Goodbye Lullaby by Avril Lavigne

June 16, 2011
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‘And I just wanted you to know
I don’t wanna look back
Cause I know that we have
Something the past could never change.
And I’m stuck in the moment
And my heart is open
Tell me that you feel the same’
Hearing her never-changing voice trickle through the stereo into my ears, I wonder if this album was worth the 4-year wait. It is. Starting the album with the brief ‘Black Star’ I was reminded of why I fell in love with her in the first place. I grew up with Avril Lavigne through her ‘Freak Out’ tantrums, her endless ‘He Wasn’t’ boyfriends and her ‘Sk8r Boi’ whirlwind romances. The ‘Black Star’ makes us believe ourselves for who we are and not for what anyone else wants us to be. Through brevity, Avril also appeals to us to believe in who she really is and not compare her with any of her contemporaries. We love Avril because she always takes us by surprise. Her first single from this album ‘What the Hell’ which ruled the charts worldwide, couldn’t be a bigger contrast to the rest of the album.
It’s official guys. Avril Lavigne has grown up. At 26, her still elfin features on the album cover might fool you but you are store for a more mature, upfront Avril Lavigne. Every single song is well thought out, written with care and sung on the best beats. ‘Darlin’ my personal favourite reminds us that she has truly gone through it all. From travelling in a tour bus since she was 16 to writing award-winning songs in hotel lobbies, Avril has made her mark.
‘4Real’, ‘I love you’ and the title track ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ show Avril’s tonal range. After all the girl can really sing. ‘Push’ and ‘Smile’ are a brush of memories any girl is a part of when in a relationship. For all those fans who miss the pink/green/blue haired, guitar-strumming, glass-breaking Avril, there may still be a treat for you. Certain extended edition albums have Avril recreating Joan Jett’s immortal song ‘Bad Reputation’ in a more high-pitched voice and with great bass.
Goodbye Lullaby is an album to buy because these songs aren’t getting old anytime soon. From my first album ever ‘Under My Skin’ to her latest one now, I’m proud to say Avril Lavigne has lived up to my expectations.
So in her words,
‘There's nothing you could say
Nothing you could do
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through’
Heads up everyone! It’s Avril Lavigne time!

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BrilliantInnocence said...
Feb. 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm
I've been a fan since day one, and you totally got this album nailed. I pretty much listen to her songs almost every day! Great job! This is really accurate...from a fans point of view at least! LONG LIVE AVRIL!
Scar_MY_freedom replied...
Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm
I'm glad you feel that way! :D
Scar_MY_freedom said...
Feb. 12, 2012 at 1:09 am
Thanks :) Just a fan doing her duty!
Scar_MY_freedom said...
Feb. 12, 2012 at 1:09 am
I agree... she has grown as a person and a singer in more ways than one :)
gummyplops said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 9:39 am
Avril's song is more inspiring. I mean, her songs this generation has more emotion. She got a more positive outlook on life, as you can analyze her songs especially SMILE. 
cookiegirl said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm
I like your review. Avril has changed her music style. Her new album is more meaningful and she puts more meotion in it.
Sacred_falls said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 10:07 am

Thank you so much!! Nice to see another ardent Avril fan :)

Writing tips really?? Come on! All I can say is that whatever you write should come straight from the heart. When you truely believe what you write, no one can stop you from creating a masterpiece ;)

scenegirl93 said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 7:49 pm
Wow.  just wow.  i loved this review for Avril.  I grew up listening to her very first album with my mom (who was a fan before i was) in her car.  I loved your writing style also.  If you dont mind, could you email me and give me some writing tips? 
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