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    Break the Cycle
    Audio CD (22 May, 2001)
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    Watch out, mom and dad. If you don't treat your kids right, they're gonna up and start an alt-metal band to share the angst you've brought on them with the world. After all, who needs therapy when you've got a million kids hearing your pain on MTV? Staind has never been a band to gloss over personal issues. They've given their albums names like Torment and Dysfunction, and their lyrics delve deep into singer Aaron Lewis' difficult past. Contrary to the title, Staind's third release, Break the Cycle, sticks with the tormented cycle, covering the same themes of heartbreak, self-doubt, and broken homes.

    Lewis has almost three decades of personal material to mine, and as familiar as his issues are, Break the Cycle still feels like a new, honest look into difficulties that can hit people across the board. "Waste," a song written to a fan who committed suicide, is particularly poignant as it grabbles with Lewis's empathy and anger for a boy he's never met. "Outside" is another album standout. It's a slower, partially acoustic number that builds on its own emotion. The songs on Break the Cycle are drenched in melancholy melodies and slow, heavy riffs typical of the sensitive side of the alt-rock genre. Lewis sometimes breaks out into either a hearty yell or a throaty gurgle that sounds like the devil vomiting ("Can't Believe"), but the best songs keep his passion a little more controlled. You've probably heard rock like Break the Cycle piping from mainstream radio stations already, but Lewis's ability to turn his breakdowns into his art should capture a new round of fans happy to find kindred spirits in the band. --Jennifer Maerz ... Read more

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    Asin: B00005AAFJ
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock   


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    Awake
    Audio CD (31 October, 2000)
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    Godsmack play their ghoulish hard rock with such a straight face, they make Metallica look like the Insane Clown Posse. For proof, look no further than heavily pierced frontman Sully Erna, who is not only a practicing Wiccan but the author of melodramatic declarations such as "Can't you see what this pain has fucking done to me." It's too bad the follow-up to the Boston band's triple-platinum self-titled debut rarely delivers with the desired intensity. Instead, the disc offers anodyne takes on the same old themes of aggression ("Sick of Life"), alienation ("Bad Magick"), and hocus-pocus ("Vampires"), with the all-too-familiar buzzsaw of nu-metal guitars and elastic bass grooves tearing throughout. --Aidin Vaziri ... Read more

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    Asin: B000050HRZ
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Industrial Metal    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rock   


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    Something Like Human
    Audio CD (19 September, 2000)
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    In Something Like Human, the moody and brutally emotional rock band Fuel has a solid follow-up to their platinum Sunburn disc from 1998. Produced by Ben Grosse (Filter, Vertical Horizon) and coproduced by Fuel guitarist-songwriter Carl Bell, Something Like Human picks up where Sunburn left off, both musically and emotionally. From Brett Scallions's heart-wrenching vocal performance on the CD's first single, "Hemorrhage (in My Hands)," with its mournful reflections to the "Shimmer"-like "Slow," the bleak, dark temperament that characterized Sunburn is continued. Even seemingly upbeat moments are buried deep in paranoia ("Knives") or leave a bitter taste ("Solace"). Not as dirge-heavy as Alice in Chains (though "Down" sounds like that band) or as commercially viable as Creed, Fuel nonetheless have the strong songs and melodies to make their doleful musical visions eminently memorable and quietly cool. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    Asin: B00004YC03
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Hard Rock    4. Pop    5. Post-Grunge    6. Rock   


    Lateralus
    Audio CD (15 May, 2001)
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    Everything about Tool's fourth album is an experience, starting with the packaging, which consists of liner credits printed on a translucent plastic sleeve over the CD and a booklet that layers anatomical representations atop one another--the first page pictures musculature and blood vessels; the next, bones; the third, internal organs; and so on. It's worth describing the packaging of Lateralus because it says much about the astonishing music within. Maynard James Keenan and company understand the expectations riding on this much-anticipated release and they've delivered the goods! While it remains in the Tool tradition of trance-inducing progressive metal, Lateralus is tighter, clearer, crisper, and all around a notch above their admirable previous releases. Aenima was marred by muddy production and a certain predictability. Undertow had a cleaner sound but wasn't as confident or adventurous. With Lateralus, Tool have raised an already lofty bar still higher by coming up with a collection that kicks major ass. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

    Asin: B00005B36H
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock   


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    The Better Life
    Audio CD (08 February, 2000)
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    The Mississippi-based quartet 3 Doors Down has only one thing that sets them apart from other hard rock bands: lead vocalist Brad Arnold is also the drummer. The group shops the sounds of Pearl Jam and the Goo Goo Dolls, pointing at what they like, picking it off the shelf, and throwing it into the stew.While the music on The Better Life, their debut, sounds overall both competent and confident, the songs themselves are equally uninspired and clichéd.For example, the riff from the track "Loser" is straight out of the Alice in Chains songbook, adding much more cringe-worthy lyrics ("Addiction needs a pacifier, the buzz of this poison is taking me higher").In fact, most of the lyrics zero in on well-worn rockthemes of aggravation, confusion, and frustration, feelings that 3 Doors Down will easily coax out of discriminating listeners. --Jason Josephes ... Read more

    Asin: B00004C4QQ
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rock   


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    Hybrid Theory
    Audio CD (24 October, 2000)
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    It may be too cynical to assume Hybrid Theory changed its name to Linkin Park in order to appear right next to Limp Bizkit in your local record bin. But rock-rap workouts like "One Step Closer" and "Papercut" do make Linkin Park a comfortable fit with Fred Durst and his ilk. Producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Lit, Eve 6) and twin vocal threats Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda serve up industrial-strength rap and rock melodicism with equal aplomb on this woulda-been-self-titled debut effort. "Points of Authority" aims to sound like Trent Reznor wanking it up with Lars and company, whereas guitarist Brad Delson's Edge-y harmonics help "In the End" and "Pushing Me Away" evoke a dark romanticism akin to A Perfect Circle. Curiously, the band gets by with no bass player, while sample-happy DJ Joseph Hahn's step into the spotlight on the instrumental "Cure for the Itch" suggests a potential for eclecticism that could help Linkin Park outlive its seemingly transient genre. --Bill Forman ... Read more

