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

Avril Lavigne Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 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: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,879 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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37 of 40 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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5.0 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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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
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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5.0 out of 5 stars The same Avril, but flirty. 2 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
Everything about this album screams that it is a departure from 'Let Go' and 'Under My Skin' and yet, it isn't really. At first brush the opening track - 'Girlfriend' - with its cheerleader-ish feel appears to be unlike anything on the first two albums, but in a way it could be argued that 'Sk8er Boi' on 'Let Go' and 'I Always Get What I Want' on 'Under My Skin' have the same pace, energy, and drive to them. In the same way other tracks which at first appear to be a departure can find their roots in earlier songs. This doesn't make them sound derivative though.

Avril's voice has a certain elusive texture to it which is difficult to pin down. It gives her music a certain reality or genuine-ness which conveys a sense that she is singing about things she has just felt for the first time so that they have force and impact. The sound is filled with feeling but not in a soppy or emotionally namby pamby fashion - rather in such a way as to remind you of how you felt the first time you had a certain experience.

This album is more provocative than the first two. 'Hot' in particular has a sexy feel to it and, of course, having Avril shouting that she wants to be your girlfriend is quite cute too. :) Seriously though, this is a good album with a healthy range of songs all of which have the Avril stamp on them.
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Published 13 days ago by jim
5.0 out of 5 stars Good pop music
Whether you are old or young smeimes listento this young lady can rise your spirits, she has one hell of a beautiful voice
Published 1 month ago by Dixy3
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great songs even if they are a bit old, arrived in good nic and time :)
Published 1 month ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
came very quick awesome cd great to listen to
Published 2 months ago by Anna- Sophie Gaze
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 4 months 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 7 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 12 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 15 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 15 months ago by Federica Piras
4.0 out of 5 stars If you mind the gap(s)........
....then this is the version to have, IMO!

1. Girlfriend (Explicit Version)
2. I Can Do Better (Explicit Version)
3. Runaway
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