Let Go

~ Release group by Avril Lavigne

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Let GoEnhanced CD13
  • CA2002-06-04
Arista07822-14740-2078221474023
Let GoCD13
  • CA2002-06-04
AristaARCD-4740777496017088
Let GoCD13
  • ZA2002-06-04
AristaCLAST(CF)4356007124375735
Let Go (BMG club edition)Enhanced CD13
  • US2002-06-04
BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)07822-14740-2, D144805[none]
Let GoEnhanced CD13
  • US2002-06-04
Arista07822-14740-2078221474023
Let GoEnhanced CD13
  • US2002-06-04
Arista07822-14740-2078221474023
Let GoCD13
  • US2002-06-04
Arista74321 96205 2743219620521
Let GoDigital Media13
  • US2002-06-04
Arista
Let GoCD13
  • US2002-06-04
Let GoCD16
  • -2002-06-04
Arista
Let GoCD14
  • JP2002-07-24
AristaBVCA-270134988017610053
Let GoDigital Media13
  • US2002-09-06
Arista888880191069
Let GoCopy Control CD13
  • DE2002-09-09
Arista74321962052743219620521
Let GoCD14
  • JP2002-09-25
AristaBVCA-240074988017612958
Let GoEnhanced CD13
Arista74321949312743219493125
Let GoCD13
Arista, BMG Brasil Ltda., Hifi Recordings74321949312743219493125
Let GoCD13
Arista162 214740078221474023
Let GoEnhanced CD15
Arista74321949312743219493125
Let GoEnhanced CD13
Arista886919932225
Let Go2×CD13 + 5
Arista82876-52937-2828765293723
Let Go (Special Bonus Edition)CD18
  • JP2004-04-28
Arista82876-61050-2, BVCA-270314988017622629
Let Go (Japan Tour Special Limited Version)CD14
  • JP2005-02-23
AristaBVCA-211384988017615140
Let GoCD14
  • JP2007-06-20
AristaBVCM-379434988017649718
Let GoCD13
  • XE2009-04-28
Arista88697632532886976325329
Let GoCD13
  • GB2011-03-01
Arista88697747062886977470622
Let GoCD14
  • JP2016-12-15
SICP-46434547366254686
Let Go2×12" Vinyl7 + 6
  • XE2017-09-15
Arista, Music on Vinyl (imprint of Music on Vinyl B.V. Do not use for manufacturing/distribution relationships!)MOVLP17718719262002494
Promotion
Let Go (Sampler)CD6
Arista74321 96750 2743219675026
Let Go Special SamplerCD5
Arista, BMG JapanPTS 1035[none]
Let Go(unknown)14
Arista
Let Go: InstrumentalsCD-R12
Nettwerk[none]
Let Go (snippet sampler)CD4
AristaARPCD-5115[none]
Let Go (Sketch Book)CD14
AristaARCD-4740[none]
Let GoCD7BMG Taiwan
Bootleg
Let GoCD17
Arista (fake label, for bootlegs/counterfeits/pirated releases only)F308092135017483176

Relationships

artist & repertoire support:Richard Mainwaring
Joshua Sarubin
Theresa Wilson
associated singles/EPs:Complicated
I'm With You / Sk8er Boi
I’m With You
Losing Grip
Sk8er Boi
Unwanted
part of:Juno Awards: Pop Album of the Year (number: 2003) (order: 7)
Music Canada Certified Nine Times Platinum Albums (order: 21)
Music Canada Certified Diamond Albums (order: 22)
Juno Awards: Album of the Year (number: 2003) (order: 23)
Music Canada Certified Eight Times Platinum Albums (order: 23)
Music Canada Certified Seven Times Platinum Albums (order: 26)
Music Canada Certified Six Times Platinum Albums (order: 29)
Music Canada Certified Quintuple Platinum Albums (order: 34)
Music Canada Certified Quadruple Platinum Albums (order: 41)
Music Canada Certified Triple Platinum Albums (order: 58)
Music Canada Certified Double Platinum Albums (order: 98)
Music Canada Certified Platinum Albums (order: 150)
Music Canada Certified Gold Albums (order: 296)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/28622 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Avril-lavigne/Let-go [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/dbxm [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000222043 [info]
Wikidata:Q213039 [info]

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Musical snobs over the age of 21 are likely to be highly suspicious of Avril Lavigne. She's only 17, she's pretty, she's sold a zillion albums already, she talks a lot about keeping it real: she must be rubbish, right?

Wrong. Avril's current single 'Sk8ter Boi' is brilliant. It's a classic high energy pop song with crunchy guitars and a great hook. Its tale of a snobby girl who rejects the loser who becomes a grunge superstar while she turns into a single mum is as slick and clever as an episode of Buffy. It bowls you over with its energy and sticks in your mind.

It's one of the best tracks on this uneven debut album. 'Losing Grip', the opening track, is another absolute cracker. When the guitar and the scratching cuts in at maximum volume and Avril starts wailing about some boy who did her wrong, I'm with her all the way: it seems real enough, exciting enough to me. And in the quiet bits her voice has the purity of a folk singer.

'Complicated' you already know about: a classic radio friendly pop song that lodges in your head. And 'I'm With You' is a sweet and rather touching power ballad, and must be the next single.

But about half the album plays far too safe: not enough raw guitar, too many weak songs. Every one needs to be a potential single and some aren't. 'My World' contains some horrible rapping that even an eleven year old would find embarrassing. Lyrics like "Sometimes I get so weird I even freak myself out" are pretty naive.

But these are the mistakes of someone still learning. I'd take 'Losing Grip' over the supposedly more adult but actually more self indulgent angst rock of Tori Amos or Alanis Morrissette. There's nothing better than anger combined with a great pop hook. More quality control, more grit and Avril will build her current success into a long, bright future.