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The Best Damn Thing

Avril Lavigne Audio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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The Best Damn Thing + Under My Skin + Let Go
Price For All Three: CDN$ 20.97

  • Under My Skin CDN$ 7.99
  • Let Go CDN$ 7.99

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1. Girlfriend
2. I Can Do Better
3. Runaway
4. The Best Damn Thing
5. When You're Gone
6. Everything Back But You
7. Hot
8. Innocence
9. I Don't Have To Try
10. One Of Those Girls
11. Contagious
12. Keep Holding On

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The first clue to the sound of Avril Lavigne's third CD, The Best Damn Thing, comes in the form of her kickoff single, "Girlfriend," which is filled with singing, clapping, and cheerleader-style chanting. The song is quite a sonic contrast to her previous disc, Under My Skin, which was considered to be Lavigne's more mature follow-up to her 16 million-selling debut CD, Let Go. Like that debut, The Best Damn Thing will be largely and deeply embraced by teenage girls, and is packed with songs that will create enthusiastic sing-alongs in concert. There are a handful of numbers that will appeal to a wider audience; "Innocence" and disc closer "Keep Holding On" would both fit perfectly in a Gray's Anatomy episode, while the sultry message and solid harmonies in "Hot" will appease ears of many ages. Lavigne's husband, Sum 41 frontman Deryk Whibley makes an appearance as producer and instrumentalist on a handful of tracks; their union, however, seems to have bred more than love. "I Don't Have to Try" and "Everything Back But You" both have a frenetic pace and chorus that is so eerily Sum-like that if they weren't married, a copyright lawsuit might ensue. That aside, the record oscillates between lyrically acerbic fare ("One of Those Girls," "I Can Do Better") and fluffy sugar-pop melodies ("Contagious," "The Best Damn Thing") delivering far more spunk rock than punk rock. --Denise Sheppard

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Lavigne,Avril ~ Best Damn Thing

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Going backwards June 10 2007
Format:Audio CD
I'm really disappointed in Avril Lavigne in this album. It seems like she's gone from a tough, independant girl to someone who plays with boys and calls it self-respect. I loved "Let Go" and "Under My Skin". Sure, "The Best D--- Thing" has very catchy songs, I'll admit that. And I do love to sing along to them. But the only songs that I like that seem to have a positive attitude are "Keep Holding On" and "Innocence"...since they were both available on iTunes by themselves, there was no reason to buy the entire CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS!! April 17 2007
Format:Audio CD
Why would anyone buy the regular (clean) edition when they could get this deluxe edition w/dvd and explicit lyrics? This edition is the way to go with this album, which is fantastic! Every song is a lot of fun, incredibly catchy, and I love the cheerleader-esque vibe of a lot of the songs. It seems like the only weak link here is Keep Holding On (which I like also, but its just so cheesy). Anyone looking for a more grown up and mature Avril should look elsewhere, you won't like this album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Vader
Format:Audio CD
Avril Lavigne has scored with an impressive album. Keep Holding On is one of the best ballads on the album. When You're Gone is hauntingly beautiful and my only problem with this album is the loud single, Girlfriend, which managed reached #1 on the singles chart. It is a brilliant album from beginning to end and my only problem with this album is the song, Girlfriend.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Fun! April 18 2007
By Damon
Format:Audio CD
Avril Lavigne's weakness as a songwriter is what actually makes this album worthy of 4 stars. Confused? Let me share more.

Lavigne is a singer/songwriter who, on her past two releases, seems to find one melody and then stick to it for the entire album. "Let Go" was a great album with some free-spirited lyrics, but the majority of songs follow the same musical pattern and each song sounds a lot like the last. This trend continued with "Under My Skin." The unfortunate thing about her sophomore release, was that it was a really terrible melody that she was working with. As a fan of her first album, I felt "Under My Skin"'s repetitive sound (that lasted 12 tracks) was incredibly obnoxious by the time you reached the end of the album.

With Lavigne's third release, "The Best Damn Thing," she again falls into the trap of sticking to one melody for nearly every song. But surprisingly, the more upbeat Avril, has crafted a 12-track album that's incredibly infectious, fun, and exciting! It's one of those albums you can stick in your CD player (whether at home or in the car), turn up real loud, and just have a fun time rocking to.

Yes, the album is far from being a brilliant punk/rock album, but it's sound is captivating and catchy. It's the perfect summer album. Although I still feel that Lavigne has fallen short of the bar she set for herself with her debut "Let Go," "The Best Damn Thing" comes close and is a lot more fast-passed than any of her previous efforts. If you're looking for a fun album, this will work for you. If you want the more serious side of Lavigne, as featured on "Under My Skin," you'd best turn your attention elsewhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Avril branches out... May 16 2014
By Wharris
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album affirms her femininity, independence ad confidence in herself in this album. Great to play this CD in the car at full volume down the highway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AVRIL LAVIGNE Jan. 22 2014
By brandi
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I got it today n cant stop playing it, Avril did a good job and I love every song :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody rocks like Avril! May 14 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Since Avril Lavigne debuted her first album in 2002, I have loved her music! Not only is she a talented song writer but her rocker girl spirit is something I love! Her songs make me happy and she's totally relateable, which is so important. This album does not disappoint! Just fabulous!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy supporting my fellow Canadians March 18 2013
By Paul G.
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Big Avril fan..and enjoy supporting her by buying her amazing music and going to her concerts. Very good songs on this cd!
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Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Avril
Glad I got this CD. I should of waited..but had no idea..

I won a $44 amazon gift card from work 2 days later after I placed this/received it.

Love her music.
Published 23 months ago by Kodak
1.0 out of 5 stars The Censored Version
Although I loved the original version of this album, this plain light grey cover is devoid of the Parental Advisory logo the orignial version would proudly bear. Read more
Published on Aug. 14 2011 by Alex
3.0 out of 5 stars Time To Grow Up
If you like the song "Girlfriend" a lot, and I mean a whole lot, then the limited edition CD+DVD of "The Best Damn Thing" from Avril Lavigne is probably for you. Read more
Published on June 7 2009 by Dave_42
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT buy - just for the b-sides
It's been just over a year since Avril Lavigne's third album "The Best Damn Thing" hit the shelves, and although it didn't settle too well with some old-school Avril fans, it... Read more
Published on June 22 2008 by edgeofseventeen17
5.0 out of 5 stars The best damn copy of the best damn thing
where do i begin...this CD/DVD is amazing.....the live performances are adorable and well performed. All the video's thus far appear on DVD too.... Read more
Published on April 24 2008 by Chris R. Bevan
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst damn thing! Her lyrics are so annoying!
She has a nice voice but her songs all sound the same including her lame Lyrics.She comes across like she is so full of herself it's pathetic!
Published on Sept. 15 2007 by Richard Reeves
2.0 out of 5 stars The Best Damn Thing ... Not
After the maturing of Avril, I expected golden tracks. However, it feels as if the Avril we knew was gone. Read more
Published on Aug. 13 2007 by Qian Song
1.0 out of 5 stars the worst damn thing
This would be a great album if you took out the singing and the instruments and added the sound of a dentists drill. Read more
Published on Aug. 8 2007 by OppressedAtheist
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