    Asin: B00004Z459
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rock   


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    One Step Closer
    Audio CD (20 February, 2001)
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    Asin: B000056BGZ
    Sales Rank: 32380
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rock   


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    Awake [Clean]
    Audio CD (31 October, 2000)
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    Godsmack play their ghoulish hard rock with such a straight face, they make Metallica look like the Insane Clown Posse. For proof, look no further than heavily pierced frontman Sully Erna, who is not only a practicing Wiccan but the author of melodramatic declarations such as "Can't you see what this pain has fucking done to me." It's too bad the follow-up to the Boston band's triple-platinum self-titled debut rarely delivers with the desired intensity. Instead, the disc offers anodyne takes on the same old themes of aggression ("Sick of Life"), alienation ("Bad Magick"), and hocus-pocus ("Vampires"), with the all-too-familiar buzzsaw of nu-metal guitars and elastic bass grooves tearing throughout. --Aidin Vaziri ... Read more

    Asin: B000050HS1
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Industrial Metal    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rock   


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    Silver Side Up
    Audio CD (11 September, 2001)
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    Following Staind's footsteps, Nickelback make the personal public and vent a history of frustration and resentment to melodic hard rock. The band's second album, Silver Side Up, starts with "Never Again," an angry tirade against domestic violence that sheds light on the issue without too much sap or sentiment. The album's catchy radio hit "How You Remind Me" and the song "Woke Up This Morning" tell of rotting relationships, while other tracks touch on damaged hope and lost dreams. The post-grunge, alt-metal combo backing these songs packs as strong a punch as the lyrical material, going hard with lots of hooks. The additional slide guitar on "Hangnail" and sludgy, alt-metal riffs on "Hollywood," "Money Bought," and "Where Do I Hide" add a little meat to the alt-rock bones on Silver, elevating Nickelback above the heap of copycat rockers clogging the airwaves. --Jennifer Maerz ... Read more

    Asin: B00005NWM3
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Rock   


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    Every Six Seconds
    Audio CD (27 March, 2001)
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    Saliva's heavy rock--with a dash of rap--is at once current and timeless, unlike many of the bands spawned by Korn and Limp Bizkit. This Memphis-bred bunch's powerful, diverse debut features a dozen lyrically and musically focused tracks from a band clearly possessed of strong chops and smart heads. Rangy singer Josey Scott's passionate delivery works well when matched with the chunky riffing of "Musta Been Wrong," the soaring, layered song's intensity balanced by shredding guitar. Every Six Seconds has many such moments, with producer Bob Marlette's taut, techno-inflected touch lending "Lackluster" and "Faultline" a NIN vibe. "Hollywood" is a classic midtempo take on Tinseltown, while the CD's first single, "Your Disease," is simply a hit. "My Goodbyes," the ideal album closer, has a mystical musical quality befitting departed loved ones. Ultimately, Saliva's thoughtful, heartfelt, earthy intensity make Every Six Seconds an impressive entrée from start to finish. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

    Asin: B00005ABO8
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rock   


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    Duck and Run
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (27 November, 2001)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best single off of 'The Better Life'
    I own this cd and all of the other singles off of the album 'The Better Life'.I must say that this is the best single because, as all 3 Doors Down fans that have been to one of their concerts know, their songs sound much better live, and the three backing tracks on this German import are no exception. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005JRTC
    Sales Rank: 218491
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Rock    5. Rock/Pop   


    Tantric
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (13 February, 2001)
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    Days of the New hit with the singles "Touch, Peel and Stand" and "Shelf in the Room." But they were a band in name only, and when singer Travis Meeks dumped his bandmates, it was a blessing in disguise for the musicians. Now, ex-DOTN members Todd Whitener (guitar), Jesse Vest (bass), and Matt Taul (drums) have a stellar, if sometimes mumbling, singer in Hugo Ferreira, and as Tantric, carry on the heavy acoustic-rock tradition they started in DOTN. Overall, Tantric's dozen-song debut is rather linear, with many of the songs more vibe-y than distinctive, though there are a few standouts. While the disc's first single, "Breakdown," is spare, midtempo, heavy-mellow, and typical of the album as a whole, departures include "Frequency," with its faster, angrier approach, and "Paranoid," with a cool fuzzy bass tone and ominous vocal delivery. The classical guitar stylings and diverse and welcome vocal inflections make the lighter and dynamic "Hate Me" likeable, while the complexities of "Revillusion" also add interest. Ultimately akin to a less dour Alice in Chains meets Creed, Tantric's solid songs are certainly the radio sound du jour, and possibly of tomorrow as well. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Sound
    This is an outstanding effort from Tantric. There isn't any bad material here. All the songs are great. The vocals and guitar is some of the best I've heard in modern rock today. Todd Whitener is one of the best guitarists out right now, not to mention one of the best vocalists as well. Tantric has done well to create there own sound. I'll admit, I am a huge Days fan but Tantric's first album is just as good as "Orange", seriously. I would definetly recommend this album to any DOTN fan or rock fan in general, but don't be expecting heavy riffs and screaming because this album has a very laid-back feel to it. Excellent stuff.
    Standout Tracks: (in no particular order)
    1. I Don't Care
    2. Astounded (great solo work)
    3. I'll Stay Here
    4. All To Myself
    5. Hate Me Now
    6. Inside Your Head
    Basically every song is excellent!
    Go buy it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars SikSikSik
    had neva heard of tantric last week and now after listening to them 24\7 n comparing them to the rest of my collection i've realised these guy's blow evry thin else outta tha water. champ effort.......

