By Andy Greenwald
Updated October 26, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Good Charlotte made hay in the early 2000s by pointing their mall-friendly mockery at the ”Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” — until they adopted that lifestyle themselves. Cardiology, the pop-punk band?s fifth album, struggles to stay relevant. ”I?ve never felt so alive!” singer Joel Madden declares on the tepid ”Alive.” ”We?re alive now,” he adds a song later. Though his heart hasn?t failed him, unfortunately his ear for hooks has. C

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