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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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  1. Positive: 57 out of 71
  2. Negative: 3 out of 71
  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. Nov 5, 2013
    10
    After some disappointments in the Pop (hello ArtPop, Prism).... Avril comes with sounds that only she can do: Simple, catchy sometimesAfter some disappointments in the Pop (hello ArtPop, Prism).... Avril comes with sounds that only she can do: Simple, catchy sometimes energetic, sometimes exciting. And at this time with two mores perspectives: Hello Kitty, the funny, electro-dubstep-Japanese Catchy song... and Bad Girl, with the Marilyn Manson.

    Highlights to Rock n Roll, Let Me Go, Give You What You Like and Hush Hush.

    Great job Avril!
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  5. Apr 22, 2015
    9
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  6. Feb 16, 2014
    8
    It's been twelve years since Avril burst onto the music scene, and since then, the landscape has changed dramatically, with Katy Perry,It's been twelve years since Avril burst onto the music scene, and since then, the landscape has changed dramatically, with Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kesha adding their own chapters in mainstream music. With the release of her fifth studio album, Lavigne hopes to spearhead herself to the forefront once again, and musically at least, she poses a compelling case. Regardless of negative reviews, ( 'Now magazine's review was horribly empty, devoid of any meaningful track reviews) 'Avril Lavigne' succeeds in delivering her signature sound, mixed with curious experiments. The opening track, 'Rock n Roll', is nothing short of mind-blowing. Turn it up, and you will be rewarded with the kind of relentless optimism and catchiness that fans have come to expect from the franco-canadian songstress, while 'Here's to Never Growing Up' provides one of the best choruses of her career, instantly assaulting the senses with nostalgic memories of her 'Let Go' era. While on the subject of looking back, '17' takes this theme literally, cloaked with summertime happiness, providing what is sure to be 2014's summer anthem. You will have already drawn conclusions towards the Chad Kreoger-assisted 'Let Me Go', but for the most part, it provides compelling instrumentation paired with the pair of voices that have collectedly sold 95 million albums. 'Bad Girl' and 'Hello Kitty', the most dramatic changes in this album, deliver heavy beats, with power chords and EDM dub-step, respectively.More than anything else, it is these two tracks that may hint on Ms. lavigne's future releases.
    Perhaps more than anything else, the final three tracks prove that the artist that provided the landmark 'I'm With You' is here to stay. 'Hello Heartache' and 'Falling Fast' are polar opposites, yet both succeed instantaneously, aided by Avril's crisp, beautifully bittersweet lyrics.
    Unfortunately, 'Avril Lavigne' has failed to make an impact in many countries, with only 125,000 and 28,000 albums sold in the USA and the UK, respectively. Many of today's artists can manage these sales in the first week of release. Japan, however, continues to support her, with more than 161,000 copies sold thus far within that region, on the verge of Platinum certification. It does not matter about sales, if you love music, you listen to what you love, and 'Avril Lavigne' provides the kind of music many people will carry with them forever more, if only the public gave this Album a chance. Whether or not this occurs remains to be seen, but buried within the album's artwork lies Avril's most complete album yet.
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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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