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Best Damn Thing, The (Limited CD + DVD) [Australian Import]

Avril Lavigne Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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When singer, songwriter, and musician Avril Lavigne first burst upon the music scene at age 17, she was known as a young, pop-punk tomboy who refused to resort to skin-baring come-ons, preferring to entice the record-buying public with her powerhouse voice, high-spirited melodies, and straight-talking lyrics. Staying steadfastly true to herself and putting music before image paid off both ... Read more in Amazon's Avril Lavigne Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (26 Nov 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B000WZ8RGC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 320,614 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Censorship 17 April 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Not a bad album, but be warned, this is a censored version. In order to get the explicit version you have to pay a few pounds more and get the "special edition". I'm not the world's biggest fan of unnecessary profanity, but I find silence in the middle of lyrics annoying.

Just be aware of this fact...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 20 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album because I really liked the single 'When You're Gone' and I'd heard 'Girlfriend' which is really catchy. I wasn't disappointed. I have the CD on my car stereo constantly now! It's great! I especially love 'Innocence' which is a haunting ballad, and I listen to it over and over without getting bored! Fantastic!! I think all the songs are catchy - Avril just keeps getting better.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Is The Best Damn Thing... 14 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
Girlfriend - Great lyrics and a fantastic start to the album. I promise that you will be singing along to this song within minutes. 9/10

I Can Do Better - Possibly the worst song on the album, sounds a lot like Girlfriend. However the song is still catchy and isn't one that you need to skip through. 7/10

Runaway - Reminds me a lot of the old Avril songs, great chorus and verses. 10/10

The Best Damn Thing - I love the way the lyrics just flow in this song and how Avril sings about how happy she and how her "Cinderella story scene" has come true. 10/10

When You're Gone - The most beautiful song i've heard in a long time, the lyrics are really truthful and are sung perfectly. MUST HEAR! 10/10

Everything Back But You - Good upbeat song which follows perfectly lifting the album after When You're Gone. 8/10

Hot - Hailed as one of the greatest songs on the album, I beg to differ there are much better songs on this album. However it is still brilliant :D 9/10

Innocence - Made me cry! 10/10

I Don't Have To Try - Another fantastic song that keeps the album going from strength to strength. Lyrics are a bit poor compared to other songs but excellent nonetheless. 9/10

One Of Those Girls - I love the verses on this song, really good hooks :D 9/10

Contagious - My favourite song on the album, shame it isn't longer. 10/10

Keep Holding On - This song brings a nice clean ending to the album and finishes perfectly. 9/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you mind the gap(s)........ 3 July 2013
Format:MP3 Download
....then this is the version to have, IMO!

1. Girlfriend (Explicit Version)
2. I Can Do Better (Explicit Version)
3. Runaway
4. The Best Damn Thing
5. When You're Gone
6. Everything Back But You (Explicit Version)
7. Hot
8. Innocence
9. I Don't Have To Try (Explicit Version)
10. One Of Those Girls
11. Contagious
12. Keep Holding On

The tracks which really shine for me are the one word wonders (!):

* Runaway
* Hot
* Innocence
* Contagious

and a touching ending with:

* Keep Holding On
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Time To Grow Up 7 Jun 2009
By Dave_42
Format:Audio CD
If you like the song "Girlfriend" a lot, and I mean a whole lot, then the limited edition CD+DVD of "The Best Damn Thing" from Avril Lavigne is probably for you. Out of the 17 tracks on the CD, three of them are versions of "Girlfriend", and if that isn't enough, then you will also have three video versions on the DVD. For me, this was much too much in the way of "Girlfriend". No doubt it has a catchy tune and the cheerleader like cadence to it is somewhat appealing; but the lyrics are juvenile and mean spirited. I am sure there are many who like this piece, given how much airtime it received, but for me it is only so-so. The lyrics might have been okay when Avril Lavigne was 17 and fresh on the scene, but a 22-year-old should have put high-school behind her. This leaves me with a rather mixed reaction to the song, and that carries over to the whole CD+DVD set as well.

