In their debut album, No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls, Simple Plan gave us pop-punk music with heavy guitar riffs. In their sophmore album, they give us a mature vibe with delicate harmonic sounds, sober tones and sad lyrics. The track Me Against the World is the heaviest song they've ever written and the last track Untitled is so sad that it was too depressing to even name!
This album is one of the first to be issued in the new DualDisc format. It has both a CD audio side and a DVD audio and video side.
The mini-rockumentary DVD features the making of the record, a photo gallery and lyrics for each song so you can sing along!
The album will be issued with three different covers. The first one features the band as they appear today, sitting at the back of the bus. In the second one, they're 40 year-old suburbanites. The final cover has the band members living in a retirement home with wheelchairs, walkers and lots of wrinkles! The "aged" covers will only be available for a limited time.
Shut Up!, Welcome to My Life, Perfect World, Crazy, Untitled
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The Donnas :: Gold Medal
The Donnas' first CD, Spend the Night, had a "bite me" attitude, but Gold Medal focuses on solving problems in relationships rather than kicking guys to the curb. The tracks from these girls, who definitely know how to rock, are the type of songs that you're itching to hear live.
Gold Medal has been issued in the DualDisc format.
The DVD includes the music video of Fall Behind Me, plus the making of the video and song lyrics.
The Donnas have now ditched their matching names and are using their real names (each member had previously gone by the name Donna and the first initial of their last name).
I Don't Want to Know (If You Don't Want Me), Don't Break Me Down, Fall Behind Me, Out of My Hands, It Takes One to Know One