Nickelback ‎– The State

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724352273522 Nickelback The State(CD, Album) EMI Music Canada 724352273522 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
none Nickelback The State(CD, Album) Not On Label (Nickelback Self-released) none Canada 1999 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 472 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 472 US 1999 Sell This Version
RR 8586-4 Nickelback The State(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8586-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
RRCY-11121 Nickelback The State(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RRCY-11121 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 25951 2 9 Nickelback The State(CD, Album) EMI Music Canada 7243 5 25951 2 9 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
RRD 8586 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, Club, CRC) Roadrunner Records RRD 8586 US 2000 Sell This Version
RR 8586-2 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records RR 8586-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
MASS CD 0882 Nickelback The State(CD, Album) Metal Mind Records MASS CD 0882 Poland 2001 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 472 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 472 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
RR 8586-2, 8085862RR Nickelback The State(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR 8586-2, 8085862RR Europe 2001 Sell This Version
RR 8586-2 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records (6) RR 8586-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
S 160002 Nickelback The State(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Simply Vinyl S 160002 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
MASS 0882 Nickelback The State(Cass, Album) Metal Mind Records MASS 0882 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
RR MC-263962 Nickelback The State(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Revers Records RR MC-263962 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
RR-8586-4 Nickelback The State(Cass, Album) Moon Records (2) RR-8586-4 Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
RRCY-25010 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records RRCY-25010 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
460502600127 Nickelback The State(CD, Album) Universal Music Russia 460502600127 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
MR-505-2 Nickelback The State(CD, Album) Moon Records (2) MR-505-2 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
RRCY-29174 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) Roadrunner Records RRCY-29174 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR-14622 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, RE) EMI Music Canada WPCR-14622 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
081227933739 Nickelback The State(LP, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records 081227933739 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
R1 185862 Nickelback The State(LP, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records R1 185862 US 2017 Sell This Version
1686-185862 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records 1686-185862 US Unknown Sell This Version
260012-7, 260 012-7 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records (6), Universal (3) 260012-7, 260 012-7 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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fokkerTISM

fokkerTISM

October 26, 2018
referencing The State, LP, Album, RE, 081227933739

Highlights: Breathe, Leader of Men, Diggin' This, One Last RUn
martindavey87

martindavey87

July 29, 2018
referencing The State, CD, Album, RE, RR 8586-2, 8085862RR

Nickelback’s second album sees the Canadian rockers begin to step away from the Nirvana-wannabes that they were, and slowly become the band we’d all come to know and love (and mostly hate). While I found their debut too much of a grunge record way after grunge’s time had expired, ‘The State’ sees them develop a more traditional hard rock style, particularly with the guitar playing, and with frontman Chad Kroeger sounding more like himself than a fake Kurt Cobain.

The formula is simple. Four-minute songs with driving riffs and raspy vocals, simple structures and lyrics that focus on whatever usual drivel people sing about; Relationships, depression, politics etc. It’s not terrible, and it’s a blueprint that has worked for countless bands and will for countless more, but unfortunately ‘The State’ is still a pretty mediocre release. There’s a few moments that show the potential the band possess, but the production still gives it a bit of a post-grunge sound that doesn’t do the music justice.

‘Breathe’ and ‘Leader of Men’ are both pretty decent tracks, though. And if nothing else, they certainly show the direction Nickelback are headed in, and it’s a direction that would bring worldwide success. However, it will come at a cost. But listening to ‘The State’, who’d imagine they’re listening to one of the biggest and most (in)famous bands on the planet?