Sound — 9
All The Right Reasons is the fifth album from Canadian rockers Nickelback. I feel that it draws on a much wider range of influences than previous efforts from the band. The best word for this album is variety. On one end of the scale, you get great acoustic rock in the form of songs like Photogragh (incidently the first single) but also some detuned and distorted riffery in songs like album opener Follow You Home.
Lyrics — 9
The vocals on All The Right Reasons is vintage Nickelback, delivered with an honest amount of power without going over the top. The music and lyrics comply perfectly, and create some interesting effects on the music. The lyrics, especially on Side Of A Bullet (a tribute to the late and great Dimebag Darrel) are very well thought out and written.
Overall Impression — 9
This is by far Nickelback's best album to date. The sheer variety is testament to that. Saying that, don't buy this album expecting 12 songs like Photogarph, 'cause your not gonna get that. When comparing this album to, lets say In Your Honour, by the Foo Fighters, Nickelback sadly takes second place, but only just. The biggest highlight is Side Of A Bullet. As alreaddy stated, it is a tribute to Dimebag Darrel, a man the boys respected alot. This track also features a solo played by Dimebag himself. Other great tracks include Photograph and Follow You Home.