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4.0 out of 5 stars
Moving With the times...., 22 Oct. 2005
After Reading peoples reviews on this album and being an owner of it on the First Release UK date, i can safely say that people expect too much.
I bought this after days of owning the Photograph single in full faith of giving me what i wanted, and they did.
I bought The Long Road as my first Nickelback encounter, then went back and bought Silver Side up to see what all the fuss was about, and still thought The Long Road far outdone Silver Side up for change of sound through the album.
This album is absolutely awesome, a band that can create an album with songs that wont be released that are as good as the ones that will.
To the public, the released songs (PhotoGraph, Far Away etc) will be slow ballads but if youre after the 'fast, american rock' nickelback sound, then this album will deliver.
Im Glad that Nickelback had the guts to tackle each aspect of song tempo and sound and still pull them off, with Savin' Me and Far Away being quite slow, i still had good reviews from these and would be nice to be used as possible Fresh Modern Funeral Songs, especially Far Away.....
Being the 5th Album, praise is given for still being able to write such quality material where most bands fail and start to cover their old sound of songs that have had much public praise before.
Especially bands that create albums with the last 3 songs they released, and fill the rest with garbage to make that Tracklisting long, just so they can 'try' and dominate the album market as well as the singles.
As said above, people expect too much from nickeback to create Award winning albums as they done from Silver side up, but in my eyes, its already one of them.
If youre after that orignal Nickelback sound with some new material, BUY IT! Its Only £15, not £1500. And worth every penny.
Even my Brother, a Motorhead fan, said theyve changed for the good. With Heavier Drum usage, this album is very easy to pick up, unlike some out there, and get you smiling from Track Number 1.
I just hope the Record Label will give as much Press Release as Silver Side up had, because it seems that this album is lurking in the background at the moment. And thats a shame, because alot more should own this and see how far theyve come since Silver Side up.