Under My Skin

~ Release group by Avril Lavigne

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Under My Skin (Special Edition)CD + DVD16 + 6
Arista82876-67750-2828766775020
Under My SkinCD14
  • JP2004-05-12
AristaBVCA-240204988017622131
Under My SkinCD13
  • IE2004-05-21
Arista82876617872828766178722
Under My SkinCD12
  • AU2004-05-24
Sony Music Entertainment (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America since Oct 1, 2008; operates worldwide except in JP)
Under My SkinCD12
  • DE2004-05-24
Arista82876 60345 2828766034523
Under My SkinCD13
  • GB2004-05-24
Arista82876-61787-2828766178722
Under My SkinCD12
  • US2004-05-24
Arista, RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle)82876-59774-2 RE-1828765977425
Under My SkinCD12
  • CA2004-05-25
Arista, RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle)82876-59774-2828765977425
Under My SkinCD12
  • US2004-05-25
Arista82876-59774-2828765977425
Under My SkinDualDisc (CD side) + DualDisc (DVD-Video side)12 + 16
  • US2004-05-25
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle)82876 67289-2828766728927
Under My SkinCD12
Arista, BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use “BMG Rights Management”), Hifi Recordings, RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle), War Child Canada82876597742828765977425
Under My Skin(unknown)11
Under My SkinCD12
Arista82876-59774-25828765977425
Under My SkinCD12
AristaCDAST (CF) 4676007124415837
Under My SkinCD12
Arista82876-59774-2828765977425
Under My SkinCD12
  • -2004
Arista828766225723
Under My Skin (special edition)CD + DVD-Video18 + 5
  • JP2005-02-23
Arista82876-66895-2, BVCP-28031, BVCP-280324988017629031
Under My Skin(unknown)16
  • SE2005-05-25
Under My SkinCD + DVD-Video16 + 6
  • DE2005-06-13
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle)82876677512828766775129
Under My SkinCD12
  • CN2011-09-30
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)82876 5977429787799436487
Under My SkinCD14
  • JP2016-12-15
SICP-46444547366254693
Under My Skin12" Vinyl12
  • XE2017-09-15
Arista, Music on Vinyl (imprint of Music on Vinyl B.V. Do not use for manufacturing/distribution relationships!)MOVLP17728719262002500
Promotion
Under My Skin (instrumentals)CD12
Nettwerk[none]

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Don’t Tell Me
Fall to Pieces
He Wasn't
I Always Get What I Want
My Happy Ending
Nobody's Home
Take Me Away
part of:Juno Awards: Pop Album of the Year (number: 2005) (order: 9)
Music Canada Certified Quintuple Platinum Albums (order: 37)
Music Canada Certified Quadruple Platinum Albums (order: 45)
Music Canada Certified Triple Platinum Albums (order: 64)
Music Canada Certified Double Platinum Albums (order: 106)
Music Canada Certified Platinum Albums (order: 162)
Music Canada Certified Gold Albums (order: 313)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/28676 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Avril-lavigne/Under-my-skin [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/9jp2 [info]
Wikidata:Q204617 [info]

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With her self-penned songs stamping a bovver-boot over the vagaries of adolescent angst, this tomboy of teen rock kicked into the chart two years ago, providing a refreshing alternative to the bubbling broth of confectionary pop.

So, has the 19-year-old matured from the punk pixie doing time in the skate park and finding things just oh-so complicated? Well, the stock loaded guitar riffs, ambling piano melodies and brooding vocals suggest that Avril is desperate to ditch the mantle of youth and be taken seriously as an artiste.

But this is where she goes wrong. We enter the world of dating with Avril and what a gloomy, dire place it is. Too many tracks, such as 'Take Me Away' and 'My Happy Ending', pivot on the pain and despair of relationships going off the boil and, despite the stadium-rousing choruses, her whiney vocals and trite lyrics imply that madam is merely having a strop rather than wearing the hair shirt of Alanis Morrissette-style suffering.

'Don't Tell Me' turns all coy with the finger-wagging warning to her boyfriend, "Did I not tell you that I'm not like that girl, the one who gives it all away". So it's with relief that 'He Wasn't' leaps out with all the plucky cheek of old-skool Avril. A punchy chorus harks back to the kohl-lined rock chicks of yesteryear but possesses enough contemporary verve to set it up alongside the best of Busted. Similarly, the final track on the album, 'I Always Get What I Want' delivers a healthy slap in the face of authority, smacks heavily of Transvision Vamp and suggests that Avril isn't quite ready to grow up.

The combined writing efforts of band mate, Evan Taubenfeld, ex Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody and the watchful eye of Linkin Park producer Da Gilmore infuse the album with a nu-metal edge that might levitate this release from the ashes of forgettable rock but until Avril learns to take herself a little less seriously and manage a glimmer of a smile, she will continue to sound like a petulant teenager having a strop.