We all remember Avril Lavigne and her smash hit, “Sk8er Boi.” But let’s not forget that it was released in 2002 — more than 10 ago.
With many people hoping for a sign of Avril growing up, you only have to glance at the track list on her new self-titled album to know that it hasn’t happened yet.
With song titles such as “Hello Kitty” and “Here’s to Never Growing Up,” Lavigne’s new album will cause many eyes to roll.
Her least impressive lyrics are in, “B-tchin’ Summer,” in which she raps about the “motherf-cking cops” and trips to the liquor store. These far-from-inspirational words might be expected from a 17-year-old pop star, but Lavigne’s pushing 30.
Unfortunately, Lavigne’s new album also includes a duet with her husband, Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback.
Lavigne and Kroeger worked together to develop the majority of the songs on the new album. Lavigne is producing the same style of obnoxious music that she was 10 years ago, but with an unfortunate new addition: the ear-shattering sound of Nickelback.
If a flashback to the early 2000s is necessary and listeners are feeling extra angsty, the album might be worth a listen on Spotify, but don’t buy it.
We all need a little time to reminisce, but this new album is not worth your money.