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Not their best.....
on 23 November 2011
I'm a big Nickelback fan from their ealier stuff of curb to Dark Horse.
However this album much like Dark Horse lacks depth, yes there are a couple of meaningfull ballads such as 'If Everyone Cared' But alot of the album lacks any depth or meaning to it and is mainly about sex and drugs, which yes is great for rock songs but not nearly every track of the album.
Now don't get me wrong i love the album but feel the lyrics of some songs need some work, Not all of them though.
Animals is one of my favorite tracks on the album if not THE favorite, it ticks the simple boxes, Nice heavy guitar riffs, quick paced, catchy and i love the way its sung by chad particularly.
All in all its a great album and most of the songs are catchty, but just seems to lack the depth of their earlier stuff, they need to move away from the sex and drugs theme somewhat, yes touch base with it but don't milk it and make nearly a whole album out it.