Avril Lavigne - Love Sux
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2022 Ratings: #319 / 330
User Score
Based on 740 ratings
2022 Ratings: #358
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Clash
‘Love Sux’ is more of an antidote to pop progress rather than a nostalgic throwback. It just has all the elements of what made us fall in love with Avril Lavigne in the first place.
80
musicOMH
Should she go full pop? Should she go all out rock? Is she better doing soft adult contemporary? This seventh album blows all those preconceptions out the water, leaving a record that is finally pure distilled Avril that will connect with long time fans and the Gen Z kids who recognise her iconic status.
80
AllMusic
After a decade of artistic exploration and soul-searching, the self-proclaimed "motherf*ckin princess" has reclaimed her pop-punk crown.
80
Kerrang!

Perhaps mindful of the need to compete with her proteges and pretenders, or keen to navigate to pastures relatively new, Love Sux has enough elements to make for a refreshing listen.

80
Rolling Stone
She hasn’t had this much fun in years, reminding us that her original sound was a blueprint for today’s pop-punk boom.
70
The Young Folks
Avril Lavigne has delivered an engaging body of work, reminding the world how she helped shape so much of the culture.
60
The Line of Best Fit

Even if Love Sux isn’t a perfect album, it’s certainly a well-deserved victory lap from someone with little left to prove.

60
The Independent
A shameless but cathartic hit of nostalgia
60
NME
‘Love Sux’ is a progressive pop-punk album that eschews the old rules – but not at the expense of maximalist, joyful guitar anthems.
60
Gigwise
Avril, Travis, Mark Hoppus & co. had a real opportunity to live up to the genre’s new standards. Instead, they’ve fallen short of the bar set by newbies Olivia Rodrigo and WILLOW.
60
Evening Standard

Not only does she look exactly the same 20 years on, the music sounds the same too.

60
The Observer
High-energy bangers follow one after the other as the Canadian returns to her pop-punk roots.
60
PopMatters

Capitalizing on early 2000s pop-punk nostalgia, Love Sux is an algorithm-appeasing record that feels like the most impersonal Avril Lavigne has ever been.

40
The Arts Desk

Your enjoyment of Love Sux will thus fully depend on your relationship to the pop-punk of the early Noughties.

BaddieBaphomet
40

NO NUANCE REVIEW

You know what sux more than love? This current 2000’s Blink era pop-punk/emo revival. Elder millennials are having a boomer moment and letting bad pop-punk become insanely popular due to nostalgia AND I HATE IT. Lets just leave the past in the past and stop asking Travis Barker and Avril Lavigne to pretend they aren’t 40, good god.

stolenpositions
40

I planned on writing a full review for this but honestly after listening to the album a couple of times through I don't think I have any strong feelings to share, so instead I'm just gonna quote some of the lyrics from it because I think they pretty much resume my overall thoughts. Maybe Avril should listen to herself more often.

"Am I insane expectin' you to change?
It's the same thing over and over again
Déjà vu
It's time to act your age
It's the same thing over and over ... read more

ratococacola
36

Em Love Sux, Avril decidiu fechar os olhos e virar totalmente as costas para a maturidade, amor próprio e vergonha nessa merda de cara.
O pop rock dos anos 2000 está revivendo atualmente, e é claro que a cara do gênero ia surfar nessa onda, da forma mais bosta possível.
Os adolescentes dos anos 2000 que se identificavam com essas músicas de moleque metido a revoltado porque levou pé na bunda.... hoje em dia são um bando de marmanjos velhos ... read more

tommy_lindsey
40

Nothing Avril hasn't done before but good to see her back making music.

traumaqueen4eva
57

Avril Lavigne grande nome do pop/rock fez bem em aproveitar o hype do gênero para fazer seu retorno. No entanto, acredito que é preciso ter mais cuidado com quem se anda trabalhando. A produção de Travis Barker já está completamente saturada, e para piorar ela acrescenta esse tal de MOD SUN. Poderia ser pior se Machine Gun Kelly também fosse produtor do disco.

O álbum me lembra uma sonoridade teen que não se encaixa mais na figura e ... read more

eascaiden
82

this is a really good album and i think everyone's just mean. the album sounds fresh with lots of variety, and although it's maybe a bit generic at times, i think that's fine. i would probably be rating this 90+ if it weren't for the features. the features drag this down a bit (although i think blackbear wasnt that bad) and combined with the lyrics, i can't exactly give this much higher than what i've given it (although it's quite high already). it does have some really good production though ... read more

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Added on: December 29, 2021