The Best Damn Thing

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 288 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."
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: 77 out of 132
  2. Negative: 36 out of 132
  1. BrentS
    Apr 23, 2007
    10
    This is Avrils best yet! Its not dark, but its high octane fun! Best damn thing ever!!!
  2. emmah
    Aug 9, 2007
    10
    wicked album i'd say her best yet. love track 7. not too keen on girlfriend now, got a bit annoying.
  3. ArnoldH.
    May 18, 2007
    10
    Her album rocks! Every single song is so great!
  4. ScarlettL
    Apr 20, 2007
    8
    While some of the lyrics are trash, this CD is very catchy and very fun, which was the point. The fact that I want to listen to this three While some of the lyrics are trash, this CD is very catchy and very fun, which was the point. The fact that I want to listen to this three times in a row and still not be sick of it is a testament to how well executed it is. Expand
  5. NatashaG.
    Jun 7, 2007
    6
    i like this album.......i don't really like all the songs on it....but it was cool.......my favorite (of course) is the i like this album.......i don't really like all the songs on it....but it was cool.......my favorite (of course) is the song.....Girlfriend....... Expand
  6. CraigB
    Apr 17, 2007
    3
    Avril has always been a guilty pleasure for me. This album however is mostly a really bad tribute to a combination of Gwen Stefani & Punk Avril has always been a guilty pleasure for me. This album however is mostly a really bad tribute to a combination of Gwen Stefani & Punk Pop. I'm quite disappointed. 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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