The State

March 6, 2000 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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3:58
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3:56
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3:30
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2:45
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4:05
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3:01
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2:48
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3:30
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3:44
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4:08
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3:23

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  • Original Release Date: March 6, 2000
  • Release Date: March 6, 2000
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2000 The All Blacks B.V.
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  • Total Length: 38:48
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  • ASIN: B0011ZW8MG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,154 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Truly one of the best songs on the album.
presypclhs
And saying things like "are we all listening to the same cd." I didnt understand that and that is why im writing this review.
Kyle Daily
The chorus sounds like something by audioslave or vertical horizon, very catchy but done at a perfect pace.
RaisedOnSpitalfield

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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By presypclhs on July 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a very good album, overall. The progression of Nickelback from Hesher to Curb to the State to Silver Side Up and to The Long Road is fairly straightforward. The guitar plaing becomes more complicated and the singing becomes smoother. The latter is not necessarily a good thing, however. The singing on this album is wonderful, it is rough, and gritty and fits the tone of the album beautifully. Lead singer and frontman Chad Kroeger loses this roughness in his later albums, yet his voice is too rough in earlier albums. To me, his voice is perfect on the State.
Breathe - To me, Breathe is a very remorseful song. The lyrics seem to be coming out of the mouth of someone who is bored of the life they are living. "Who wins /Well who cares/It always ends up the same." The singing is rough, of course, and the guitar playing is at its best in this track. Truly one of the best songs on the album.
Cowboy Hat - Cowboy Hat is one of the best songs on the album. I dont really know what the meaning of the lyrics are, but Chad's voice is just perfect. The percussion is great, as is the guitar. The opening stanza is probably one of my favorites of alltime. Cowboy Hat is extremely catchy and I think would probably have made a better opening track than Breathe.
Leader of Men - Leader of Men, according to Chad Kroeger, is "a song about magic mushrooms." Before I heard that, I didnt pay much attention to the lyrics. But lines like "Tell your friends not to think aloud/Until they swallow/Whisper things into my brain/Your voice sounds so hollow" are a giveaway. This is an enjoyable song to listen to and I can see why its so popular. It is one of my favorites. Though the vocals are not fantastic on this track, the lyrics are outstanding.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Petar Vodogaz on February 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I started off as a fan of Nickelback after their Curb CD. Realising that they had a debut album I decided to buy this one and whilst many of the songs were listenable they were to me flat sounding. Nickelback was relatively knew on the music world stage and it took them sometime to get their footing and become well known. It was only ever going to be a matter of time.

This CD is not going to be for everybody, however it is a introduction to how Nickelback sounded at the beginning and their musical evolution over a matter of time. I wish the band all the luck in the future and they have certainly improved 10 fold over the last few years.
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Joe on July 13, 2000
Format: Audio CD
With 3 Doors Down's "Kryptonite" and Nickelback's "Leader of Men", there are finally two great rock songs on the chart for the first time since about 1994.
Leader of Men is just classic driving hard rock. It's about getting high, but its also about making choices. When Nickelback says, "I'm not a leader of men since I prefer to follow", it's obvious the group fears peer pressure driving a person to drugs.
The opening song on the CD really clicked for me. Lead singer Chad Kroeger says half the song is about Stalin and Churchill walking together and the other half is about a deteriorating relationship. The question why he would mix those topics together comes up to the listener. After a few listens though, it starts to fit together. The song rocks too hard to bother with the lyrics anyway. Most of the album is like that. From the opening Breathe to the closing songs, Not Leavin' Yet and Hold Out Your Hand, Nickelback pumps adrenaline back into music.
While not quite Springsteen or even Ozzy Osborne lyrically, Chad Kroeger does offer some insights into The State- of everything that goes on in the listener's life. As I leave for college, the lyric from Breathe, "If I could pack my life, I wanna know do you want me to go?" is one that really touches me. The opening line of "Leader of Men" also touches me, "Tell your friends not to think out loud until they swallow."
In all Nickelback created a canvass with this album that contains so many images from all people's lives. It's for you to discover, buy this album.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jeans Yoder on July 2, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Before the whole rock sound of the 2000's that includes loud crunching guitars, mindless drum beating, and a lead singer screaming off the top of his lungs for long notes a la Defaut, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, and countless others came the Canadian band Nickelback (who I consider the father of our new rock sound).

With grunge dying off in about 1995 led to a 4 year period of great alternative rock, which soon let to this crisp, somewhat over produced sound we have now. The State features some great songs, but some fillers as well, thus the following review:

By far the best song is "Breathe" at the #1 spot. Thankfully it was a single and continues to be a great singalong.

"Leader of Men" the 1st single by the band ever is jsut a step down. The slow beginning eventually picks up into a ruckus chorus. Good lyrics.

I would have to classify "Old Enough" into that filler status. As a radio single, I'd have picked something else because the song seems to be a repetive echo of itself and the lyrics aren't too great.

A bumpy ride with "Worthy to Say" ocillates w/ Chad's voice up and down throughout the song making it a rather nice roller coaster with a few intermissions here and there.

Nothing to special with "Diggin' This" either. Just another song to fit the bill.

"Deep" is rather deep with a Creedesque crunch w/ Chad's voice.

Thankfully "One Last Ride" shows up and you start to really rock to. An instant classic I'd have easily made into a single. It has an uptempo beat to it which lets you just jam out to any time. The drumming is what actually makes this a great song, with a nice solo along w/ some layered guitars.
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