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Underclass Hero (album)
Underclass+Hero
Artist(s) Sum 41
Release Date July 18, 2007
Length 51:49
Label Aquarius (Canada)
Island (US)
Producer(s) Deryck Whibley
Albums
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Singles
Single 1 March of the Dogs
Date April 17, 2007
Single 2 Underclass Hero
Date May 15, 2007
Single 3 Walking Disaster
Date July 23, 2007

Underclass Hero is the fourth studio album to Sum 41. It is the first album by the band not to feature former guitarist Dave Baksh since he left a year early to focus on Brown Brigade and is also the first recorded as a trio. The album was first released July 18, 2007 in Japan. It was released under the Island Records label and distributed worldwide by Universal Records, by Aquarius Records. The album cover features a photo with singer Deryck Whibley spitting. This album features more alternative rock songs than their previous albums. The album's lyrics have been described as more mature and personal than in some of the band's previous records. It was written as a concept album focusing on lead vocalist Deryck Whibley's outlook on life, covering subjects such as politics, atheism and family life. The album has more of a pop punk sound in comparison to the alternative metal style of their last album, Chuck.

The album was a commercial success, peaking at number 1 on the Canadian Albums Chart and at number 7 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It received generally mixed reviews from critics, with some critics praising its mature subject matter and style, while others criticized it for being unoriginal. The album would become the band's last release for four years until 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder. It is also Sum 41's last release on Aquarius.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Underclass Hero" Deryck Whibley, Steve Jocz Whibley 3:14
2. "Walking Disaster" Whibley Whibley 4:46
3. "Speak of the Devil" Whibley Whibley 3:58
4. "Dear Father" Whibley Whibley 3:52
5. "Count Your Last Blessings" Whibley Whibley 3:03
6. "Ma Poubelle" Whibley, Jocz Whibley 0:55
7. "March of the Dogs" Whibley Whibley 3:09
8. "The Jester" Whibley Whibley 2:28
9. "With Me" Whibley Whibley 4:51
10. "Pull the Curtain" Whibley Whibley 4:18
11. "King of Contradiction" Whibley Whibley 1:40
12. "Best of Me" Whibley Whibley 4:25
13. "Confusion and Frustration in Modern Times" Whibley Whibley 3:36
14. "So Long Goodbye" Whibley Whibley 3:01
15. "Look at Me" (not available on all editions; hidden track; starts at 2:00)" Sum 41 Whibley 4:03
Bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
16. "No Apologies" Whibley Whibley 2:58
17. "Take a Look at Yourself" Whibley Whibley 3:24
18. "This Is Goodbye" Whibley Whibley 2:26

PersonnelEdit

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