Nickelback
No Fixed Address


4.0
excellent

Review

by MrMcMusic USER (4 Reviews)
January 28th, 2015 | 47 replies


Release Date: 2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A new Nickelback album and a new direction. 'No Fixed Address' breathes new life into a band that needed it.

'No Fixed Address' has several songs that showcase that Nickelback can be musically adventurous when they set out to be. Unlike Nickelback's past few albums, 'No Fixed Address' doesn't simply stick to the tried and tested heavy rockers and slow ballads mix. It contains some pure pop songs, a funk injected pop rock number, a few country influenced tunes and an appearance by rapper Flo Rida.

They all have the usual straight forward lyrics that you'd expect from Kroeger, but a song like 'She Keeps Me Up' is a surprising and successful change of pace for the band. It starts with a really funky guitar riff and a chorus that will stick in your head for weeks. While 'She Keeps Me Up' is a new direction for the band, 'Edge Of a Revolution' is vintage Nickelback. A politically charged rocker that shows the band is not all about cocaine and girls.

The lead pop single 'What Are You Waiting For?', is a solid mid tempo ballad that Bon Jovi might produce these days but Kroeger delivers it with a bit more personality. The usual Nickelback ballads are hit and miss here, with 'Satellite' working nicely because of its earnest lyrics and 'Miss You' faltering because of its overly sentimental chorus. Kroeger almost falls into parody with 'Miss You' at times, as its whimsical melody sounds very old fashioned, which may of been the point . The strongest song lyrically, is 'The Hammer's Coming Down'. It's a Linkin Park type anthem that builds to an epic finish. Lyrically the album is inconsistent like most Nickelback albums. The band gets a bad rep for having some silly lyrics but those moments are usually only brief occurrences. Kroeger is very good at writing catchy songs and whether you like the band or not, the dude knows how to create songs that will be instantly memorable. The album is without a doubt Nickelback's most melodic and pop orientated effort to date and it rarely puts a foot wrong.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
Artuma
January 28th 2015


32083 Comments


"Kroeger delivers it with a bit more personality."

does. not. compute.

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WesleyJones
January 28th 2015


199 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Someone duplicated this album to get the rating Higher. Negd.

Tunaboy45
January 28th 2015


17294 Comments


Move it to the proper album page please

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MrMcMusic
January 28th 2015


19 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

How do I do that ?

Tunaboy45
January 28th 2015


17294 Comments


Kroeger is very good at writing catchy songs and whether you like the band or not, the dude knows how to create songs that will be instantly memorable.
You basically just said the same thing twice.

Throughout the review you don't really justify your reason for giving it a 4. Why do the songs have more personality? What makes the album so "musically adventurous"?

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
January 28th 2015


19324 Comments


'What Are You Waiting For?', is a solid mid tempo ballad that Bon Jovi might produce


barf

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MrMcMusic
January 28th 2015


19 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Trolls out in force.

Tunaboy45
January 28th 2015


17294 Comments


No we're not trolling we're trying to give you some real criticism because you've posted this review
onto a site where users offer criticism to each other.

@Talons [2]

MattTD
January 28th 2015


678 Comments


Don't just talk about each individual song one at a time. It's a boring format and looks amateur. Also, why is there one paragraph in the middle which is just a single sentence? Try and make each paragraph a similar length.

I won't neg seeing as it's your first review, but make sure to spend some more time on the next one.

MrMcMusic
January 28th 2015


19 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well I didn't direct that comment at you.



If you actually think the other comments are constructive criticisms, you've lost it.

Tunaboy45
January 28th 2015


17294 Comments


You just have to take it on the chin and try and improve on your next review. Maybe review something you think you can confidently talk about. Your first review is never your best.

HeavyReviews
January 29th 2015


60 Comments


I love to see these keyboard warriors argue about a musician as if they were masters of music themselves.

Jots
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2015


7325 Comments


because you need to be a musician to discuss music? that's like saying you need to be a red seal chef to talk about food

Snake.
January 29th 2015


22701 Comments


still better than a nick greer review

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2015


19324 Comments


^lol

BMDrummer
January 29th 2015


14690 Comments


one review per day, and at least make it good damn

SowingSeason
Moderator
January 29th 2015


36780 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"because you need to be a musician to discuss music? that's like saying you need to be a red seal chef to talk about food"



I don't know why but this made me chuckle.

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Jots
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2015


7325 Comments


it just rustles my jimmies when people flex "musical knowledge" on forums as a condescending, knee-jerk reaction. you don't have to be an artist to appreciate art.

NakedSnake
January 29th 2015


664 Comments


Had no idea Florida was on this album. That changes everything.

Parallels
January 29th 2015


8920 Comments


"I'd be worried if Flo Rida decided to stop by and drop some lines for the sake of relevance or popularity." - jordan.

aaaand this is Nickelback we are talking about, too boot.

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