    1-0 out of 5 stars Poop ...
    Now before I start in with what I'm about to say ... let me at first say that I liked this album very much at one time ... But now ... it's different. I am a huge Days of the New fan, and at the time this came out, I thought Travis Meeks was a total idiot firing the backing musicians from the first album. I heard the single "Breakdown", and thought, "Wow, that's catchy, I'll buy it." Keep in mind, the only Days of the New song competing against "Breakdown" was "Enemy", a technoy trash song that I hate.
    SO ... there I sat with the first Days of the New and Tantric ... I compared Travis' voice to that of Hugo's ... after awhile, Hugo's voice began to distance me from the cd more and more ... some think his voice is great, and that's fine and all, but you cannot tell me that Hugo sounds good singing on the "aggressive" songs that Tantric plays on this record (you know, the one's that involve electric guitars) ... as i listened to the songs more, and heard Hugo sing on parts like "Everything you've known has been taught and told you..." I was simply disgusted, HE SOUNDS HORRIBLE. .. So I decided to sell this cd to a friend, and I went back to Days of the New, thinking "Wow, Tantric is radio-friendly and sucks, and Days of the New is now a techno-acoustic band" (again, the only song being played was "Enemy"... So I decided to buy Days of the New 2 instead ... my jaw dropped ... beautiful orchestras, beatiful female vocals, excellent experimentation ... if that's what these three DOTN veterans were holding Travis back from doing ... then by all means, I began to support his firing of them all. Travis Meeks is a young genius ... it's plain to hear ...
    But Tantric.... where is "Dancing With the Wind?" where is "Solitude"? where is "Whimsical"? "Face of the Earth?" "Real"? "Not the Same?" .... The thing is ... not only is Tantric's new vocalist a poor replacement (sure, he harmonizes well with Todd ... but Hugo would be better in the back, Todd should be the one singing here! You don't NEED Hugo!) Tantric lacks the creativity, originality, and overall DAKRNESS that Days of the New still possesses ... Sure, I can respect the fact that these guys want to be successful ... or can I? The drive for bands to become generic is much too high these days, whether you like this band or not, you have to admit that you have heard this garbage before, and not just on DOTN's debut, but this is very much a generic grunge album, nothing seperating it from the sound of the greats of 10 years ago ... the only thing saving DOTN's first record is the fact that it is a long "Jar of Flies" kind of cd ... entirely acoustic, and not really different, yet not really similar to other same-genre releases. Days of the New 2 & 3 is mostly where Travis begins to shine as a musician making music for those who love it. Of course Tantric has talent, and now out with a new album, it is rather too late to ditch Hugo ... however ... they could be very much a better by trying to develop something of their own, not continuing to play music from an oversaturated genre. If you listen to the radio, as I used to, for indicators of music to buy, I beg you, stop, as the best music is found off of the radio.
    In conclusion, if you are a Nickleback, Creed, Pearl Jam, etc, fan who likes the poppy rock pseudo angry garbage you hear on the radio (because that's what it is) with catchy choruses, and no ground ventured from a musical standpoint, than by all means, this is for you ...
    If you are a fan of MUSIC, someone who digs deeper than what is served to them over the airwaves, someone who is not satisfied with generic songwriting formulas, by all means, skip this band until they find a style of their own... and head straight for Days of the New, DOTN 2, or DOTN 3 ... if you are this second type of person also check out Aghora, Grotus, Sweaty Nipples, I Mother Earth, Testament's "Low" album, Drain STH, Yakuza, Skindive, and although this may sound odd ... old hard rock Jimmie's Chicken Shack ... these bands won't let you down as their creativity defies that of conventional rock, as Days of the New is currently doing with the new material they are putting out now. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005899O
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Post-Grunge    3. Rock   


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    Family Values Tour 1999
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (23 May, 2000)
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    The joke's starting to look a little worn around the edges. It's facile to observe that the people who toss the phrase "family values" around don't have Limp Bizkit, Korn, Filter, or Primus in mind when they talk about wholesome entertainment. Well, duh. That said, this a solid collection for those who like the aforementioned bands and their allies, though just about all of this stuff is available in other versions. One highlight is Staind's heavy-duty "Mudshovel," though the best performances overall are from Limp Bizkit, which explains why they provide 4 of the 16 tracks on the album and no other act serves up more than 2. Tracks from Method Man and the Crystal Method weirdly break up the metal that dominates, and there's the obligatory acoustic bonus track, featuring Aaron Lewis of Staind and Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Good bands, decent collection.
    I would think this would appeal mostly to those who saw this tour, but it's still a good disc. I don't like it as much as the 1998 tour, but it's still good. "Limp Bizkit" dominates this collection, but there's still good songs from "Primus", "Staind", and "The Crystal Method". The live "Outside" is the bonus song here, and "Durst" also covers "I Would For You", which is an old "Jane's Addiction" song, though it's not near as great as the original. Overall this is good if you like the bands, otherwise it doesn't have much "Value".

