All the Right Reasons review by Nickelback

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  • Released: Oct 4, 2005
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.6 (374 votes)
Nickelback: All the Right Reasons

Sound — 9
The recording quality is standard studio quality; decent, no real complaints in this department. The songs are each pretty unique; they aquired their new drummer on this album and you can hear the difference as soon as you put it in; more double-bass drum, busier lines, generally cool drum parts. The songs are all pretty original musically, incorperaing some country elements, metal elements, etc.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are creepy at parts, the first song is about stalking a guy taking his girlfriend and beating/killing him. Kinda violent lyrics, and some sexual lyrics (Animals) but yeah; nothing worse than rap. I personally like Chad's voice, it fits their style well, and he has a pretty good range too.

Overall Impression — 10
I'm going to be honest right now: I don't know why so many people absolutely hate Nickelback. They had some overnight success with Silver Side Up, but you have to remember: that was their third album, not their first. This is their 5th and they're still going strong. You really shouldn't judge these guys (or any band) unless you've listened to a whole album and/or seen them live. That's just my opinion. This is one of the better rock albums to come out recently, and I will definatly be purchasing the next album these guys put out, first day.

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    this was definatley one of their best not one for their slow ones like 'if everyone cared', 'photograph', & 'far away', but its still an incredible album... 'Animals' is my favourite...
    RasmusLiebst wrote: I hate bands which show they are rich (for no reason) on the cover!! There's a limo on the cover - > why? It's okay to do, when it's relevant for the album, like the streets new album. It's about being famous and rich...
    exuse me, but thats a ute. not a friggen limo