Here and Now

Here and Now

by NickelbackNickelback

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Overview

Left to their own devices on Here and Now, Nickelback have embraced who they are. Chad Kroeger's brow is no longer furrowed, treating rock & roll as an ordeal; he's stepped back a bit, allowing himself to have a good time. Nickelback no longer rely solely on heavy-footed power chords set to lumbering rhythms. True, this signature sound still underpins much of Here and Now, but the group is now loose enough to throw in a disco-rock thumper ("Kiss It Goodbye," another in a long line of anti-Hollywood, anti-plasticity anthems destined to be staples in Hollywood strip clubs) and even dabbles in a bit of power pop on "When We Stand Together," giving it an actual swing, something unheard on previous Nickelback albums, and this isn't an isolated incident. "Gotta Get Me Some" abandons the brutal four-on-the-floor Nickelback signature in favor of an actual groove, and the group even sounds nimble on its power ballads. This, combined with a considerably broader sonic palette -- previous Nickelback albums were on a grayscale; this is defiantly colorful thanks in large part to so many guitar and vocal overdubs that the record sometimes feels like the Mutt Lange job the producer should have given them on Dark Horse -- turns Here and Now into what's Nickelback's easiest album to enjoy.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2011
Label: Roadrunner Records
UPC: 0016861770921
catalogNumber: 177092
Rank: 10325

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nickelback   Primary Artist
Mike Kroeger   Bass,Group Member
Chad Kroeger   Vocals,Group Member
Ryan Peake   Background Vocals,Group Member
Daniel Adair   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bryan Coleman   Management
Ralph James   Booking
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Gail Marowitz   Art Direction
Mike Kroeger   Composer
Brad Warren   Composer
Brett Warren   Composer
Nickelback   Producer,Concept
Chad Kroeger   Composer
Ryan Peake   Composer
Eddie Meehan   Web Design
Neil Warnock   Booking
Brian Howes   Producer
Steve Kaul   Booking
Jonathan Simkin   Legal Advisor
Rodney Clawson   Composer
Scott Cooke   Engineer
Bernie Gudvi   Management
Joey Moi   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Travis Shinn   Band Photo
Jay Van Poederooyen   Engineer
Jennie Smythe   Media Consultant
Stevie Zea Escoto   Media Consultant
Jennie Ann Quan   Web Design
Jeff Hinkle   Management
Brennan Brousseau   Cover Image
Chris Tompkins   Composer

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