Nickelback
Here and Now


4.0
excellent

Review

by Myself2me USER (4 Reviews)
April 12th, 2012 | 28 replies | 2,874 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: First Nickelback review?....Definitely not, First Positive Nickelback review?...YES!

1 of 8 thought this review was well written

Over the years ever since i discovered Nickelback I have come to realize that a large number of people have come around saying that phrase them I'm sure everyone has heard for the past couple of years "Nickelback Sucks!!!". Well me as a fan of this band I have decided to give my opinion on this album Here and Now. Nickelback have really out don't themselves with this album, its suppose to be a following to their previous album Dark Horse which many claim that is where Nickelback began to change their sound and evolve as a band.

The album starts off with This Means War, the heaviest song in the album which is just a "Pump up" song which gets the adrenaline flowing through your veins with the catchy and heavy guitar riffs along with the catchy sounding vocals that Chad creates. As the album progresses it seems like your listening to Dark Horse but if thats how you think of it, then this band has achieve what they wanted to achieve. Bottoms Up is a great song about partying exapt it actually has clever lyrics instead of lyrics that everyone has heard before from other songs. When We Stand Together is their first single that was released before the album was out and it makes an impact as that song goes on. The song is about Peace and it talks about everyone working together to help the world. A song like is is definitely needed for this time while war and heavy negativity around. Midnight Queen and Gotta Get Me Some are kinda that same song, both songs describe someone being heavily attracted to a girl except Gotta Get Me Some does a better job at that instead of Midnight Queen talking about a waitress at a bar. Both songs have great tempo and catchy choruses as they play and both have incredible Guitar solos that just add to the adrenaline rush that the songs give the listeners

Lullaby is the first soft ballad in the album and it seems to be one of the best soft songs in the whole album. The lyrics talk about a girl who is suffering and that someone can help them if they let them. The fact that this song has so much more meaning then a typical "Love you" song is just incredible how Chads' vocals can make this song give you goosebumps when playing it.

Kiss It Goodbye is one of the more different songs that this band has done, it mostly talks about how people think they can become famous just because they either have the looks or just because they think thay anyone can become famous. This song is sort of a Rude Awakening for those Ego filled people who think they are better then everybody around them. The sad part is that everything this song says is true in real life, which is funny when ego filled people don't see it until its too late for them.

Trying Not To Love You is the second ballad in this album and if you think that the previous soft song left goosebumps, then this song will leave you flat on the floor when you hear it. The chorus the best in the whole album, the rythm that the instruments create will leave an impacts it flows. Same with Holding On To Heaven, its has the same impact that Trying Not To Love You will give, they are similar in lyrics but they both are best played in certain situations that include a relationship.

Everything I Wanna Do is a type of song that Nickelback id famous for...SEX. Except the lyrics described a girl who knows what to do instead of two people going at it. The lyrics are clever including probably the best line in the song " You and me sitting in a tree F-#-C-K-I-N-G" its humorous to listen too knowing that Nickelback can take the same concept and create something to still listen to.

Don't Let It End is the song that finishes the whole album, the beginning starts off with a breathe taking chorus that give you the feeling of " the album is about to end". The song is mostly about two friends becoming more then that, its a song that I personally haven't heard with lyrics like that, which is perfect for everyone to listen to when theyre in that situation. The lyrics paints themselves in your head and you can find yourself literally watching the song instead of just listening to it.

Overall the album isnt their BEST@ but its still pretty damn good of an album, my favorite album release of 2011.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
Ovrot
April 12th 2012



10468 Comments


OH LAWDY HERE WE GO

Digging: Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene

Fluttertrank
April 12th 2012



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"first Positive Nickelback review?...YES!" no. shut up. and this might get trolled hard

ILJ
April 12th 2012



6617 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Dude, your writing is shit. I can't even read this properly half the time.

