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. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  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: 84 out of 102
  2. Negative: 14 out of 102
  1. HilaryH.
    Sep 8, 2002
    It rules. Ever since I heard it I knew I had to get the cd. Its the first cd I'v ever had. And right now its the only.
  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. AlasdairN
    Apr 14, 2005
    a great, underated debut
  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. KatelynG
    Aug 5, 2003
    Avril Lavigne is awesome! She doesn't like to follow a crowd, and she says that in this cd. I will definitely buy her next one!
  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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