Underclass Hero With Green Day making rock operas — and blink-182 split into a pair of wonky emo acts — it's up to Canada's Sum 41 to… Underclass Hero With Green Day making rock operas — and blink-182 split into a pair of wonky emo acts — it's up to Canada's Sum 41 to… 2007-07-24 Sum41 Pop Rock
Music Review

Underclass Hero (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 24, 2007; Lead Performance: Sum41; Genres: Pop, Rock

With Green Day making rock operas — and blink-182 split into a pair of wonky emo acts — it's up to Canada's Sum 41 to keep alive the spirit of brat-pack pop-punk. For about half of Underclass Hero, singer-guitarist Deryck Whibley and his mates seem interested in the job, bashing through such tracks as ''March of the Dogs'' like they're unleashing the last three chords on earth. However, much of Hero is instead bogged down by piano, strings, even lyrics in French. A wannabe Radiohead in faux-hawks? Not a good look. B
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Originally posted Jul 20, 2007 Published in issue #945 Jul 27, 2007 Order article reprints
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