- Prizes and Awards: Juno Awards 2005: Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Fan Choice
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Under My Skin
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|7. Nobody's Home|
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|10. Fall To Pieces|
|11. Freak Out|
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Avril Lavigne's 2002 debut "Let Go" gave young women a defiant voice and set it to music they could rock out to. Fourteen million albums and eight Grammy nominations later, the Canadian chanteuse returns with "Under My Skin."
"Under My Skin" opens with the dramatic tracks "Take Me Away" and "Together," which set the scene for the kick-ass guitars and radio-ready chorus of "Don't Tell Me," a song of willful female empowerment that picks up where "Complicated" left off. From there it's a one-two punch of three-chord guitar licks ("He Wasn't") and head-bopping optimism ("Who Knows") alongside swirling, brooding melodies ("Freak Out") and moody tracks ("Forgotten," "Nobody's Home") that reveal a darker side of Avril Lavigne.
Working with producers Butch Walker (of the Marvelous 3), Raine Maida (of Our Lady Peace), and Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Pearl Jam), Avril co-wrote the dozen introspective songs on this new album.
With her breakthrough 2002 debut, Let Go, Avril Lavigne tried to market herself as the bona fide alternative to tarty teen queens, Britney and Christina. Her guitar-pop hits were irresistibly bratty but the whole "Complicated" teen pose was a little hard to swallow, especially since two songwriters called the Matrix--who had at least twenty years on the Canadian singer--fed her most of the material. Having had the chance to live a little, Lavigne returns to make good on her angsty image with Under My Skin, an album rippling with delightfully dour melodies and heartfelt lyrics about loneliness ("How Does It Feel") and fractured relationships ("Don't Tell Me"). Is it clichéd? Sure. Will it scare off her necktie and t-shirt wearing fans? Possibly. But there's nothing quite as satisfying as watching a teen-pop icon actually reveal her soul. --Jaan Uhelszki
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"Together" the tale of a couple who no longer feel they are connecting to one another.
"Don't Tell Me" the first single. The tale of a girl standing up for herself when a guy puts her down for not "giving it up" right away.
"My Happy Ending" the second single and the best track on the album. This tells of a romance gone bad and should remain on the charts throughout the summer.
"Nobody's Home" is the song with Ben Moody. It is the tale of a woman trying to find her way, but cannot.
"Slipped Away" is the song dedicated to her grandfather, who recently passed. Very nice tribute to someone she obviously cared very deeply for.
I highly recommend Avril's album, but if you are looking for a repeat of her first album, you will be disappointed.
1. Take Me away - awesome rock song. good opening song. it's been on the radio sometimes. VERY good 4/5
2. Together - one of the songs she wrote with Chantal Kreviazuk. pretty good. i like it alot. avril'll do good if she sticks with this kinda music 5/5
3. Dont Tell Me - every1's herd it. its good. but not the best song on the album, i dont think it shoulda been the debut single 3/5
4. He Wasn't - good song!! i love it! it gets me head banging lol. it's kinda like a lillix/yellowcard song. its really good. definatly avril's most "punk" song..even though she isn't punk. 5/5
5. How Does It Feel? - good song. 1st ballad on the cd. it's ok. kinda repetitive though, it's alot like a chantal kreviazuk song from Colour Moving and Still 3/5
6. My Happy Ending - AWESOME!!!!!!! i think it's gonna be her next single 5/5
7. Nobody's Home - GREAT!! awesome depressing song. hahaha. she wrote it with Ben Moody (formerly from Evanescence) it isn't really like an evanescence song. but it's a REALLY good song. Ballad #2...well its sorta a ballad i dunno. 10/5
8. Forgotten - another awesome song. i think it's my fav on the album. it's alot like Alanis Morissette's "jagged little pill" era of stuff. except betteer cuz its avril :P 15/5
9. Who knows - megh. it's ok. its a happy song. nothing outstanding though 3/5
10. Fall To Pieces - wow. another awesome song. it sounds ALOT like an Our Lady Peace song. i guess it's cuz she co-wrote it with Raine Maida...lol. but it's really good. i could see (or hear i guess) Raine singing this song. ballad #3 10/5
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It was her first CD and saw her very first concert tour. My daughter introduced me to her music, and it spoke to a lot of what I needed to hear at the time it came out. Read morePublished on May 16 2014 by Wharris
This album is another great works for Avril. She has a captive voice & lyrics
I recommend this album to age group 13-58.
"Under My Skin" may not be as good as Avril Lavigne's first album overall, but there are some strong pieces here and it is not too big of a drop from her debut. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2009 by Dave_42
Here is Avril's second album, featuring a more mature and darker side of her. To this day, I do not understand why she named this album "Under My Skin", it's so strange. Read morePublished on June 1 2008 by Qian Song
Avril is one of those arists where you can tell that she is in it just for the money. So you've had a break-up? Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2008 by ...
This album is awesome...the last awesome album she made. People accuse her lyrics and melodies of being too basic, and not having a good vocabulary. Read morePublished on July 20 2007 by WriterGrl