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Avril Lavigne

Posted on 11.20.2013

It has been more than 10 years since I fell in love with the “Sk8er Boi” style of Avril Lavigne. In her new self-titled album, not much has changed since then. The best tracks are at the beginning, such as “Rock ‘N Roll,” “Here’s to Never Growing Up” and “17.” With a nostalgic feel and lyrics such as “just put a middle finger to the sky,” this part of the album makes evident that the in-your-face Lavigne has not left yet. Unfortunately, the rest of the album is not as clear. Suddenly a breakup song like “Let Me Go,” featuring her husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, and a shrilly hard rock “Bad Girl,” featuring Marilyn Manson appear. The wannabe techno-pop “Hello Kitty” is just flat-out weird, and I had to press forward after 30 seconds. While Lavigne illustrates that she is still the punk rock chick with over-exaggerated eyeliner, her inconsistency within the album makes it a little disappointing.

Rating: 3/5 stars

If you like this, check out: “Let Go” by Avril Lavigne


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