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"Curb" is Nickelback's debut album released in 1996 and a crucial part of Nickelback's chart topping history.
To borrow from Chad Kroeger on the Spider-Man soundtrack, when it comes to the fortunes of his band Nickelback, he's not going to stand there and wait. Neither, evidently, is his label, management, or anybody else likely to turn a buck while the Vancouver-based band is hot. Nickelback's rise--at once maddening and thoroughly unstoppable--is by now the stuff of Billboard legend. True, they shamelessly cop from Creed--themselves stylistic thieves of the highest order--but as they say, a million people can't be wrong. Originally released in Canada in '96 and now making its domestic debut in the U.S. along with a Canadian re-release, Curb is exactly what you'd expect from the band that brought you the ubiquitous "How You Remind Me," except on a tighter budget. Tortured vocals dominate the foreground while cymbals crash and metallic guitars scream in the balance. Kroeger is hardly alone in his belief that the only way to convey emotion is to holler himself hoarse (see also Creed, Our Lady Peace et al.). Yet as grating as Kroeger's vocals are (oh, and they are), you've got to give Nickelback credit for taking a single, simple, and utterly dog-eared idea--paint-by-numbers hard rock with angsty vocals about thankless chicks--and squeezing out every last bit of juice. Come back Pearl Jam, all is forgiven. --Kim Hughes
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The album has a more natural, less produced sound, and has more passion, the things todays music doesnt have. Its almost like the opposite of Nickelback today. Its surprisingly good and underrated.. Chad's vocals, the bass, guitar, everything in general is actually fairly good, it makes newer nickelback pale in comparison.
1. Little Friend- Good heavy opener, 10/10
2. Pusher - Fairly unique, heavy, even with the acoustic verses 9/10
3. Detangler - wow.. the lyrics are amazing, and have great emotion an sincerity, it really draws you in 10/10
4. Curb - The title track, starts out quieter, turns into one of Nickelbacks heaviest songs ever.. great emotion, good use of dynamics with instruments and chads screaming vocals 10/10
5. Where? - pretty catchy, good meaning behind it, some good guitar work near the bridge 8/10
6. Falls Back On - Another fast/heavy song, 8/10
7. Sea Groove - very intense, hard to desribe, but great 10/10
8. Fly - the single from this album.. not much to say about it.. i used to like it more 8/10
9. Just For - A newer version of this can be found on silver side up. This version is better in my opinion.. more natural and angry 9/10
10. Left - slightly mediocore 7/10
11. Window Shopper - catchy guitar riffs and some unique vocals/lyrics
12. I Dont have - A great finishing track 10/10
Even though it starts stronger than it finishes, curb is a great hard rock album with a natural sound, and isnt what youd expect from the Nickelback you know,and is anything but mainsteam. it should be found relatively cheap, too. if you can pick it up easily, i recommend you do
Nickelback produce top quality rock music!
Keep it coming!! And I'll keep listening and enjoying!
Little freind - 4/10 boring lyricks , good guitar
Pusher - 3/10 I dont know how people can like this song when you
cant evan understand what chads saying!
Dentagler - 7/10 here we go finally a worthey song great lyrics, great chourus , to repetitive.
Curb- 8/10 second best song on the cd great chorus but again can you tell what hes saying?
Where? - 6/10 Not bad but , but again too repetitive.
falls back on - 2/10 is this a song or a nightmare, skip!!!
sea groove - 2/10 Look at the last song.
fly - 10/10 best song on the c.d. this song has everything you ask for! Great lyrics, great chorus,great guiter and evan has a punk twist to it!
just for - 7/10 Silver side versions better but hey its still ther 1st album!
Left - 2/10 Youll learn to skip this song.
window shopper - 4/10 good lyrics overtaken by heavey guitar.
I dont have - 5/10 Good song but to repitive.
Overall this is a good c.d. but not there best. If you like nickelback grab it!
Most recent customer reviews
It would be just fine if Chadwick and Co. followed this road into oblivion where the road - end leads to the edge of the "FLAT" concept of the world. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2009 by PROG TROGG
My coworker accidentally bought this CD thinking it was new material. While not horrible enough for me to insist she not play it, it is extremely repetitive and dull. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004 by J. Lane
Ok, I like Nickelback, but after hearing this album, I understand why it wasn't until their second album that they got famous. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by Mike G Girardin
I once considered this band to be the greatest musical phenomenon of our time. Then I found out they're Canadian. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2003
Curb is great, but their work(s) only get better with time, work and age. There is no better than these guys, but if you like Curb, you will love The State, Silver Side Up, and The... Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2003 by Lori R.
im not sure where your information came from, but nickelback is not from vancouver, they are from hanna alberta. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2003 by mike