Here and Now - Nickelback
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  • Summary: Producer Mutt Lange returns to produce the Canadian hard rock band's seventh release, having previously worked on its 2008 album Dark Horse.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 21, 2011
    90
    Integrity to the fans, the fun tongue-in-cheek of the album and the no-*** rock n roll makes Here and Now a standout record for 2011, and may even win Nickelback some new fans.
  2. Nov 10, 2011
    78
    It's a well-crafted brand of meat 'n potatoes hard rock.
  3. Nov 23, 2011
    70
    Nickelback's seventh studio album arrives nearly three years after their multi-platinum-selling, 2008 release Dark Horse.
  4. Nov 22, 2011
    50
    Even as Here And Now inspires massive eye-rolls, the nefariously catchy songs stick like stepped-in dog crap.
  5. 40
    Here And Now might prove to be a step above the last effort, but likewise a step high enough to hang its creators on a barn rafter.
  6. Nov 22, 2011
    40
    The fist-pumping earnestness of the Bon Jovian "Spaceship" is less objectionable and far more bland. Say this about Nickelback: It knows what works.
  7. Dec 12, 2011
    20
    This Means War and Bottoms Up are such generic rock "anthems" that they could have been releases in any decade since the '80s. The lyrics, meanwhile, seem to date from the '70s, possibly the 1870s. [3 Dec 2011, p.51]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    10
    another awesome album...nice follow-up to darkhorse...I'm almost certain that this album will get hate just because it's made by Nickelback... Which is completely unfair. With hits such as "Don't ever let it end" and "Trying not to love you", Here and Now is possibly one of the best albums released by the band. It sticks largely to the usual formula, but there are a few moments where they try something new - and it pays off. Definitely worth a buy. Expand
  2. Jul 5, 2012
    10
    Nickelback is just a great band,but really,they really know how to satisfy you and this album just rocks,the only tune that i don't really love is Midnight Queen,but hey is just the one song.So This means war is one of the greatest songs i've heard,and it's really hard.Bottoms up is a typical Nickelback song for fun with great solo,like Burn it to the ground,except this one focuses on drinking.When we stand together is really goog POP,and little rock,but mostly POP song that can really satisfy you.Midnight queen is ok,but nothing special.Gotta get me some is the one that i can play all day and i can never get tired of it.Now Lullaby is not mine favorite,but it is the favorite of mine girlfriend and my friends so that is a really good song.Now mine favorite is Kiss it goodbye,cause it has really catchy stile and has a pretty good and true lyrics.Trying not to love you is a great song and it has potential to be a hit song.Holding on to heaven is the great song that has the feeling like it was made to be on the radio all the time,just listen to it.Everything i wanna do is another good song that falls a little bit flat,and has no special feeling in it.And the last,mine third favorite is Don't ever let it end,just perfect...So the list from the most favorite to the unfavorite TO ME is going like this:
    1.Kiss it goodbye
    2.This means war
    3.Don't ever let it end
    4.Bottoms up
    5.Gotta get me some
    6.Lullaby
    7.Holding on to heaven
    8.When we stand together
    9.Trying not to love you
    10.Everything i wanna do
    11.Midnight queen...
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  3. Nov 22, 2011
    10
    another great cd by nickelback! love the songs on there! its a definite buy for me and for all the fans will love this. its a great CD just to crank up and drink to and to play some video games Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2012
    8
    The 'Back is back! While "Dark Horse" was an offensive and lazy album which I still don't enjoy, I love all of their other work. While this isn't quite on the level of "All the Right Reasons" or their best work "Silver Side Up" it's a return to more enjoyable, accessible and fun Nickelback. Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan. Expand
  5. Jan 10, 2014
    8
    By now people pretty much know whether they are a Nickelback fan or not. I don't see this album gaining them any more fans as it's pretty much more of they have already done just with different songs. Fans like myself will be pleased with the album overall, but it's far from their best work. So if you're a fan of the band then this is worth your time. If you're not a fan then this won't change your mind. I know I'm a fan and enjoy this straight-up rock album even if I was a little disappointed with the slower songs. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2013
    5
    The album was not Nickelback's best, where only two songs ("When We Stand Together" and "Lullaby") stood out. The rest of the album sounded the same, a trait seen on several of their past records. Expand
  7. Nov 23, 2011
    0
    Hey look, more of the same Nickelback music about liquor and sex and rocking. These washed up punks need to take their crap elsewhere and stop embarrassing Canadians who have to justify the Canadian music scene to their international friends Expand

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