Avril Lavigne

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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian pop singer features songs co-written with her husband, Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.
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  • Record Label: Epic
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. 83
    The irresistibly zippy, perceptive and, on two (possibly three) occasions, deeply weird Avril Lavigne reminds us that maturity sometimes means doubling down on what’s expected of you.
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    82
    For the most part, Lavigne's fifth full-length encapsulates everything worth loving about the 29-year-old's long-running artistry.
  3. Nov 5, 2013
    70
    It is basically the quintessential Avril Lavigne record, featuring the soaring choruses and melodies that made us fall in love with her over the past ten years, as well as the silly (and sometimes stupid) quirks that range from endearing to flat out annoying.
  4. Nov 4, 2013
    60
    As a collection of songs, this eponymous effort goes a long way to restore the singer to her rightful place as purveyor of some of the most carefree, feelgood pop around.
  5. It’s not going to be a new favorite album for anyone other than Avril Lavigne’s most ardent admirers, but a handful of great summer mixtape songs and a few other exercises in mindless pop fun are still enough to make Avril Lavigne the eponymous singer’s best record in nine years. That might not be saying much, but it's a step in the right direction.
  6. Nov 8, 2013
    60
    This bratty nostalgia trip is the best thing she's done in years.
  7. Nov 7, 2013
    20
    The most listenable song is the Chavril duet Let Me Go, which has zero of either musician’s “edge” and a whole lot of adult contemporary schmaltz.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  1. Nov 6, 2013
    10
    "Avril Lavigne" is an amazing album where Lavigne has chosen and composed every song carefully, specially the production part. The whole sound"Avril Lavigne" is an amazing album where Lavigne has chosen and composed every song carefully, specially the production part. The whole sound is more mature than other previous records like "The Best Damn Thing". It's one of the most balanced albums I have ever heard, it's dynamic, funny, sometimes beautifuly deep and slow and the most of the time easy-going, expressing really good cheer.

    On the other hand, the lyrics could be improvable in some tracks, cause sometimes they would seem repetitive in the cheery songs. "Rock N Roll" and "Bad Girl" are two of the best songs here in this fifth album.

    The emotive tracks are simply perfect. From the big ballad "Let me go" to the sensitive and sadness that "Hush hush" reflects, passing through the absolutely incredible "Give you what you like" where Avril Lavigne shows all her talent, the catchy and really well structured "Hello Heartache" and the sincere and startling "Falling Fast".

    To conclude, "Avril Lavigne" is one of the best albums of this Canadian singer. It's a great musical work that gives strength and positivity to everybody that hears it, and that's really hard to get.
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  2. Nov 5, 2013
    10
    Her best album since her debut with Let Go. Every track has some special "never growing up" sound and it makes the album as a whole wonderful.Her best album since her debut with Let Go. Every track has some special "never growing up" sound and it makes the album as a whole wonderful. Very well done Avril. Keep it up Expand
  3. Nov 5, 2013
    10
    Pop perfection. Avril Lavigne brings out the best of the artist who doesn't want to grow up... but she did. And she's trying some new thingsPop perfection. Avril Lavigne brings out the best of the artist who doesn't want to grow up... but she did. And she's trying some new things like EDM music and hard rock. Though if feels a little "all over the place", the album is certainly one of the most genuine in Avril's career. It is easily one (if not the one) of the best records of the year. It's a shame we won't get to see it topping the charts. Congratulations, Avril! Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2013
    9
    Avril presents her 5th studio album which is lovely and addicting, one of the bests 2013's albums.
    "Avril Lavigne" starts with Rock N Roll &
    Avril presents her 5th studio album which is lovely and addicting, one of the bests 2013's albums.
    "Avril Lavigne" starts with Rock N Roll & Here's to Never Growing Up. If you only know them, know that it's the worst parts on the album. Not bad.
    We have a break with '17', and joy with Summer. Let Me Go and Give You What You Like are also adorable.
    Track 7 to 10 The best parts on the album are coming.
    Hello Heartache is the top.
    After this, we're falling fast and hushing.
    Great job, Avril. Many feelings.
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  5. Nov 7, 2013
    8
    Better than Goodbye Lullaby, Avril's progress into the world of contemporary adult genre is interesting! try out Summer and Rock n Roll.. nonBetter than Goodbye Lullaby, Avril's progress into the world of contemporary adult genre is interesting! try out Summer and Rock n Roll.. non Avril fans will surely love it Expand
  6. Jan 18, 2016
    7
    01. Rock N Roll - 79/100
    02. Here's To Never Growing Up - 100/100
    03. 17 - 83/100 04. **** Summer - 87/100 05. Let Me Go (feat. Chad
    01. Rock N Roll - 79/100
    02. Here's To Never Growing Up - 100/100
    03. 17 - 83/100
    04. **** Summer - 87/100
    05. Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger) - 69/100
    06. Give You What You Like - 81/100
    07. Bad Girl (feat. Marilyn Manson) - 40/100
    08. Hello Kitty - 85/100
    09. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - 69/100
    10. Sippin' On Sunshine - 85/100
    11. Hello Heartache - 100/100
    12. Falling Fast - 65/100
    13. Hush Hush - 72/100
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  7. Sep 2, 2015
    0
    The most listenable song is the Chavril duet Let Me Go, which has zero of either musician’s “edge” and a whole lot of adult contemporaryThe most listenable song is the Chavril duet Let Me Go, which has zero of either musician’s “edge” and a whole lot of adult contemporary schmaltz.. Expand

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