All The Right Reasons

Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. All the Right Reasons doesn't so much pick up where 2003's The Long Road left off, but damn near replicates that album in whole.
  2. Despite all their newly developed relative nuances, Nickelback remain unchanged: they're still unspeakably awful.
  3. All the Right Reasons is so depressing, you're almost glad Kurt's not around to hear it.
  4. Q Magazine
    40
    Like the rock equivalent of an SUV, All The Right Reasons is huge, polished and ultimately pointless. [Dec 2005, p.155]
  5. Mojo
    40
    Fans of relentless riffing may be sated, anyone else will be left feeling a little awkward. [Dec 2005, p.98]
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 339 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 219
  1. Feb 29, 2012
    10
    best rock album i have ever heard in my life,great energy,loving the new drums cause i didn't like the drummer they had before, follow youbest rock album i have ever heard in my life,great energy,loving the new drums cause i didn't like the drummer they had before, follow you home is a great way to kick off any amazing album, love the ballads too (photograph, savin me, if everyone cared) just an outstanding album Full Review »
  2. Mar 7, 2011
    8
    One of there best albums, it does have one or two lame songs, but this is still an album I recommend if you like rock or are a fan of theOne of there best albums, it does have one or two lame songs, but this is still an album I recommend if you like rock or are a fan of the band, a great CD. Full Review »
  3. Feb 10, 2011
    3
    Despite their new drummer, the album doesn't have any huge difference from their previous release The Long Road. Rather than start this albumDespite their new drummer, the album doesn't have any huge difference from their previous release The Long Road. Rather than start this album from where The Long Road left off, it pretty much makes a duplicate. The songs don't really have any distinctive quality, either. Often you get the feeling that this band is just plain derivative, instead of adding their own twist to things.

    The songwriting here is nothing special. The rhyming includes "photograph" and "laugh", "cared" and "shared", "lied" and "cried", "rockstar" and "car", among other things. Why didn't these guys just spend a little bit of their time with a rhyming dictionary for better ideas? Instrumentals are quite unimpressive, even with a drummer who proved himself talented in 3 Doors Down. It also seems like cliche is the middle name of all of the Nickelback members.

    In the end it seems All The Right Reasons was made for all the wrong ones. Which is a shame, because some of the lyrics are actually quite meaningful. It's just that their badly written and boring. Overall, skip this one and look harder for the rare good modern hard rock band.
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