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21. Blindside [Bonus Tracks]
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3-0 out of 5 stars From Sweden With Love
The Boy's return to their roots with the re-release of their debut album. Originally released in Sweden than distributed here in America thanks to Solid State Records. BlindSide purchased their masters and have given a new fresh look and feel to their first two records. The band is all over the place with this album moving from alternative rock riffs to modern rock grooves and some hard rock as well. The singing shifts from melodic to screaming without warning. It's a bit jumbled and the songs move from really good to really not so good. It's not until their sophomore effort that we truly see the band come into their own. I won't say this record will blow you away but if you're a fan you'll enjoy hearing the very unique evolution of this now great band.If I had to rank their four records It would be as so.

A Thought Crushed My Mind4.5/5
About a Burning Fire4/5
Silence 3.5/5
Self Titled 3/5

Looking back on this record I find myself enjoying it more and more than I did the first time around and it's nice to see that the spark of potential was there from the very start and it was certainly not wasted on future records.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great way to witness the evolution of a powerful metal band
The Good
The best part about having both of the Blindside re-issues is that you get to hear how they evolved and defined their sound. On their self-titled debut, Blindside struggle with finding their sound. You can hear that they become torn between sounding sort of like Clutch or sort of like Shadows Fall. "Invert" comes barreling at you like a 16 wheeler out of control on a steep hill (long way to go for a simile), with its monster riffs and manic vocal delivery. It's almost like Blindside is messing with you on "Born". The track takes a completely different direction with more subdued vocals and minimal distortion. The track is defined by a simple guitar lick.

It's back to releasing the fury on "Empty Box". This time theirs a soulful bass line matched by heavy breakdowns. A meaty chugga-chugga riff runs rampant on "This Shoulder". The vocals are melodic yet still edgy. "Teddy Bear" has a clean arpeggio lick and somber drum rhythm. By the time the chorus kicks in, the riffs become thunderous and driving. It's nice to be able to compare the four demo bonus tracks to their final product.

On A Thought Crushed My Mind, Blindside have settled on what they want to sound like (more like Shadows Fall). It's also apparent that they had a bigger production budget when this was originally released. "Vow of Silence" is everything but silent. It's pure assault of heavy distortion and furious vocals. It's amazing that vocalist Christian Lindskog's lungs haven't exploded. "King of the Closet" is a tale of vampires that chugs along with breakneck unruliness.

"My Mother's Only Son" briefly flirts with the soulful sounds of Blindside's debut, but reverts to the angst they so relish in. Think bass riffs take hold of "Nara". The intensity builds when the guitars and vocals kick in. Instead of including demos with this reissue, Blindside decided to include two hard to find 7" vinyl releases and two previous unreleased tracks. If you want to hear a completely different side of the group, listen to the final track "[Phatbeat 1303]".

The Bad

The Verdict
The Blindside reissues are a great way to witness the evolution of a powerful heavy metal band. It will also hold over their fans with demos and unreleased material, until their new album is released later this year.

5-0 out of 5 stars Generating A Pattern?........................
Notice how this album like Silence is very mellow. Whereas in A Thought Crushed My Mind has all the screamo effects of About A Burning Fire. Blindside is still one of my favorite Christian rock bands around. This was very cool of them to remaster and redistribute their first two albums. The new added tracks are actually the band's demo songs from when they first started out. It sounds like they were in someone's garage when they recorded it. Still a good CD though. Keep up the good work guys. I'll be patiencently waiting for you're next new album. ... Read more

22. Silence
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After two acclaimed full-length indie releases andextensive touring in Europe and the U.S., Blindside hassigned with Elektra for their major label debut. Silencewas produced by Howard Benson (P.O.D., Sepultura, Motorhead and many more). Their style is simple but explosive, with a lot of complexity swirling around underneath. 2002. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good album but a definite change.
I have loved Blindside for ages, and their first cd blew me away. It was a frantic and wholly original piece of work that blended punk with hardcore and didn't weaken either genre. This cd continues softening their sound to something very radio friendly (which is the one thing the first wasn't).

Although I greatly miss the old Blindside who brought us such inescapably great songs such as King of the Closet and Invert, Silence is a good cd. It still features some harder vocals, but they're spaced out a great deal, and even the heavier sounds aren't anywhere near hardcore. However, if I did not have to compare them to their older harder sound, I would have to give the cd four stars (which I am) for it's complexity and thoughtfulness. Especially captivating are the lyrics that are even better than previous cd's beautiful words. Christian's writing has always been exceptional, but in the cd his skill absolutely shines.

