Weird, I was listening to her discography earlier today. "Rock And Roll" - now that was a classic. I'm encouraged by her recent posts that she's going to actually make an album with some teeth this time.
I recently watched the Here's to Never Growing Up music video and my heart went all gooey when she dressed in the classic Sk8er Boi outfit on a skateboard riding down the hallway. I think post her 3rd album the sound just kept getting more and more commercialised. I agree that she perhaps needed to get Head Above Water out of her system so hopefully this new music will just be more rocky, angsty, passionate with some bite. I don't want her to try and do pop like that track with Nicki.
I do think the self-titled album is underrated though. That was a great record and it's a shame it didn't reignite her career.
I tried Head Above Water again yesterday and it's just so....nothing. Even the Best Damn Thing which I loathed had a clear sound and image. Goodbye Lullaby and self-titled had some great songs. I'm still hopeful Head Above Water was just a misstep.