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Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Average Customer Review: 3.18 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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2-0 out of 5 stars Limp Bizket has lost their touch
The best Limp Bizket album of all time is by far 3 dolla bill. All following albums have been mediocre and satisfy nothing more then the pure MTV neo hardcore audience that want to be with the "in crowd" at junior high school. Just attend a Limp Bizket concert and you will see amazingly young people running scared from the mosh pits with wild eyed fear. Lord knows they then go home to tell their friends that they had "a BLAST" at the show, "moshed the entire show" and "almost got into a fight with a two ton gorilla." The CD does show some effort however with catchy guitar work and reasonably decent mixed backbeats, but thats about the extent of it. Fred Durst is in with the whole Carson Daily, Kid Rock, Eminem TRL crowd that everyone seems to love today. In other words Durst is the Christina Aguilera of hard rock/rap core and it was quite fitting to see them together on stage at this years MTV Video Music Awards. If you want a truly innovative CD I recommend Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory, any Deftones CD, Taproot - Gift (Fred Durst doesnt much like Taproot for some reason *shrug*), or any Pitchshifter cd. Hope this helps.

3-0 out of 5 stars I dunno about this one
There is no doubt that this album will have heads banging all over America and from what I have seen, the UK. The band have selected to smash out a heavier more metal sound on many of these tracks, ie. full nelson, hot dog and rollin' (air raid vehicle). Any Bizkit fan will love these. They have also put in there mellow but heavy bass tracks, ie. livin' it up, my way, and the one. However, the lyrics to these tracks stay typically Limp, rapping and singing about how damn f'ing good they are at partying and rockin'. Now i am not against this but maybe a change in lyrics might be nice. But my main complaint of this album is there move into DR. Dre type rap, not what Bizkit are about at all, no better example than 'getcha groove on', which is very cheesy and typical. Almost gangster rap.

My main worry about Bizkit is their future. It is plainly obvious that they are goin' to sell out. I bought this album in a supermarket alongside the new Spice Girls CD. Not what i would expect. BIZKIT, FOR THE REAL FANS, PLEASE DON'T SELL OUT.

5-0 out of 5 stars the best limp bizkit album ever!!!!!!!!!!
1.intro-9/10 very good beat in the intro.fred did a good job on this intro.has the alien voices in it,there are pretty good.<br /> 2.hot dog-8/10 this song is good.good beat and guitar sounds.this song would have had 10/10 but it got 8 because the lyrics are nothing but the F word over and over again.He says it 48 times in this song.<br /> 3.my generation-10/10 AWESOME song.everything in this song is good.<br /> 4.full nelson-9/10 this song is pretty good.fred sings about how he was bullied all the time and how he would knock anybody out who picked on him.this song will pump you up to fight anyone who messes with you.good song though.<br /> 5.my way-10/10 absolute awesome song!!!lyrics,beats,guitar,everything in this song is great!<br /> 6.rollin {air raid vehicle}-100/10 The best song on this album!!!!!great for when your cruising around in your car.everything in the song iS GREAT.<br /> 7.livin' it up-9/10 a good rap and rock song.beat is alright.guitar is absolutely awesome!lyrics are awesome too.<br /> 8.the one-5/10 this song is ok.not rock or rap.not much to say about this song.<br /> 9.getcha groove on-10/10 very good rap song.fred and xzibit did a great job on this song.great beat and lyrics.<br /> 10.take a look around-9/10 the classic mission impossible song.beat and guitar is great.lyrics are alright.it's pretty good.<br /> 11.it'll be ok-7/10 this song is not bad.everything but the lyrics are good.lyrics are slow.<br /> 12.boiler-3/10 this song isn't really good.all it's about is fred's problems.<br /> 13.hold on-4/10 this song is fair.that's all i can say.<br /> 14.rollin [urban assualt vehicle]-10/10 great remix.fred,dmx,red man and method man did a good job with this song.this is the rap version.very good song.<br /> 15.outro-6/10 great outro.just like the intro.it's good until they start talking.the guy that starts the talking is annoying.<br /> <br /> <br /> WARNING:I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU GET THE EXPLICIT VERSION OF THIS ALBUM.THE EDITED VERSION SOUNDS LIKE CRAP.HOT DOG IS ALMOST NOTHING BUT INSTRUMENTAL.TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br /> ... Read more

