While you might wonder how Sum 41 have the balls to call their album Underclass Hero and decry the "system," considering that their singer and his pop-star wife live in a multi-million-dollar mansion in L.A., asking such questions does little to address the issues surrounding the one-time Ajax band's latest, a record of shamelessly uninspired pop designed to showcase how much Sum 41 despise the Bush regime.
How original! How poignantly they express their inarticulate messages through Blink-182 rip-offs and recycled versions of their own material. Can a band who originally made a name for themselves as bratty suburban punks who joked about abortions and hair metal be taken seriously when politicking? And if so, should anyone give a shit when the music is so boring that the most pressing issue is making sure listeners don't fall asleep?