All The Right Reasons

Nickelback's fifth disc consists of eleven giant-chorused songs about prisons of the mind, wanting to be a rock star and how it's hard to up and leave when she's going down on you. The band's wordy hooks and big riffs are as meticulously arranged as a thousand-dollar Nativity scene, but — with the exception of the sleekly rocking "Animals" and some hope-and-faith platitudes — All the Right Reasons is so depressing, you're almost glad Kurt's not around to hear it.

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