Here and Now

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Left to their own devices on Here and Now, Nickelback have embraced who they are. Chad Kroeger's brow is no longer furrowed, treating rock & roll as an ordeal; he's stepped back a bit, allowing himself to have a good time. Nickelback no longer rely solely on heavy-footed power chords set to lumbering rhythms. True, this signature sound still underpins much of Here and Now, but the group is now loose enough to throw in a disco-rock thumper ("Kiss It Goodbye," another in a long line of anti-Hollywood, anti-plasticity anthems destined to be staples in Hollywood strip clubs) and even dabbles in a bit of power pop on "When We Stand Together," giving it an actual ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Left to their own devices on Here and Now, Nickelback have embraced who they are. Chad Kroeger's brow is no longer furrowed, treating rock & roll as an ordeal; he's stepped back a bit, allowing himself to have a good time. Nickelback no longer rely solely on heavy-footed power chords set to lumbering rhythms. True, this signature sound still underpins much of Here and Now, but the group is now loose enough to throw in a disco-rock thumper ("Kiss It Goodbye," another in a long line of anti-Hollywood, anti-plasticity anthems destined to be staples in Hollywood strip clubs) and even dabbles in a bit of power pop on "When We Stand Together," giving it an actual swing, something unheard on previous Nickelback albums, and this isn't an isolated incident. "Gotta Get Me Some" abandons the brutal four-on-the-floor Nickelback signature in favor of an actual groove, and the group even sounds nimble on its power ballads. This, combined with a considerably broader sonic palette -- previous Nickelback albums were on a grayscale; this is defiantly colorful thanks in large part to so many guitar and vocal overdubs that the record sometimes feels like the Mutt Lange job the producer should have given them on Dark Horse -- turns Here and Now into what's Nickelback's easiest album to enjoy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2011
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861770921
  • Catalog Number: 177092
  • Sales rank: 31,649

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nickelback Primary Artist
Mike Kroeger Bass, Group Member
Chad Kroeger Vocals, Group Member
Ryan Peake Background Vocals, Group Member
Daniel Adair Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Bryan Coleman Management
Ralph James Booking
Craig Wiseman Composer
Gail Marowitz Art Direction
Mike Kroeger Composer
Brad Warren Composer
Brett Warren Composer
Nickelback Producer, Concept
Chad Kroeger Composer
Ryan Peake Composer
Eddie Meehan Web Design
Neil Warnock Booking
Brian Howes Producer
Steve Kaul Booking
Jonathan Simkin Legal Advisor
Rodney Clawson Composer
Scott Cooke Engineer
Bernie Gudvi Management
Joey Moi Composer, Producer, Engineer
Travis Shinn Band Photo
Jay Van Poederooyen Engineer
Jennie Smythe Media Consultant
Stevie Zea Escoto Media Consultant
Jennie Ann Quan Web Design
Jeff Hinkle Management
Brennan Brousseau Cover Image
Chris Tompkins Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    a must have;

    When we stand together was the first single that really caught my ear and made me interested. After hearing the rest of the album, I was definitely hooked. My favorite song that has been on constant replay has been the song lullaby. My family just recently went through a painful loss in our family and it still hurts. When I listen to the song lullaby, it's comforting and the words are powerful. All i can say is thanks nickelback and i keep up the good work. Music really is helpful in easing the pain in the soul. This album is a must have.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

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    Enticing Music Here and Now

    ¿Here And Now¿ by Nickelback highlights a strong musical debut since the Dark Horse album. I personally enjoyed the Dark Horse collection, and have found ¿Here and Now¿ to be even better. ¿Here and Now¿ contains some fun and catchy rock tracks that beg for radio airplays and potential music videos. The following is my humble opinion on the analysis of these tracks and their meanings:
    1. This Means War 9/10: This song starts the collection off pretty strong. It appears to be about having a tenacious and fighting spirit even in the face of opposition.
    2. Bottoms Up 9/10: This is an anthem that clearly symbolizes having fun. This track would be an obvious choice for a gathering involving drinking and partying.
    3. When We Stand Together 10/10: ¿When We Stand Together¿ is a very heartfelt musical tune about being united and helping one another out whenever possible. In my humble opinion, ¿When We Stand Together¿ is very relevant for what is currently happening through the media and other channels.
    4. Midnight Queen 10/10: ¿Midnight Queen¿ is a fun song about meeting up with someone who knows how to enjoy the nightlife, and is uninhibited.
    5. Gotta Get Me Some 10/10: ¿Gotta Get Me Some¿ denotes a catchy musical tune about a woman who is gifted with beauty, a happy spirit, and knows how to make the best of life.
    6. Lullaby 10/10: ¿Lullaby¿ is a very beautiful song about having the emotional strength to carry on regardless of how challenging life may get. In addition, ¿Lullaby¿ appears to be a touching message about being aware that help is always available, and that life circumstances can always improve.
    7. Kiss It Goodbye 9/10: ¿Kiss It Goodbye¿ is a very racy tune about the trials and tests for breaking into Hollywood life. I can easily see ¿Kiss It Goodbye¿ as a theme song to a reality show about aspiring superstars.
    8. Trying Not to Love You 10/10: ¿Trying Not to Love You¿ is a compelling musical story about fighting uncontrollable feelings of love for someone else. In addition, ¿Trying Not to Love You¿ appears to be about the love growing stronger for someone even if the admirer tries to forget.
    9. Holding On to Heaven 10/10: ¿Holding On to Heaven¿ is a gorgeous rock melody about being in a relationship with someone that brings a blissful and heaven on earth experience.
    10. Everything I Wanna Do 10/10: ¿Everything I Do¿ is a great rock song about spending time with a person that is very carefree, wild, and fun-loving.
    11. Don¿t Ever Let It End: 9.5/10: ¿Don¿t Ever Let It End¿ is an uplifting rock ballad about enjoying the weekend with a pleasant person who is so enjoyable to be around. ¿Don¿t Ever Let It End¿ appears to symbolize the time spent as being so happy that the singer does not want the experience to end so soon.
    I am completely aware that others may have different ratings and/or opinions on the following songs. However, in my modest opinion any of the following six songs would make for good radio play, concert songs, and/or music videos: Midnight Queen, Gotta Get Me Some, Lullaby, Trying Not to Love You, Holding On to Heaven, and Everything I Wanna Do.
    As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, I enjoyed the Dark Horse album, and like ¿Here and Now¿ even more. ¿Here and Now¿ also compares to ¿All the Right Reasons¿ in a positive and exciting way. In addition, ¿Here and Now¿ shows the musical growth of Nickelback and how their creative output keeps getting better. ¿Here and Now¿ is def

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