The Marmite band of rock – you either love or hate them – return with their first new album since 2008 and overall it is another good album. Nickelback are so big now they only do live interviews and don't do magazine or online interviews, although I would imagine much of this is stop them being misquoted as many people like to take a pop at this band.
Whilst the album lacks a massive crossover hit of 'Rockstar' proportions it does have the recent single, the pop rocker 'When We Stand Together' and the sure-to-be-a-single 'Holding On To Heaven', which has a lovely, melody filled chorus. 'Lullaby' is as the title suggests one of their slower numbers and 'Kiss It Goodbye' features a tasty riff (even if it did remind me of that dance hit 'Wiggle It'). 'Trying Not To Love You' is one of those everyday life stories the band do so well and again it features another sublime chorus. There are a couple of fillers like the chugging 'Bottoms Up'.
Nickelback have produced another set of classy songs destined for the airwaves and arenas of this world and long may they continue to do so.
In his show broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 10 May David Randall played a further selection of artists and albums included in the new Features series, “2020 Vision”.
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Featured Albums w/c 25 May (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 FM Synchronized (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 THE ROCKET DOLLS The Art Of Disconnect (indie)
14:00-16:00 BEN KUNDER Searching For The Stranger (indie)
Power Plays w/c 11 May (Mon-Fri)
THE MERCY KILLS Alone (Golden Robot Records)
DEAD REYNOLDS By Your Side (indie)
THE JAILBIRDS Watery Grave (Golden Robot Records)
ALI MASS & MICKY MOODY These Times (Last Man Music)
MASSIVE WAGONS Bangin In Your Stereo (Earache)
UDO We Are One (AFM Records)
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