Good Charlotte: The Young And The Hopeless – Regretting the Past

Bad Charlotte! That’€™s a bad, bad Charlotte!

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21 Comments on "Good Charlotte: The Young And The Hopeless – Regretting the Past"

Pantsman
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As horrible as this album was (not that I knew at the time since I was 10) I have to give it, and other shitty pop-punk acts, credit for my being interested in actual punk music in my teen years. I would have never gotten into Bad Brains, Reagan Youth, Gang Green, or Black Flag without this safe bland stuff being totally omnipresent.

AGuyFromItaly
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Sir, I applaud to you after seeing this. This may be one of the best videos you ever did, and I’m very curious about what you’ll do next, considering you just keep getting better and better. I’ll keep waiting for your videos and the day ”Chinese Democracy” will be featured on Regretting the Past. By the way, god was this album awful ! I think that here in Italy we basically remember Good Charlotte only for ”I Just Wanna Live”, I don’t think they never caught on here … We were still busy with Green Day I think (I was… Read more »
lionheart21
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I rarely post any kind of comments on this website, but I had to do it for this video. I went through a really major battle with depression a few years back, and while I never even considered the idea of suicide, I know people that have been driven to the point where they felt that they were better off dead, and I’ve had to witness people that I care about feel this way and think that there was no better way for them. And hearing how angry the song The Day That I Die made you, that meant so… Read more »
0zerohero
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at least it not The Silence in Black and White – Hawthorne Heights the lyrics are just bad

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014
Wow great rant I’m sure some 14 year old out there(not me I’m 16) really took that message to heart. Otherwise another great rtg episode and I remember that song the anthem last time I heard it was played in a crappy CGI easter bunny movie from 2011(and don’t ask me what the title is cause its really dumb). But am I the only one who didn’t believe you when you said that there song lifestyle of the rich and famous was bigger then the anthem cause I had never head of it until just now!!!! Anyways like I said… Read more »
MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Also when you hit your patron goal of reviewing another one of the three bands of butt rock review a creed album!!!!

lacking_psilosynine
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oh please no. do we really want to see luke suffer through more of that??

HMorris73
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I don’t think Paramore ever put out anything bad enough for this.

djbj
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I hope this show does a pre-2000s album at some point. Maybe a hair metal album?

neytari
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I was exactly the right age for this album. “My Bloody Valentine” and “The Day That I Die” were my jams when getting dressed for homeschool meetup each Friday.

emperorcupcake
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I bought this album, and I have no idea why. I was into pop punk, and it was… there?

sophronia_chaos
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Oh, my chi–actually, no, not my childhood. I was just about the right age for this album to be marketed to me (early teens). I was only allowed to watch Disney Channel and educational TV at the time, so I had no idea that MTV was flogging the shit out of this album. I got into Good Charlotte because a friend in choir recommended them to me, and the first album of theirs I got was “The Chronicles of Life and Death”, which I really liked for the most part. I then picked up “The Young and the Hopeless”, which… Read more »
WittyNameHere1443
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Holy crap. I’ll admit I did have an intense love of this album at 14, listened to it pretty constantly until falling down the rabbit hole of more legit punk music and sort of left this one behind. I listened to it again recently hoping it would give me that nostalgic feeling listening to old Offspring of Sum 41 gave me, but I made it through maybe two songs before I had to bail. It really is the nasal voices I just can’t handle anymore. My favorite band is Modest Mouse…I can handle some weird vocals but this was too… Read more »
sophronia_chaos
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*depressed and unmedicated 9th-grader helped by “Hold On” high-five*

Chicken Puppet
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There was a definite shift in the very late 90s that lasted until the mid 2000s where the labels, MTV, radio stations, and the whole popular culture shifted to pandering to young millenials, and dropped Generation X focused media like a rock. So we went from Weezer, Nirvana, Garbage, and Nine Inch Nails – To Limp Bizkit, Good Charlotte, Creed, and Blink 182. Yeah, there was some cultural whiplash for us late GEN-Xers. I know there is good and bad music in every era, but I don’t feel hard rock or alternative has ever really recovered from that downgrade in… Read more »
E.Buzz Miller
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It’s almost like a metaphor the 90s isn’t it? The late 80s early 90s had a lot of angst a disaffected generation who’d seemingly inherited a screwed up world and so the music of up to 95 indie had a rawness and nihilism.
Then the economy picked up, things were in another economic boom and people didn’t want that kind of angst rock and so it became benign pop-punk, nu-metal and the like where the only real problems in the songs were of the ‘I can’t get laid’, ‘it sucks being told what to do’ or glorifying money.

Chicken Puppet
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Yeah, the 90s were a really interesting time for music. Coming off the 80s which gave us some of the best pop music of all time up until the last few years, the top 40 of the 90s was generally pretty terrible ranging from whiny adult contempo (Celine Dion), to Europop (Ace of Base, LaBouche) to boy bands and teeny boppers (In Sync, Brittany Spears) The alternative, and album rock however, was pretty amazing up until the very end when post grunge blandness (Matchbox 20, Creed) and Nu-Metal took over. The first half of the 90s rock scene was heavily… Read more »
Redrally
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Good Charlotte’s first ever UK hit was Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. That will depress you but…funnily enough, your complaints about very basic melodies and monotonous bass strumming were what original punk sounded like. Yep, Good Charlotte fit right in.

Malicer
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This episode was great, as usual, but now it really makes me want you to review the Fallen album by Evanescence. I know it came out around the same time and targeted a similar audience, but it’s a different kind of bad. I think it would make for a fun new way to watch you suffer.

TamLin
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To be fair, “Lifestyles” isn’t about how it’s terrible that the rich and famous are rich and famous. It’s about how tiresome it is when rich, privileged people try to convince the rest of us that their fabulous wealth is some kind of burden. That’s not necessarily incongruous with pursuing wealth and fame yourself. …not that this makes it a good song, I realize. But still.

CyborgPrince
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Ah, yes. I remember this era fairly well. I was the target age that this group was aimed at, being that angsty middle schooler that I mentioned in the comments for your Simple Plan video. I liked their stuff at that age, and now I guess I can see why. 2003 was around the time when I started watching MuchMusic and that was probably around the height of their popularity with this album. I can still listen to their music. Personally I don’t think it’s that bad. I never bought this album though. I did, however, get their next one,… Read more »
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