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  • Summary: The 17-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter-skater nails the adult alternative Michelle Branch/Jewel/Alanis Morissette sound on this debut album, featuring her breakout hit single "Complicated."

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Inside Of Love
Watching terrible tv, it kills all thought Getting spacier than, an astronaut Making out with people, I hardly know or like I can't believe what I... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Blender
    80
    Lavigne splices the angst of Alanis Morissette and the snarl of Courtney Love into a debut full of sunny guitar pop. [#8, p.115]
  2. 80
    Unlike any of the pop princesses that have gone before her, however, Lavigne offers a sound far more guitar-heavy, and lyrics packed with unshakable attitude.
  3. Avril is not some brilliant songwriter, and her voice is good, but not amazing, and her ‘tude is a little ridiculous at times. Despite this, she is the most refreshing and exciting girl in pop rock today.
  4. Lavigne's monochromatic debut set of unimaginative guitar rock is saved only by the earnestness of her songs.
  5. Q Magazine
    60
    Lavigne displays a musical guile way beyond her years. [Sep 2002, p.109]
  6. The problem is Lavigne is still so young she's listening to the radio hits of the '90s and early 2000s: she's Pink when she's bucking authority, Alanis Morissette when she's angry, and Jewel when she's sensitive.
  7. Most of it is pretty middle-of-the-road female singer-songwriter tripe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 85
  2. Negative: 10 out of 85
  1. [Anonymous]
    Aug 27, 2002
    10
    woooohhooooo!! I love this cd I got it for all my friends birthdays!
  2. Jan 7, 2011
    10
    Let Go, Old but gold. i have it is good and she is hot. this is a prefect cd no need to say more,cause it PREFECT! Only a young girl , but itLet Go, Old but gold. i have it is good and she is hot. this is a prefect cd no need to say more,cause it PREFECT! Only a young girl , but it is a world class cd! I love it You can do better!Avril! Expand
  3. ajriegler
    Feb 14, 2003
    10
    L.w. is a fucking fag, he is just jealous he should fucking die, so should Kym G., Joseph H., Nete M.,
  4. EinarJ
    Feb 25, 2008
    10
    One of my favourite debuts. Avril Lavigne may not be the most talented vocalist, song-writer nor sexy female of our time. However, her One of my favourite debuts. Avril Lavigne may not be the most talented vocalist, song-writer nor sexy female of our time. However, her emotional views and lyrics can cause for adoration. 'Losing Grip' is the obvious most hardcore track, showing her desperation for a less futile relationship. 'Too Much To Ask' is another slow burner, typical at first, then developing into its despicable chorus. Expand
  5. Jan 14, 2015
    10
    It's 2015 and think it's about time for us to realize that Avril Lavigne is and has been a genius prodigy from the very start. TheIt's 2015 and think it's about time for us to realize that Avril Lavigne is and has been a genius prodigy from the very start. The surprisingly mature teenage singer that can be down-to-earthly ordinary and out-of-this-wordly extraordinary at the same time. It's a shame that Avril has literally changed her brilliant ways to go all glittery pop since her third album in 2007, but her legacy and her flawless teenage-angst persona that she used to proudly rock shall not be forgotten forever. Expand
  6. JamieT
    Dec 29, 2002
    9
    She's a superb songwriter, witha lot of feeling and meaning and her voice fits her lyrics. She is extremely refreshing in this She's a superb songwriter, witha lot of feeling and meaning and her voice fits her lyrics. She is extremely refreshing in this prepackaged world. Expand
  7. thesillymofo
    Aug 14, 2002
    0
    she's just you kids: she sings about how she's angry, she's sensative and she's a sk8er too.... anti-britney/nsync figure she's just you kids: she sings about how she's angry, she's sensative and she's a sk8er too.... anti-britney/nsync figure hoping for pop success. worthless. Expand

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