Over the past 10 years Avril Lavigne has been a huge influence to me; and one of the main reasons I constantly want to dye my hair! She’s shown me that it’s okay to act like a tomboy but that you can also be girly and glamed up at the same time. It’s no wonder then that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her eagerly anticipated 5th studio album last November. And I can say that I wasn’t disappointed.
Since listening to the singles that had been released a few months prior to the album, I knew that the music was going to be something that I could find myself listening to on repeat for quite a few days. For me, “Rock n Roll” is a great anthem song that tells people to be who they are and not care about what other people have to say about them. This message is allowing a whole new generation of people to look up to Avril and see that you can be who you want to be and shouldn’t fear what anyone may say about you because, hey, they’d say something anyway.
This album reminds me of her very first as she has ditched the somewhat nasal sounding vocal of the previous two. And although I thought those albums were both good, it’s nice to hear the sound that first made me love this artist. It makes the songs on this album feel more raw and personal and adds to a deeper sense of emotions that have been expressed. The majority of this album is focused on the feelings and emotions you have through the various stages of different types of romance. It makes it seem okay to feel upset about being left alone but it also reminds you of how you don’t know if what you are feeling is true or not. Although “Hello Kitty” (soon to be released it’s rumoured) is an example of how strange a song can become but still be really catchy and have you playing it on repeat!
Overall I am really pleased with this album and I hope that Avril Lavigne’s great musicis around for years to come!
Rating: 5/5 stars