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Underclass Hero [Import]

Sum 41 Audio CD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1. Underclass Hero
2. Walking Disaster
3. Speak Of The Devil
4. Dear Father
5. Count Your Last Blessings
6. Ma Poubelle
7. March Of The Dogs
8. The Jester
9. With Me
10. Pull The Curtain
11. King Of Contradiction
12. Best Of Me
13. Confusion And Frustration In Modern Times
14. So Long Goodbye

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Product Description

UK pressing of the Canadian punksters 2007 album features one bonus audio track: 'No Apologies'. Underclass Hero marks a step in a bold new direction for the group, whose three full length album's, 2001's All Killer, No Filler, 2002's, Does this Look Infected and 2004 Chuck have sold over 7 million units worldwide. 'You Can't help buy grow a little', says Whibley about the band's musical and lyrical maturity. 'We now see the artistic side of music. We wanted to make this the most artistic punk-rock record we could. We approach music differently now. Things now have a purpose. We care about the craft of it now.' The is Sum 41, better than ever...and this time no regrets. Universal. 2007.

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Rise up, pop-punk fans, and salute Sum 41: With Blink-182 broken up and Good Charlotte going for a rock vibe, the boys from Ontario stand a chance at reinvigorating the entire stalled subgenre. Not just because the competition has thinned, but because Underclass Hero is just that great. Though nobody would accuse lead singer Deryck Whibley of sounding like Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong, he bites into the politically charged lyrics that course through this 14-track set as hard: "March of the Dogs," "The Jester," and "Confusion and Frustration in Modern Times" are served up with a spasmodic sneer (and, in the case of the latter, a lyric that will resonate with legions of the exasperated: "Confusion's all I see/Frustration surrounds me/Solution's bid farewell/Sedation? What the hell"), and the title track comes bounding out of stereo speakers with both outrage and lit-up energy. On the lighter side, the ballad "With Me" is sweet and simple enough to recall Plain White Ts, and "Ma Poubelle," a French ditty, strikes a weird Beatle-y chord before rapidly dissolving. Does Sum 41 add up to the hottest pop-punk band going, then? For sure. Do the math. --Tammy La Gorce

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Format:Audio CD
This album is a really good album, period.
I saw a guy bashing it earlier saying it doesn't reach teenagers like it should, well with exception to the song Underclass Hero this album is not about that.
These 3 guys are all married, actually I think either Cone or Stevo is only in a long term relationship and not married yet, all over 25, and all too damn old to keep making songs like In Too Deep, Fat Lip, ect. (ALTHOUGH THOSE SONGS ARE AWESOME TOO!!)
I'm 22 and have been a Sum fan since I heard 'Makes No Difference' on the radio and spent my monthly allowance to go buy the CD, and these guys have never disappointed with any album since as I own them all.
INFACT they have done something other punk bands have a horrible time with, which is growing WITH their fans. Where-as even the "great" Green Day had to flop 2 albums before they realized their fan base was now about 25 and wanted something more mature then Minority :P
These guys, and Derik in particular as he wrote all the songs with Stevo helping on a couple, have hit the perfect balance between songs with punk and meaning in them.

My favs are...
Speak Of The Devil - Brilliant Song, ups-downs, and alot of hidden meanings me thinks ;)
Count Your Last Blessings - Wasn't a HUGE fan of Chuck, although I went to see them when they toured for it, but this song shows they still have that political side to them and can do it without trying to be metal.
Best Of Me - Such a good, honest, deep song.
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3.0 out of 5 stars surprislingly its an alright album Oct. 21 2007
By kirk
Format:Audio CD
when i heard dave "brownsound" baksh left the band and sum41 was making a new album the first thing that came into my head was "this album is gunna be horrible!" but sum 41 surprised me and made a decent album without brownsound. now this cd is no "does this look infected" but its listinable and sum41 deserves alot of credit if most bands lost there lead guitarest that made them big they woulda fade off and just give up but not sum41 they fought hard to make this album as best as they could with the departure of mr.baksh. so support this cd its a good "brownsoundless album"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Yeah!!!!!!!!! Aug. 16 2007
Format:Audio CD
Personally , I think that this CD is the best of Sum 41 ever . All the songs are good and I hopethat they will continu like that , I always loved Sum 41 but now , They are on the top !!!!!!!

