Lavigne’s ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ shows lack of vocal talent
Punk rocker Avril Lavigne is back with her new album, “Goodbye Lullaby.” Unfortunately, the quality of the singing does not live up to the quality of the song lyrics.
By listening through Lavigne’s album, it becomes obvious that the slow songs are much better than the upbeat ones. The lyrics and her voice mix perfectly in her slower songs, but the faster songs show how her voice can be very high-pitched to the point where it hurts one’s ears.
Lavigne shows her soft side in her slow songs. “Black Star,” though it is short, is well put together. She tells how she will always be the same, and I applaud her for that.
“Everybody Hurts” is a song I definitely recommend listening to. It has wonderful background music, lyrics and singing.
“Remember When” has a great piano solo that no one should miss. It makes it easy to admire the music. More perfect songs include “4 Real” and “Goodbye.” They are both very charming.
Her high-pitched squeaky voice unfortunately comes out in a few songs. “Push,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Smile,” “Stop Standing There,” “I Love You” and “Darling” are terribly annoying. In these songs, her voice reminds me of nails on a chalkboard. The lyrics are well-written, but her voice is terrible. They would have been much better had another person sung them.
Lavigne’s first single off the album, “What the Hell,” is a fun and upbeat song. She keeps repeating how she needs to be crazy saying, “all I want to do is mess around.” Although popular, these are probably not the most appropriate lyrics she’s ever written.
Lavigne’s album, “Goodbye Lullaby” is not her best album. I would recommend that when purchasing her songs, you go to iTunes so that you can pick and choose the songs you buy.
Gabbrielle Joseph is a Copy Editor for “The Patriot” and jcpatriot.com.Lavigne’s 'Goodbye Lullaby' shows lack of vocal talent,