Nickelback
All the Right Reasons


3.0
good

Review

by sugarcubes USER (18 Reviews)
December 14th, 2018 | 29 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Let me improvise this 3rd review of All the Right Reasons in the same day. It's not the worst thing ever, really

So two other people today decided to write a review for this album, and I guess that's possessed me to improvise my thoughts on this album because it's not really the worst thing ever. It's definitely an improvement on "Silver Side Up", for example, which isn't difficult because that album is pretty much just one song repeated 10 times in a row.

But, hey, I'll admit it. There's some good stuff on here.

"Photograph" is the "All Star" of the 2000s. It's just... a meme. There's so much meme material in that song and video. I love how obvious and grating the auto-tune is on Chad's vocals. Yet the song itself is actually somewhat decent. You can poke at how the lyrics are awkward and "oh Joey's head haha that's so bad" but that lends itself to the personality of the song. Yeah, the production is really bland (like pretty much all the cuts on here), but it isn't really irritating.

I think the first two songs are actually two of the best on the entire album. "Follow You Home" kicks off with drummer Daniel Adair going HARD on the drums, like... not only is he using one foot to play the bass drum in the beginning, but wow, wow wow wow he's using TWO! I mean, it's quite impressive. If he was actually using one foot, that'd be amazing, but it's Nickelback, so he's probably using two. But it still sounds pretty cool. Irony aside, "Fight for All the Wrong Reasons" is catchy as all hell and really fun to listen to.

"Savin' Me" has the same bland production that pretty much embodies Nickelback's entire career, but it's catchy. I really like "Next Contestant" for some reason. It's really, really creepy... but it's good, y'know" It's like... a good song. It's good. "If Everyone Cared" is total garbage, though. "If Everyone Cared" like maybe if YOU cared to write a good song Chad Kroeger then I wouldn't be complaining but these lyrics are dumb by your standards. Maybe if everyone cared the world would actually be worse because people would care enough to be even more evil or something.

But the thing is... Nickelback's hits are meant to be something you can just play in the background on the radio and literally offend no one with. Chad Kroeger is a marketing genius and he knows this. Nickelback is Stock Music: The Band. Just remember that "Sweet Victory" was originally stock music, but that it has the real possibility of being played at the S*per B*wl. Yeah, sure, maybe "Sweet Victory" is better than anything on All the Right Reasons but it's all stock music nonetheless. Sure, the deeper cuts on here are a bit more risque, but Nickelback has already hooked those people in. They already loved "Rockstar" so maybe they'll be fine with hearing "Animals".

All I can say is... at least it's not Train.



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  • somewhereibelong (5)
    "What if Nickelback's decision to let the music speak for itself is, ironically, their big...

    nomiddlename (2.5)
    Great album tracks, so-so singles....

    gnrcdstrtdpwrchrd (3)
    It's sad that Nickelback's one decent album is washed away in the sea of hate deservingly ...

    Spec (3)
    The well done vocals don't make up for the sub-par lyrics. Album is good but nothing more ...

  • TheZehan (4.5)
    The only Nickelback album that doesn't deserve the hate it receives....

    tribestros (3)
    Nickelback's All The Right Reasons features a few golden songs mixed with a few bland and ...

    madmunch (4)
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    WesleyJones (2.5)
    Chapter V of VIII: Numbers Don't Lie...

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Comments:Add a Comment 
AgentDeathbat
December 13th 2018


5861 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Even old Train is pretty alright tbh

Digging: Deftones - Diamond Eyes

Snake.
December 13th 2018


21280 Comments


stop

sixdegrees
December 13th 2018


4935 Comments


am I in hell

ClungeAbsentia
December 13th 2018


97 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Did you... did you even read my review?

MarsKid
December 13th 2018


8305 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Fuck I knew I shouldn't have used that time machine

Lucman
December 13th 2018


1726 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Wait, is it national Nickelback day today? How on earth did I miss it!?

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MarsKid
December 13th 2018


8305 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Now they'll review the other albums until the front page is taken over. The conquest has begun.

Ninjahague
December 13th 2018


956 Comments


god is dead

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TheWonderSoFar
December 13th 2018


3289 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is such an awful review but nice score buddy

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DivergentThinking
December 13th 2018


5834 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

What the fuck is even going on right now

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zaruyache
December 13th 2018


20240 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I SWEAR I'LL TURN THIS GODAMN CAR AROUND

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Kompys2000
December 13th 2018


2046 Comments


Well time to write a Nickelback review I guess

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Storm In A Teacup
December 13th 2018


25802 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

lmao

StrikeOfTheBeast
December 13th 2018


3696 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

What the actual fuck?

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karpatfalvi
December 14th 2018


21 Comments


What a time to be alive

parksungjoon
December 15th 2018


9008 Comments


clunge might be the worst word in the english language

DivergentThinking
December 15th 2018


5834 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I thought "grundle" took the cake on that one, lol

parksungjoon
December 15th 2018


9008 Comments


naa nowhere near as bad

DivergentThinking
December 15th 2018


5834 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

how about smegma then?

StrikeOfTheBeast
December 15th 2018


3696 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Good stuff. \m/



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