I’ve been a huge fan of Avril Lavigne since I was a little girl; my best friend had her first CD, Let Go. I remember that we would listen to it all the time and sing her songs on the bus ride home. I bought her next CD and all her songs just spoke of emotion; I could listen to her for whichever mood I was in. She basically disappeared until 2007 when her new CD came out, and it was definitely a new side. I didn’t appreciate all those people complaining that she’d changed; she still had her meaningful songs like Keep Holding On, Innocence, and When You’re Gone. There were just more fun and upbeat songs like He Wasn’t on this album.
Naturally, I’ve been really longing for her new CD and was delighted that a majority were available for download (more on that topic coming soon). I really like the soft and relaxed tone of this album; the choruses are a bit simple and repetitive but that’s why it’s relaxing. No crazy electric guitar or hardcore drums, just mainly acoustic guitar strumming, string instruments, and vocals. One song that I really loved is Stop Standing There; the lyrics completely reflected things that have been on my mind lately. I was stunned when I heard it for the first time because it just absolutely summed up my thoughts.
So as a closing note, I’m super psyched about this album and I’ll probably purchase all the songs that I couldn’t download. Anyone else a fan of Avril? I’d love to hear your thoughts!