Album: Here And Now
I was first introduced to Nickelback with ‘How you remind me’, and Chad Kroeger in the OST of Spiderman ‘Hero’. It’s been a long journey since then. The Canadian rock band’s album has a nice mix of fast and slow tracks and the racy vocals of Chad Kroeger.Their seventh studio album “Here And Now” sold over 227,000 copies as of November 2011. The album topped at No.2 on the US Billboard 200 and No.1 on the US Billboard Top Rock Albums and US Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums.
The only track in the album that I instantly took a liking to was “Lullaby” one of the soft slow tracks in the album, the lyrics and style a bit reminiscent of ‘How you remind me’. ‘This means war’ the heaviest song in the album is enough to get you energised but the lyrics are a disaster. Most of Nickelback’s tracks fail in the lyrics segment. What they lose in lyrics they make up in vocals and guitar strums. I wish they’d do something about their style, it is starting to feel monotonous and repetitive. The other tracks in the album I liked are ‘When we stand together’ and ‘Trying not to love you’.
I wouldn’t say this is the best Nickelback album, my favourite would still be *Silver Side Up’ but I did enjoy listening to the songs.
Buy? Maybe. This is an album to be enjoyed not analyzed.
Sangeeta. G, is a client servicing executive at an Advertising Agency
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