Here and Now

Here and Now

by Nickelback


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Here and Now

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2011
Label: Roadrunner Records
UPC: 0016861770921
catalogNumber: 177092
Rank: 7377

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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Here and Now 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
¿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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago