Yesterday I acquired the new Avril Lavigne album entitled “Under My Skin” so I figured I should post some thoughts and opinions. First off let me say that the album won’t be released until May 25th, and you can preorder it here.
I really like the new album, it sounds great in my opinion. Granted I think it has far fewer radio-friendly tracks and that is probably a good thing as Avril transitions from singer to songwriter (yes I know she didnt write all the songs on the new album either). I would describe the overall sound as edgier than her last compilation. You can definitely hear the influences from the various producers she worked with like OLP’s Raine Maida and his wife Chantal Kreviazuk.
Aside from the heavily played “Don’t Tell Me” which I really like, my favorite songs are “Take Me Away”, “Freak Out”, “Forgotton”, and “Nobody’s Home”. I must have the Japanese release, as it includes the bonus tracks “I Always Get What I Want” and a live acoustic version of “Nobody’s Home”, both of which are pretty good.
Overall I don’t think the album will become as popular as her first one, “Let Go”, but really, what could after “Complicated”! However, if you like Avril you will definitely like this album. I’m glad she hasn’t been Britney-ized!