The Best Damn Thing

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 310 Ratings

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  • Summary: Rob Cavallo and Butch Walker are among the numerous producers on the Canadian pop singer's third album, which is preceeded by the single "Girlfriend."

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When You're Gone
I always needed time on my own I never thought I'd Need you there when I cry And the days feel like years when I'm alone And the bed where you lie Is... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. True, this is far from deep but Under the Skin proved that a deep Avril is a dull Avril. The Best Damn Thing, in contrast, builds on every one of her bratty strengths which makes for ridiculously catchy pop - the kind of music that provides a soundtrack for teens and guilty pleasures for everyone else.
  2. It's a consciously lightweight pop-punk romp that appears to have been inspired by "Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson's massive hit.
  3. Lavigne's punk-lite cheerleader chic could well be tweens' first tantalizing steps down the primrose path to Patti Smith.
  4. The songs are furiously bouncy and unbelievably vapid.
  5. The album is filled with strong pop-punk turns, offset by a handful of regrettable ballads.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 133
  2. Negative: 36 out of 133
  1. MattH
    Apr 25, 2007
    10
    This album rocks! Avrils best yet!!!!
  2. draked.
    Aug 11, 2007
    10
    of course, the hooks pull you in easily, and have you singing along in about the first time you hear the album... i honestly do not like alot of course, the hooks pull you in easily, and have you singing along in about the first time you hear the album... i honestly do not like alot of pop but this is my favorite cd in my collection. Expand
  3. ArnoldH.
    May 18, 2007
    10
    Her album rocks! Every single song is so great!
  4. MariV
    Apr 21, 2007
    8
    I Love It!! People may call it immature, I cann it fun. So what if it's not all emo,slit your wrists type of songs. They're spunky I Love It!! People may call it immature, I cann it fun. So what if it's not all emo,slit your wrists type of songs. They're spunky and fun. I'd reccomend it to anyone. 'I can do better' is my favorite track. Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2014
    6
    The Best Damn Thing é um álbum de Avril que marcou a sua vida, e a de seus fãs. Com o primeiro single, Girlfriend, perdeu muitos fãs e ganhouThe Best Damn Thing é um álbum de Avril que marcou a sua vida, e a de seus fãs. Com o primeiro single, Girlfriend, perdeu muitos fãs e ganhou muitos outros, porque a música é pop/rock e mostra uma Avril "patricinha", e era muito diferente do que ela costumava fazer. Com certeza não é o seu melhor álbum, mas mesmo assim é escutável. Expand
  6. ChantelleM.
    Jun 2, 2007
    3
    I was intrigued after hearing 'Girlfriend' on the radio. As someone who loved the last two albums, I was glad to see another album I was intrigued after hearing 'Girlfriend' on the radio. As someone who loved the last two albums, I was glad to see another album had been released. Thankfully I grabbed a download of this before buying it this time, because I wouldn't waste my money on this CD. I had to stop it after track six because it was annoying to listen to. Change is good in an artist, but this is a step backward. Expand
  7. MaxD
    Apr 17, 2007
    0
    POSER this alum sucks, if you like it you obviously have no taste and deserve to listen to this utter CRAP!

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