okay, i know you either hate this cd, or love it, but im going to judge it with all the bands faults aside (like them not being punk, and being sellouts). first, someone said this is emo, which it is deffintly not. just because you sing about girls or relationships, does not make you emo. think of what you are saying. bands like atreyu, who are great hardcore, sing about being cry babies, and girls too (A Song For The Optimist).
Now, to the music. There is some creative parts in this cd, but they are totally shaded out by the typical, MTV-trash-non-creativeness pop punk. it is quickly repetive, with similar riffs and drumming. dont even get me started on the lyrics...geez my 13 year old cousin can write more intelligent lyrics than this. one reviewer said "the songs are about benji and joels lives"....wow...like nobodys EVER sung about lifes problems, joys, ups, downs, or life in general, before. Basicly, and in short, this is yet another display of the music scenes mediocrecy today. okay, guess i couldnt review this cd without bashing on this band and thier suckiness. bands that actually have talent shoould be dominating the airwaves, not your so called "metal"-linkin park, trapt....those bands suck. listen to killswitch, as i lay dying, children of bodom, older in flames,....yea, bands with talent. bottom line - if you like pop punk, or punk in general (which this cd is not), listen to MXPX, millencolin, goldfinger, NOFX, bad religion, all those r ten times better than GC will ever be.