Left to their own devices on Here and Now, Nickelback have done the unthinkable: they’ve embraced who they are. Chad Kroeger’s brow is no longer furrowed, treating rock & roll as an ordeal; he’s stepped back a bit, allowing himself to have a good time. This doesn’t quite mean he’s left his misogyny behind – it lingers, infecting otherwise innocuous songs – but it does mean that Nickelback no longer rely solely on heavy-footed power chords set to lumbering rhythms. True, this signature sound still underpins much of Here and Now, but the group is now loose enough to throw in a disco-rock thumper (“Kiss It Goodbye,” another in a long line of anti-Hollywood, anti-plasticity anthems destined to be staples in Hollywood strip clubs) and even dabbles in a bit of power pop on “When We Stand Together,” giving it an actual swing, something unheard on previous Nickelback albums, and this isn’t an isolated incident. “Gotta Get Me Some” abandons the brutal four-on-the-floor Nickelback signature in favor of an actual groove and the group even sounds nimble on its power ballads.
Always a tad bit cleverer than he's ever given credit for, Chad Kroeger is perfectly aware not only of his encroaching middle age but also the shifting commercial marketplace and where Nickelback fit within that. No Fixed Address, Nickelback's eighth album and by some measure their most adventurous record, doesn't find Kroeger abandoning his gift for brutish hooks, but he has moved his band away from its reliance on Paleozoic power chords.
The Best of Nickelback Volume 1 is the first greatest hits album by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released on November 4, 2013 through Roadrunner Records (internationally) and Universal Music Canada (in Canada) to coincide with their October–November 2013 "The Hits Tour". Though frontman Chad Kroeger had previously stated in an interview that their upcoming greatest hits album would include new songs as well as previous hits, the final track listing contains only previously released material. The compilation features singles released from all but the band's first two albums; namely Silver Side Up (2001), The Long Road (2003), All the Right Reasons (2005), Dark Horse (2008), and Here and Now (2011).
The Long Road is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback, released on September 23, 2003. The album was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA in March 2005 and it had sold 3,591,000 copies as of April 2011. It has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and in the year 2003, was only the album to have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and was ranked #157 on Billboard's 200 Albums of the Decade. It is the band's last album with Ryan Vikedal as drummer.
2013 collection from the Canadian hard rockers. Encapsulating an astonishing career to date, The Best Of Nickelback Volume One features 19 tracks, over 73 minutes of music, including the smash hits "Photograph," "How You Remind Me," "Rockstar," "Burn It To the Ground," "Far Away" and many more. Nickelback is one the biggest rock bands in the world with a proven track record that certainly speaks to the group's stature. The group has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and, since the 2001 breakthrough of "How You Remind Me," has sent more than 18 singles rocketing onto the various Billboard charts, expanding its solid foothold in Rock markets to the Top 40 world.