    3-0 out of 5 stars hmmm...
    "Family values" is pretty good live album that features some most shining alternative/metal stars from end of century.of course Staind's "Mudshovel" or Primus "Laquer head" are great as other tracks but the appearance of Method man and redman is quite scary.And Korn's is not sounding so good on here,without a kick.they had a bad day or what?
    also the sound is not superb.bass is vanishing somewhere or it tottaly blows your speakers out so you can't hear other instruments.if the production was better than i would give it 1 star more.also - why do we need it? tracks are all like studio versions (except fred durst's "I would for you" that appears only on this cd) and you can get them with better sound on other compilation albums...
    well i have got mixed feelings about it.a good compilation from this tournee.i mean,fans will buy it but i wuoldn't call it a great album.just a compilation.not the strongest one around...

    3-0 out of 5 stars A decent little package.
    Seeing how I have had this CD for two and a half years now and have reviewed the other two Family Values live discs (1998, 2001), I figured what better time than now to review the 1999 disc which, despite it's shortcomings, delivers a great sounding live show. Before I go on in this review, I should mention how crisp and clear the sound quality is on all of the songs. If only all live albums could sound this good.

    The headliners in 1999 were Limp Bizkit, who after being the opening act on the 1998 tour, had finally reached superstardom with two multi-platinum albums under their belts. And what better time than before their 15 minutes of fame was over for them to headline. Really, the band is in top-form on here. All of the LB tracks (sans "I Would For You," a Jane's Addiction cover) draw from "Significant Other," which still stands to date as their most successful (and in my opinion, best) album. Although the song selection is a little weak, they still deliver an excellent performance. I especially enjoyed listening to "Nookie" and "Re-Arranged."

    Korn are also featured on here, but not as extensively as Limp Bizkit, for two reasons: One, Korn were not the headliners and two, Korn only appeared for a few dates on the tour. That being said, however, their selection on here is great. You get a combo of "A.D.I.D.A.S." and "Good God" that just sounds excellent and a nice rendition of "Falling Away From Me" that only suffers from Jonathan's strained vocals (I suspect he had a cold or something).

    Minimally featured are the Crystal Method and the hip-hop duo Method Man & Redman. Crystal Method perform "Keep Hope Alive" and it is the only track of theirs that is on here. I like Crystal Method, but live techno? Kind of pointless. I think the CD could have benefited from more Method Man and Redman, the latter being one of the best and most underrated MC's of the 90's. Their contribution "Da Rockwilder" serves as a nice break in the otherwise alternative/nu-metal clutter.

    Staind give their radio-hit "Mudshovel" a nice performance, andfrontman Aaron Lewis shines on the acoustic track "Outside," which everyone has heard by now and ended up being the song that catapulted them into fame.

    Primus contribute two songs "Lacquer Head" and "My Name is Mud" that are pretty enjoyable, but for the uninitiated, might be boring. They sort of stick out like a sore thumb on this tour, but give a nice performance nontheless.

    Finally, Filter. I have nothing against Filter, and the two songs they contribute are really good songs ("Welcome To The Fold" and "Hey Man, Nice Shot"), but they sound like complete cacophony on here. Really, listening to them perform on this CD I get the impression that they must be the worst live band ever. These tracks will make even die-hard fans cringe.

    So, overall, I think this is a pretty good live CD. Once you can get past the pointless, preachy, typical Fred Durst rambling throughout the booklet, you'll enjoy it. But just like the other two Family Values CD's, it's hit or miss. If you didn't like any of the bands before, this CD won't change your mind, but if you happen to be a fan, you will find something to make you happy on here -- That is, unless you're a Filter fan... ... Read more

    Asin: B00004STQ4
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Funk Metal    3. Heavy Metal    4. Pop    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rap-Rock    7. Rock   


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    Come Clean
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (28 August, 2001)
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    Possessing a likable, arena-rock amalgamation of grunge, alternative, and nu metal, Kansas City's Puddle of Mudd are at once emotional and straight-ahead. Indeed, their no-frills lineup puts one in mind of a less uptight Creed. Singer Wesley Reid Scantlin possesses an Eddie Vedder earnestness that on hard-hitting tunes like "Nobody Told Me" takes on a Cobain-like urgency. Ranging from acoustic-based yet lush midtempo rockers such as "Drift and Die" to the gimmicky fun of "She Hates Me" to the edgy Nirvana-esque "Bring Me Down" to the dynamic and direct "Control," the 11-song-strong Come Clean is an assured, accomplished, and varied debut likely to resonate with rock fans of many tastes and temperaments. Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars I F%ck#n Hate Them! LaLaLaLa! I F*ck^n Hate This! LaLaLaLa!!

    I guess the worst kept, dirty secret is out already, even though indiscriminate, braindead sheep keep buying their trademark-infringing music. What these impersonators planned to do, at the time of their 1st cd's recording, was listen to as much Nevermind and In Utero as they possibly could-so that their thinking was synonymous with Nirvana's sound-to create a cd that, note for note; chord for chord; lyric for lyric; tries to EXACTLY reproduce the Nirvana catalog. The singer, uhhm, what's his name again???? It's Wesley Reid Scato...Wesley Reid Scatological. Whoops, I meant to write Wesley Reid Skanklin, which, by the way, sounds like a cliché character name for an outlaw from the old west. If you were blind, you would be fooled that Kurt Cobain came back from the dead and started singing with this new loser band called Puddle of Mudd from a Midwestern farming commune.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Umm
    I am not being mean, so before you think this is a mean thing like most people to out there I am gonna tell you my option about this band, dont get mad or me or anything cause I am not telling you to stop likeing your music...Like them all you want.

    To me Puddle of Mudd sounds a bit like Nirvana(I like Nirvana) but it sounds like Puddle of Mudd is trying to be just like them, I mean the guy kinda has a bit of Kurt to him to. Its okay if he likes Nirvana and wants to make a band just like Nirvana but this band's not the all time greastest band ever. Hes not all that good at singing or writing. I am sorry if this makes you mad though, I am trying to be nice.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not terrible if you look past the pop culture backlash
    Although the followup to "Come Clean" is truly terrible in almost every sense, the more open-minded can find at least something to like about this record.

