Nickelback ‎– The State

Roadrunner Records ‎– RR 8586-2, Roadrunner Records ‎– 8085862RR
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(Recorded & Mixed at) Greenhouse Studios in Burnaby, BC
(Mastered) at Metalworks In Misissauga. ON
All Songs registered with SOCAN

In loving Memory of Hugh Peake, Lola Ernst and Melanie Evans wish you were here...

Originally released 1998 with a different cover

Back cover:
Issued under license to Roadrunner Records from The All Blacks B.V.
Roadrunner Records is a registered trademark of The All Blacks B.V.
Ⓟ 1999 The All Blacks B.V. • © 2001 The All Blacks B.V.

RR 8586-2 • 8085862RR

Comes in jewel case with clear tray and an 8-page booklet including lyrics.

No durations given on release, taken from software.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 016861858629
  • Barcode (Text): 0 16861 85862 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1,2,3,4): manufactured by optimal media production A043099-01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1,2,3,4): ifpi L571
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 9718
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 9721
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 9727
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 9724
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Rights Society: SOCAN
  • Label Code: LC 09231

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
WPCR-14622 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, RE) EMI Music Canada WPCR-14622 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
RRCY-25010 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records RRCY-25010 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
RR 8586-2 Nickelback The State(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records RR 8586-2 US 2000 Sell This Version



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July 29, 2018

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?