- SPIN Rating:5 of 10
You know you're in trouble when Avril Lavigne starts sharing song titles with R.E.M. and Pink Floyd. Yet if "Everybody Hurts" and "Wish You Were Here" find the former brat-punk princess in dreary woe-is-me mode (inspired, one presumes, by her recent divorce from Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley), Goodbye Lullaby isn't entirely free of the singer's shallow-end sass: On the Max Martin-produced "What the Hell," she tries to shake the breakup blues over an organ-driven robo-garage groove. "I'd rather rage than sit around and wait all day," Lavigne proclaims, and she's not the only one.