The Best of Nickelback, Vol. 1 Nickelback

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Editors’ Notes

Nickelback have the odd distinction of being the biggest-selling rock band of the ’00s and also the most reviled by critics. That’s even though the most common critical complaints—Chad Kroeger’s tawdry lyrics and the band’s uncomplicated songwriting—can be found throughout much of modern pop music. It’s the critics’ loss. As this greatest-hits collection proves, slow jams like “Photograph” and “Someday” are no less sentimental than your average Nashville ballad, and rockers like “Burn It to the Ground” descend from the George Thorogood school of butt-kicking booze paeans. “Something in Your Mouth” may be lacking in subtlety, but that was never the band’s selling point to start with.

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