Asin: B00004XOWM


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Significant Other
Average Customer Review: 3.74 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (22 June, 1999)
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Florida-bred metal-rappers Limp Bizkit sold a million-plus records of their debut largely on the strength of a George Michael cover song. But the band indeed had "Faith" and the group's second outing proves that the Bizkit have the goods. Still, it seems as if boastful frontman Fred Durst is loading the band's deck again, this time by including scads of guest vocalists, such as Stone Temple Pilots' singer Scott Weiland, Method Man from Wu-Tang Clan, and Korn's Jonathan Davis. (In fact, Korn gave Limp Bizkit a leg up in the industry.) But the 16 diverse yet cohesive tracks on Significant Other don't need any help. Not as heavy as their mentors Korn--or as they are on their debut--Bizkit give Everlast a run for his money on the tuneful and appealing "Rearranged." "Just Like This" is another winning hip-hop and rock entry, while the amusing and memorable "Nookie" (as in "I did it all for the nookie") has self-deprecating lyrics not unlike the Offspring's "Self-Esteem." Bizkit segues with ease from pleasing rock and hip-hop amalgam to spooky Tool territory on "Don't Go Off Wandering" to moshable moments in the entreaty "Show Me What You Got." Significant Other may be hard to categorize, but it's easy to like. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Nookie can't save this mediocre-at-best album.
I heard "nookie" on MTV 5 million times before i finally took the time to borrow the CD from my friends's brother. All i can say is that i'm glad i didn't spend $ on it. Nookie is my favorite song on the album, but probably because its mainstream and catchy as hell. I really appreciate what Fred Durst has tried to do here but he just couldn't pull it off. Three Dollar Bill Yall is unlistenable at least in my opinion. But i hate rap so if you like rap i'd recommend it over Significant Other. Getting back to the music...No Sex and Rearranged are more melodic songs which are slightly better than the rap-metal tracks which drag down the rest of the album. However, rearranged just doesn't hold together and Fred doesn't have the voice to do anything but scream. No sex is marginally better but if i wanted good rock and roll, trust me i wouldn't have turned to limp bizkit. In the end, Limp Bizkit is too rap for rock lovers and too rock for rap lovers. Their idea is a good one but it just isn't my style.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best LB ever had to offer!
Okay, you read my review on "Chocolate Starfish", now its one step back to Limp Bizkit's prior effort "Significant Other". This, according to me was the best album Limp Bizkit had to offer till date. Fred, Wes, Joh, Sam and Lethal were inseperably directed their collective talent towards the establsihment of Limp Bizkit as a Nu-Metal Heavy Weight and also find a deeper philosophy in their music, unlike their rather random debut. This was the first time they had an all-star lineup which includes Jonathan Davis of koRn, Scott Weiland of STP, Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan. Here is how the album goes:
01 Intro -- Damn weird and totally Limp Bizkit.
02 Just Like This -- Swingin Hip-Hop beats courtesy of John Otto.
03 Nookie -- He did it all for the Nookie. The flow continues.
04 Break Stuff -- The heaviest song on the album!Anger unleashed!
05 Re-Arranged -- Some people may buy the whole godamn record just for this song. Its the deepest and the most beautiful song that Limp ever made. Fred shows he can sing too, not only that, he can sing beautifully as well.
06 I'm Broke -- Continues where Nookie left last.
07 Nobody Like You -- Featuring Jonathan Davis and Scott Weiland.
08 Don't Go Off Wandering -- Uncanily weird.
09 9 Teen 90 Nine -- Don't Stop! It's 1999 baby! Swing!
10 N 2 Gether Now -- Awesome rhymes dropped by Method Man.
11 Trust? -- Probably doesnt belong on this album, but its there.
12 No Sex -- A rather philosophical song, "Dirty Sex!".
13 Show Me What You Got -- Another Thank-you song.
14 A Lesson Learned -- Isn't is supposed to be "Learnt"??
15 Outro -- Sick, and annoying as usual.

That's it hope it was useful. Reviews on the rest of the Limp albums coming soon!

1-0 out of 5 stars DIE FRED DURST DIE!!!!
The title of this album outta be called "Untalented self." That's what these guys are, no-talent white boys with backwards hats and Fubu clothes who try to fuse rap and metal. Kill this band and all of its fans!!!! ... Read more

Asin: B00000JCB2


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Three Dollar Bill, Y'All
Average Customer Review: 3.96 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (01 July, 1997)
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Rap metal has been around ever since 1986 when Run-DMC and Aerosmith joined forces for a remake of "Walk This Way," but it took nearly a decade for Rage Against the Machine to bust the floodgates wide open. Soon after, a stream of percussive hellraisers including Korn, Downset, and Deftones infiltrated the metal market, and they, in turn, sired a new breed fronted by acts like Snot and Limp Bizkit. Three Dollar Bill Y'All, Limp Bizkit's debut album, is a tempestuous collection of divergent styles. Unlike metal acts that try to get "dope," but lack the hip-hop background to legitimately fuse the two genres, Limp Bizkit--which features Wes Borland and House of Pain member DJ Lethal--have the know-how to groove and grind. And instead of launching a one-dimensional Blitzkrieg, Limp Bizkit mixes up its rhythms and tempos to keep its listeners guessing. --Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars An Honest Review
...

Here's the real deal to me...

I listen to a lot of metal (Pantera, Machine Head, Sepultura, Shadows Fall, In Flames) and I really don't think its a bad CD. The production is terrible thanks to Ross Robinson, but otherwise this is a pretty honest CD from a band that has become the equivalent of n'sync. As a band, Limp Bizkit are pretty tight (minus Fred). Wes Borland is a good guitarist, nothing groundbreaking. The rythym section shines though. Sam Rivers lays down some good tracks that carry a few of the songs pretty well such as "Stuck." And John Otto...I gotta say, this guy really ranks up there, I'm serious. I read he played jazz before joining these guys, and it shows. He really is a good drummer. The songs here are definitely the "heaviest" out of their three CD's. I think "Counterfeit", "Pollution", and "Stalemate" are the best on here. The riff's are good, the song structures too. So, yeah, go ahead and think you're cool and diss LB, but this isn't a bad CD. I basically wrote this to all the cool "metal" guys who think they know everything because they listen to Slayer, Megadeth blah, blah, blah. If you don't like it, fine. But don't compare this to them, this isn't speed metal, its Mallcore, plain and simple. That is all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Without question Fred's finest work
Limp Bizkit may have become the worst sellouts ever with "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" (except for Wes Borland, who was unhappy with Fred's actions), but "Three Dollar Bill Y'All" will always be the band's best CD ever. It's a perfect example of the naked rage that's been fading from a few rap metal bands today (Hed P.E. for example, though they're still a good band).

Wes Borland and Sam Rivers's guitar and bass work is raw and relentless, just like John Otto's drumming, which is the most technical ever done in the band's career. DJ Lethal's turntable work is also impressive and a little atmospheric (especially in "Everything"), but the most memorable member on the CD is the frontman: Fred Durst. His voice may sound whiny at first listen, but he's acting emotional while rapping. And it's super-catchy. Even with his ear-crushing screams, you can almost picture the bloodshot rage (which he once had here) in his eyes.

Every track on here is good, from the chord-crushing "Counterfeit" to the beautiful, eerie atmosphere of "Everything", which will be great to relax to after jumping up and down to the beat of the heavier songs before it. "Pollution" is an awesome opener, and "Stalemate" has a great intro with a hawaiian-sounding guitar (before kicking into a faster pace later). "Sour" is a classic with lyrics that are actually pretty funny, just like those in the moody, slow-paced "Stink Finger"(which IS NOT rip off Tool's "Stinkfist" in any way as some LB haters claim. It's just about a neighbor that made Fred's life miserable).

Bottom Line: Check out this CD. Even if you dislike rapcore, its worth a listen.

2-0 out of 5 stars The only Good bizkit
Before Fred Durst managed to sell out and drag the reputation of Nu Metal with him, Limp Bizkit released this album. While the album isn't terrible like Chocolate Starfish, New Old Songs and Results May Very; 3 Dolor bill isn't that great. The songs Counterfiet and Pollution are actually pretty good, unfortunately Durst turned out to be both of these. Stuck is a song that is fun, but once again nothing special. The rest of the songs fall along these lines except Indigo Flow (it was recorded at Indigo Ranch), all it is Fred thanking everyone who helped get them this far, but its quite pointless. Everything is a song that is over 15 minutes long, is very quiet/boring and you can't make out what is being said. The shotgun effect found on Leech is actually quite funny, that demo is actually pretty cool. But once again I say that this is limp bizkit's only good album. Everything after here was a downward Spiral. This is the only Limp Bizkit Album I ever bought. If you are interesting in what the "good Bizkit" sounded like, just download it. Limp Bizkit will be remembered as Korn's Curse. Korn is one of the only good Nu-metal bands out there. This album is sub par to everything Korn has done. ... Read more

Asin: B000001Y42


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Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water (Limited Edition)
Average Customer Review: 4.18 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 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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3-0 out of 5 stars A bit of a let down
First of all I've got to say that I'm a huge Limp Bizkit fan, 'Significant Other' is one of my favourite albums of the last few years and I even liked 'Three dollar bill...' so I'm sad to say that I found this album a bit of a let down. This is quite a shame because when the band are on form, like on first single 'My Generation' and the hip-hop track 'Rollin (urban assault vehicle)', they are absolutely awesome. Sadly the problem is because 'Hot dog....' is basically a pop album, no don't get me wrong, the band haven't gone all commercial (the riffs are still heavy, Fred's language is at it's most explicit) but it's just this album is designed with a certain market in mind (e.g. the 'streetwise' white boy rap scene) and it seems contrived to fit all the criteria's for that market. A lot of shops may stick this in the 'alternative' section but I can assure you there's nothing alternative about this album.

Like most pop albums this has it's share of fillers, 'Hot Dog' rips off the chorus from theNine Inch Nails track 'Closer' (yeah, I know it's an attack on them, but it could be more subtle), 'Full Nelson' is just a remake of 'Stuck', and 'Livin it up' is just four minutes of Fred talking about himself and has one of the worse samples ever (from an Eagles song). There's also too many skit's and unfunny in-between song interludes, which is just a case of the band having more fun than the listener, and I must also mention that the lyrics are atrocious, if Fred really is a spokesperson for this generation, then this generation is completely screwed.

Fillers aside, there is still some good stuff to be found on the album. The mellower tracks like 'My Way' and 'The One' see the band in fine form (although neither beats 'Re-arranged' from the last album), 'Take a look around' is a classic and, surprisingly, the RnB flavoured 'Getcha groove on' is also very cool. So there's enough good tracks to make this album purchasable and, on the whole, this is a decent album with excellent production and some cool special guests. So why is it a letdown? Well it's contrived and manufactured and it tries too hard to be trendy, which is a shame because if the band concentrated harder on the music they could have made another classic to sit alongside 'Significant other'. A disappointment but if you can accept it for what it is then you will probably like it.

4-0 out of 5 stars GREAT CD
This is a great CD. I love everysong on it, especially full nelson which is so old school limp bizkit it sounds like it came from 3$ bill. Most of the other songs are hardcore, but not like 3$ which is my favorite LB Cd. This is deffenently worth the money, especially if u like heavy metal, punk, and rap. Buy this Cd. . .

1-0 out of 5 stars what the hell happened after their debut cd?
yeah there are some catch songs yadda yadda yadda...but im missin the 'Three Dollar Bill Y'all' style...seems to have vanished after they did the video for Faith. maybe they liked selling out except for Wes eventually when he quit. i've heard a track off of the new album 'Bipolar they have set for this summer and its not bad, im hoping that they go back to the Counterfiet and the Leech shuff...

doods, they need to 'bring that beat back!' as they once said. ... Read more

Asin: B0000507UD


Star Profile: Limp Bizkit
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (24 October, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars magnificent
it should be a little longer but other than that it is woopin a* ... Read more

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Official Interview CD
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (29 August, 2000)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Only for extreme fans
This cd interview series is always lacking. It is not worth the money unless u are an extreme limp bizkit fan ... Read more

Asin: B00004S9RL
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Maximum Audio Biography: Limp Bizkit
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 April, 2000)
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1-0 out of 5 stars As if the music wasn't bad enough
This biography gave me oh so much insight into what a great artistic soul Fred Durst is. I can't believe how much he used to practice his guitar in his garage, writing sincere introspective songs just for himself and not caring at all about what sells records or what's going on with MTV. Just like Kurt Cobain and Jimmy Hendrix before him, Fred always promised himself never to sell-out. He refused to embrace the mainstream or dumb down any of his music just for the sake of pleasing the masses. And when his music became popular, he was constantly battling his record company for the right of creative control of his music. God, I wish I was Fred.

1-0 out of 5 stars No thanks
Yea, I guess it was good if your a semi-fan. But a die-hard fan like myself was very dissapointed. Not only did they forgot to mention their artistic integrity they also forgot to mention there harsh struggle to rise to the top. Overall somebody didn't do their homework. Very dissapointed......(total sarcasm)

2-0 out of 5 stars Ghastly Purveyors of Malice and Hatred
So here I am taking time out of my busy schedule to let you and maybe a few other people know that Limp Bizkit refuses to do anything for itself. To start, Limp Bizkit's reasoning is circular and therefore invalid. In other words, it always begins an argument with its conclusion (e.g., that it should peddle the snake oil of mindless anti-intellectualism because "it's the right thing to do") and therefore -- not surprisingly -- it always arrives at that very conclusion. True, Limp Bizkit once told its worshippers, "Hey, let's all go out and deploy enormous resources in a war of attrition against helpless citizens!" (or words to that effect), but Limp Bizkit not only lies, but it brags about its lying to its dupes. The sexism "debate" is not a debate. It is a harangue, a politically motivated, brilliantly publicized, unsympathetic attack on progressive ideas. Limp Bizkit has taken it upon itself to replace intellectual integrity with crude sloganeering. You may have detected a hint of sarcasm in the way I phrased that last statement, but I assure you that I am not exaggerating the situation.

In retrospect, Limp Bizkit has always been more crass than most ghastly purveyors of malice and hatred. Are you prepared to discuss this, Limp Bizkit? More concretely, there are vainglorious freeloaders in our midst. Let me rephrase that: Those of us who are too lazy or disinterested to put the kibosh on Limp Bizkit's philippics have no right to complain when it and its buddies worsen an already unstable situation. I correctly predicted that Limp Bizkit would compromise the things that define us, including integrity, justice, love, and sharing. Alas, I didn't think it'd do that so effectively -- or so soon. Help me get the facts out in the hope that somebody else will do something to solve the problem. Join your hands with mine in this, the greatest cause of our time. ... Read more

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Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle) [UK CD]
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (15 January, 2001)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Really lame, nothing new for limp
This Durst guy can really get on your nerves. He's so annoying with his bragging and his i-am-cooler-than-thou trip. And the way he sometimes kind of yodels is so ridiculous, but of course fits the ridiculous music. How many times does he say "rolling", I lost count. Did I mention how annoying it is? Go listen to some REAL metal, such as Pantera, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, or Black Sabbath. Or to those who really know how to mix rap with rock and do it honestly - Rage Against the Machine and the Chili Peppers - they did it first, when it wasn't the mainstream thing to do yet. These guys are just posers, jumping on the bandwagon just to capitalize on the trend of the moment. All their cds are the same, especially the chocolate hot dog or whatever the stupid name of the cd is, it's the worst of the worst. Word.

5-0 out of 5 stars LIMP BIZKITS BEST SONG EVER!!!!!!!!!
The rock version of Rollin' just rules.Every time I hear it,it must be played at high volume.I never cared too much for the rap version,but the rock version just kicks (you know what).You can buy this single,but I would prefer buying the CD,because it kicks (you know).BUY IT!!!!!!!!

Peace Out.

4-0 out of 5 stars Keep Rollin, but not with your homies!
Rollin' is the best song on the album Chocolate Starfish & the Hot Dog Flavored Water. There are 2 versions: Air Raid and Urban Assault. Air raid is just soooooo much better, Urban Assault is pretty damn good, too. I listen to the album every day, and I play this track after listening to "Livin' it Up". If you don't want the album, buy the Rollin' singles. They're very good. ... Read more

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Sales Rank: 303755
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Black and Blue
Average Customer Review: 4.06 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (21 November, 2000)
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The Backstreet Boys' previous outing, Millennium, was atough act to follow, combining as it did the storming pop of "LargerThan Life" and the sublime balladry of "Show Me the Meaning of BeingLonely." Black & Blue is a worthy successor, if a slightly moremature sound for the boys. There's plenty of uptempo pop, such as thecatchy advice dished out on "Get Another Boyfriend" and the slinkybeat-riddled R&B of "Shining Star," nicely balanced with some smoothballads--you can almost hear the lighters sparking up as the Spanishguitar gently plucks away on "I Promise You (with Everything I Am)."However, it's when they take up immediately where Millenniumleft off that they are at their strongest: "The Answer to Our Life" and"Not for Me" form a sturdy bridge from their previous output onward tothe future. If this is the state of things to come, the future isdecidedly rosy for Brian, Kevin, Howie, A.J., and Nick. --Helen Marquis ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent Job Well Done
First of all, let me tell you I'm not a closet BSB fan. And I'm not one of those hysterical teens, practically crying while waiting in line for the most anticipated CD of the year. But I was still on the edge of my seat, waiting for November 21, the glorious day when I could go buy my own copy of Backstreet's newest release, "Black And Blue". I listened to it probably a thousand times that first weekend, memorizing every song, listining to every detail of their voices. I definitly thought it was a improvement from the near perfect "Millenium", and the boys seem much more mature. My favorites would have to be the edgy: "Get Another Boyfriend", "Larger Than Life" reminicent: "Everyone", and Babyface's: "Time". It's too bad they didn't beat Nsync's 2.4 million on the first week out, but I agree with the guys: quality is better than quantity, and these guys certainly proved it. I'd have to say theirs is the best album that's been released for a long time, and well worth however much you have to pay to get your Backstreet-craving hands on. Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Boys to men...
Yes, it's true. The third Backstreet Boys album has finally come out. This third effort from the Boys proves to be the best. _Black and Blue_ shows heart and soul and the true growth that they have had since _Millenium_. The songs are decidely bubblegum pop, but who cares. The upbeat fast songs and moody ballads will have any music lover swaying on their feet. The songs are more heartfelt and very fun. There are the obvious hits such as Get Another Boyfriend, The Call, and I Promise You (With All That I Am), but all of the songs are worth listening to. I was very happy with the variety of beats, but, FYI, there are many ballads. The Boys have definitely taken their music to the next level, and _Black and Blue_ is a good investment. Even for BSB closet fans, this CD is sure to please. Right after Hansen, these guys are the origionaters of boy bands and they deserve credit. I'm saying Bye Bye Bye to N Sync, the Backstreet Boys are here to stay. If you doubt it, listen to Shape of My Heart. That song just holds a little of what's in store in _Balck and Blue_.

5-0 out of 5 stars KTBSPA!
this album is awsome! all of their songs have a meaning behind them! the best songs on this album are, I Promise You (With Eveyrthing I Am), because the beat is great, and its just a really sweet song, that is easy to love! Time, because teh boys talk about their past before they became teh legendary Backstreet Boys, and also because AJ sounds amazing, but when does he not??). And Lastly Yes I Will, because it a really nice song, and also because AJ wrote it. Its a real personal song, that is easy to love!
So i would defiantely recomend this album to anybody who appreciates good music and talent. The boys definately posess both of these qualities.
P.S. Backstreet Boys were here first! and they will be her last! N*SYNC and all the other little boys groups cant even live up to the Backstreet Boys. They cant even compare! so KTBSPA! ... Read more

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No Strings Attached
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (21 March, 2000)
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Despite millions of album sales, 'N Sync are an obvious No. 2 to label mates the Backstreet Boys. Fittingly, they try harder--too hard, in fact--through most of their second non-Christmas disc, No Strings Attached. The quintet and Strings' dozen-plus producers fill these 47 minutes with bland ballads by Diane Warren and Richard Marx, mildly funky workouts like a cover of Johnny Kemp's "Just Got Paid" and the muddled "Space Cowboy," and gimmicks such as "Digital Get Down" that hardly lend credence to whatever career-longevity claims they might want to lodge. This is a guaranteed smash, but judged on the merits of its weak material and less than compelling vocal performances, No Strings Attached should be long forgotten by the time the Backstreeters' next CD arrives. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars one awesome album
I love this album. I enjoyed every track. Here's a review of all of them.

