Nickelback's six studio album, Dark Horse, is another strong post grunge effort, in fact very little has changed in truth from 2005's All The Right Reasons.
That's not a bad thing, all the powerful rockers are present, along with Nickelback's signature power ballads, the best of which on this record is "Never Gonna Be Alone."
Interestingly, lead single on this album "Gotta Be Somebody" isn't the strongest song on this album and is a strange choice for first single, "If Today Was Your Last Day" is a better ballad, and was rather surprisingly pulled as the first single.
Not that that matters much, Nickelback always produce enough radio friendly music, at least five songs on here could easily be considered for singles.
Both musically and lyrically, Nickelback are never going to set the music critic on fire, (expect the usual critical grilling that normally accompanies every Nickelback record) but for modern, catchy rock with sing-along choruses, you've got everything you need right here.
Dark Horse, it's amongst the best in 2008.
Also - (a little bit of trivia for you) this album was recorded entirely on digital audio workstations Pro Tools and and FL Studio, no live instruments were used which is the first time Nickelback have ever done this.
(On a slightly different note, anyone who appreciates Nickelback's music should be checking out another very similiar band also from Canada, called Theory Of A Deadman, they sound almost identical.)