Nickelback
Here and Now


4.5
superb

Review

by JTmusic1995 USER (10 Reviews)
July 4th, 2012 | 33 replies | 2,324 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Nickelback stick to what they do best on their most consistent and impressive album yet.

0 of 8 thought this review was well written

If there is only one band of the last 10-15 years that prove you CAN please everyone at the same time, it's Nickelback. Like their heroes Bon Jovi, Nickelback combine Rock music and Pop music to produce hit after hit. From"How You Remind Me," the post-grunge classic with an undeniably catchy hook, to the hard rock party anthem "Burn It to the Ground" to one of the greatest power ballads of all time, "Far Away," the band's songs have always made you feel a certain way with lyrics and choruses designed to stick with you. Thief actual record-making has stifled the last few years, however. 2005's "All the Right Reasons" went 8X Platinum with its broad appeal; one half angry hard rock, the other half sweet, radio-friendly pop, but did not exactly flow as an album. 2008's "Dark Horse" was the ultimate party record (hard to find in loud, scary depressing 2000's Alt-Metal), but was too much of a good thing, as the overly sexual content felt overly produced, and the band's signature ballads did not quite measure up. Nickelback show what they really sound like on 2011's "Here and Now." Like "All the Right Reasons," it shows the band's crossover appeal with the classic rock plea to awareness in "When We Stand Together" and unlike "Dark Horse," sex songs such as "Midnight Queen," "Gotta Get Me Some," and "Everything I Wanna Do" sound more real; almost like they were recorded live... at a strip club. But Nickelback know the quotient of rock stars with a soft side, and go the extra mile on this album. "Lullaby" is a song anyone can relate to about giving life another go, "Trying Not to Love You" tells the story of loving someone although you know you shouldn't, and Here and Now's best track, "Holding On To Heaven" is contagious for three reasons: Some of the album's best songwriting, a textbook rock ballad production, and the best Chad Kroeger has ever sang. Chad may like his girl ready to go for a ride when he's partying, but when he's in love, he's ready to settle down. The closer, "Don't Ever Let It End," risks losing a friendship for something more. Believe it or not (no pun intended,) Nickelback have been winning over both headbangers and ballad lovers for 10 years, and on Here And Now, they come into their own, creating a fantastic record for their fans and anyone else willing to listen. If you immediately turn this off because it's by Nickelback...well... almost 50 million albums sold disagree with you.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Treeman
July 4th 2012



1223 Comments


why do you suck

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 4th 2012



50093 Comments


Better than bon jovi

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Treeman
July 4th 2012



1223 Comments


bon jovi = nickelback

gonna 1 now

johnnydeking29
July 4th 2012



9015 Comments


Paragraphs buddy
"to one of the greatest power ballads of all time, "Far Away," "
lol'd, can't remember ever hearing a more vapid song

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MuhNamesTyler
July 4th 2012



3860 Comments


Best review ever.

MrElmo
July 4th 2012



1950 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

If you immediately turn this off because it's by Nickelback...well... almost 50 million albums sold disagree with you.

Ah....... the joy of being a slave to other people's opinion.

SaneTBP
July 4th 2012



1687 Comments


Nice review!

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DarthMann
July 4th 2012



13815 Comments


NEVER MADE IT AS A WISE MANNN

HitlerIsADeity
July 4th 2012



199 Comments


"you immediately turn this off because it's by Nickelback...well... almost 50 million albums sold disagree with you."

whoa bro, quantity must mean quality. thats why bieber has so many fans. it all makes sense now! THE MORE FANS, THE BETTER THEY ARE.

DarthMann
July 4th 2012



13815 Comments


never diss the back

sixdegrees
July 4th 2012



16917 Comments


>sex songs such as "Midnight Queen," "Gotta Get Me Some," and "Everything I Wanna Do" sound more real; almost like they were recorded live... at a strip club

lol, great stuff.

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renegadestrings
July 4th 2012



1440 Comments


paragraphs and... whatever. and this is irritating, but what pun are you referring to at the end?

"The closer, "Don't Ever Let It End," risks losing a friendship for something more. Believe it or not (no pun intended,) Nickelback have been winning over both headbangers and ballad lovers for 10 years, and on Here And Now, they come into their own, creating a fantastic record for their fans and anyone else willing to listen."

I feel like there's a sentence missing here that would clarify



JViney
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2012



322 Comments


Chad Kroeger, stop writing reviews on Sputnik, please.

Nutpuncher
July 4th 2012



7 Comments


"If there is only one band of the last 10-15 years that prove you CAN please everyone at the same time, it's Nickelback."

HAHAHAHAHA oh this is gold.

thumbcrusher
July 4th 2012



3591 Comments


that last line of the review is a pretty naive thing to say

ILJ
July 4th 2012



6662 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Lol

KjSwantko
July 4th 2012



9277 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"If there is only one band of the last 10-15 years that prove you CAN please everyone at the same time, it's Nickelback."

agreed.

Storm In A Teacup
July 4th 2012



12702 Comments


Chad Kroeger, stop writing reviews on Sputnik, please. (2)

ZedO
July 4th 2012



1096 Comments


Chad Kroeger, stop writing reviews on Sputnik, please.

hahahaa

simonpettersen
July 4th 2012



272 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

You gotta be fucking kidding me?! This is like one of their worst albums, which doesn't really say much at all now does it?



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