashing on the band...if you dont like it just dont listen to it. Are you jealous or what? Nobody is trying to make you buy this album without your will....so stop whining like little girls and get a life.

Eddie (August 11, 2002)

Eh, this band is just not all that great. Simple Plan (along with Something Corporate) could be the only pop-punk band I actually don't like.

Anonymous (May 29, 2002)

I knew The guys of Reset personnaly, they are from the little neighborhood I grew up. They used to play shows at my Highschool first, then at local venue, then in the warped tour and finally they were opening for Ten Foot Pole all across Canada.

Chuck (simple plan drummer) was kicked out of Reset by the others

Then their bassist left
Then their singer (who became Simple plan's) left too.

And remained Phil, their lead guitarist, all alone, he was the heart and strenght of the band, dunno what he's doin now

Simple Plan was formed with the 2 guys from Reset along with others, one of whom (Seb) was an old neighboor of mine and ... hum... a friend of my sister...

Anyway, Ive first heard of simple plan in 2000 when a friend of mine showed me there Demo, Simple Plan were not in a Major Label at that time but still the songs on their demo were pop-punk, in fact the demo ad the same songs as the album

So I wont say they sold out, they were aiming easy-pop-punk form the beggining. I think they have succeded in what they wanted, sure its not punk, but I know the guys and I respect them.

I hate pop-punk
I really do
I dont like Simple Plan
But I dont want to shit on them for no reason, they havent sold out if you ask me, they always were sell out

anyway I just wanted to clear up things a bit
and by the way Im not in relation with them since I moved to france 3 years ago

ciao

guitarer1c2 (May 28, 2002)

they're cute... duh

threesumpunk (May 28, 2002)

I have a question... how did they get signed?

Anonymous (May 26, 2002)

Reset sucked ass too, they were just a thrid rate pennywise cover band...bahahahaha

Anonymous (May 25, 2002)

In reference to all the mest comments.. get a fucking clue. This worthless band has been embraced by Goldfinger and tugged along with their mere following of 5 little punk rock girls who are still in high school. As for being a decent band.. try listening to some of their songs. They're almost as much of a joke as Unwritten Law (whom they toured with) who has only 1 of their original members. Mest is all over mtv2 between cadillac and "whats the dilly-o" (could there be a WORSE song?!) and their commercial for their new album.

Anonymous (May 24, 2002)

Silly. Very silly bad music. not that Reset was better.
.Tim.

Anonymous (May 24, 2002)

The next Simple Plan album should be called "Millennium Part 2". Maybe if we are lucky, Spice Girls will come back together and made a song with them.

Anonymous (May 23, 2002)

Blink 182 does the same kind of stupid lyrics.
"First Date"??
dude...arn't they all fucking married and shit?

This band is lame.
New Found Sum 182.

Anonymous (May 23, 2002)

And now cobain is fucking dead. Get over it. Can't say a blame him though, I'd kill myself too if I were married to courtney love.

Anonymous (May 23, 2002)

The time in which the lyrics were writtin doesn't matter shite
kurt cobain wrote the lyrics to nevermind in the car on the way to the studio

Anonymous (May 23, 2002)

Good.....that's funny

Anonymous (May 23, 2002)

y'all know that the lead singer of mest was in a nazi-white power band, right?

Anonymous (May 23, 2002)

Bubble gum cookiecuttercore, to use Kevin Wade's phrase.

cardhore (May 22, 2002)

to the guy who said "mest is a decent band", have you listened to the lyrics? In cadillac, they rhyme the word "tonight" with itself three times! they probably spend about 5 minutes total writing lyrics.

Great review, however! I might just by this album for the laugh factor.

threesumpunk (May 22, 2002)

i dont even know what to say.

Anonymous (May 22, 2002)

To the guy that compared these guys to mest i have to say that you were completely WRONG. People still remember mest, I still like mest alot. Their new album Destination Unknown is great. They never got the coverage on MTV and on the radio like Simple Plan is. The only reason simple got the media was because they are on the soundtrack to that horrible looking movie. If Mest was on the soundtrack to that heavily advertised movie they may have become popular. They were on the Not Another Teen Movie Soundtrack but that was a cover song that was never released so I dont really count it. So like I was going to say at the beginning of this comment, mest is a decent band that should not be compared to the immature stylings of simple plan.

Anonymous (May 22, 2002)

I've crapped out stuff better than this.

I'm even ashamed to say that the video for "I'm Just A Kid" was shot at the high school I graduated from.

If there was a "no stars" setting on this thing, I'd give it to them.

Anonymous (May 22, 2002)

Something corporate is worse - bigjerk

Anonymous (May 22, 2002)

IS THIS PUNK???????????????????????-OLPUNKER-

_911 (May 22, 2002)

a simple plan live are horrible.. the lead singer acts like he is in a fucking boy band..