Digging: Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun

Graveyard
April 12th 2012



5598 Comments


"Nickelback have really out don't themselves with this album"

I never knew you could "out don't yourself"

ILJ
April 12th 2012



6617 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Nickelback can. They're just that bad.

mastille
April 12th 2012



532 Comments


I counted six errors in that first paragraph before I stopped counting


mastille
April 12th 2012



532 Comments


The review refers to the lyrical ingenuity in the song 'Bottoms Up':

"Who's coming with me, to kick a hole in the sky?
I love the whiskey, let's drink that shit til its dry.
So grab a Jim Beam, JD, whatever you need.
Have a shot from the bottle, doesn't matter to me.
'Nother round, fill 'er up , hammer down, grab a cup, bottoms up!

This is what it's all about, no one can slow us down.
We ain't gonna stop until the clock runs out.
Bottoms up!
Hell can't handle all of us, so get your bottles up.
Drinkin' every drop until it all runs out.
'Nother round, fill 'er up, hammer down, grab a cup, bottoms up!

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, bottoms up..."

Irving
Staff Reviewer
April 12th 2012



7143 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Unsuccessful troll is unsuccessful.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2012



6937 Comments


This isn't going to end well....

macadoolahicky
April 12th 2012



1835 Comments


You cannot rate a Nickelback album 4 and claim that it isn't their best. BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!

Ovrot
April 12th 2012



10468 Comments


Swashbuckle has a better lyrics about drinking

So you find yourself at the bottom of a glass
After squandered engagements come to pass
Saturated with ancient ilk imbued within
Fractal poise and festered patience wearing thin

Pander to sacrifices of your mind’s account
Reaping baleful treasures of untold amounts
Skullduggery afoot intercepts your weary path
And scorns the deadly seas of woeful wrath

[Chorus]
Wander, wade, and wallow
Swirl, swig, and swallow
You’ll find your touch of class
At the bottom of a glass

Lured by lyres of escalating grace, we
In the shades of sails, stray a course straight to thee
Equal to the task of beauty’s lay
Fasten our faithless hearts unto dismay

Whitecaps crash while drinks discharge
Down throats that siege the world at large
As surges swell vaster than our greedy grasp
The world’s finest fortunes fall into our laps

Search the faces of the crumbling crowds
Heaven’s light breaks through the storm and cloud
Smoke billows from the glints of our mortars
Witness the demise of bounds and borders

Led astray down alleyways of zeal
Ardor undermined by false ideals
Let’s sing the song that ends the Earth
A legacy that lends itself to rebirth

KjSwantko
April 12th 2012



9054 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"Unsuccessful troll is unsuccessful."

Yep, unsuccessful he is.

I admit I did laugh at "both have incredible Guitar solos that just add to the adrenaline rush that the songs give the listeners" though.

Myself2me
April 12th 2012



4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just joined this site so im confused as hell, is this site for serious reviews?? or are these not meant to be taken seriously?

Graveyard
April 12th 2012



5598 Comments


"I just joined this site so im confused as hell, is this site for serious reviews?? or are these not meant to be taken seriously?"

Ugh


mastille
April 12th 2012



532 Comments


no this is a joke review site

yes it's serious people tend to spell check before submitting and everything crazy right

unless they're trolls or ten

in all seriousness, if you're not a troll, look around the site at staff reviews or 'well-written' reviews to know what to expect

And listen to more music

Myself2me
April 12th 2012



4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh god, i was wondering why I was being called a troll for this haha

Myself2me
April 12th 2012



4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No im not a troll I just thought it would be cool in my spare time i have to write reviews for bands that i listen to, not really good at the writing though my bad for that.

SharkEthic
April 12th 2012



577 Comments


First Nickelback review?....Definitely not, First Positive Nickelback review?...NO, there's fucking 2 of them just to your right!

SCREAMorphine
April 12th 2012



1751 Comments


Nice first impression

DarthMann
April 12th 2012



13476 Comments


oi ovrot what were those lyrics about children and babies getting eaten and shit?



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