From the Times:
Nickelback seems eager to shed at least a little of its politeness on “Dark Horse,” its sixth album — by far its loosest and most jagged in years, both musically and lyrically...--Czobit
But in what qualifies as a sort of progress, here these songs are the most thoughtful. “Just to Get High” is aimed at a friend who becomes a drug addict. And two of the album’s best numbers, “I’d Come for You” and “Never Gonna Be Alone,” are about asking for a second chance. Could it be that Nickelback has seen the error of its ways and is apologizing?