Nickelback ‎– Curb

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Roadrunner Records ‎– RR 8440-2
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1 Little Friend 3:49
2 Pusher 4:01
3 Detangler 3:41
4 Curb
Cello – Ariel WatsonDrums – Boyd Grealy
4:52
5 Where? 4:27
6 Falls Back On 2:58
7 Sea Groove 3:58
8 Fly 2:53
9 Just Four 3:54
10 Left 4:03
11 Window Shopper 3:43
12 I Don't Have 4:06

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Recorded and Mixed at Turtle Recording Studios, Richmond, B.C., except "Fly" And "Window Shopper" recorded by Jeff Bond at Crosstown Studios, North Vancouver, B.C.

Back cover:
Issued under license to Roadrunner Records from The All Blacks B.V.
℗ 1996 Nickelback Productions, Inc. © 2002 The All Blacks B.V.

CD matrix:
manufactured by optimal media production

Comes in jewel case with clear tray and a 4-page inlay.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 16861 84402 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 016861844028
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): manufactured by optimal media production A264214-01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi L572
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 9716
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): manufactured by optimal media production A264214-01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi L572
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 9722
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): manufactured by optimal media production A264214-01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi L572
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 9705
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): manufactured by optimal media production A264214-01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi L572
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 9701
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): manufactured by optimal media production A264214-01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi L572
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 9710
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Rights Society: SOCAN
  • Label Code: LC 09231

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NKL 555 Nickelback Curb(CD, Album) Factor NKL 555 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
168 618 440-2 Nickelback Curb(CD, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records (6) 168 618 440-2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
460502601187 Nickelback Curb(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Universal Music Russia 460502601187 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
RR MC-86386 Nickelback Curb(Cass, Album, Comp, Unofficial) Revers Records RR MC-86386 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
2297-2 Nickelback Curb(CD, Album) Sum Records (2), Roadrunner Records 2297-2 Brazil 1996 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

April 26, 2018

I never really cared much for the term "post" being placed before music genres. "Post this" and "post that", it all sounded a bit pretentious to me. That is, until I heard Nickelback's debut album, 1996's 'Curb'. Often cited as "post grunge", it all makes sense to me now! Channelling their inner Seattle grunge scene, 'Curb' sounds a lot like a Canadian band poorly mimicking Nirvana or Pearl Jam a couple of years removed from the grunge genres mainstream peak.

Now, don't get me wrong, I actually like Nickelback, and don't understand the absolute scorn and contempt that is thrust upon them. But it's hard to believe the worldwide success they'd go on to have, considering the quality of this release.

I guess it's just a case of a young band trying to find their sound, but there's really nothing noteworthy here except a few half-assed watered down attempts at sounding like the aforementioned grunge bands. The musicianship is fairly average, vocalist Chad Kroeger (who'll go on to become one of the most hated men in rock music) has a good voice and an impressive range, but if you're going back to this album after hearing their later mainstream hits, it's apparent how much he's trying to sound like Kurt Cobain.

Still, it's not all bad. There's one or two moments where it's easy to hear where the band truly shine, and that's in the riffs department. 'Little Friend', 'Pusher', 'Detangler' and 'Where' are all innocent enough numbers. Nothing amazingly outstanding, but they have their qualities that make them listenable. Should I accidently stumble across them, that is.

But overall, let's face it, we only want to hear the bands 2001 mega hit 'How You Remind Me', and this sounds nothing like that band! This is a pretty bland and uninteresting (yet inoffensive if you do happen upon it) release. Wait for them to develop their own style and things will really start to fall into place.