Silver Side Up

Silver Side Up

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by Nickelback
     
 

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Like a whole lotta today's angry young metal men, Nickelback seem perfectly willing to show their sensitive side between ventings of pure rage. But unlike the bulk of their peers, the Canadian quartet smooth the transition between those emotional extremes with genuinely memorable melodies that break free of nu-metal cliché. Songs like "How You Remind Me" and the…  See more details below

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Like a whole lotta today's angry young metal men, Nickelback seem perfectly willing to show their sensitive side between ventings of pure rage. But unlike the bulk of their peers, the Canadian quartet smooth the transition between those emotional extremes with genuinely memorable melodies that break free of nu-metal cliché. Songs like "How You Remind Me" and the sweeping title track may encroach on Staind's territory, but vocalist Chad Kroeger seldom sounds like he's straining himself to emote, particularly when helped along by harmonies from guitarist Ryan Peake -- Kroeger's simply pouring out his innards. While he doesn't descend into preachiness, the charismatic singer does make an effort to say something of note, as on the anti-domestic violence rant "Never Again." The foursome work the heavier end of the spectrum admirably too, hitting a thudding grunge groove on "Hollywood" and "Where Do I Hide" (which suggests the sound of Sub Pop circa 1989). Brawny, yes, but brainiacs can dig in, too.

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All Music Guide - Liana Jonas
Industrial-strength rock & roll is back with a vengeance on the earnest Silver Side Up by Nickelback. The band wastes no time in getting into its brand of dark, high-octane rock. The album opener "Never Again," about spousal abuse, thrusts out of the starting gate with rocket-fueled intensity. Lead singer/guitarist/lyricist Chad Kroeger does not mince words in his portrayals of the darker sides of the human experience, and that is what Silver Side Up is essentially about. Nickelback's music is issue-oriented on the domestic and personal front, and it's a refreshing change of pace in 2001's sea of angry rockers. Another familial subject is tackled on the pounding "Too Bad." The song describes an emotionally and physically absent father figure as seen through the eyes of a regretful adult-child looking back. The cut that broke the band to mainstream audiences is "How You Remind Me," a thundering, mid-tempo rock track marked by thick chords and a brooding tone. Kroeger's voice is filled with weariness as he well captures the self-defeated feelings one experiences when being emotionally dissected by a lover. Such words as "'cause living with me must have damn near killed you" painfully zero in on the breakdown of the human spirit when it's badgered enough. Because, sadly, many have found themselves in this situation, the song connects with listeners. Coupled with a powerful and moody soundtrack, it's no wonder it took off on the radio. Grunge pays a visit on the set's closing number, "Good Times Gone." This well-crafted song slowly builds in intensity -- from the intro's fingered guitar notes and understated vocals, to the gradual addition of instruments, to Kroeger's explosive vocal release at the song's end, which retreats back into softly strummed guitar notes. "Good Times Gone" is reminiscent of a Pearl Jam number, and this is no surprise; Silver Side Up was co-produced by Rick Parashar, who has worked with Seattle's finest. Nickelback's style is edgy aggressive rock peppered with a taste of grunge. The band can easily sit alongside Staind and 3 Doors Down, among other like acts. However, what Nickelback has in spades and what gives the group an upper hand over its peers is intensity and raw passion. Some bands finger the crap out of their guitars and relentlessly beat away at the drums, crafting songs that boast the intensity of an electric storm. Nickelback ups the ante by offering realistic storytelling that listeners can relate to.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2001
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861848521
catalogNumber:
618485
Rank:
9860

