Let Go - Avril Lavigne
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  • Summary: The 17-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter-skater nails the adult alternative Michelle Branch/Jewel/Alanis Morissette sound on this debut album, featuring her breakout hit single "Complicated."
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  1. 80
    Lavigne splices the angst of Alanis Morissette and the snarl of Courtney Love into a debut full of sunny guitar pop. [#8, p.115]
  2. 80
    Unlike any of the pop princesses that have gone before her, however, Lavigne offers a sound far more guitar-heavy, and lyrics packed with unshakable attitude.
  3. Avril is not some brilliant songwriter, and her voice is good, but not amazing, and her ‘tude is a little ridiculous at times. Despite this, she is the most refreshing and exciting girl in pop rock today.
  4. Lavigne's monochromatic debut set of unimaginative guitar rock is saved only by the earnestness of her songs.
  5. The problem is Lavigne is still so young she's listening to the radio hits of the '90s and early 2000s: she's Pink when she's bucking authority, Alanis Morissette when she's angry, and Jewel when she's sensitive.
  6. Lavigne displays a musical guile way beyond her years. [Sep 2002, p.109]
  7. Most of it is pretty middle-of-the-road female singer-songwriter tripe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 103
  2. Negative: 14 out of 103
  1. [Anonymous]
    Aug 27, 2002
    woooohhooooo!! I love this cd I got it for all my friends birthdays!
  2. Jan 7, 2011
    Let Go, Old but gold. i have it is good and she is hot. this is a prefect cd no need to say more,cause it PREFECT! Only a young girl , but it is a world class cd! I love it You can do better!Avril! Expand
  3. Mandy
    Oct 16, 2002
    This album is just great!
  4. qayyumy
    Mar 16, 2005
  5. Jul 23, 2011
    Let Go it's my favorite acoustic-rock album.Losing Grip the debut track it's the best track of the cd.Another amazing song is :All 13 song.Just Complicated it's not enough but song like Naked,I'm With U and Unwanted make u scream along the cd. Expand
  6. BobE
    May 10, 2007
    This is a good CD I quite likeit But i admit Her newer stuff Isnt very good.But as I siad This is a good album.if she brings out another one like this I'll Buy it Expand
  7. thesillymofo
    Aug 14, 2002
    she's just you kids: she sings about how she's angry, she's sensative and she's a sk8er too.... anti-britney/nsync figure hoping for pop success. worthless. Expand

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