I remember when I bought Avril Lavigne’s first album in 2003. It was in Wuhan, China, and I listened to it on the bus drive to our next stop. It was much better than I expected. Energetic, powerful and most of all authentic. I don’t know if Avril wrote the songs herself, but it sure felt like she did, like she was singing about her own experiences and that’s what made me like it. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for her latest album. It just does not feel “real”. Too much “Girlfriend”, too little “Complicated”. There are no really bad songs on the album, but also hardy any good ones. “What The Hell” made it to my spring playlist, but barely. Besides that, no other song stuck with me. Too generic, too much pabulum, too much blaw. Only 2.5 stars (Review Ratings).