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A good album that becomes great on several listens
on 9 November 2011
Somehow this one completely passed me by, which is a shame as on several listens it sits very well alongside their other albums. The producer here is Robert "mutt" Lange and so it is not surprising that there is a good mix of the radio ballads and the heavier rock songs.
There is a mix of edgier lyrics that would stop parents from letting their kids listen through from language (Burn it to the ground) to lyrics around drugs and sex. But then if you are thinking of buying a Nickleback album this is not exactly going to put you off.
On the ballads Gotta Be Somebody, Never Gonna Be Alond and If Today Was Your Last Day are the standout songs. The other songs that do stick in your mind are This Afternoon and particularly S.E.X.
Here Nickleback have managed their trick of finding songs that different people can listen to and enjoy for different reasons. Never going to appease hardcore rock fans, if you like the mixture then definitely buy this one.