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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for Canadian pop-punk artist Avril Lavigne features guest appearances from blackbear, Mark Hoppus and Machine Gun Kelly.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 25, 2022
    80
    There’s all manner of the energetic offerings you’re yearning for here. But there are the slower soul-bearers too, in the same vein as the classic I’m With You, such as Avalanche, which will appeal to fans of what Olivia Rodrigo is doing.
  2. Feb 25, 2022
    80
    This seventh album blows all those preconceptions out the water, leaving a record that is finally pure distilled Avril that will connect with long time fans and the Gen Z kids who recognise her iconic status.
  3. Feb 25, 2022
    80
    Across the board, Lavigne sounds like she’s having good, real fun for the first time in ages. If the album is following a major pop-punk trend in pop music, it also serves as a reminder that Lavigne helped shape so much of that sound in the first place.
  4. Feb 24, 2022
    70
    Much of the rest is hollow pop-punk; nothing New Found Glory or Simple Plan hasn’t already repurposed many times over. Without its F-bombs, the sugary title track could be a JoJo Siwa song. But as we collectively emerge (again) from the pandemic, with hope to reclaim some semblance of easy fun, Love Sux is a fine soundtrack. The production is slick, Lavigne’s vocal is unwavering and loaded with just enough attitude.
  5. 60
    It’s reassuring to hear her in this state of mind after the unrelenting heaviness of Head Above Water. Even if Love Sux isn’t a perfect album, it’s certainly a well-deserved victory lap from someone with little left to prove.
  6. Feb 28, 2022
    60
    The uncharitable take would be that a 37-year-old still writing lyrics in txt spk is quite cringe, but the truth is that Love Sux – three-minute banger after three-minute banger, complete with classic Lavigne “woah-oh-ohs” – is exuberant enough to have you slipping on a pair of Vans and partying like it’s 2002.
  7. Feb 28, 2022
    60
    Even if Lavigne intended to make something short and silly, it speaks to a larger mainstream conversation of the supposed limits surrounding women’s ability to remain interesting in pop culture. Love might indeed suck, but we know that Avril is capable of so much more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 153
  1. Feb 25, 2022
    10
    Avril takes us back to her punk era again, and she does it in the best way. It's definitely one of their best albums.
  2. Feb 25, 2022
    10
    The most consistent Avril Lavigne album since The Best Damn Thing. Love Sux is what Avril knows how to do best when she has a supportiveThe most consistent Avril Lavigne album since The Best Damn Thing. Love Sux is what Avril knows how to do best when she has a supportive recording label: pop-punk, but make it 2022 pop-punk. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2022
    10
    I loved this album. Every track is like a soundtrack from a coming of age movie
  4. Feb 25, 2022
    10
    I would say it's as good (even more) as Under My Skin, it's a fresh sound, but also show somehow evolution. Love it.
  5. Feb 27, 2022
    10
    I felt in the 2000's while listening to it, i felt like im 15 years old again. The album is very energetic, i wanna scream the lyrics of everyI felt in the 2000's while listening to it, i felt like im 15 years old again. The album is very energetic, i wanna scream the lyrics of every song. The pop punk queen is back guys! Expand
  6. Feb 25, 2022
    10
    An incredible album!, Avril really deserves the world for this album she created.
  7. Feb 25, 2022
    0
    the reviews here are so overated.. its like 2003 all over again... she is kind of reductive now

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