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  • Summary: Ditching the production team (The Matrix) who made her first album a hit, Lavigne turned to fellow Canadians Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida to write and produce this sophomore disc.

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My Happy Ending
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh... So much for my happy ending Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh... So much for my happy ending Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh... Let's talk this... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Under My Skin gets generic at times, but that's why it works.
  2. Q Magazine
    80
    An altogether more satisfying supply of air punching, stadium sized choruses. [Jun 2004, p.103]
  3. Blender
    80
    She has deepened and darkened her sound without sacrificing her platinum-plated melodies. [#27, p.141]
  4. There's little subtlety on "Under My Skin," and... absolutely no fear of clichés. But on the emotionally fraught battleground that is high-school romance, perhaps those would be frills. [16 May 2004]
  5. A good, if slightly disappointing, follow-up.
  6. Under My Skin is a bit awkward, sometimes sounding tentative and unsure, sometimes clicking and surging on Avril's attitude and ambition.
  7. The music is so anodyne that you don't pay much attention to Lavigne's lyrics. This proves to be a small mercy: examination of the CD booklet reveals that prolonged exposure to her words could leave a previously healthy adult rocking backwards and forwards in a foetal ball.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 99
  2. Negative: 7 out of 99
  1. Jeffm
    May 24, 2004
    10
    A great album, it is complex but yet somehow very simple.
  2. NormanG.
    Oct 26, 2007
    10
    Personally I think this is her best debut album B/c it contains varios kinds of songs and its deep.
  3. bryana
    Aug 7, 2004
    10
    this is one of the best albums i have listened to, far more diverse and interesting than Let Go. her partnership with chantal allowed her to this is one of the best albums i have listened to, far more diverse and interesting than Let Go. her partnership with chantal allowed her to mix her guitar-led rhythms with piano, giving the album a more spicy theme. it's been two months since i bought the album and i still find it good. my favorite songs in the album are take me away, how does it feel, and fall to pieces. however, i dont like forgotten. it reminds me of alanis morissette, especially the intro. it sounds like alanis' uninvited.. anyway, under my skin is still my favorite. a good album, avril! Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2013
    10
    Once again, she created an album where every track is amazing in their own way. Freak Out and My Happy Ending are probably the two best whichOnce again, she created an album where every track is amazing in their own way. Freak Out and My Happy Ending are probably the two best which one did hit the top ten of billboards and the other probably would have if it had been released. All the vocals and music are beautifully done and the songs flow perfectly into each other. Expand
  5. Jun 7, 2019
    10
    Conseguiu manter a qualidade do primeiro álbum, consegui manter melodias incríveis e letras profundas
  6. Joey
    Dec 27, 2005
    8
    This is a cool album. It's a bit more punky than 'let go' but that's a good thing. I've heard people saying Avril This is a cool album. It's a bit more punky than 'let go' but that's a good thing. I've heard people saying Avril sings rock music - sorry Av, but you're 100%pure pop!!!!! The album is great though. The songs are great and full of feeling - very catchy ***** Expand
  7. jamesl
    May 25, 2004
    0
    man she just sounds bad! there is so much hype but the songs are all the same worst lyricis i've heard for years

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