My top 5 on this cd is :
-Underclass Hero
-Confusion And Frustration In Modern Times
-Speak Of The Devil
-With Me
-Count Your Last Blessings

If you never buy a Sum 41 CD , buy all their Cd because they are all Awesome but buy It In This Order :
-Underclass Hero
-Does This Look Infected?
-All Killer No Filler
-Half Hour of Power
-Chuck

Sum 41 Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I must not be a fan. Sept. 29 2007
Format:Audio CD
I know that I'm outnumbered in this situation but I seriosly think this band is untalented. I find them annoying and I find they have little to offfer. Period. The music is just bad and the guys making it are just etheir complaining or telling other people to go away. Mabye thats why the music is so bad. They want us to stay away from it.

The lyrics suck, the music is bad and the guy singing has two kinds of annoying voices: Fast, in your face and annoying and slow, whiney and annoying.

They think they can reach teenagers with this music but I'm a teenager and I don't like them at all. They think that some of their songs are hard rock/ metal but it isn't. No where near it.

So in other words if you like them its fine. Some people do and I am fine with that. But I don't.

Later
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars  53 reviews
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I misread this album July 24 2007
By Brian - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I remember reading an article where Sum 41 claimed their band was more like All Killer No Filler than their previous two albums. Then I heard "Underclass Hero" which albeit is a catchy song it sound way too similar to "Fat Lip" from their first album.

So today I bought the album with some apprehension. I feared that with their last album, Chuck, receiving poor sales and reviews (even though I loved that album) and Dave leaving the band they would revert to their old sound in an all or nothing attempt to be MTV friendly and gain some mainstream appeal.

I am glad I was oh so wrong about my assumptions for this album.

Normally I would never review an album without giving it four or five listens, but I was lucky enough to have to make a six hour round trip with this album playing about 5 times before I finally switched CDs.

Its as if the track "Underclass Hero" is a joke track to fool us all into believing they are trying to make All Killer No Filler 2. Then "Walking Disaster" pops up and hits you like a punch in the gut, and the rest of the album grabs and doesn't let go.

What makes this album so great is that there is a confidence and maturity to this album. Lyrically they have never been better, and their music has never been this varied, while also remaining somewhat simplistic. They do this by using a more varied and diverse take on their old pop-punk sound, a sound that many bands use currently to pollute the airwaves (I'm looking at you Paramore).

Will this albums skyrocket their fame? Maybe. I think there will be a lot of petty complaints against it. For one their will be people who will be angry that this ISN'T All Killer and No Filler 2 (even if it is something much, much better), there will be people who despise them simply for the fact that *GASP* they have a handful of politically charged songs, or the really ignorant idiots will complain that ballad style songs like "Best of Me" and "So Long Goodbye" will like TOTALLY mean they sold out, even if those songs are incredibly well done.

But I think "Underclass Hero", along with Yellowcard's "Paper Walls" will prove to many people that pop-punk didn't die with Blink-182's break up, it CAN be mature AND keep the uplifting energy of punk music generally displays, all while being more diverse musically than the punk sub-culture allows.

To sum this review up (no pun intended) "Underclass Hero" is a truly wonderful surprise of this year music-wise for me and I highly recommend this album. It's easily their best.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Still trying to get back on their feet May 1 2008
By Nick Colosi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
After taking the pop-punk formula to the politcal/hardcore style that they saw on their last two records and then, suddenly losing a guitarist, you already know when you buy this CD, before you open it up or play any of the tracks, that it's not gonna sound like "Chuck." It's not gonna sound like "Does This Look Infected?" Chances, are, it won't even sound like "Half Hour of Power" or "All Killer," this is a new band.

Well, it is a new band. It's definitely not as good as the old Sum we used to love, whether that had before or after the dividing line that was "Fat Lip" This is the bands worst CD, even if it was their most valiant effort.

The first thing that comes to mind is that without Dave, all the metal/hardcore/whatever influence is gone, it's back to the poppy-punk and it's more on the poppy side. The first couple tracks almost sounds like a return to form, except after that it regresses into ballads and we realize that this is not the case.

