On the heels of the release of their big hit single "Photograph," Canadian band Nickelback deliver a strong, commercial album that sticks close to straightforward rock. The relative absence of plodding post-grunge tendencies leaves the band noticeably lighter on their feet. It's a pleasant, if not challenging, listening experience.
- Fight For All the Wrong Reasons
- If Everyone Cared
Nickelback's latest album All the Right Reasons comes charging fast out of the blocks with the solid rock of "Follow You Home" and "Fight For All the Wrong Reasons." The intensity only lets up with the appearance of their massive current hit song "Photograph." The lyrics may be fairly simple, but it's impossible to avoid getting caught up in the atmosphere of nostalgic reverie. Like a kid bullied on the playground one too many times, Nickelback come charging back at their numerous critics, and it sounds good.
Despite the wishes of a legion of critics All the Right Reasons makes a strong argument for lending another ear to Nickelback. The band has clearly grown. They show confidence in their ability to rock, hint at a sense of humor, and again demonstrate their skill at cranking out catchy melodies. Once the deserved success of "Photograph" dies down, look for more hits to come from this album.
These guys put out one great album! So great, that I decided to check them out on their tour stop in New Orleans. I was not disappointed!
Puddle of Mudd and Finger Eleven opened and rocked the house, then Nickelback came on and put on one helluva awesome show! There are a lot of bands out there that suck in concert, but Nickelback isn't one of them!
I shot the above photos and videos, though the sound quality isn't that great on the vids.
I'll definitely check these guys out again the next time they come around!