Album of the Day
While Canadian rockers Nickelback were already a band on the rise in 2001, it was their third album, SILVER SIDE UP, that really put the quartet in the big leagues. Vocalist-lyricist Chad Kroeger's systematic study of what makes a single a hit paid off with “How You Remind Me,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks; follow-ups “Too Bad” and “Never Again” each reached No.1 on the Rock chart. As its cover art suggests, the Roadrunner collection tells tales of emotional turmoil, paired with intense performances that suggest 1990s grunge (co-producer Rick Parashar was a veteran of the Seattle scene). Released 20 years ago this month, SILVER SIDE UP went 6x platinum, helping make Nickelback one of the most successful rock groups of the decade.