Avril Lavigne

Album Review: Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne (6/10)

"I just wanted a 'bigger wow.'"

I went into the new Avril Lavigne era with the greatest, most unrealistic expectations. I wanted iconic and ironic karaoke jams like I experienced in my adolescence. But in Head Above Water, I get generic 2010 pop songs (Katy Perry meets Coldplay generic). It’s not bad; the lyrics are actually quite inspirational. It just doesn’t punch in any spectacular way. Power ballad “Tell Me It’s Over” and collab with Nicki Minaj, “Dumb Blonde,” are the most notable hits on the record. In Lavigne’s own words, I just wanted a “bigger wow.”

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Rating: 6/10

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Producers: Avril Lavigne, Stephan Moccio, Johan Carlsson, Jon Levine, J.R. Rotem, Mitch Allan