I became a Nickelback fan with Silver Side Up. Since then I’ve aquired their concert DVD, The State, and The Long Road. If Nickelback fans are expecting another Silver Side Up, then don’t buy this album, it’s not the same. The songs reflect the wild ride that Nickelback has been on since the whirlwind surrounding Silver Side Up. Silver Side Up had a lot of great songs, but in my opinion, the material on the Long Road has more maturity and depth than Silver Side Up. Songs like Figured You Out and Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good have both depth and a meloncholy quality that will make this album endure. This album isn’t for the occasional rock listener. It’s like 80s rock meets 90s edgier music. The music itself is a bit repetitive, although very good. The lyrics are the reason that you must buy this album.