Anonymous (May 22, 2002)

one of the worst bands i have ever heard, and one of the most embarrasing bands to come out of canada.... how those guys went from Reset.. to that is beyond me. no sincerity, no heart, no talent, no originality.

maverick (May 22, 2002)

to GeetarChick:
I also loathe LBC. They suck.

Huge.

Just wanted to let you know you're not alone.

-Scott

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

What happend to good nice punk that actually meant something to people who followed it? ! bands like simple plan and any other bands who are just made to look cute and draw trl freaks to like that cheesy ass punk are ruining it for the people who actually took punk seriously and they're making it a joke now! when will this madness end? !? !

_911 (May 21, 2002)

reset were fucking amazing.. simple plan sucks.. go to their website and u can personally email all of them and tell them how bad THEY SUCK..

myboxersarepunkerthanu (May 21, 2002)

no heart, no talent, just bullshit

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

Generic!

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

Seriously, the worst band ever...

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

reset was good, simple plan is bad, hot chicks are great - bigjerk

Geetarchick (May 21, 2002)

I don't mind their music much. I positively agree that their lyrics are really juvenile and don't have much significance, though. But they're stuff is catchy and I admit that I've walked around humming I'm Just a Kid or God Must Hate Me or even starting to sing parts of it just cause it was stuck in my head. I've heard Reset before, they were much better than Simple Plan is... I'll admit, I had never really heard Simple Plan til they got big and signed to Atlantic so I don't have much of a legit opinion on them. The first time I'd heard of them though was when they played here with Lucky Boys Confusion and i didn't go to that show.. cause.. i dont like LBC. Heh. (out my friends, i'm the only one who doesn't like them...) But I woulda wanted to see how Simple plan puts on a show... Anyhoo, I never bought the Simple Plan CD, i was considering it, but I dont know if it'll be worth the 10 or 12 bucks.

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

I'm just a kid has to be the cheesiest song I have ever heard and lacks a lot of heart and power that makes a lot of pop punk bands good. I hope that "kid" grows up soon he might make soemthing worth while.

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

haven't heard them; not interesting,but good Cover, the chicks are pretty damn hot, I better jerk-off. And call my dad so he can pick me up from baseball practice then I could watch trl and jerk off some more. then I could go the the junior high dance...What the hell is up with me?

BROken fence

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

This processed band makes Good Charlotte and Mest halfway decent. If you're older than eight I could understand listening to this but if not, how could you possibly justify this crap.

Bands like this should be dragged into the street and shot.

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

Dudes. It's not like Simple Plan just started. They've been around since like early 2001. I enjoy pop punk, along with other punk. But just because somethin happens doesn't mean you need to harp on them. I admit.. the album kinda sucks, and lyrically they suck. But they do have some mean guitar riffs. Not hard, but well structured. Just don't harp on em cuz they may be like mest, or they're pop punk. Anti-Flag is pop punk. Don't dis on the genre. It's a decent one. But as for this band.. eh.. they could get better, or just fall off the face of the earth. Whichever.

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

great example of selling out.
Simple Plan 'The art of selling out'

Vmac (May 21, 2002)

I can't believe somebody wanted to waste his time writting a review for Simple Plan. These guys wrote good lyrics about politic, racism, sexism etc when they were in Reset (3 of them were in Reset) and now they are older and sing about being just a kid and girlfriend and everything pop-punk commercial bands are all doing. Now if this is not selling out...

adam (May 21, 2002)

On behalf of the citizens of Canada I would like to humbly apologize for this band...

adam

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

oh gawd, this album is the worst thing ever.
I heard it a couple weeks ago at an hmv display.
I remember listening to it, and yes I did remember that some of these guys were in reset.
Headphones on, volume blasted.
After the 1st 10 seconds the volume went right down.
My face turned the colour of tomato. I felt so embarassed. Not for myself but for this band.
His voice was even higher than what I heard in demo's from them last summer.
He sounds like he is in grade 7.
Didn't take me long before I realized that simple plan should have been called sellout.
Oh well, if its money they want and complete disrespect, thats what they'll get. I just hope they don't take themselves seriously.

Album is absolutely the worst most lyrically retarded piece of shit that has come out this year.
I nominate this album and band for two awards.
Worst album of the year,
and Worst band ever.

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

Does anyone remember mest? no? I didn't think so. These guys'll be gone in a month.

evildeadalive (May 21, 2002)

I have the feeling we're gonna get some pretty damn good comments on this one.

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

Embarrassing

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

Wait a second...

Some of these guys were in Reset? Oh man that is terrible, what the hell happened to them? They've turned into corporate whores riding the trend of bad pop-punk bands, quite a shame. Reset was good, these guys flat out suck big time.

Anonymous (May 21, 2002)

Totally agree with the review. . .these guys are all like 21 and they're singing about a whole bunch of kittie shit! Boo-fucking who. . .you failed a test. . your 21, who gives a shit!

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