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Old 03-02-2011, 12:57 PM   #46
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I actually am a huge Avril fan, got all the albums and DVDs, as well as a poster and a few magazines and cd singles.

I already have the new album, and it's a brilliant piece of art. Can't really say that for her other 3 albums, but this time she created a masterpiece. Plus, she wrote 7 of the 14 songs on the album completely by herself, something that most artists today don't do.

I might catch her on her new tour. She is talented, and would be worth seeing. At least for the eye candy(), if not for the great music!
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Avril Lavigne shows that one crap album can easily sink a career

Hey guys. Interference is the only place where I’ve been comfortable in saying that Avril Lavigne is one of my favorite female artists. I really liked her first two albums, Let Go and Under My Skin. I always thought that she would have a bright future.

But I must now concede that Avril’s career has gone downhill.

It all started with her third album, The Best Damn Thing, which was merely one big display of irritating brattiness that only stupid little kids lapped up. She quickly became everything that she had originally claimed not to be. Ultimately, she lost tons of fans, especially her casual ones. Worse, she damaged any credibility that she had managed to establish up to that point.

Then she disappeared for four years. And during that time, her record label refused to release a fourth album from her, unless she agreed to work with Max Martin.

Meanwhile, Avril’s four-year absence left the door open for Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Paramore, Rihanna, and Adele to make a huge impact on the pop music world. That is a shitload of competition for an artist who is no longer fresh-faced.

Avril’s fourth and most recent album, Goodbye Lullaby, was designed to be a stripped-down ‘return to form’ -- similar to what ATYCLB was for U2. The effort was intended to win back her old fans. But that never happened. Also, the album’s lead single, What The Hell, was supposed to appeal to teens and tweens. But the song never caught on. Plus, she was unable to capture an older audience with the more mature, introspective songs that she had otherwise recorded for the album.

So now- Her new album has been tanking on the charts, and her world tour has been canned.

I have reason to believe that Avril has painted herself in a corner. A majority of her fans seem to have moved on. Teens and tweens these days don’t seem to care for her, and are most likely preoccupied with Justin Bieber. And adult listeners will never take her seriously- thus illustrating that the stigma of Girlfriend still lingers.

Oh yeah- Her sagging public image, her questionable personal life, her lackluster live performances, her habit of contradicting herself, and her record label’s lack of promotion haven’t helped out her in the slightest bit.

I’m afraid that Avril is facing a steady decline in relevance in the pop music market. It isn’t bad enough that her fanbase has greatly dwindled. But what is most disconcerting is that the whole world has simply forgotten about her.

At the same time- Britney is still going strong.

Do you think that Avril is well on her way to fading into obscurity? Do you think that it would be possible for an artist like Avril to make a comeback from this commercial slump?

Thanks for listening, guys.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #48
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I have a friend at work who is pretty much on the same page as you. He loooooves Avril! But after hearing her new album, he declared they were "breaking up."
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Well, I always thought that the bratty pop princess thing was really the only thing Avril was ever good at. And that's hardly a recipe for career longevity.
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I have a friend at work who is pretty much on the same page as you. He loooooves Avril! But after hearing her new album, he declared they were "breaking up."
Yeah, Cori, you told me about your friend last year.

Avril's new album is just okay, but it's not worth listening over and over again. Just don't call it a comeback.

I don't know if your friend was turned off by her third album (the one with Girlfriend on it) or by her new album (the one with What The Hell on it).

Her third album was the real point of no return for her. She had no fans after that.
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Did you really think she'd be anything more than a flash-in-the-pan (albeit one that was successful for a couple of years?) Very few radio/mainstream pop artists remain relevant/enjoy significant success for an extended period of time.
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Did you really think she'd be anything more than a flash-in-the-pan (albeit one that was successful for a couple of years?) Very few radio/mainstream pop artists remain relevant/enjoy significant success for an extended period of time.
Well, anything can happen.

Britney, Pink, Beyonce, etc. are still around and making hit music. So...
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I never thought she was that good to begin with, but that's just me.
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Shouldn't this be part of the punk rock thread?

































































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And the comedy act has begun. Nice one, BVS.
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Interference is the only place where I’ve been comfortable in saying that Avril Lavigne is one of my favorite female artists.
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I wonder how many more forums this thread has been posted on.
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i wonder if when our thoughts are reported back there, pms will be included too like they were for the pink thread
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And maybe they'll also be posted on another website.
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i actually think her new album is alright... my daughter is a huge Avril fan and she declared it to be her best yet! i really like some of the songs off it i've heard...

btw my daughter is a teen, she saw Avril live a few years ago as a pre-teen, still loves her, and despises Justine Bieber... quite a few of her peers like Avril/hate Bieber too...
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