Under My Skin

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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.

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My Happy Ending
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh So much for my happy ending Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh So much for my happy ending Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh Let's talk this over It's... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. Q Magazine
    80
    An altogether more satisfying supply of air punching, stadium sized choruses. [Jun 2004, p.103]
  3. Blender
    80
    She has deepened and darkened her sound without sacrificing her platinum-plated melodies. [#27, p.141]
  4. There's little subtlety on "Under My Skin," and... absolutely no fear of clichés. But on the emotionally fraught battleground that is high-school romance, perhaps those would be frills. [16 May 2004]
  5. A good, if slightly disappointing, follow-up.
  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: 72 out of 85
  2. Negative: 6 out of 85
  1. Jeffm
    May 24, 2004
    10
    A great album, it is complex but yet somehow very simple.
  2. 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.
  3. michaeld
    Jul 12, 2004
    10
    I am from the bahamas for a rock albulm to catch my attention it`s hot i love all the songs my wife and my babby in the womb, Avril is the I am from the bahamas for a rock albulm to catch my attention it`s hot i love all the songs my wife and my babby in the womb, Avril is the fun in the sun for us Expand
  4. May 20, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Under My Skin is a perfect dark rock album.It's my favorite album in this world.Like so much her voice.My favorite song is Don't Tell Me Together and Take Me Away Expand
  5. Jul 7, 2015
    10
    The best album of his career with the Let GO, the perfect music, great lyrics, it worked out this CD, especially the songs Nobody's Home, MyThe best album of his career with the Let GO, the perfect music, great lyrics, it worked out this CD, especially the songs Nobody's Home, My Happy Ending, Together, Forgotten, Take Me Away, He Was not, Don 't Tell Me. Expand
  6. Mar 13, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Avril comes more ROCK than never in her second album. Just one song is can be really called POP, the funny 'He Wasn't that makes anyone to remember 'Sk8er Boy' from ''Let Go". The CD is full of guitars and some parts of piano and it goes from the first track until the last. This is a good work, with some errors as 'Freak Out' but with a few perfect songs as 'Nobody's Home' and 'Forgotten' 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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