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State [Import]

Nickelback Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
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Prior to the release of The State, grungey Nickelback won a Juno Award--the Canadian equivalent of a BRIT Award--for Best New Band. Named after an expression often used by bassist Mike Kroeger when serving coffees for $1.95 each in Starbucks, Nickelback have toured alongside Creed and owe a similar debt to the anthemic rock and articulate soulfulness of Pearl Jam. The State is consciously dramatic, with sweet strums constantly overwhelmed by crashing waves of distorted guitar. Singer Chad Kroeger (Mike's brother) meaningfully croons and wails his tales of life in a small town, with its complex relationships, claustrophobic underground culture and uncomfortable struggle between easy comfort (staying) and invigorating adventure (leaving). Yet Nickelback are at their best when escaping the Pearl Jam influence, as with the heavy, ponderous Billy Squier-style riffing of "Deep", the dirty 70s grind of "Not Leavin' Yet" and the slightly more experimental "Worthy To Say", where a near-Oriental ambient guitar is suddenly hammered by a burst of big rock and Chad Kroeger delivers a bluesy rap recalling prime-time Paul Rodgers. Nickelback are good, but still growing. Once they achieve their own clearly identifiable sound, they may well be great. --Dominic Wills

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Grows on You... July 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a very good album, overall. The progression of Nickelback from Hesher to Curb to the State to Silver Side Up and to The Long Road is fairly straightforward. The guitar plaing becomes more complicated and the singing becomes smoother. The latter is not necessarily a good thing, however. The singing on this album is wonderful, it is rough, and gritty and fits the tone of the album beautifully. Lead singer and frontman Chad Kroeger loses this roughness in his later albums, yet his voice is too rough in earlier albums. To me, his voice is perfect on the State.
Breathe - To me, Breathe is a very remorseful song. The lyrics seem to be coming out of the mouth of someone who is bored of the life they are living. "Who wins /Well who cares/It always ends up the same." The singing is rough, of course, and the guitar playing is at its best in this track. Truly one of the best songs on the album.
Cowboy Hat - Cowboy Hat is one of the best songs on the album. I dont really know what the meaning of the lyrics are, but Chad's voice is just perfect. The percussion is great, as is the guitar. The opening stanza is probably one of my favorites of alltime. Cowboy Hat is extremely catchy and I think would probably have made a better opening track than Breathe.
Leader of Men - Leader of Men, according to Chad Kroeger, is "a song about magic mushrooms." Before I heard that, I didnt pay much attention to the lyrics. But lines like "Tell your friends not to think aloud/Until they swallow/Whisper things into my brain/Your voice sounds so hollow" are a giveaway. This is an enjoyable song to listen to and I can see why its so popular. It is one of my favorites. Though the vocals are not fantastic on this track, the lyrics are outstanding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good thing to have... Feb. 9 2008
Format:Audio CD
Like almost every band, the CD they put out before they start getting played on the radio every 5 minutes is always the best one. I remember hearing this cd for the first time, and knowing they were going to be huge, but i didnt think it was going to reach the radio candy level that it has, where i dread hearing anything at all since it all sounds the same. I wish they would be remembered for this cd, not the other rubbish they put out
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5.0 out of 5 stars This one is the best of all! April 14 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have all 4 of Nickelback's CDs and I find this one is my favorite. The first and last songs are the best. This apparently was their first album, and i really think it's the best of the 4.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Sept. 25 2003
Format:Audio CD
There is no other words for The State and Nickelback, and the best thing is that after The State, their best was only yet to come!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The State July 26 2003
Format:Audio CD
Being a big fan of Nickelback, I found this to be a collection yet. It will definitely hold a person over until they complete a new cd. I find them to be less "grunge" as they are often called, as opposed to the "meat and potatoes" rock they call themselves. Definitely good solid rock and roll!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good cd May 28 2003
Format:Audio CD
It's much better than Silver Side Up -- more raw and real. I recommend listening to "Leader of Men" and "Old Enough" -- they are good songs to judge this cd by, if you get your hands on them somehow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nickelback May 21 2003
By Brandon
Format:Audio CD
This is my opinion one of the best CD's that you can own from an alternative rock band. They do it all well, hard songs, ballads, and tempo changing songs. What more can you ask for? If you haven't listened, you should. If you have, try again your time will not be wasted!
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5.0 out of 5 stars NICKELBACK THE STATE Dec 30 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I must say this cd is awesome, though many people are against Chad and the gang, they still make great music. Even through the success of "Silver Side Up" i say this CD is far superior!
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