Nickelback’s seventh studio album was much anticipated, or at least by me it was. With this album, Nickelback changed their sound ever so slightly, making it a bit heavier.
This album stood out from the rest of their albums, but it wouldn’t be a Nickelback album without a sex song. In the past, they have brought us hits like, “Animals”, “S.E.X.”, “Next Go Round”, “Figured You Out” and others. For this one, they brought us, “Midnight Queen” and “Gonna Get Me Some.”
I have trouble choosing a favorite though, several tracks come to mind. “Bottoms Up”, for its very catchy beat, “Midnight Queen”, for how straight forward it is. “She’s gonna lick my pistol clean.” It surprised me at how obvious it was, but its put together well.
There is also, “Lullaby”, its such an inspirational song. Chad is singing about someone who has been worn down to the point of cutting and thoughts of suicide. He simply is saying don’t do anything because you’re not done yet, but everyone’s felt that empty at some point. I found it to be a very needed song in this society. I feel it could save lives if people heard it in time.
I also adore “Trying Not To Love You”, its all the things I know I’ve said before, and so have a lot of people. “I’m trying not to love you, only goes so far. Trying not to need you, it tears me apart.”
I can’t really say anything bad about this album, the only one I don’t really care for is “When We Stand Together”, just because of the music put behind it. The lyrics are great, what’s not to love about a song singing about how we could help the world? I just don’t care for the music.
I don’t see what’s to dislike about this album, go get it! I give this album five stars.
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