    The songwriting isn't brilliant, but the songs are catchy and poppy enough. The guitars and the vocals mesh together well and sound great on tracks like "Nobody Told Me" and "Out of My Head." "Blurry"'s interesting use of guitar harmonics as the base of a sparkling and memorable riff cannot be denied by anyone but the most staunchly-opposed and "Piss It All Away" serves up some darker Eastern-influenced instrumentation for an effective closer. For the most part, it's a listenable record straight through with the possible exceptions of the godawful nu metal ejaculation that is "Control" and the queer existence of a song such as "She Hates Me," which can only be explained by saying it was probably the result of Wes Scantlin's overpowering desire to wear Kurt Cobain's skin post-mortem in almost every way possible, co-opting Kurt's admitted fetish for kitschy "My Sharona"-ness in the process. In any case, it's less funny and more terrible for anyone in the 14 and older age group to subject their ears to.

    On the downside, there is the lyrics. Oh, the lyrics. You know, just a pointer, Wes: if you're going to gargle razorblades to affect Cobain's singing style, co-opt Cobain's grungy guitar sound with all the tact of a retarded baker pouring donut glaze on a stripped NASCAR tire, and -- like almost every popular "alt-rock" band that came after him -- steal Cobain's now-classic, dynamics-laden loud-soft-loud songwriting technique, at least first put down the crayons and take stock of your ability as a poet. Please.

    Was it really necessary to drone the same tired cliche involving excrement during the bridge of "Nobody Told Me" so many times it becomes like a mantra for MTV? Was it truly the best option to rhyme "sinner" with "dinner?" Even those who can overlook lyrical content in favor of musicality reach a breaking point; the bland "black is white, high is low, dirty is clean" clichefest that is "Out of My Head" is like a match to gasoline (hey, one good cliche deserves another). Honestly, I probably wouldn't have been surprised or voiced objection if the liner notes were manufactured like a children's pop-up book. Maybe at the very least, Flawless could have come up with some Dr. Seuss-ish illustrations to help along Puddle of Mudd's less literate fans. It would suit the lyrical content just fine.

    Then there's the whole matter of this band debatably clawing their way to fame by (metaphorically of course) sucking Fred Durst's d*ck. No comment on that; I think it speaks for itself. And if it doesn't, dozens of other people who have written "reviews" of this record can say it better and more bluntly than I ever can.

    Oh well. In the long run, you have to consider that there will always be bands like this that are long on hot air and short on time and substance. Let the kids snort it up like hits of coke and suffer the ultimate withdrawal when they discover their own personal Beatles, Nirvanas and Radioheads -- those completely mellow, government-sanctioned highs that I think we can all agree will be remembered for many generations to come, whereas this record will fade into obscurity like a bad bowel movement. As Scantlin himself ever-insightfully observes on "Bring Me Down," karma comes around two times. ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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    Just Push Play
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (06 March, 2001)
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    It's difficult to separate Aerosmith from their glorious/inglorious history--one that's seen more revivals than West Side Story. For better or worse, the stalwart Boston quintet carry a load of preconceptions that are impossible to shake. Thus Just Push Play begs the question: If this 12-song set was the product of a bunch of upstarts, would it cause much of a commotion? The answer: Absolutely! Working with coproducers and song collaborators Marti Frederiksen and Mark Hudson, Aerosmith have forged an album that gracefully fuses '70s hard-rock grit with contemporary gloss. The pop-infused likes of the sweeping "Jaded" and the insistent "Sunshine" best demonstrate the formula that Tyler, Perry, and company have settled on for now, while gliding strings surge over Tyler's patented screech and the no-nonsense grind of the four instrumentalists. Mailed-in lyrics and a few self-conscious nods to the times mar Just Push Play, but the pleasures to be had here overwhelm the album's deficiencies. --Steven Stolder ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars weird
    I'm a huge aerosmith fan and I have eight of there albums including: Aerosmith, Get your wings, toys in the attic, rocks, night in the ruts, pump, nine lives, and just push play. I love every track on this except one that really was a filler that was trip hoppin' it was very digital. I love nine lives so, and rocks. But this is a great album anyway just avoid trip hopppin' my favorite track is luv lies and Avant garden.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Can you say MAINSTREAM?
    No I dont hate this band and yes I love their classic ones but what the hell is this? How can the real fans give it a 3,4,5 stars review? Just listen to it and tell me it doesn't sound exactly the same like everything (which now is considered "Rock n Roll") that's being played on Mtv, or worst listen to their old stuff and compare it to this one IF it can be compared and tell me these guys haven't sold themselves completley out. Don't agree with me? Listen to Boys Of Summer from their latest greatest hits for cryin out loud!

    I feel sorry for their hardcore fans or for the people that bought this album before even listening atleast the samples that you can find at the music stores. I lost respect for this band but I still love their oldies. Oh well, I guess nothing can last forever.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Pink
    I'm not quite sure what Aerosmith was doing here, but the song Avant Garden might explain a lot.They were definitely going for an experimental style, possibly continuing what they had begun with Nine Lives.

    Track 11, Light Inside is reminiscent of the lunatic songs that make up a majority of Nine Lives second half.While those songs end up being a surprising mess (we're dealing with professionals here!), Light Inside is cleaned up, with less vocal layering.Still, this song is two tracks after Outta Your Head, which is an unfortunate blaring of uninteresting powerchords, recalling the miseries of Nine Lives yet again.

    The avant-garde stylism aside, Aerosmith still knows how to pound out a good rock song.Beyond Beautiful literally oozes with hardcore obsessions and power-ego, where Tyler ends up with someone else's woman.Note the use of the sitar.

    Just Push Play pushes Tyler's interests in foreign vocalizations, and here he uses Jamaican patois to awesome effect in the hardest song on this album.The music harkens back to their days of old and Tyler makes a nod at one point, singing "walk this way."

    Disappointingly, the album slips from here, after only two tracks.Jaded is a teenybopper favorite and Fly Away From Here, written by two friends, have some of the worst lyrics (and bridge) in the history of smithing aero: "cuz no one here can ever stop us / they can try but we won't let them / no way."

    The only redeeming song here is Sunshine (track 6), a 70s-esque girl in the new millennium.Great use of simple electric-acoustic guitars, with some strings in the background, but used very sparingly.They end in a tiny slide that reminds me of "A Day in the Life."

    If anything, the cover is super eye-catching.Sorayama's sexy robot was used here, also posing differently wearing a different outfit inside the booklet.You can view his artwork online.Keep an eye out for pin-up # 141, my personal favorite.Sorayama's artwork was a great marketing idea! ... Read more

    Asin: B000059Z83
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    The Sickness
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (07 March, 2000)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome cd.
    Disturbed has come out with a great first cd.Down with the Sickness, The Game, and Violence Fetish are my personal favorites. These are songs not for the faint of heart, that will make you want to start your own personal mosh pit. If your ever in the mood to rock out and just go crazy, then you need this cd.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Sickness is Rising
    One word about Disturbed's album: WOW! This Cd is just so good that it is addicting. There was one really dumb song (Dropping Plates) but the rest was the best. I love Down with the Sickness (best song they ever made-except for David ranting at the end about his mom-didn't fit in with the rest of the song)and Stupify (lyrics are addicting). I did hear the album when I was about 11 (15 now) while I was in my aunts van. My cousin popped in the Cd saying it was the greatest in the world. I listened to Down with the Sickness and it instantly got stuck in my head (even if I didn't really know what the song meant) I forgot what it sounded like but I stumbled across it while I was on the web one day and kept on listening to it, and thus buying Disturbed's cd. I can say this album is just pure gold.

    4-0 out of 5 stars "Surprisingly" Good!
    Well, I'm not a nu-metal fan, but I used to be, and I have to say Disturbed is about the only band I can listen to and perhaps Sevendust (their singer rocks). What lacks metal is often melody both in the singer and guitars are very lame, and no real talent..but this album is actually good. "Voices", has ome great singing by David Draiman (who's the strongest link of the band) and nice lyrics, it just, you know sound like really good! "Stupify" was a hit too, and again for the great vocals/lyrics and a pretty good even melodic lead riff. "Down With The Sickness", is heavier than the most other tracks here and it's simply awesome! It's so aggressive and hard and nihilistic, just so awesome, and again David doesn't have to scream all the words, only scream once a while, and that's okay, see, you can actually hear what he's saying! "Meaning of Life", has a dorky techno intro, and a pretty generic lead riff but it's awesomly powerfull, and the lyrics are really sick, this is a very aggressive song, just awesome! The rest of the album is okay, but these are the best tracks! so, if you're into nu-metal, but like a singer with a little more range, melody and talent, compared to the other deathmetal-vocalists, and dig guitars that actually flow and have some melody, then this is for you...this ain't nothing near alternative, but it's nu-metal at its best, I think! And as I said, me, personally being a hater of numetal, I still dig this one! ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rock   


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    No Name Face
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (31 October, 2000)
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    No Name Face is an auspicious debut from a band seemingly made to rule the airwaves. The insinuating melodies that mark Lifehouse's radio-friendly sound are not unlike those of matchbox twenty or Live in their softer moments. From the first single, "Hanging by a Moment," to the emotive and uplifting "Quasimodo" and the wonderful "Trying" (think Crowded House at their lilting best), Lifehouse are self-possessed and focused. Young singer-songwriter Jason Wade (the son of two ministers) imbues Lifehouse's vibe with a spiritual quality that's never heavy-handed, delivering the goods with the authority of an experienced troubadour. No Name Face may be a first offering from a young band, but it looks to signal the beginning of an estimable career. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars RIP-OFF
    I HATE THIS ALBUM!!! The only good song on this album is the first one but the rest of them SUCK. The rest of the songs are only slow, acoustic crap. DON't BUY THIS ALBUM...PLEASE!!!

    3-0 out of 5 stars 2.5, it was good till it lasted.
    Who ever says this is the best album, or best album of the year they should definitely check far more records to come to that conclusion. When I first got it when it was just released I was in my late teens, in high school and ofcourse STUPID! This album doesn't lack of music compared to other artists in the same level but the tunes are definitely repetitive. In fact, I can not stand one song from this album, it sounds over and over the same, which is how you can spot a mainstream band or album. I did told people this band would not last. Was I wrong?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Every single song...
    on this CD is amazing. Lifehouse is really one of the most talented bands out there and should be heard by everyone. I love bands that write beautiful, heartfelt songs and this is one of them. No Name Face is just an utterly amazing piece of work and I really cannot say anything else without sitting here for days. Everyone must purchase this album. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. ... Read more

    Asin: B000050HZO
    Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rock   


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    Nativity in Black, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Black Sabbath
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio Cassette (06 June, 2000)
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    A selection of popular Black Sabbath songs interpreted by longtime metallic favorites (Megadeth, Slayer), newer rock kids (Godsmack, Static-X) and a wild card (Busta Rhymes) makes for a fun, if surprisingly middle-of-the-road, listen. NIB 2 is the first release on Ozzy Osbourne's own record label, andone of the CD's dozen tunes features Oz doing the classic "N.I.B" with pranksters Primus; however, there's not enough of Les Claypool's bass peeking through on the otherwise stellar title. Static-X's otherwise distinct techno take on "Behind the Wall of Sleep" loses the song's inherent groove. Megadeth's true-to-the original version of "Never Say Die" is rollicking. Pantera doing the dirge "Electric Funeral" is not as aggro as one might hope; on the other hand, Slayer turn in a raw and dynamic version of "Hand of Doom." Truly unique renderings come from California band hed(p.e.), who do a trippy, hip-hop/funk version of"Sabbra Cadabra," and from Busta Rhymes, with his take on "Iron Man." Ultimately, though, NIB 2 proves that Sabbath did it first and best, and there's really no improving on the original. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, nu-metal themed Sabbath tribute
    The first "Nativity in Black" Black Sabbath tribute album featured a great array of artists that owed their existance to the legendary band: Megadeth, White Zombie, Corrosion of Conformity, Faith No More, Type O Negative, Biohazard, etc.This follow up to that great tribute album, features a few metal mainstays (Megadeth, Pantera, and Slayer) but mostly a lineup of metal bands that gained popularity during the nu-metal boom, and it's closed out by Busta Rhymes.Yes, you read that right.Rapper Busta Rhymes, who for no reason whatsoever, appears on the closing track as he butchers "Iron Man".Before that, rap-rockers Hed (pe) butcher "Sabbra Cadabra" with a reggae like vibe; Metallica's superb cover would have been more than welcome here.Pantera's rendition of "Electric Funeral" is sadly disappointing, while Megadeth turn in a great rendition of "Never Say Die".Ozzy is here as well, along with Primus doing "N.I.B.", which is good and all, but surprisingly not as memorable as Ugly Kid Joe's cover from the last tribute album.Slayer's rendition of "Hand of Doom" is great, while Monster Magnet disappoints on "Into the Void".Machine Head's cover of "Hole in the Sky" and Soulfly doing "Under the Sun" start off nice but go nowhere, while Static-X, System of a Down, and Godsmack hardly manage anything worthwhile at all.If you're a Sabbath fan and you dug the commendable job done with the first "Nativity in Black" album, you'll be supremely disappointed here, and you're better off leaving this on the shelf.

    2-0 out of 5 stars From fawning to self-indulgent
    The first NIB tribute album perhaps suggested a second, more like a do-over.Nobody pushed the material in a compelling direction.NIB 2 is more a self-indulgent exercise by artists far to full of themselves given their meager talent.Once again, like 1,000 Homo DJs (a Wax Trax project that included great talent like Trent Reznor, Jello Biafra, Al Jourgensen) mutilated "Supernaut" on NIB 1, the aimless Monster Magnet ruined another Sabbath song crying for a great remake, "Into the Void" on NIB 2.The Magnet version sandwiches a pretty nice cut at the core of the song between several minutes, beginning and end, of typical Magnet noise-crap studio filler."Supernaut" and "Into the Void" remain hit singles in waiting for any ballsy artist who'll step up.

    What I listen to on this album after a few turns...I'm not big on screamo, but Soulfly's turn on "Under the Sun" grows on me.Not bad.Slayer's rendition of "Hand of Doom" may outdo the original, less preachy and more urgent.

    On the other hand...Busta Rhymes's waste of time has so little to do with the original, it is bizarre.System of a Down's "Snowblind" eradicates all that made the song great without injecting anything worth hearing.Static-X is devoid of talent; they simply slap "Behind the Wall of Sleep" into their techno formula and go on.Pantera is simply flat and disappointing on "Electric Funeral."Godsmack recorded its version of "Sweet Leaf" a little before the band found its stride, so it is nothing special.And "Hole in the Sky" is far too powerful a song for Machine Head to do anything special with it.

    One wonders why Metallica, which owes its existence to Sabbath, never appeared on these tributes.It's not as though these recordings were devoid of capable artists.Just sounds as though, for the most part, they did not try very hard, or they were intimidated by the original versions of these songs.

    NIB 1 and 2 are wastes of time and money.Listen to Sabbath instead.Much more rewarding.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty darn good, but definitely has some serious flaws
    The only way for me to effectively review this CD is by song breakdown, so, here it is:

    1. Sweet Leaf - Godsmack - Very good version, very true to the original, but without the crazy riffing at the end. 4/5

    2. Hole in the Sky - Machinehead - Quite different from the original, it's o.k., but not as good as pantera's version. 3/5

    3. Behind the Wall of Sleep - Static X - I haven't heard any other Static X songs, but while, not as good as the original Static comes through with a pretty good cover. 3/5

    4. Never Say Die - Megadeth - Megadeth is one of my all-time favorite metal bands, but Never Say Die is one of Sabbath's worst songs. However, since Megadeth does such a great job with it...5/5

    5. Snowblind - System of a Down - Wow! At first I didn't really like their version, it's so different from the original but it still manages to be just as great as a traditional cover. 5/5

    6. Electric Funeral - Pantera - Perfect. Pantera doesn't change a thing, which is why it turns out so great. 5/5

    7. N.I.B. - Ozzy with Primus - Awesome! This might be the best version of the song I've ever heard. 5/5

    8. Hand of Doom - Slayer - This is one of those Sabbath songs that's incredibly underrated. Slayer, like Pantera and Megadeth, do not stray from the original. Also, I was so surprised that Tom Araya (bass and lead vocals for Slayer)can actually SING. 5/5

    9. Under the Sun - Soulfly - Musically, very true to the original, but vocally Max Cavalera just doesn't fit with the song. Since this is one of my favorite Sabbath songs...4/5

    10. Sabbra Cadabra - Hed (PE) - Never heard of this band and don't ever want to hear anything from them again. They took an awesome jam and turned it into a wretched piece of ... . 0/5