"The Best Damn Thing" is Avril Lavigne's third album, and was released on April 17th of 2007. The opening track is the aforementioned "Girlfriend", though since it is the "Mature" version it includes some rougher language than what one sometimes hears on the radio. The second track is "I Can Do Better" and the obvious retort is that she definitely can (and fortunately does) do better, starting with the very next track. "Runaway" is where the album begins for me; it is the kind of song you want to hear from her, and it makes the listener remember how nice it was to finally hear some pop music with a rock base to it as opposed to the dance oriented offerings of so many others., "The Best Damn Thing", and "When You're Gone" are two more strong tracks which help make the opening two pieces a distant memory. This brings us to "Everything Back but You".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Avril Album 23 April 2009
By HJ Bird
Format:Audio CD
Avril Lavigne's album The Best Damn Thing is great, contains so many great tracks including Girlfriend, Hot, I Can Do Better, Runaway, Best Damn Thing, Innocence & finally my ultimate favourite When You're Gone. Cetertainly worth buying couldn't recommmend it more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good 26 Oct 2008
By drakula
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Amongst her many claims to fame, Avril Lavigne is probably the only person so far to have included the word 'lemincello' in one of her songs - 'I could Do Better', for those that are interested. Although slightly 'poppier' than her previous album, 'The Best Damn Thing' definitely rocks and songs such as 'Everything Back But You', 'Contagious' and the aforementioned 'I Could Do Better' give her the chance to show that there is still an edge underneath all that glittery pink stuff. Elsewhere, ballads such as 'Innocence', 'When You're Gone' and 'Keep Holding On' are heartfelt and beautifully performed, whilst the life-affirming yet bittersweet 'Runaway' really should have been a single.

This 'Deluxe Edition' also includes a DVD containing a strangely engrossing documentary following the making of the album. Avril's energy, enthusiasm and vision shines through and as well as being a genuine insight into the recording process it is funny to see how Avril has the various producers wrapped round her finger, as they fall over themselves to please her - one of them even allows her to spray him with Mace for heaven's sake!!!

All in all, a vibrant, uplifting album, although the explicit language on a couple of tracks (and throughout the DVD) might well make it unsuitable for her younger fans. Having said that, teenage girls the world over will love this album, as will a great many others, I suspect. Mind you, having just watched the DVD, wouldn't a better title for the album have been 'So, like, totally the Best Damn Thing'?!!!!! Just a thought...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I have always loved Avril Lavigne Music and the best damn thing definitely shows her music talent. A great Indie rock album.
Published 1 month ago by Cheryl Beresford
2.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Teen Pop Music
Bought this because I heard and liked one of the singles from the album, but that track and one other are the highlights of the album, the rest is just teen pop.
Published 4 months ago by kevin john bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy!
I love the album and the disc worked perfectly in my cd player. I am very happy with my purchase!
Published 9 months ago by Heather Prouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
If you love Avril, you`ll love any of her CDs
Bought it and love it.
Good price, cool music :)
Published 12 months ago by mags
3.0 out of 5 stars wrong picture
it wasn't the same cd of the picture, it was the one with pink background, but i also like it.
Published 12 months ago by Federica Piras
5.0 out of 5 stars Avril Rocks!!
Avril is fantastic. Love all her songs and albums and as always this is brilliant - love her attitude, words and voice. Excellent.
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. Elaine F. Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite album EVER!
Always been a fan of Avril Lavigne since 'Sk8er Boi' and so couldn't to get this CD (especially cos it was like 7.99 on iTunes and I was like uh NO way). Read more
Published on 1 July 2011 by Mrs. D. P. Powell
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Album
Avril's third album has received mixed reviews from her fans but I really like this album. It's catchy and show's a lighter side to Avril. Read more
Published on 10 April 2011 by ShamC
3.0 out of 5 stars Misplaced title.....
This is a good attempt at a more mature pop sound but it just falls a little flat sometimes it can be repetitive and come across childish but then there are also moments where it... Read more
Published on 15 Mar 2011 by Julia Havard
2.0 out of 5 stars What happened?
I will be generous and give this a 2, as the songs do grow, but in comparison to the mature, thought provoking and just plain brilliant work Avril did on her first two albums, this... Read more
Published on 17 Feb 2011 by Mr. C. Micklewright
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