Okay, I’ll admit it. Rockstar was a guilty pleasure for me, ten or whatever years ago. But I’m very hard pushed to say anything else nice about Nickleback apart from, like you said, once upon a time they were a proper band with a proper sound.
But all this recent stuff they do, the redneck rock, well, it’s not for me at all.
And correct me if I’m wrong but I have vague memories of something off their last album, maybe the one before this or the one before that, which sounded more like that godawful Cotton-eyed Joe dance track from the 90s than anything even resembling a rock track.
I think that’s when I really started putting my hands over my ears and singing LA LA LA really loudly when anyone even dared mention their name.
But, hey, you got me to read a whole review of their album so that’s something, right? :)