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All the Right Reasons

All the Right Reasons

by Nickelback


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Knowing when to flex their muscle and when to wear their hearts on their collective sleeve -- that's the wisdom that separates these Canadians from their mainstream hard-rock peers. Sure, a lot of bands try to play both sides of the game, but frontman Chad Kroeger's supple pipes and knack for cranking out heartfelt power ballads (like the chart-storming "Photograph") give Nickelback a leg up on the rest. All the Right Reasons is divided relatively evenly between those eminently sing-along-worthy mid-tempo tracks and decidedly heavier numbers, most notably the punishing "Side of a Bullet" -- which contains posthumous guitar work from former Damageplan axe-man "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, whose brother donated the tapes for the song, a tribute to the slain musician. There are a few surprises on All the Right Reasons, such as "Next Contestant," which opens on a jittery, syncopated note that has a decidedly Euro vibe, then explodes into panoramic, '80s-styled harmonies. When attempting to get back in touch with their sensitive side, the boys tend to get a little too mawkish -- "Savin' Me" would be an agreeable enough tough-guy ballad were it not so fussily dressed up in strings and piano -- but at least Nickelback aren't treading water in the manner of so many nü-metallers. And when they manage to catch a particularly buoyant wave -- as on "Someone That You're With," which has an almost Soul Asylum–like ambience -- it's clear that, while their sound may sometimes come across as mercenary, Nickelback are making music for All the Right Reasons.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2005
Label: Roadrunner Records
UPC: 0016861830021
catalogNumber: 618300
Rank: 12769

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nickelback   Primary Artist
Billy Gibbons   Guitar,Vocals
Finn Manniche   Strings
Mike Kroeger   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Henry "Noonie" Lee   Strings
Chad Kroeger   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Ryan Peake   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Dimebag Darrell   Guitar
Brian Larsen   Strings
Chris Gestrin   Organ
Tony Bernal   Strings
Tim "Timmy" Dawson   Piano
Daniel Adair   Drums,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bryan Coleman   Management
Mike Kroeger   Composer
Nickelback   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Chad Kroeger   Composer
Ryan Peake   Composer
Jeff Chenault   Art Direction
Joe Moi   Audio Production
Daniel Adair   Composer

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All the Right Reasons 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is actually the first time I listened to Nickelback. I think they are great.... I drew a co-worker's name as his secret santa and this was on his list. I listened to it before I ordered one for him and one for me. Thank you, Kathy