Review | Avril Lavigne, Goodbye Lullaby

Out Tuesday 3/8

Us Rating: ***

A parade of plucky pop-rock princesses (hello, Hayley Williams and Demi Lovato!) has sprouted since Avril Lavigne arrived with her debut CD, Let Go, in 2002. Here, she makes an impressive stab at reclaiming the genre's leading-lady spot with a fourth effort that delves into her split from Deryck Whibley ("It's time to give this up," she intones on the rich "Not Enough"). It's not all hard times though. She shouts about making out with other dudes on the spunky jam "What the Hell?" (RCA)