Chuck

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  • Summary: The Canadian punk-pop outfit returns with a fourth LP, produced by Greig Nori. The disc is named after a UN worker (Chuck Pelletier) who helped the band escape violence in the Congo while they were there shooting a film.

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I tried to be perfect But nothing was worth it I don't believe it makes me real I'd thought it'd be easy But no on believes me I left all the things... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. But whether they're being snotty or serious, there is a constant thread at work: those catchy melodies.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    It may sound heinous on paper, but trust us, the first single, "We're All To Blame," is far better than it has a right to be. [8 Oct 2004, p.112]
  3. From its aggressive metal and hardcore overtones to lyrics that rail against societal ignorance and a world gone wrong, Chuck is a few steps ahead of the smirking, jocular anthems that populated Sum 41's previous output.
  4. Crucially, if you stick with a formula, the least you can do is improve it. Unfortunately "Chuck" doesn’t and there’s nothing that’s even remotely equal to "Fat Lip" or "All Messed Up".
  5. Blender
    60
    The ceaselessly blistering tone does get overbearing. [Nov 2004, p.145]
  6. Alternative Press
    60
    Unfortunately, the band overcompensate for all the testosterone with modern-rock romps like "Some Say" and with bland ballads like "Slipping Away." [Dec 2004, p.142]
  7. Q Magazine
    40
    Too melodic for metal fans and too heavy for the pop-punk kids who made them famous. [Nov 2004, p.127]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. RossS.
    Feb 7, 2008
    10
    All sum 41 music is awesome!!!
  2. AllieF
    Jan 10, 2005
    10
    SUM 41 ROX! Chuck is the best album ever! They grew up alot, and are singing about controversial issues like war. Their song no reason kicks SUM 41 ROX! Chuck is the best album ever! They grew up alot, and are singing about controversial issues like war. Their song no reason kicks ass and their songs are awsome!!! Expand
  3. verng
    Oct 20, 2004
    10
    Great! Kick Ass!
  4. AndrewC
    Feb 26, 2005
    10
    cool
  5. BigJeffrey
    Jan 16, 2005
    9
    Great work by sum 41. Totally new concept. Beautiful results. Noots, No Reason, Welcome to Hell- these are on top of my winamp most played. Great work by sum 41. Totally new concept. Beautiful results. Noots, No Reason, Welcome to Hell- these are on top of my winamp most played. You should definitely get CHUCK. Expand
  6. DIPPADAMS
    Jul 13, 2007
    8
    The first melodies are good, but the rest of th
  7. MitchP
    Sep 14, 2005
    2
    Ok listen i kno many people will get mad at me but u have to face the facts, sum 41 has fallen off. i agree that they are genius MUSICIANS, Ok listen i kno many people will get mad at me but u have to face the facts, sum 41 has fallen off. i agree that they are genius MUSICIANS, some of the guitar riffs were pretty amazing, but their lyrics just completely lack fibre and arent really about anything (except all to blame). I think they used up all their good lyrics on their earlier records and are now lookin for generic teen angst lyrics to fill the spaces between the guitar solos. NOT a good cd Expand

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