No Fixed Address (Universal Music)
Breakdown: No Fixed Address sees the eighth from Canadian rockers Nickelback. This record was preceded by lead single ‘Edge of a Revolution’ which shot up the local iTunes charts and charts around the globe – proving the world was excited for new music from the band. The album title, No Fixed Address, was inspired by the fact that the album was recorded in many different places, and they never settled in a single spot.
How Many Good Tracks: 4 of the 11.
What I Liked: Nickelback has given us exactly what we’ve come to expect from them over their past seven albums. Much like their sixth album ‘Dark Horse’, the record tends to be a bit harder and sees a ton of epic guitar riffs and catchy choruses. Another great aspect of this album is that the songwriting is on point!
What I Didn’t Like: The album is very bland. There is nothing original on the record and although that doesn’t necessarily mean that the songs are bad, it just makes one bored of the album very quickly. It’s as if the band has given up trying to better themselves and are sticking to what they know people will buy. Sure, it’s a good tactic to make money but it becomes so boring so quickly. This is a huge let down especially considering how much better their previous album, Here and Now, was.
Best Track: Million Miles An Hour
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