Under My Skin - Avril Lavigne
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Universal acclaim- based on 177 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ditching the production team (The Matrix) who made her first album a hit, Lavigne turned to fellow Canadians Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida to write and produce this sophomore disc.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Under My Skin gets generic at times, but that's why it works.
  2. An altogether more satisfying supply of air punching, stadium sized choruses. [Jun 2004, p.103]
  3. 80
    She has deepened and darkened her sound without sacrificing her platinum-plated melodies. [#27, p.141]
  4. A good, if slightly disappointing, follow-up.
  5. So, we have a maturing Ms Lavigne, distancing herself from the teen antics of her "Let Go" debut, but struggling to find any stories worth telling save for boyfriend trouble and dead grandparents.
  6. Under My Skin is a bit awkward, sometimes sounding tentative and unsure, sometimes clicking and surging on Avril's attitude and ambition.
  7. The music is so anodyne that you don't pay much attention to Lavigne's lyrics. This proves to be a small mercy: examination of the CD booklet reveals that prolonged exposure to her words could leave a previously healthy adult rocking backwards and forwards in a foetal ball.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 73
  2. Negative: 7 out of 73
  1. NormanG.
    Oct 26, 2007
    10
    Personally I think this is her best debut album B/c it contains varios kinds of songs and its deep.
  2. MarcA
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    She is the best singer of this era and I am sure there is no one compete her lyrics and her style...............KEEP ROCKIN' GIRL
  3. madelinep
    Jun 22, 2004
    10
    Avril Lavigne really expressed herself in this album. She proved that she matured and that she is not a kid anymore.
  4. Oct 10, 2011
    10
    Avril lavigne's music has always been amazing and will always be. She is an inspration for people like me so if you hate her dont bother saying it just shutup Expand
  5. Nov 1, 2011
    9
    Unlike their first album, 'Under My Skin "shows an Avril, but perhaps more somber and serious, nonchalant fashion without talking about music and get lost inside and breakup, Avril is renewed again and manages to captivate us. Expand
  6. KrystiG
    Dec 26, 2004
    8
    I like this CD a lot. I just got it a couple days ago, & I can totally tell that it's a lot different then Let Go. This CD is more of her personally. Her emotions, not someone else's. And she's a good songwriter, not great, but she might get their someday. And this CD isn't as poppy, which is better for me. Expand
  7. jamesl
    May 25, 2004
    0
    man she just sounds bad! there is so much hype but the songs are all the same worst lyricis i've heard for years

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