Album of the month
Two years in the making, singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne's fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, had been released by RCA Records on March 8, 2011. Lavigne debuted the first single "What the Hell" on New Year's Eve during "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve."
Lavigne worked with longtime collaborators Deryck Whibley, Evan Taubenfeld and Butch Walker, as well as songwriter/producer Max Martin. Lavigne continues to share her personal experiences through her writing and music, and Goodbye Lullaby is a further evolution of this, propelled by a more raw and organic sound.
Among its upbeat tracks are "What the Hell," an unabashed embrace of fun and freedom, and "Stop Standing There," fueled by an early-‘50s girl-group feel. The album runs the gamut of emotions: Lavigne expresses her gratitude for special people in her life in the rocker "Smile," explores the dynamics of a relationship in "Push," shows her vulnerable side in "Wish You Were Here," and finds the strength to close one chapter of her life and move on to the next in the title track "Goodbye."
1."Black Star" Avril Lavigne 1:34
2."What the Hell" Lavigne, Max Martin, Shellback 3:40
3."Push" Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld 3:01
4."Wish You Were Here" Lavigne, Martin, Shellback 3:45
5."Smile" Lavigne, Martin, Shellback 3:29
6."Stop Standing There" Lavigne 3:27
7."I Love You" Lavigne, Martin, Shellback 4:01
8."Everybody Hurts" Lavigne, Taubenfeld 3:41
9."Not Enough" Lavigne, Taubenfeld 4:18
10."4 Real" Lavigne 3:28
11."Darlin" Lavigne 3:50
12."Remember When" Lavigne 3:29
13."Goodbye" Lavigne 4:29
14."Alice" (extended) Lavigne 4:59
In my opinion,What The Hell is the only so-Avril's song which is pop-rock and energetic. Like what we've seen on the album cover of Goodbye Lullaby,Avril has a more mature style,just like her songs in her forth album.
Her new songs are more truthful,meaningful and I can see that she's singing a chapter of her life.
She's still my inspiration,yes,she is.
Download the album here