The CD has it's moments. There are catchy guitar lines here and there from Deryck and Cone stepped it up to make up for the lack of a second guitarist (even though some of the songs are still recorded with 2 guitars). Cone's backup vocals are a new twist to the CD and I actually like them a lot. They should have utilized him earlier.

Biggest problem, too many ballads, too many slow songs, makes this CD relatively boring. This CD would have been a great EP if it had consisted only of "Underclass Hero" "Count Your Last Blessings" "March of the Dogs" "The Jester" "King of Contradiction" and "Confusion and Frustration in Modern Times" Everything else is skipable but those songs are truly amazing. We can tell that Sum 41 is still here, burried in the rubble of all the drama and bull. I wouldn't be surprised if they rose to the occasion a few years from now and put out a truly outstanding CD, but for now they're still trying to construct that old fasion Sum sound without Dave, they'll get there, but they're not there yet.

All the die hard Sum 41 fans will find this touching, anybody else, stick with any of the other 4 CDs.
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sum 41 Returns to Their Roots....Sort Of July 23 2007
By Cory T. Shaeffer - Published on Amazon.com
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"All Killer No Filler" was, without question, one of the most energetic and driving releases in all of 2001. A rarety in that it was way more "punk" than it was "pop," the only issue with that album, and its predecessor "Half Hour of Power," was that the sound they were going for was being attepted by hundreds of other bands at the time. In 2002, while most of the bands similar to Sum 41 were going screamo or eyeliner or whatever, they released the metal-influenced "Does This Look Infected," which started out with a HUGE bang but ended with quite a few weak songs. By 2004, when "Chuck" was released, it appeared that the band had adopted the punk-metal sound permanently, which wasn't a bad thing, since the songs "No Reason" and the vastly underrated ballad "Pieces" were among Sum 41's best tracks. Problem was, other than three somgs or so, the album didn't develop a consistent hook or vibe, and began to sound strikingly similar to Metallica's new stuff, which is not good for anyone. So a change was in order, and change they did, taking two plus years to release "Underclass Hero," not to be confused with Green Day's "Working Class Hero." What sets "Undeclass Hero" apart from the rest is the band's raw ability to write energetic, absolutely blasting melodies and short riffs. Throw in Deryk Whibley's sing/shout/rap style, and POW! you've got a punk rock record. The album gets a little political on occasion on the track "March of the Dogs" where you can hear the phrases like "The President's Dead" over and over. On the single Underclass Hero, it is just pure melodic energy, "Dookie" times ten. No band has ever cooked up this much energy on a mainstream release, as many of the tracks reverberate with a freshness that inspires those who have become so tired of whiny emo trash and the redundancy and arrogance of hip-hop. Want a good album to blast in your car this summer with the windows down, and tired of all of the bands out there who follow the scene and come up short, then purchase this album today, it may be what the doctor ordered. It is plainly evident throughout this album that Sum 41 is back, and back to making the type of records that their fans love best.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Calling for the Underclass July 25 2007
By Paul J. Bonneville - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have read way too many negative reviews on this cd. I read a review earlier today saying that the album is 5 parts Blink and 1 part Green Day and that the band is becoming more and more unoriginal. I almost died laughing. Underclass Hero is Sum 41. It's almost like an amazing mix of all the sounds they have come up with in the past decade all rolled into one. From Pop, to Punk, to Punk-pop, to Heavy, to Emo. I honestly have never heard such a great collaboration from any band. Unorginal, no, more original than ever. It's a great album and truthfully one of the only ones I can actually listen to straight through without skipping a song. I'm a musician. That's very hard for me to do. 5 Star tracks include: The Jester, Best Of Me (written to Avril), Speak of the Devil, and Count Your Last Blessings.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First Time Disappointing, Third Time SWEET Sept. 26 2007
By Christopher Arendt - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
While it's no All Killer No Filler, nor is it a Does This Look Infected?, Underclass Hero, upon the third or fourth listen, definately holds its own. At first you'll be completely unsatisfied, as it holds a lot of songs that are quite unlike sum41 (imo)... but after a few listens, you'll be amazed at how you thought poorly of it before. A strong 4/5.
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