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Modern Alternative Rock, It's Nickelback...,
This review is from: Dark Horse (Audio CD)
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.)
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Initial post: 14 Nov 2008 00:21:23 GMT
A. To says:
Thank God a proper review. Well done mate, 2 thumbs up for your honest opinion, dont get enough of it these days.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2008 12:57:39 GMT
Mr. N. J. Henderson says:
Hi, Thanks for your comment, really appreciate that. I try to give an honest view on everything that I review.
Posted on 13 Apr 2009 19:28:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Apr 2009 19:31:11 BDT
S. Brierley says:
Love your review! I have listened to some of Theory of a Deadman's music and l really like them. See what you mean by how Nickelback and Theory of a Deadman are almost identical music wise. For the record, my favourite track on Nickelback's Dark Horse album is 'I'd Come For You'. Smiles all round! :-)
Posted on 21 Apr 2009 23:07:35 BDT
A. Henshaw says:
Probably not a huge suprise but intersting none the less... Chad Kroeger co-wrote and co-produced their self titled 1st album, released in 2003.
I bought it when it came out having seen it on the shelf and saw Chad's name in the cover notes. I've played it many times since and am glad curiosity swayed me in to picking it up that day :)
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