Sorry. Slow news day. From Faster Louder.
There’s a new Nickelback album coming out and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Chill out, everybody. The more time Chad Kroeger spends with his band the less time he has for co-writing awful Avril Lavigne songs and, while Nickelback aren’t very good, their status as contenders for Worst Band In The World is hugely over-stated. They’re a Metallica covers band who made it big with lowbrow butt-rock anthems that are exactly and calculatedly as stupid as lowbrow butt-rock anthems should be. A new Nickelback album every two or three years is a religious purge music needs to endure – one that takes all the toxins and sins out so that we can begin again, cleansed and whole in the aftermath.
It’s called No Fixed Address and it’s due out later this year but the band have tweeted the tracklist already, in-between writing hilarious replies to the endless people who tell them to retire already. Given how predictable their music is by design, the tracklist is really all we need to review it.
Continue reading. (Thanks to Tom for the link,)