Let Go

~ Release group by Avril Lavigne

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Let Go Enhanced CD 13 Arista 07822-14740-2 078221474023
Let Go CD 13 Arista ARCD-4740 777496017088
Let Go CD 13 Arista CLAST(CF)435 6007124375735
Let Go (BMG club edition) Enhanced CD 13 BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 07822-14740-2, D144805 [none]
Let Go Enhanced CD 13 Arista 07822-14740-2 078221474023
Let Go CD 13 Arista 74321 96205 2 743219620521
Let Go CD 13
Let Go CD 16 Arista
Let Go CD 14 Arista BVCA-27013 4988017610053
Let Go Digital Media 13 Arista [none]
Let Go Copy Control CD 13 Arista 74321962052 743219620521
Let Go CD 14 Arista BVCA-24007 4988017612958
Let Go Enhanced CD 13 Arista 74321949312 743219493125
Let Go CD 13 Arista, BMG Brasil Ltda., Hifi Recordings 74321949312 743219493125
Let Go CD 13 Arista 162 214740 078221474023
Let Go Enhanced CD 15 Arista 74321949312 743219493125
Let Go (unknown) 14
Let Go 2×CD 13 + 5 Arista 82876-52937-2 828765293723
Let Go CD 18 Arista 82876-61050-2, BVCA-27031 4988017622629
Let Go CD 14 Arista BVCA-21138 4988017615140
Let Go CD 14 Arista BVCM-37943 4988017649718
Let Go CD 13 Arista 88697632532 886976325329
Let Go CD 13 Arista 88697747062 886977470622
Let Go CD 14 SICP-4643 4547366254686
Promotion
Let Go: Instrumentals CD-R 12 Nettwerk [none]
Let Go (snippet sampler) CD 4 Arista ARPCD-5115
Let Go CD 7 BMG Taiwan
Bootleg
Let Go CD 17 Arista (fake label, for bootlegs/counterfeits/pirated releases only) F30809 2135017483176

Relationships

artist & repertoire support: Richard Mainwaring
Joshua Sarubin
Theresa Wilson
part of: Juno Awards: Pop Album of the Year (number: 2003)
Music Canada Certified Nine Times Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Diamond Albums
Juno Awards: Album of the Year (number: 2003)
Music Canada Certified Eight Times Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Seven Times Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Six Times Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Quintuple Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Quadruple Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Triple Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Double Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Gold Albums
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000222043 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/28622 [info]
Wikidata: Q213039 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Avril_Lavigne:Let_Go_(2002) [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/dbxm [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.