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  • Summary: The Canadian grunge act attempts to duplicate the multi-platinum success of 2001's 'Silver Side Up' with this latest release.

Top Track

Figured You Out
I like your pants around your feet And I like the dirt that's on your knees And I like the way you still say please While you're looking up at... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. It offers a heaping helping of meat-and-potatoes rawk that never veers far from the sing-along template established by their hit ''How You Remind Me.''
  2. For fans of Silver Side Up, Nickelback have delivered the goods once more.
  3. Nickelback's so safe, so sanitized and so damn catchy that it's downright scary.
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    None of their new album will be remembered in a few years' time. Yet, like most fast food, there's very little wrong with it right now. [Dec 2003, p.130]
  5. Rolling Stone
    60
    Brazenly consistent, if unimaginative. [13 Nov 2003, p.99]
  6. Nickelback can now afford a little more time in the studio and a little more time to indulge themselves, and they turn out the same record, only slicker, which only highlights just how oppressively and needlessly sullen this group is.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 49
  2. Negative: 18 out of 49
  1. thomasm
    Jan 22, 2004
    10
    an who said they couldn't rock-- their best one yet-- 4 one thing chad krooger has one heck of a voice
  2. LillyR
    Dec 10, 2005
    10
    Simply awesome! From the beautiful ballad of Someday to the rock anthem of See you at the Show, Nickback delivered another fantastic album! Simply awesome! From the beautiful ballad of Someday to the rock anthem of See you at the Show, Nickback delivered another fantastic album! If you like Silver Side Up, then The long Road is a must have! Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2016
    10
    I not going to lie to you. The album is flawed, in fact there really is no reason to give this album a 10 out of 10. It is probably a 8 or 9I not going to lie to you. The album is flawed, in fact there really is no reason to give this album a 10 out of 10. It is probably a 8 or 9 out of 10 at best. So you are probably wondering why I have broken the sacred rating system. It is the practice of fiends to lie about how you rate something for sensationalism or to entice interest in the subject. People who do this are the people who are ruining rating systems and criticism. I promise you I won't Do This Anymore. Believe It Or Not I actually really dislike Nickelback and think there music has fell Flat On The Floor after this album. This is precisely why doing what I'm doing. My rating does not matter in this case because there are millions of people who hate Nickelback because they are Nickelback and will give this album a 0 out of 10 for this reason. I can't even really blame anyone who does this. Feelin' Way Too Damn Good and Someday give me headaches every time I hear them, but at the time of the album's release this was not the case. Expand
  4. MV
    Mar 21, 2007
    8
    I love how Derek R managed to pan this album without mentioning a single thing about it. Absolutely beautiful. I believe 'All The Right I love how Derek R managed to pan this album without mentioning a single thing about it. Absolutely beautiful. I believe 'All The Right Reasons' is the one you were looking for? As for me, I think this album is good. Good tunes, heavy riffs, a consistent style (a little repetitive though), and not nearly as mainstream as the follow-up. For Kerry H, in my opinion, Curb is their best by a mile- heavier, rawer, and simply more fun. Expand
  5. DerekR
    Jan 10, 2007
    3
    From "If Everyone Cared": "If everyone cared and nobody cried If everyone loved and nobody lied If everyone shared and swallowed their pride From "If Everyone Cared": "If everyone cared and nobody cried If everyone loved and nobody lied If everyone shared and swallowed their pride We'd see the day when nobody died " Anyone who manges to rhyme "cried", "lied", "pride", and "died" right in a row in a crap chorus like that should be banned from ever making music again. Makes me want to vomit. Expand
  6. WhitdawggOwns
    Oct 12, 2003
    0
    Don't buy Nickelback
  7. LukeM.
    May 28, 2007
    0
    Hard rock you say? If you want hard rock listen to something good like Bullet For My Valentine. Thiese are wannabe hard rockers from another Hard rock you say? If you want hard rock listen to something good like Bullet For My Valentine. Thiese are wannabe hard rockers from another corporate funnel trying to tell society "this is what rock is" when there is such a low level of talent with Nickelback. People who REALLY know rock don't listen to Nickelback because they're terrible. Honestly, make the lead guitarist play a "kick-ass" guitar solo that's so mind blowing because of how much technique he uses. That's just it, it won't happen. It's not like Dragonforce or Avenged Sevenfold where the guitarist can play practically anything. I could find a high school guitar player with the talent level of these guys. If this is hard rock, then I guess Green Day is now considered heavy metal. Expand

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