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AVRIL LAVIGNE Let Go (Arista/BMG) Rating: NN Rating: NN

Avril Lavigne is nothing new or novel. Sure, she’s, like, 17 years old. But so was Britney once upon a time. She’s a sweet pop songstress with a proclivity for punk and big, slightly grungy guitars. I suppose the thing that sets her apart from the other cute kiddies is her tough-ass butch skatergirl look. Don’t get me wrong — I appreciate it, along with her naive lyrics. You’d better believe songs like Sk8r Boi were cribbed from a 17-year-old’s diary.


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