In my opinion, the cd is a bit over produced, Blindside has enough talent that they don't have to hide behind the skill of their producer, and some of the songs seem a bit dwarfed by the multitude of effects.

Overall, a good album, but not quite what anyone expected.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good singer, bad songs.
This band wastes this singer's ability to sing. After hearing the song "Pitiful" and buying this album, I expected more, but they released "Pitiful" so people would buy the album and then filled it with filler. They have a good singer, but bad songs. Perfect example of why people download. 3 good songs on the whole album. Here is my song by song review:

1. Caught A Glimpse - Really good song with a good hook to it.
2. Pitiful - First single and an awesome song in which the
singer screams and sings with good melody.
3. Sleepwalking - Good song with good melody.
4. Cute Boring Love - Bad song that leaves you waiting for a
hook that never comes.
5. The Endings - Another bad song with a hook that is not catchy
6. You Can Hide It - Plain song that has nothing to catch your
7. Thought Like Flames - Starts off good, but then dies when the
unmelodic hook comes.
8. Time Will Change Your Heart - [Bad] attempt at writing a
hardcore song.
9. Painting - Too much unnecessary screaming and overall bad
10. Midnight- Good buildup, but bad hook.
11. Coming Back To Life - Pure filler.
12. She Shut Your Eyes - Pretty good song, but nothing great.
13. Silence - Slow and boring song.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Silence" by Blindside
This is my personal favourite album right now. From the crushing opening track, Caught A Glimpse, to the ever so well done closer, Silence. Although Blindside are a Christian band and I dont consider myself religious, they manage to not let that interfere with their music. The top 5 songs, in my opinion are in order:

1. Sleepwalking
2. Paintings
3. The Endings
4. Midnight
5. Pitiful

If you have never heard Blindside before, that is a crime against humanity. Download any songs you can, or, even better, go buy the albums About A Burning Fire, A Thought Crushed MY Mind, S/T Album and Silence. You wont regret it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Blindside
Scilence is a great cd. The best song on here is Pittiful. Highly recomended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome (Not Garbage!)
This cd is awesome. Don't listen to Mr. Milwaukee who considers himself a "music fan". He wouldn't realize how good this album is if it bit him in a hurting place. With the incredible tracks of Pitiful, Sleepwalking, Time Will Change Your Heart, Cute Boring Love, Caught A Glimpse, and the rest of the album this cd is not garbage. Only somebody with a brain half the size of a grain of sand would write "Horrible band, AVOID AVOID AVOID!!! Saw them in concert, complete utter garbage" about the Swedish Christian rockers Blindside. I don't think this guy actually saw them live because I saw them live and they played one kick-(insert a word of your choice here) show. I guess the only way that you could consider this garbage is if you were hearing impared like our good old friend from Milwaukee. ... Read more

23. Three Dollar Bill, Y'All
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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 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.

5-0 out of 5 stars Who says Limp Bizkit are bad?
Because Limp are mad. Thanks to KoRn, Limp Bizkit was lead the way to great music, starting with 3 Dollar Bill Y'all$. Songs like Stuck, Nobody Loves Me and Leech show their heavy metal work that sound like they had problems in their life, while Sour, Faith and Stinkfinger are really groovy beatz, really heavy songs, while Pollution and Counterfeit are very good intro songs.
1)Intro: Religious Intro, a little funny. 3/10

2)Pollution: Screechy guitars, pretty cool drums and turntable work make this song a classical Limp Bizkit song, as well as the funny segment at the end, with Fred yelling "back" over and over again with the other members telling him to shut up. An excellent song to open the CD. 10/10

3)Counterfeit: The first Limp Bizkit song. A pretty interesting intro, and then suddenly........ BOOM! They start cranking up the metal, this reminds me of KoRn's Clown, pretty solid hit. Definately one of the best songs on this CD, along with Nobody Loves Me, Sour, Clunk, Faith and Stinkfinger. At the end they start going insane one last time to end the song, and at the end, Fred's making some weird sounds. The entire song is great. 10/10

4)Stuck: This is another great hit. Finally, a song that has loads of DJ Lethal. And this is a longer version of Significant Other's Break Stuff, which is good. Limp Bizkit show just how heavy they can be. 9/10

