The Long Road

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  • Summary: The Canadian grunge act attempts to duplicate the multi-platinum success of 2001's 'Silver Side Up' with this latest release.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
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  1. It offers a heaping helping of meat-and-potatoes rawk that never veers far from the sing-along template established by their hit ''How You Remind Me.''
  2. For fans of Silver Side Up, Nickelback have delivered the goods once more.
  3. Nickelback's so safe, so sanitized and so damn catchy that it's downright scary.
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    None of their new album will be remembered in a few years' time. Yet, like most fast food, there's very little wrong with it right now. [Dec 2003, p.130]
  5. Rolling Stone
    60
    Brazenly consistent, if unimaginative. [13 Nov 2003, p.99]
  6. Nickelback can now afford a little more time in the studio and a little more time to indulge themselves, and they turn out the same record, only slicker, which only highlights just how oppressively and needlessly sullen this group is.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 47
  2. Negative: 18 out of 47
  1. EricS
    Aug 2, 2004
    10
    Great follow up to Nickelbacks first great CD. A must buy for all fans of post-grunge hard rock.
  2. AshleyM
    Jan 12, 2006
    10
    The best of the best.
  3. Mar 20, 2016
    10
    I not going to lie to you. The album is flawed, in fact there really is no reason to give this album a 10 out of 10. It is probably a 8 or 9I not going to lie to you. The album is flawed, in fact there really is no reason to give this album a 10 out of 10. It is probably a 8 or 9 out of 10 at best. So you are probably wondering why I have broken the sacred rating system. It is the practice of fiends to lie about how you rate something for sensationalism or to entice interest in the subject. People who do this are the people who are ruining rating systems and criticism. I promise you I won't Do This Anymore. Believe It Or Not I actually really dislike Nickelback and think there music has fell Flat On The Floor after this album. This is precisely why doing what I'm doing. My rating does not matter in this case because there are millions of people who hate Nickelback because they are Nickelback and will give this album a 0 out of 10 for this reason. I can't even really blame anyone who does this. Feelin' Way Too Damn Good and Someday give me headaches every time I hear them, but at the time of the album's release this was not the case. Expand
  4. MV
    Mar 21, 2007
    8
    I love how Derek R managed to pan this album without mentioning a single thing about it. Absolutely beautiful. I believe 'All The Right I love how Derek R managed to pan this album without mentioning a single thing about it. Absolutely beautiful. I believe 'All The Right Reasons' is the one you were looking for? As for me, I think this album is good. Good tunes, heavy riffs, a consistent style (a little repetitive though), and not nearly as mainstream as the follow-up. For Kerry H, in my opinion, Curb is their best by a mile- heavier, rawer, and simply more fun. Expand
  5. EJArmbruster
    Oct 4, 2005
    4
    This album has a few decent songs but it has all been done by the band before and their music isn't growing at all.
  6. SeanT.
    Jan 17, 2008
    1
    A friend of mine bought me this cd at Christmas thinking that as I like Pearl Jam I might like this. It is probably the worst collection of A friend of mine bought me this cd at Christmas thinking that as I like Pearl Jam I might like this. It is probably the worst collection of songs I have had the displeasure of listening to. Its pure commercial by the numbers rubbish. A sad fact...for every American that has bought the most recent cds by Pearl Jam and Radiohead, eight (!) have bought this Nickelback crap. Expand
  7. WhitdawggOwns
    Oct 12, 2003
    0
    Don't buy Nickelback

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