Nickelback has always been, for me, little more than a “meh” experience. I’ve committed some songs to memory, while probably the majority of their deeper cuts remain unknown to me. With that being said, I have been noticing a growing distaste for the ‘Back. Some people have even gone so far as to tell me that they “hate” the Canadian super-group. As a Canadian myself, I often wonder if hatred is the right answer. Aren’t Canadians supposed to be friendly? Welcoming? I don’t remember stepping over a mat that said “fuck yourself” frozen in front of my igloo this morning. Given this bizarre negative reaction to a group that I’m pretty sure is all about peace and love, I have decided to take it upon myself to do the unthinkable and dive into the massive discography of Nickelback. With little-to-no knowledge of this group (outside of their innumerable hits and upsetting memes) I hope to provide, as objectively as possible, an unbiased ranking of the discography of the United States #2 most successful foreign act. Without further ado, here is the definitive ranking of Nickelback’s albums from someone that identifies as somewhere between a casual listener and sort-of-fan.
An objective and non-biased list from someone that considers themselves a maybe-sort-of fan