Cardiology - Good Charlotte
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  • Summary: The sixth studio album from these pop-punk rockers reveals more than their typical teen-angst-ridden side, with topics ranging from married life to ballads about fatherhood.
  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk Revival, Punk-Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Nov 22, 2010
    80
    While they may have grown up, Good Charlotte have clearly not lost sight of who they are. Perhaps most importantly, though, they still know where they're going. [30 Oct 2010, p.50]
  2. Oct 28, 2010
    80
    Commercially-driven producers or not, though, the band have a knack for keeping their sound current and contemporary –- while still being reminiscent of their early material.
  3. Nov 17, 2010
    60
    Maturity doesn't necessarily suit the band--there's a natural, flat whine to Joel Madden's voice that dooms him to eternal adolescence--but every step Good Charlotte makes toward a comfortable middle age on Cardiology is a step that succeeds, producing music that resonates louder and longer than the flashy twaddle of Good Morning Revival.
  4. Oct 28, 2010
    50
    Their fifth disc is rife with signs of rock ambition - acoustic songcraft, sweeping guitar solos - folded into their vaguely emo, synthed-up sound.
  5. Oct 29, 2010
    40
    As a whole, Cardiology is an attempt to leave behind the band's failed newer sound and return to their pop-punk roots.
  6. Nov 2, 2010
    25
    Although the new album opens promisingly with Beach Boys-esque a cappella before kicking into a handful of bland yet workable pop-punk tunes, the middle backslides into watered-down dance-rock.
  7. Nov 1, 2010
    10
    This latest offering is meandering chirpy slobber that sounds more boy band than ever.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 15, 2010
    10
    This is by far the best album I've ever heard! Good Charlotte is an incredible band, who released a fantastic album full of amazing songs!
    The
    songs gotten a less "younger" sound.. and that made the album a whole lot better!

    :)
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  2. Apr 6, 2011
    7
    This album has some good and bad impressions I love GC one of my main bands have been a fan for 4 years now and still am just them last night LIVE , it was amazing they sound so good so much like the CD, single worthy songs are very good quality wise and has so much fun like Like it s her b-day, Last Night, Right Where I belong, Silver Screen romance is really good too, Some bummers like repetitive weird lyrics, like Standing Ovation and Let The music play and Counting the days, They are fun and very melodic songs although some songs dont fit lyrically which I hope they do to their next album. They should Combine nexttime MELODY + QUALITY LYRICS + FUN = a Better album.... I rate this album a 7/10 for the fun and the overall attitude of the band which i find great they seem to enjoy themselves alot! FOREVER GC Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2010
    3
    For me, this 5th studio album stays below the expectation. With the time it gets boring this kind of teeny Rockmusic. sorry guys, its time to grow up.