Avril Lavigne Just Seems Fake, Plain And Simple

As Avril Lavigne’s popularity rises, the backlash also seems to rise along with it. Jessica Zietz of Rec Room Magazine blasts the singer in a lengthy examination of the Canadian pop/punk star’s annoyances. Zietz writes, “Avril Lavigne just seems fake, plain and simple. She tries to pull off this tormented, wounded puppy look in the ‘Complicated’ video. She emphasizes her songwriting and guitar playing, yet had numerous songwriters work on her album, while the guitar is rarely strapped around her body when the music is live.”

Avril Lavigne’s Album Sales Jumps End

July 24, 2002 – The momentum Avril Lavigne had with sequential rises in album sales every week since ‘Let Go’ debuted has ended. The singer saw her album drop to the #5 spot on the charts, selling a little over 110,000 copies. On top of the charts was Dave Matthews Band’s latest album ‘Busted Stuff’, which cleared 621,000 copies, plenty to beat out Nelly whose ‘Nellyville’ ended its three-week reign at the top. Vanessa Carlton’s ‘Be Not Nobody’ cracked the half-million mark in sales last week, putting her in the #30 spot.

Avril Lavigne Soars In Search Requests

July 23, 2002 – The Lycos 50 is out today and as Avril Lavigne climbs the album charts, she climbs in search requests as well, putting her within striking distance of perennial pop champ Britney Spears. With Britney in the #4 spot and Avril in the #11 spot, Spears’ reign as the queen of pop may be in trouble. Shakira lands at #20, Jennifer Lopez at #27, and Ashanti at #49. The full list at Lycos.com has since been removed.

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7 thoughts on “Avril Lavigne Just Seems Fake, Plain And Simple

  1. dum_BLONDE says:

    She’s in so much denial right now, I’m not sure if she’s gonna last in the music biz. We constantly hear her drone on and on about how she’s “not into the pop scene” and wishes people would stop judging her. Well sorry to burst your punk rock wannabe bubble sweety, but you ARE the pop scene. Her music is okay but I really wish she would stop insisting that it’s “different than everyone else” because it’s pretty similar to lots of things I’ve been hearing these days.

  2. PT says:

    Agreed. She just looks for an image and the stupid thing is that many teenage little girls will respond to it. the same stupid girls that will end up getting laid by some guy who easily tricked just like Avril manages to do.

  3. tryingtofindoutaname says:

    please Avril co-wrote all of her songs back then you when she was like a KID and now that she’s more experienced and better understands what she’s doing she’s even started to write and produce them all on her own!!

  4. Christy says:

    Where to start, well, I am a fan of Avril’s music, let me rephrase, a fan of her first two albums, but I don’t like her as a person very much. And yes, I do think she seems a little fake. First she tries to be this skater punk, and then this classy, pink, blonde, lady. Ive never seen her perform live but I’ve watched live videos. In 75% of them, she sounds off-key. Like, she just can’t sing. I’ve also noticed how she doesn’t really play any instruments live that she ‘plays’ in her videos. I’ve seen her play piano, on a video of course-not live, and you couldn’t even hear it. I’ve had many friends say they’ve noticed she doesn’t even really play the guitar. That it’s fake. I don’t know of it’s true or not, but it wouldn’t surprise me. I think her look and past look is all fake. She is just looking for an image to be cool. I’ve seen school pictures of her and she looked nothing like she did when she started with Arista. It’s funny, she said in high school she only hung out with boys because girls were jealous of her? I’ve seem pictures of her with girls in school. Just girls. No guys whatsoever. *cough cough* Yes, she did play on a boys hockey team, but I saw a video of her saying how she was Bette than them. I don’t think that’s how you speak about friends.. Anyways, just my outlook. :P

  5. Corey Groves says:

    I just wanted to say that Avril Lavigne needs to do the world a really big favor and drop dead because she is really fake, plain and simple. The day that she becomes a, “Rock chick” or a, “Skater chick” who sings and writes Rock music will be the day when pigs fly because not only that she fakes her way on playing the guitar by playing only a few chords on it, also because she doesn’t know how to ollie and she doesn’t know how to do any tricks on a skateboard. She thinks that being so hardcore is by wearing clothes and accessories from Hot Topic and by smashing a vintage car with a guitar in her, “Sk8er Boi” music video, but it’s not. She isn’t hardcore at all and she never will be no matter what anybody out there says or thinks. She is nothing but a Pop music artist who sings and writes Pop music, and always have been ever since she came into the music industry back in 2002. As far as her, “Abbey Dawn” clothing line goes, it is meant to be worn by posers such as herself. I don’t care if she is only being herself, she needs to grow up and stop acting and dressing like a wild teenager because she isn’t a wild teenager anymore. She is already a grown woman who will be 29 years-old soon and she needs to start acting and dressing like it because she can’t go around acting and dressing like a wild teenager for the rest of her life. She is also a terrible role model to all of her fans out there because not only that I saw a video of her on YouTube when she was spitting at the Paparazzi while she was drunk, also because she called Lindsay Lohan a fake and a loser to her face for no reason when Lindsay just wanted to say, “Hi” to her and her friends. Avril is very immature and she acts like a drama queen who always craves for a lot of attention by crying in her, “Wish You Were Here” music video. Her new hit single, “Here’s To Never Growing Up” sucks and so does the music video. End of story.

  6. oh hey says:

    Just to clarify, Avril really does play piano, guitar, and also drums. For clarification, search “Avril Lavigne Bonez Tour” on YouTube. You can watch her full performance in Budokan, where she plays piano(Forgotten, Together, Slipped Away) and guitar(He Wasn’t, My Happy Ending, Who Knows, Nobody’s Home, Don’t Tell Me) live; and that’s just on the Bonez Tour. She also played drums(Runaway) on The Best Damn Tour, as well as playing guitar and piano. Please don’t make assumptions when you haven’t watched videos of her live more than a few times; no artist plays instruments live all the time, and Avril actually does so a lot more than most other artists.

  7. oh hey says:

    Also, I understand that Avril is often called a poser because of her sudden change of style in the way she sings, acts, and dresses, but many people don’t take the time to understand her circumstance; she grew up in a town of only 5,000 people, and then suddenly, practically overnight, she was world famous – and at the age of 17. At 17, did you have your personality entirely figured out and cemented, and were your style and opinions still exactly the same by the time you turned 21? Imagine the normal growing pains and confusion of becoming an adult with their own unique views, intensified by constantly being held under surveillance by intrusive media; especially seeing as she was used to living in a town where she knew everything, and suddenly she was being dragged all across the world to perform with thousands of strangers screaming her name everywhere she went! Avril simply was forced to grow up under the spotlight, and was probably just trying to conform to suit the media.

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