Avril Lavigne: Goodbye Lullaby
It’s been five years since the last Avril Lavigne record, mainly due to pushed-back release dates as there was much deliberation that went into creating her fourth album. It seems Lavigne hoped to recreate the chart success of Girlfriend and the boost it provided for record sales of 2007’ s The Best Damn Thing with radio-friendly first single What the Hell, which has bratty lyrics on top of an overly boppy melody. However, the song packs less punch than its predecessor and lulls listeners in to a false sense of security that the rest of the album will be in the same vein. Which it isn’t, of course. The album is far from disaster, yet also miles from memorable.