Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

In response to romantic discord, the singer wants to overcome conflict and hateful feelings (“Do This Anymore”), and iron out rough spots (“Someday”). Appealing to a higher power, the band recognizes man’s need to be loved and “delivered” on “Believe It or Not.” An indiscretion leaves a humbled man “Flat on the Floor.” A heartless girl is condemned for giving birth in a bathroom stall at her prom, then murdering the baby (“Throw Yourself Away”). It suggests that God would’ve helped if she’d taken time to ask. Even so ...

Objectionable Content

The song goes too far by advising the girl to kill herself (“D--n you for thinking we’d never know ... Why the h--- don’t you blow yourself away”). “See You at the Show” adores after-concert parties with booze and groupies. Other songs emphasize sexual trysts (“Learn the Hard Way,” “Feelin’ Way Too D--n Good”), a profane falling out between live-in lovers (“Should’ve Listened”) and drunken thuggishness (a remake of Elton John’s “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”). A guy praises a drug-abusing woman for the lack of self-respect that leads her to perform sexual favors for him (“Figured You Out”). There’s one f-word.

Summary Advisory

Raw language, rage, alcohol use and descriptive sexual situations. They make The Long Road way too bumpy in spite of Nickelback’s defense of newborns and reverent mentions of God. Teens should take a detour.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

Discussion Topics

Additional Comments/Notes

Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

Genre

Rock

Author

Cast

Director

Distributor

Network

Performance

Top-10 album

Record Label

Roadrunner

Platform

Publisher

Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards

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