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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. Lavigne displays a musical guile way beyond her years. [Sep 2002, p.109]
  6. 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.
  7. Most of it is pretty middle-of-the-road female singer-songwriter tripe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 107
  2. Negative: 14 out of 107
  1. HilaryH.
    Sep 8, 2002
    10
    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
    10
    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 itLet 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. ajriegler
    Feb 14, 2003
    10
    L.w. is a fucking fag, he is just jealous he should fucking die, so should Kym G., Joseph H., Nete M.,
  4. EdwardH
    May 8, 2007
    10
    Av delivers with klassic kool hitz like "Skat@r Boi" and "Complicated" she is a truly gifted singer with a fun, commandin' voice with a Av delivers with klassic kool hitz like "Skat@r Boi" and "Complicated" she is a truly gifted singer with a fun, commandin' voice with a lotta attitude. She is one of tha pop,rock heavyweights undeniably and is a truly talented, gifted singer. Expand
  5. Feb 16, 2013
    10
    'Let Go' is a gift to a young audience with its beautiful letters followed by beautiful chords and accompanied by a beautiful voice,'Let Go' is a gift to a young audience with its beautiful letters followed by beautiful chords and accompanied by a beautiful voice, unabashedly portrays adolescence as well, done with 'Avril Lavigne' began the path to be one of the greatest singers Canadians. Expand
  6. JamieT
    Dec 29, 2002
    9
    She's a superb songwriter, witha lot of feeling and meaning and her voice fits her lyrics. She is extremely refreshing in this She's a superb songwriter, witha lot of feeling and meaning and her voice fits her lyrics. She is extremely refreshing in this prepackaged world. Expand
  7. thesillymofo
    Aug 14, 2002
    0
    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 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. Collapse

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