Deluxe Limited Edition
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 --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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.Published 15 months ago by Wharris
I got it today n cant stop playing it, Avril did a good job and I love every song :)Published 19 months ago by brandi
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! Read morePublished on May 14 2013 by shelly armstrong
Big Avril fan..and enjoy supporting her by buying her amazing music and going to her concerts. Very good songs on this cd!Published on March 18 2013 by Paul G.
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.
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 morePublished on Aug. 14 2011 by Alex
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 morePublished on April 24 2008 by Christian Verona