Avril Lavigne’s ‘Let Go’

This was Avril’s debut album and I believe this was an iconic album in the early 2000’s. Other than her classics like ‘Sk8ter Boi’ and ‘Complicated’, this album hits many different emotions. All thirteen of the songs in the album certainly have their own personalities and are (mostly) all awesome to listen to for many different occasions. ‘Complicated’, one of Avril Lavigne’s first hits, has an alternative sound and catchy lyrics that fits well with the other songs paired in this album. ‘Sk8ter Boi’ is that upbeat rock song that makes you want to scream at an ex boyfriend or just blasting in the car with the windows down.

On the slower, more emotional side we have ‘I’m With You’ which in my opinion is one of my favorites on the album. This song is emotional, raw and vulnerable and is something you would want to listen to sitting in your room or in a secluded space. The lyrics really speak to anyone who feels alone trying to fit in. This song taps into Avril’s more exposed side that shows she can be more than just some pop hits.

‘Mobile’ is another one on the album that is one of the more catchy ones that isn’t necessarily on the more popular side. It reminds me more of Avril’s style and I would more compare it to ‘Sk8ter Boi’.

Some particular ones that are not really my cup of tea include ‘Unwanted’, ‘Losing Grip’ and ‘Tomorrow’. For me these three are just not as enjoyable to listen to than the others on the album. In ‘Unwanted’ and even in ‘Losing Grip’ there is too much guitar in the back which sort of muddle’s her alternative voice and the tunes just aren’t as memorable. ‘Tomorrow’ on the other hand is on the slower more sultry song but I’m just not a fan, it’s a bit too repetitive.

The last song on the album is also one that I find very satisfying. ‘Naked’ is another example of how Avril Lavigne can hit different tunes and seemingly a different genre. Much like ‘I’m With You’ it has a raw and very personal quality. The lyrics are not only intimate but also robust.

Overall this debut album for Avril Lavigne was very successful with only one or two songs that were not as up to par as the others. Her first album is much different than those to which she has now but it shows where she came from and how she grew throughout her lyrics and song choice.

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