Nickelback

Nickelback

How You Remind Me

Roadrunner

Anyone who listens to alt-rock radio will have heard this song at least once if your DJs are doing what they’re supposed to be. The sweetly written and emotional rock thing is a little played out, but Nickelback’s new single “How You Remind Me” is their best yet. Creed, 3 Doors Down, Staind (on their ballads) and at least one local band from every little town has paved the way for the type A alt- rocker to expose his soul and actually write music that tells of something; the throaty voice, tight pants, shaggy hair, and dark aviator glasses are just accessories to the deeper meaning off all passionate guys with guitars. Telling about a fight with a significant other where he/she basically just rips you up, declaring all your faults in one session: “Never made it as a wise man/ I couldn’t cut it as a poor man stealing/ Tired of living like a blind man/I’m sick inside without a sense of feeling/And this is how your remind me/This is how you remind me of what I really am/It’s not like you to say sorry” is something that everyone can identify with in some sense. Other than that, it’s a strong track and a good example of what alt-rock is supposed to be like. These guys could be Nickelback, world-renowned recording artists, or your next door neighbor’s band — it’s just that kind of music.

Roadrunner Records, 902 Broadway, New York, NY 10010; http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com, http://www.nickelback.com

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