Nickelback Dark Horse

Rolling Stone: 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Lange keeps things rolling -- and to his credit, Chad Kroeger gratifyingly comes off as more of a regular guy than a rock star."
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  • Released: November 17, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.127
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Lange keeps things rolling -- and to his credit, Chad Kroeger gratifyingly comes off as more of a regular guy than a rock star."
Billboard (p.41) - "The bulletproof Nickelback provides affordable fun that promises good returns in hard times....With guitar solos, heavier chops and double-entendres."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.104
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he still rock like a post-grunge Metalica....The best tracks here, such as the Leppard-style anthem 'Shakin' Hands,' bear Lange's indelible signature."
Blender (Magazine) - p.78
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The casting coup is producer Matt Lange, who runs with the tricks he used on Def Leppard and AC/DC in the '80s: lotsa echo on the drums, lotsa background voices chanting, 'Hey!'"


  • 1.Something In Your Mouth
  • 2.Burn It To The Ground
  • 3.Gotta Be Somebody
  • 4.I'd Come For You
  • 5.Next Go Round
  • 6.Just To Get High
  • 7.Never Gonna Be Alone
  • 8.Shakin' Hands
  • 9.S.E.X.
  • 10.If Today Was Your Last Day
  • 11.This Afternoon

Product Description:

Nickelback: Ryan Peake, Chad Kroeger (vocals, guitar); Daniel Adair (vocals, drums); Mike Kroeger (bass instrument, bass guitar).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Mike Shirley; Joe Moi; Mike Shipley; Randy Staub .
Audio Remasterer: Ted Jensen.
Recording information: Mountain View Studios, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Ca.
Editors: Scott Cooke; Olle Romo.
Photographer: Chapman Baehler.
Nickleback's sixth album doesn't stake out new ground, but this Canadian post-grunge quartet is known for their allegiance to old-school hard rock values. That allegiance is borne out on 2008's DARK HORSE, a collection of riff-driven rockers and power ballads that thrives on simple chord progressions, distortion-heavy guitars, and lyrics about partying and other carnal delights. The singalong single "Gotta Be Somebody" may flirt with radio-ready pop, but most of DARK HORSE revels in denim-clad, bad boy swagger.
It's hard to forget that Nickleback is a mainstream act, however, especially given the potent, high-gloss sound of the album, courtesy of veteran producer Robert "Mutt" Lang. Like Def Leppard, another Lang-produced band, Nickleback's rock is packaged prettily enough for soccer moms, a truth evident in accessible ballads like "I'd Come for You." But longtime fans needn't despair: the band still packs a punch (see the arena-sized rocker "Burn It To the Ground"), proving Nickleback can have it both ways.

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  • Sales Rank: 8,577
  • UPC: 016861802820
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