Avril Lavigne: Mean Fiddler, London
Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 19 September 2002
IT IS EASY TO SEE why Avril Lavigne was snapped up by a major label before she was old enough to drink at most of the venues she plays. At 17, she is the leader of a pack of earnest North American mini-Alanises (see also Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton) who aim to siphon fans away from the Britneys by writing their own songs and keeping it real.
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