I know that by posting this I’m risking every last bit of credibility I’ve built up over the past few months, but that’s okay. Credibility is overrated. Even with all the Bright Eyes, National, and Nine Inch Nails flying around over the past week, I’ve still found some time to listen to Avril Lavigne’s upcoming The Best Damn Thing; for what it is, it’s pretty good. While the lyrics are far from intelligent, Avril’s voice and the hook-filled melodies more than make up for. Don’t let your own snobbishness get in the way of hearing this album. It’s actually pretty good.