1. Bye Bye Bye- This was the 1st single, the song that made me be interested in this talented boy band. This is a catchy tune that anyone could like. (11/10)

2. It's Gonna be Me- The 2nd single. THis song wasn't as good as bye bye bye, but certainly a great song. it's one of my favorites. (10/10)

3. Space Cowboys- It's got a good beat, and i like the chorus, but it was out of date after the year 2000 was over. (9.9/10)

4. Just Got Paid- i love this song. It has a groovy beat and fabulous lyrics. A definate favorite. (10.5/10)

5. It Makes Me Ill- Great beat, good lyrics, and an all together cool song (10/10)

6. This I Promise You- This is a sweet ballad, the best ballad on there in my opinion. i like the spanish version too. :)(10/10)

7. No Strings Attached- This is an ok songs. I was co-written by JC, which is a little different because people don't think that boybands write their own songs. (9/10)

8. Digital Get Down- Another one co-written by JC. This song is one of the best in the album. some people are opposed to the lyrics, but i'm not one of them. ;)(11/10)

9. Bringin' Da Noise- This is my least favorite song on the album, but no song on here is bad, it's written about a basketball game for goodness sakes! it's also co-written by JC.(7/10)

10. That's When I'll Stop Loving You- another ballad. this is the second best ballad. It a pretty good song. (9.9/10)

11. I'll Be Good for You- This one is co-written by Justin. It's supposed to be "old-school." It sounds ok. (8/10)

12. It thought She new- THis is a beautiful a capella. The lyrics are very sad and i cried the first time i heard it. (10/10)

i would give this album a 10/10 rating. I love it!!

-Lizzie

3-0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing...
I have a diverse taste in music. Hanson, Dave Matthews Band, Korn, Counting Crows...and I also like N Sync. With their first album came out, I was impressed with their harmonies and pure pop sound. Sure, they didn't write any of the songs or produce anything, but that was expected. We've heard THAT arguement before. And after hearing "bye bye bye" on the radio, I was sure NSA was going to live up to it's expectations. Boy, was I ever wrong. I bought the album on the first day it came out, as most fans did. As many have said before me, "Didgidal Getdown" is NOT who N Sync is supposed to be...we had an image of nice, clean cut boys who sang sappy love ballads. And than JC goes and writes THAT. Of course, the whole album isn't horrible. "It's Gonna Be Me" is catchy, and after being forced to listen to "Space Cowboy" for an hour straight, it kinda grew on me. "This I promise You" is a typical, but nice love song. "No Strings Attached" is one of the albums biggest hits with me and also "I thought she knew" is a beautiful a capella song, demonstrating N Sync's ability. Overall though, I was dissapointed. "Bring in the noise" is just stupid, and "Just got paid" isn't all that great. There just isn't any depth in the lyrics at all. Not to mention all we hear is JC and Justin. Joey and Chris get a couple lines while we don't hear Lance AT ALL. Never. I swear he doesn't even get to sing in the harmonies sometimes. And I think he has an absolutely *beautiful* voice. WE WANT LANCE TO SING.

1-0 out of 5 stars Thank God the Boy Band Craze is Over
Man, oh man - thank god this craze is over. They vaulted to the top of the charts a few years ago, thanks to the dedicated teenie fans, but alas, no longer are they so respected, except by people who Never Got Over It. Yet they still linger beneath the surface, waiting to rise again. We have four who never used this horrid band as a catalyst to start something else, and then you have this yellow-haired clown invading the media worse than anthrax. And yet, you know that this single clown is going to keep reminding us that, yes Virginia, there were boy bands.

As for the cd, please do yourself a favor and don't buy this crap. If you want real music, go to the alternative tentacles website and purchase an old Dead Kennedys album. Buy a NOFX cd. Or, for crying out loud, go get a Beatles cd or an Enrico Caruso! Support anybody but these manufactured bimbos! Support REAL musicians!

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