“Yes, that’s right. You heard me,” Bradley Stern writes for MuuMuse. “Avril Lavigne has a new album coming out next week. It’s called Avril Lavigne. Where’d she come up with that name? I don’t know, but it has a nice ring to it.”

“Avril’s album is seriously good, y’all,” Stern writes. “It’s a genuinely solid pop record — and one of the best pop offerings of 2013. Once you get past the fact that she adamantly refuses to be anything else than her eyeliner wearin’, SK8R BOI-lovin’ self from 2002 (which I’d love to unpack in the formal review in the next few weeks), there’s nothing not to love.”

Avril Lavigne’s new self-titled album, one of the best pop records of the year“It’s so much fun, seriously — ’17,’ for instance, is the ‘Teenage Dream’ of 2013. It’s a perfect us-against-the-world, drive-into-the-sunset record,” Stern writes. “Listen now at iTunes. To quote Avril, I like it better than the hipster bullshit [“Rock N Roll“].”

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