    11. Into the Void - Monster Magnet - Decent, but too different from the original and the last two miinutes are completely useless, all they do is say the F word a million times. 2/5

    12. Ironman - Busta Rhymes and Ozzy - How in the heck this recording came to fruition is beyond me, it's absolutely terrible. What the heck is Busta Rhymes doing on a Sabbath tribute album? 0/5 ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Hard Rock    4. Heavy Metal    5. Pop    6. Rock    7. Speed Metal    8. Thrash    9. Tribute Albums   


    Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (17 October, 2000)
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    The splicing together of nu metal, rap, funk, and sterile electronica laced with dark melodies as infectious as anything Britney has to offer inspired 6 million people to purchase copies of Limp Bizkit's Significant Other. With Chocolate Starfish, they perfect their formula. From the electro-infused "Intro" through the contagiously chugging "My Generation" to the straight-up rap of "Getcha Groove On," Chocolate Starfish is a slick, clinical, and flawless platform for Fred Durst's effortlessly savage--and occasionally unintentionally comic--sociological rants geared toward disaffected youth. Ultimately, though, it's that undeniably intelligent musical backdrop--the brooding guitar sound that gave the Mission Impossible 2 theme haunting new life and menace, and that defines "Hot Dog," "Full Nelson," "My Way," "Rollin'," "Boiler," and "It'll Be Okay"--that makes this a seething work of genius. The fact is, with rap and rock saying pretty much the same thing, Limp Bizkit have plenty of competition. They just do what they do better than everyone else. --Dan Gennoe ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Solid Album
    This was a pretty good album by Limp Bizkit. This album was the peak of limp's success.

    The songs were well writed except there was way too much profanity.I dont mind hearing "F-This" or "F-That" every now and then but Fred over did it a little.They didn't need to curse so much to be successful because "My Way" and "Boiler" are great songs with minimal cursing.

    Every song on this album is worth listening to.My generation and Rollin are real good hits.As is "Getcha Groove On".I normaly hate it when bands associate with rappers but this is the one case where ill make an exception.The vocals and beat couldn't be any better.

    The only downfall to this album is the overused profanity and they went a little bit on the softside, breaking away with 3 Dollar Bill.

    Overall i recomend this to people who dont mind frequent use of profanity and who like good frat-boy rock.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good
    mmmm.... i like chocolate and hot dogs so this album gets 5 stars. LIMP BIZKIT RULES!!!!!!!!!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Limp Bizket
    Limp Bizket is worthless and nothing good to listen to. My ears bleed whenever I hear it. Its terrible, and its just a younger version of Linkin Park..but mostly RAP..Its garbage....Its pure stupid. ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rap-Rock    6. Rock   


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    Make Yourself
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (26 October, 1999)
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    Young, aggro, and from Los Angeles--it's tempting to put Incubus in the already crowded category populated by Korn, System of a Down, and their other loud and heavy brethren. But that would sell Incubus short, because Make Yourself, the quintet's sophomore album, is a strong progression beyond their 1997 debut, S.C.I.E.N.C.E.. More like Faith No More than Limp Bizkit, Incubus still have that teen-mosh appeal, though the songwriting and instrumentation on Make Yourself is diverse and thoughtful, both lyrically and musically. "Drive" is an easygoing, slightly trippy acoustic-based outing, while oddball scratching (courtesy of DJ Chris Kilmore) and trip-hop funkiness make "Battlestar Scralatchtica" aptly titled. "Nowhere Fast" is vaguely 311-ish with a reggae tinge and lovely melodic interludes, in contrast to the furious intensity of "Out from Under," which gives Make Yourself a surprisingly cohesive diversity that's hard to categorize. Ultimately, singer Brandon Boyd is not a vocal genius, but lyrically and in performance, he's sensitive, charismatic, and unique. Ditto for the 13 cuts that make up Make Yourself. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars "Sell-out" is so overused...
    Alright guys...enough with the "Incubus sold out" stuff. The reason I love Inucbus so much is the diversity of their music. Each album is different and is excellent in its own way. My first Incubus CD was S.C.I.E.N.C.E. and I absolutely loved it. However, I recently picked up "Make Yourself" and it became one of my favorite CD's. It's one of those CD's that makes you say "this is my favorite song!" every time a new song comes on. My favorite song on the CD is probably the title track. Lyrically, this is my favorite Incubus CD as well. My least favorite songs are probably "Drive" and "Stellar," although they are both really really great songs. Overall, this CD is a great transition between "S.C.I.E.N.C.E" and "Morning View." Just because a band's sound may change doesn't mean that they're selling out...as long as Incubus is playing music that they love and means something to them, they'll never be selling out. 5 Stars!!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Just another great g*y band!
    I have heard this album....like Red Hot Chilli Peppers??? Yeah, right---Red Hot Chili Peppers laugh when they heard these kind of sc***! "Drive" is an awful song!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Punchy, Soft, Loud, Smooth, and Everything Under the Sun...
    Incubus take their busy, maniacle, user-friendly sound (S.C.I.E.N.C.E), and strip it down to something more plausible for the basic ear.

    Make Yourself is truely a higher-point in the, "incubus-is-holier-than-thou" parade.

    Winding down off of their 1997 release, 'Science' incubus takes there busy-bodied nu-metal album to a softer extreme. Make Yourself takes off with an instantly single worthy track and ends just the same. Every song on the album is easily comprehendable and every bit as radioworthy as the actual released tracks.

    The incubus quintet really hit the ball out of the park with this album. Make Yourself could arguably be perfect in every way.

    Definitely a starting point for any incubus enthusiast.

    -Tim Cox ... Read more

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