Genre: Pop Rock
by: Ash Starkweather
Yes, I know this is a pop album, but Avril has always held close to my heart. This album open up with “Rock N Roll”, and plays right into another party song, “Here’s To Never Growing Up”. The two were her first releases off this album, and does not predict the album very well. It makes it seem more of a party rocker album, when in fact it is not. Sure it has that aspect but the only other party songs on there is “Hello Kitty” and “Bitchin Summer”.
Instead this album takes more on the heart, It’s a love story. As you can tell from her third single off the album “Let Me Go”, this is a slower tune which gives you more of a feel for what the album is really about. In my opinion this is what saved the album. Sure I love the fast paced party rock anthems, but I missed the days were she discussed the things that really matter and give us a fine tune into her heart.
The sound: includes everything. There are two duets on the album. One with husband Chad Kroeger, “Let Me Go”. Which is absolutely beautiful, and the other with hard rocker Marilyn Manson. Now- I’m not a fan of Manson, but he did play an important factor in this song.. which made it a success. It has its pop rock roots, some harder rock, and even a dubstep sounding song. All tying into one album but I must admit: it flows well.
I can tell you this senior album will not disappoint. It has its highs from “Here’s To Never Growing Up” and its lows to “Hello Heartache” to leave you overall- asking why it ended at track 13. My cat even enjoyed it when I started singing along at “Hello Kitty, your so pretty”. Enjoy the party rock anthem for 2014- “It’s going to be a bitchin’ summer”
Welcome back Avril!
POP DEFLATORS suggests: “You Aint Seen Nothin Yet.”