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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian pop singer features songs co-written with her husband, Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.
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  • Record Label: Epic
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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Let Me Go
Love that once hung on the wall Used to mean something, but now it means nothing The echoes are gone in the hall But I still remember, the pain of... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. 83
    The irresistibly zippy, perceptive and, on two (possibly three) occasions, deeply weird Avril Lavigne reminds us that maturity sometimes means doubling down on what’s expected of you.
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    82
    For the most part, Lavigne's fifth full-length encapsulates everything worth loving about the 29-year-old's long-running artistry.
  3. Nov 5, 2013
    70
    It is basically the quintessential Avril Lavigne record, featuring the soaring choruses and melodies that made us fall in love with her over the past ten years, as well as the silly (and sometimes stupid) quirks that range from endearing to flat out annoying.
  4. Nov 4, 2013
    60
    As a collection of songs, this eponymous effort goes a long way to restore the singer to her rightful place as purveyor of some of the most carefree, feelgood pop around.
  5. It’s not going to be a new favorite album for anyone other than Avril Lavigne’s most ardent admirers, but a handful of great summer mixtape songs and a few other exercises in mindless pop fun are still enough to make Avril Lavigne the eponymous singer’s best record in nine years. That might not be saying much, but it's a step in the right direction.
  6. Nov 8, 2013
    60
    This bratty nostalgia trip is the best thing she's done in years.
  7. Nov 7, 2013
    20
    The most listenable song is the Chavril duet Let Me Go, which has zero of either musician’s “edge” and a whole lot of adult contemporary schmaltz.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 74
  2. Negative: 4 out of 74
  1. Nov 5, 2013
    10
    Avril Lavigne's self titled album is a true representation of her 29 yr old journey.Well it is definitely the best album of this year.ThisAvril Lavigne's self titled album is a true representation of her 29 yr old journey.Well it is definitely the best album of this year.This album is a must buy and probably Avril's best album so far... Expand
  2. Dec 15, 2020
    10
    This is a masterpiece from Avril. Amazing songs and lyrics. I'm in love with these songs.
  3. Dec 2, 2013
    10
    The album 'Avril Lavigne' is without doubt one of the best career of Avril. On this album the singer shows that age does not influenceThe album 'Avril Lavigne' is without doubt one of the best career of Avril. On this album the singer shows that age does not influence anything in the life of the singer, as she says "we can stay young forever."

    Songs like 'Seventeen' and 'Here's To Never Growing Up' are very nostalgics and lovely's, 'Let Me Go' and 'Bad Girl' are so good duets, 'Rock N Roll' and 'Hello Kitty' are amazing pop songs. 'Falling Fast' an 'Hush Hush' are very amazing and sweet, cute like a "Goodbye Lullaby".

    The best damn thing.
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  4. Sep 19, 2015
    10
    Ela poderia ter aproveitado mais as músicas, poderia ter lançado outras músicas como single mas mesmo assim amoooo .. NO AGUARDO DO ÁLBUMEla poderia ter aproveitado mais as músicas, poderia ter lançado outras músicas como single mas mesmo assim amoooo .. NO AGUARDO DO ÁLBUM NOVO.. VEM PRÓXIMO ÁLBUM Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2013
    8
    Sounds like a case of pure nostalgia, Avril seems to want to make music, to share everything she has with her ​​fans, doesn't seems to be aSounds like a case of pure nostalgia, Avril seems to want to make music, to share everything she has with her ​​fans, doesn't seems to be a work produced just to squeeze money out of the world.

    We have so many good times here, ''Rock N Roll'' is completely debauched and is what makes it work so well, also with ''Here 's To Never Growing Up'', who else could sing these two songs without being Avril? 'Summer'' is a flash-back of affairs led by a good vibe and showing what came when delivery to rap. ''Let Me Go'' explores well Lavigne vocals and Chad 's a good personality to the music. ''Give You What You'' Like is perhaps the most curious track, is a huge vulnerability as well, but at the same time an incredible aggressiveness, is without doubt one of the best tracks on the album, also featured the vocals. Bad Girl is completely unpretentious and weird, with the robotic vocals that make the treat even greater in this case. Hello Kitty is stupidly fun, other music not imagine anyone behind unless the same ''You Ain't See Nothing See Nothing Yet'' remember old times of their work, it is so easy to digest it and let it flow. ''Sippin 'On Sunshine'' is a great track, very fun to listen to, but the other side is no big deal. ''Hello Heartache'' is strange, in a good sense, his lalalala in the beginning, you do not know what to expect, but over time it marks its place on the album, showing completely new and touching. ''Falling Fast'' is an incredible sensitivity, Avril is crazy with a guitar, and it's no different here, is a show of sweet voice and honesty. ''Hush Hush'' the last track has a great role to play, and she does it without the least effort proving a powerful ballad .

    Well, Avril Lavigne can not be the factor that the world looks today, may not have the performance of various pop divas, but she makes up for it all with quality and honesty. Without a doubt, is one of the best albums of the genre that came out this year.
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  6. Mar 1, 2015
    7
    I have very mixed feelings about this album. It's not as bad as The Best Damn Thing was, but it's a step back from Goodbye Lullaby. It'sI have very mixed feelings about this album. It's not as bad as The Best Damn Thing was, but it's a step back from Goodbye Lullaby. It's definitely too "over the place" as she said, and it confuses me a lot. There are really bad songs (the infamous Hello Kitty, or the forced Rock N Roll) and really good ones (Tripod* and self-written songs, like Let Me Go or Falling Fast).

    *Tripod is the name she gave to the team of songwriters/producers that contain David Hodges, Chad Kroeger and herself. They worked together for this album in 2012 and the album was going to consist of their songs for the most part, before she was sent back to studio with "hitmakers" like J-Kash or Martin Johnson .

    The album as a whole isn't bad at all, but songs like 17 (badly produced), **** Summer or Sipping on Sunshine are subpar and even filler to me. It makes wonder what it could've been if Epic Records had let her do her thing instead of making her go back to studio for "hits". I think this album is in the "middle of nowhere", it has glimpses of what direction she should (in my opinion) go towards, a more mature, less pop one, but still some of that "bratty" spirit she was famous for.

    I give it a 7 because there are some really good songs that overcome the bad ones, but it could've been easily a 6. I hope she releases a better album for the next one.
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  7. Oct 20, 2018
    0
    Any album that lists Chad Kroeger as a co-writer is destined to be among the worst. Even more if you have a song like "Hello Kitty," with itsAny album that lists Chad Kroeger as a co-writer is destined to be among the worst. Even more if you have a song like "Hello Kitty," with its cringeworthy music video. Expand

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