Avril Lavigne
Under My Skin


3.0
good

Review

by brycey USER (19 Reviews)
January 16th, 2005 | 180 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


As you all know, the amount of Avril fans on MX is small, and mostly among the newer members. I for one, am a fan of hers, and even going to see her when she tours in the autumn. I can say right now, that her first album is better in my opinion, but that may be slightly biased, due to the fact that I have listened to her first one more than "Under My Skin"?. I know I'm going to get lots of posts from people saying they hate her, and she's a poser, but please try to keep an open mind when reading the review.

What do I like about the album? I find the album is very catchy, with songs like "Forgotten", "My Happy Ending" and "Don't Tell Me". The opening guitar part I really like, on "Take Me Away", as well as the intro to "Freak Out". Something I've liked about Avril's albums is she uses an acoustic guitar on a lot of them, and I like this. Not many bands I listen to do this.

Lyrically, the album is a favourite of mine. An example of the lyrics on the album would be on "Who Knows": Who knows what could happen? Do what you do and keep on laughing. One thing's true - There's always a brand new day.
Most of the songs on the album, if not all, are love songs to a certain extent, as they all have something to do with a guy Avril has a soft-spot for.

The songs on the album have some similarity to those on her past album.The first single, "Don't Tell Me" is very similar to her very first single, "Complicated" for example. That doesn't mean the album is that bad. I enjoy listening to this album, but I do think she could've tried a little bit harder and thought up something original and shocking to put in the album. On the album, she has a cello, viola, and keyboards, along with the basic bass, guitar and drums.

There are some flaws on the album, and one of them would be "He Wasnt". What's wrong with this song? Her singing. She tries to take a more "punk" approach to it. It doesn't work out, to be quite honest. Many people aren't too fond of her singing, but I happen to like it. On "Together", she attempts to reach high notes in the chorus, but it brings down the quality of the song. Something I don't particularly like about the album, is the same "tune" to the songs. They're mostly the same tune, but different notes.

Even though it's not the most original thing you've ever heard, it still is worthy to stay in your CD player for a while. And even though I've just said it's not entirely original, I don't think you'll get bored of it after a while. It would take constant listening to in order to do so.

Recommended Tracks:
Take Me Away
Don't Tell Me
My Happy Ending
Forgotten
Who Knows
I Always Get What I Want

Despite the flaws, I still love the album. It's catchy, and enjoyable to listen to. I personally give this album a 3/5.



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other reviews of this album
nakedmolerat (3)
Thank God for nostalgia - it gives worth to Avril's early work....

pupucower (2)
Avril Lavigne's sophomore effort is not briliiant. To say the least, it was a tad bit disappointing ...


Comments:Add a Comment 
What the?!
June 14th 2004


4 Comments


she's a fox...why won't she go out with me...i'm hip..i'm cool...i'm down with the times...all i want is a chance...why won't you call me...anyway, my advice for the day is that anything you find in the toilet is not a good meal...and stay in school...(avril - call me) :thumb:

204409
Emeritus
June 14th 2004


3996 Comments


Wait until you see her without make-up on.

http://www.deansplanet.com/nomakeup_avril.html

Radiobass81
June 14th 2004


23 Comments


Nice review brycey. One of the few people who had the guts to make a review about something they actually like :thumb:

stumanfu1991
June 14th 2004


2 Comments


are you guys kidding Avril sucks!

PunkinDonuts
June 14th 2004


21 Comments


[QUOTE=stumanfu1991]are you guys kidding Avril sucks![/QUOTE]


:lol: Preach Brotha Preach! :lol:

Kaden
June 14th 2004


222 Comments


[QUOTE=DFelon204409]Wait until you see her without make-up on.

http://www.deansplanet.com/nomakeup_avril.html[/QUOTE]
Come on, that's obviously not her.

Theo
June 15th 2004


84 Comments


[QUOTE=Kaden]Come on, that's obviously not her.[/QUOTE]


Yeah, it is her. Look closer. It's amazing how makeup works.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 15th 2004


2125 Comments


No its not her, it's definitly not her.

Anyway, I was looking through the booklet of her other cd the other day and I thought "As if a girl like that would be a skater"

meh

204409
Emeritus
June 15th 2004


3996 Comments


No it really is her. Considering my knowledge of makeup from my thespian experiences, you can trust me that her face can be built up by makeup. Just look at the pic of Ashanti on that site. Lots of people completely changed based on eyebrows too. That's how they made Anne Hathaway look so ugly in The Princess Diaries.

Ibanez RG7321
June 15th 2004


1 Comments


Avril
looks=ok
ablity to write music=none

Damrod
Moderator
June 15th 2004


1093 Comments


Nice review brycey. I have deep respect for your guts on reviewing the record here. :thumb:

I saw 'Don't tell me' on MTV the other day, and it's not bad I must confess. But i don't think I'll pick this up, just not quite my style of music.

[QUOTE=br3ad_man]
Anyway, I was looking through the booklet of her other cd the other day and I thought "As if a girl like that would be a skater"
[/QUOTE]

Why not? I've seen better looking girls than her skate, and not just a bit. Real hardcore skaters.

And, I too don't believe the girl on that website is her. :thumb:

brycey
June 15th 2004


205 Comments


[QUOTE=stumanfu1991]are you guys kidding Avril sucks![/QUOTE]
Thanks for reading the thread. :rolleyes:

PDWAB
June 15th 2004


16 Comments


[QUOTE=DFelon204409]Wait until you see her without make-up on.

http://www.deansplanet.com/nomakeup_avril.html[/QUOTE]


Wow, no one's ever posted that before! Also, since all Brycey talked about was how hot she was, that link is totally relevant to this thread! Not to mention the only reason you can like someone's music is if they are good looking or not!

Please don't be a moron.

Badmoon
June 15th 2004


384 Comments


[QUOTE=Kaden]Come on, that's obviously not her.[/QUOTE]

Yeah it is, look on the lowest picture to the right.

brycey
June 15th 2004


205 Comments


[QUOTE=Punk_Drummer_With_A_Brain]Wow, no one's ever posted that before! Also, since all Brycey talked about was how hot she was, that link is totally relevant to this thread! Not to mention the only reason you can like someone's music is if they are good looking or not![/QUOTE]
Exactly! :rolleyes:

br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 16th 2004


2125 Comments


I'm still not convinced it's her.

AfroMan
June 16th 2004


101 Comments


[QUOTE=DFelon204409]Wait until you see her without make-up on.

http://www.deansplanet.com/nomakeup_avril.html[/QUOTE]

Yeah she really is a complete rotter without make-up. But really how many girls aren't :rolleyes:


Brave review Brycey. It hasn't changed my views on her but at the end of the day that type of music as a whole doesn't appeal to me so, meh.

:thumb:

superpeer
June 16th 2004


257 Comments


I must admit as a big death metal fan, I don't dislike Avril, she has made some catchy songs.

Haven't heard much of this album though.

wheelz
June 17th 2004


60 Comments


i went to school with avril, i've seen her in person many times, and yes that's her without makeup. trust me.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 17th 2004


2125 Comments


^^ Ok, I beleive you, you are cool

Looking on that site, some girls are still beautiful without makeup, despite them being celebrities. Jennifer Garner still looks amazing.



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