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Josh DeGrasse-Baumann
Editorial Staff

The release of Nickelback’s “Here and Now” came with mixed reviews, as the standard typically goes for Nickelback albums.

Hit-or-miss, the album has a few distinguishing songs, specifically the lead single “When We Stand Together.”

Even if you’re not a Nickelback fan, it’s hard not to like this song. It’s definitely another one of the bands stabs at deeper lyrics in their songs, like “Gotta Be Somebody” or “Never Again.”

Ultimately, the song is catchy and easy to listen to. There are inspirational parts to it, but it’s not memorable.

By far, my favorite track on the album is “This Means War,” the first song. It’s one of the hardest tracks the album has to offer, and it pays off.

Unfortunately, most people will probably judge this based on it being a Nickelback album and either get it or not get it.

If you’re a Nickelback fan, this album is definitely worth your investment. As with most bands, Nickelback is evolving in terms of lyrics and musical style.

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