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Silver Side Up 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
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i think nickelback is a great band. they have a wounderful voice and great songs! if you should to listen to them you are sure to buy the cd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The formerly Canadian rock band, Nickelback, has more to their sound than catchy lyrics. Underneath intricate guitar chords, you should really listen to what they have to say. Their songs address touchy situations such as abusive relationships, both physically and mentally. Nickelback has created their own unique sound and combined that with powerful lyrics that really are worth a second look.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great band, with a great sound. A must buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''Silver Side Up'' is definately a step in the right direction for these four Canucks. The voals are happening, the riffs are rocking and even the lyrics in themselves can stand alone strong. 'How You Remind Me' shows off Nickelback's ''softer''(term used lightly) side while 'Never Again' is pure powerchord magic. And for those who enjoy the sound of an acoustic in their rock, 'Good Times Gone' is the song for you with a catchy tune. Basically, pick a song, anyone from 1-10 and it can be a number one hit. Overall rating for Nickelback's ''Silver Side Up'' 5 Stars, a 10 out of 10, two thumbs-up, a must have for all rock fans!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wicked band from Hannah, Alberta (look it up if you don't know where it is)though they don't say it anymore. Solid album, every track. Get their first two CD's as well. Get this album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Nickelback is a great CD because I like their sound and their lyrics. It also makes you want to listen to all the song instead of just one. Once you have heard one of their songs you get hook on it. Also when you get done with this Nickelback CD, Silver Side Up, you want to go buy another one to see what else the group has come up with. I don't think I'm alone when I rank this CD with 5 stars. All of the other reviews that i read, ranked the CD the same as i did. This has to say something right?!?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good sound. Good for blasting or singing along with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
nickleback is one of the best bands out right now. and this cd really shows it
Guest More than 1 year ago
nickleback is one of the best groups i have ever heard and if other people dont like them well shove it up your butts i really dont give a care
Guest More than 1 year ago
you feel this strong emotion in NICKELBACKS songs. i love that. it lets you feel you have to be strong you have to fight and you have to be free.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A band with some talent and vision and a knack for providing album-rock styled releases, that ensure every song could be a single.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love it. Period.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd, their 3rd release in the US, is jam packed with memorable guitar riffs and solos,all songs, are written by lead guitarist and vocalist, Chad Kroeger. With rockin tunes and killer lyrics, this is a must have for rock fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am new to the whole Nickelback thing because I have been in Europe for quite some time, but this is the absolute best thing I have ever heard in my life!!!! Chad Kroeger's lyrics are incredible, they ring so true, and they resonate in your mind long after the album has finished playing. Kroeger's deep voice is beautifully counterbalanced by the rest of the Nickelback team, and after listening to it, I was begging for more. This is a must have for any person who is even remotly interested in the current alternative/indie rock scene!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is cool also number 10 and 2 and 11 its outrages on mtv they showed the how you remind me video it was great so buy this cd today songs never agan how you remind me woke up this moring too bad just for hollywood money bought where do i hide hangn al good times gone
Guest More than 1 year ago
this always cheers me up,'hollywood' is my favourite track,chad kroeger,mike kroeger,ryan peake and ryan vikedal are all geniuses.this album is pure gold.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Heyhey I'm from Perth in Western Australia, and i think that this is the most crankingly awsome album ive ever heard. Chad's voice is bloody rockin as. "Never Again" is the best song I've ever heard. It is sooo deep and meaningful yet at the same time harsh. Any American girls who wanna chat send us an email.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nickleback's music is really original. They opproach their songwriting in a less-than-main-stream way. Some people may find it difficult to listen to their output, but the music sounds good. Their single 'This is how you remind me' is great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
nickelback's cd is awesome! if u dont have,all i have to say is "get off your lazy butt and go buy it!!"
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this cd and waited for it in the mail for about a week, but I was so excited it felt like months. When it came, I listened to it all the time, and I love this cd. I now have all the Nickelback cd's and await others. Nickelback is the best, and the dvd of their concert is also excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have to say i really like there songs. like "were do i hide" that song is the best. but all around these guys know how to rock
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this cd i have been listening to this band since kindergarden.its my all time favorite band if you havent heard of them buy there cds.i would recomend this cd. NICKELBACK ROCKS YOU MUST BUY THIS CD