Generation Rx reviews and interviews

Good Charlotte’s new album Generation Rx has now been released and reached 20 in the midweek UK album chart.  There’s been a flurry of press about it, so here’s a round-up of some of the reviews and interviews for the album.

BBC News

“After more than 20 years together, pop-punk band Good Charlotte want to use their seventh album to highlight the “darker sides of being human” by tackling issues like religious divisions and the US opioid crisis.”

Channel 4 News

Billboard

“While the content is heavy, Generation Rx makes the group’s emotionally charged pop-punk sound more authentic than ever — and Joel couldn’t agree more: ‘It really does feel like Good Charlotte belong to us again.'”

Punktastic

“Good Charlotte have been the voice of a generation since the early noughties, and twenty years into their career the band have solidified their position as one that makes a difference.”

Dead Press

“..equipped with a new-found boost of excitement and vitality, Good Charlotte now have in hand their seventh full-length record, Generation Rx. It’s their most anticipated offering in years, and with good reason; the band are rejuvenated, pissed off, and ready to make a statement.”

Upset Magazine

[Benji: ]”On this record, we just tapped into that real pain, that real fucking emotion where all of our lives were shaped.”

Idobi

“Ultimately, Generation Rx is an album laced with hope. There’s a lot of anger and sorrow there but from it comes a plea for change.” 

Ghost Cult Mag

“At about thirty minutes, Generation RX is a short album but one that is an easy listen that feels like Good Charlotte have broken free as musicians and have created an honest, pure album, further honing their mastery at creating heartfelt anthems just like they always have.”

Cryptic Rock

“From start to finish, Generation Rx reads like a Good Charlotte record should: delicate moments alongside catchy rockers, a smile alongside the clear-cut understanding for why, some days, we just have to frown.” 

Substream Magazine

[Billy: ]”We wanted to make another record that would connect and that was another chapter in our careers. Lyrically, hopefully it helps people, but I want people to know that it’s serious to us – that Good Charlotte is not just a thing we’re going to do once in a while again, that we’re back to this a hundred percent, and we’re all in.”

Gig Soup

“Facing their demons, and beating them, the band have grown into the anthemic outfit that they always had the potential to be. Generation Rx is a successful, and very fine addition to the veteran’s back-catalogue. Emotional self-help has never sounded so good!”

Setlist.fm

“Generation Rx is not what I need right now—but I know there are a lot of someones out there who will find this 9-track album to be just the melodic cure-all they’re looking for.”

Kerrang will have a review in the edition out on Wednesday 19 September

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Where to preorder Good Charlotte’s new album Generation Rx

It’s time to get excited – Good Charlotte’s new album Generation Rx is released on 14 September. If you’re looking to get hold of a copy for yourself, preorders are now available. Various sites – both based in the UK and overseas – are offering preorders and here’s a run through of some of them.

Good Charlotte Generation RX

GoodCharlotte.com

The official Good Charlotte website has a number of packages available including exclusive hoodies and t-shirts. You can also order the CD or vinyl individually. But shipping isn’t cheap For just the vinyl and shipping is $28.50 making it about £35 in total but if you want the full set of items for $105 shipping is $42.75 making it about £110.

Impericon 

UK Good Charlotte merch store Impericon has the CD and vinyl for preorder. It’s £13.99 for the CD and £17.99 for the vinyl. Shipping for orders of less than £50 is £2.99 and for above that it’s free. It’s not the cheapest webstore but if you want to order some merch as well it could be a good option!

HMV

HMV are offering both the CD and vinyl for preorder. The CD is £9.99 and the vinyl is £14.99 and the site offers free shipping for orders over £10. It also states that they will be dispatched before the release date so it should reach you in time.

Banquet Records

Indie record shop Banquet Records are also selling the CD and the vinyl editions of Generation Rx. The CD is £10.99 and the vinyl, which comes with an mp3 download link, is £15.99. Shipping is 80p for the CD or £2 for the vinyl.

RCRDSTR

RCRDSTR is offering an exclusive yellow vinyl version of Generation Rx. The yellow vinyl is available for $24.99 with the cheapest UK shipping available at $33.96 making it about £44.50 to get it shipped over here so again, not the lowest priced option but it is an exclusive edition.