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.