Under My Skin

Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2004 Ratings: #330 / 430
User Score
Based on 503 ratings
2004 Ratings: #172
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It's not that Lavigne hasn't matured, but it's that her talents are better suited on music that's a little less contemplative and deliberate than Under My Skin.

Q Magazine
An altogether more satisfying supply of air punching, stadium sized choruses.
Entertainment Weekly
As contrived as the results can be, there's no denying the level of craft at work.
Rolling Stone

Lavigne doesn’t incorporate any new ideas on Skin; instead, she shines up her old ones, often multitracking her voice to make sure you don’t miss the mile-wide choruses.

NOW Magazine
Bubble-gum pop it ain't, but Avril's real appeal is in translating teen angst into believably insipid lyrics – the ones here are charmingly raw.
Slant Magazine
While the hooks here are undeniable, Avril’s lyrics are often vague or archetypical.

As an album it's just too inconsistent to jump up to the next level.

The Guardian
Lavigne certainly has the vocal equipment to cope, simpering dejectedly at the outset and belting it out at the climax, but it is hard to muster much excitement.

Take me away-8.7πŸ’š
Don’t tell me-7.8πŸ’š
He wasn’t-8.8πŸ’š
How does it feel-8.8πŸ’š
My happy ending-8.9πŸ’š
Nobody’s home-9.0πŸ’š
Who knows-8.3πŸ’š
Fall to pieces-8.4πŸ’š
Freak out-8.6πŸ’š
Slipped away-7.7πŸ’š
I always get what I want-7.8πŸ’š

Final rate:84πŸ’š


Take Me Away: 8.7/10
Together: 8.4/10
Don't Tell Me: 9/10
He Wasn't: 8.2/10
How Does It Feel: 8/10
My Happy Ending: 9.4/10
Nobody's Home: 10/10
Forgotten: 9/10
Who Knows: 7.7/10
Fall to Pieces: 6.6/10
Freak Out: 6.4/10
Slipped Away : 6.9/10
I Always Get What I Want: 6.9/10


Take Me Away - 100
Together - 65
Don't Tell Me - 100
He Wasn't - 100
How Does It Feel - 100
My Happy Ending - 100
Nobody's Home - 100
Forgotten - 70
Who Knows - 90
Fall to Pieces - 100
Freak Out - 95
Slipped Away - 100


Avril Lavigne’s sophomore album 'Under My Skin' was everything I wanted her debut album to be. In addition to my favorite Avril song, “Nobody’s Home” being on this album, the album contains tons of that perfect Avril Lavigne punk rock that we all know and love. The album is more mature, edgy, and overall just better than “Let Go”. I was definitely not let down.


Definitivamente é melhor que o debut. Enquanto o seu antecessor tem muita música bobinha e sem muita personalidade, esse aqui nos transmite uma vibe bem mais madura considerando que as melodias e a composição estão bem mais sérias. Eu gostei desse álbum, gostei da atmosfera dark que ele quis passar, mas sinto que ele não envelheceu tão bem assim. Acredito que ele ficou muito preso naquele passado onde ser emo e escutar pop punk tava ... read more


Favourites: Take Me Away, Together, Don't Tell Me, My Happy Ending, Nobody's Home, Forgotten, Freak Out, Slipped Away
Least Favourite: Who Knows

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Added on: April 4, 2013