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Track Listings

1. Listen Something In Your Mouth
2. Listen Burn It To The Ground
3. Listen Gotta Be Somebody
4. Listen I'd Come For You
5. Listen Next Go Round
6. Listen Just To Get High
7. Listen Never Gonna Be Alone
8. Listen Shakin' Hands
9. Listen S.E.X.
10. Listen If Today Was Your Last Day
11. Listen This Afternoon

About the Album

Nickelback are not known for their insight, but Chad Kroeger's caterwauling claim that "we got no class, no taste" on "Burn It to the Ground," the second song on their sixth album, Dark Horse, is a slice of perceptive, precise self-examination. They work with legendary producer Robert "Mutt" Lange (the sonic architect behind Back in Black and Pyromania, two of hard rock's towering monuments) here, and Lange decides to give the band a production caught somewhere between the two extremes of AC/DC and Def Leppard, pumping up some muscle on Nickelback's heaviest rockers and adding some color to their power ballads, suggesting some heretofore verboten suggestions of modernity in the form of electronic rhythms, even taking it to the extreme of adding drum loops to the surefire crossover hit "Gotta Be Somebody." Lyrically, Kroeger trots out a parade of dirty little ladies in pretty pink thongs, porn stars, strippers, and sluts, all of whom are desired and despised for showing too much skin; he's either had his heart broken by those loose women, or he's singing to the good girl left at home while he's out on the town. Nickelback do manage to shed their leathery rock skin a couple of times, first with an arena-rocking "Burn It to the Ground" and then echoing Toby Keith's "Let's Talk About Us" on the white-boy rap pre-chorus for "Something in Your Mouth," but these are mere glimpses of something unpredictable; Dark Horse was constructed entirely from the group's standard power ballad and hard rock templates. The mood only lightens at the end of the record, when Kroeger and company take a break from carousing to kick back with bros and a bong for "This Afternoon" -- its strum-along choruses are a relief but so is its mellowness, as Kroeger seems calmer, relaxed, even friendly. Maybe it's because there were no women in the picture. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide
Artist: Nickelback
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 1
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 4.25 x 5.25
UPC: 0001686180282

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5★ by 29reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Best CD Out There Nickelback isn't getting all of the credit they deserve. Black Horses is an awesome CD. I don't think there are any bands out there right now that even compare.Great Band, Fabulous CD. 11/03/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Best CD EVER!!!! I love Nickelback and this CD is fabulous, I loved all songs, all of them. If you like Nickelback you have to have it!!!! 03/15/2010
Rated 4 out of 5★ by One of the many items that my daughter asked for for Christmas. She listens to it virtually every day! Awesome CD! 01/01/2010
Rated 3 out of 5★ by Very disapointed Not very good. Their last album rocked! This one is a let down. there are only 3 songs that I like. 12/31/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by This is a great CD This CD is excellent! Very good songs. This might be one of their best so far. 01/09/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by i predict multi platium again I love it. There are a few places I can hear the Mutt Lange influence, and wonder What It would have been like without that. I wonder how it will translate into the live show. I hope I get to one this go around to find out for myself. 11/23/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Nickelback Review This is a great CD for a great price! I would recommend anyone who has liked Nickelback in the past to buy "Dark Horse".Or any new people who like Alternative Rock/Rock to buy this album.Go Nickelback! 12/04/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I love this CD. I think it's their best one yet. 01/05/2009
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