5)Nobody Loves Me: Another anger song. Fred writes pretty good lyrics, a kinda weak outro, but the rest of the song is heavy as hell. My 2nd favourite song, totally heavy, but weak ending. Very good song. 10/10

6)Sour: Another DJ Lethal song. About Fred's ex-girlfriend (At least that's what I've heard). Insane guitars, turntables, and nice, calm drums. That made this song as my 3rd fav song. An insane song, one of the best. 10/10

7)Stalemate: Nice song. The beginning isn't too good, but the chorus is quite heavy, 6 minutes don't cut it. Maybe Pantera's This Love or Drowning Pool's Soul but not this. But still pretty hard though. 7/10

8)Clunk: Sweet stuff, interesting bass lines, unreal vocal effect, and insane turntable work by the legendary DJ Lethal. Complete metal, this gets 5th place. 10/10

9)Faith: A George Michael cover. But a little guitar and turntable work totally change. And it's one of the heaviest songs. And to top it off, this is my favourite song on this CD. Advice: skip to track 10 when it gets to 2:25 so you don't have to hear that awful hidden track. Limp Bizkit rock on. 10/10

10)Stinkfinger: Another great song, heavy, turntable-infested and a dark bass line. this makes 4th fav. 9/10

11)Indigo Flow: Uh, not so bad, but not so good either. It's great, but it's bad compared to Significant Other's Show Me What You Got. 5/10

12)Leech (demo version): The heaviest song, really cool. The only problem is that it's too short. Imagine this song at 4: 15, not at 2:11. Still good though. 9/10

13)Everything: 16 minutes long. The longest song I've heard without any skips. Really cool effect in the middle. An above average song. 8/10
And that's it. 3 Dollar Bill Y'all$ is a great debut CD! I also recommend Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish & The Hot Dog Flavored Water, Drowning Pool: Sinner, KoRn's self titled album or Eminem's Slim Shady LP. Bye.

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.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst band ever!!
Why doesn't Fred Durst do us a favor by killing himself? Anyone who like these guys outta be killed!! Go listen to RATM or Tool, those are the antithesis of this band. DIE FRED DURST DIE!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars belongs in the dumpster
Limp Bizkit sucks and so does Fred Durst, pathetic scum, this album is the worst, don't ever buy this disgrace of an album and music in general

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24. Among the Living
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If Metallica and Slayer invented speed metal, Anthrax brought it to the East Coast and imbued it with the attitude and excitement of New York hardcore. Among the Living is, without a doubt, their finest hour--a roaring, adrenaline-pumped collection of flailing beats, precise, razor-edged riffs and shout-along refrains. Unlike most full-throttle metal vocalists of the era, Joey Belladonna chose to sing as well as shout, giving songs like "Among the Living," "Indians" and "Efilnikcufecin" ("nice fuckin' life" spelled backwards) a decided melodic edge. Yet Scott Ian and Dan Spitz's buzzsaw guitar flurries, and Charlie Benante's insistent drumming, prevented the songs from ever degenerating into the run-of-the-mill heavy metal they so despised. --Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best speed metal album of the 1980's, period
Before this album, Anthrax were just a bunch of speed metal jokesters from NYC who had a thing for comic books. But with the slow rise of Metallica (who were more influenced by NWOBHM than punk), Anthrax's dominance in heavy metal would soon come. AMONG THE LIVING is the band's third album which showed how tight they had become with the inclusion of Joey Belladonna (who replaced the first singer from the FISTFUL OF METAL album). The power riffs of Scott Ian are sick, and who could forget the power of Charlie Benante's drumming? This man should've had eight legs.

While they still got into comic books ("I Am The Law" is about Judge Dredd), they also dealt with the original occupants of the United States ("Indians"), double-faced people ("Imitation Of Life"), and their love of Stephen King novels ("A Skeleton In The Closet"). Most bands around this time were about speed and shock value, the only thing shocking about Anthrax was the whiteness of Scott Ian's legs! But they could play, oh could they play, and didn't sacrifice skills for speed. Their future efforts would be mixed affairs, but this albums easily stands as one of the best of all time.

5-0 out of 5 stars A killer album
AMONG THE LIVING is a thrash masterpiece that shows ANTHRAX improving from STD. This disc has at least 5 classic metal songs that every metal-head should love, AMONG THE LIVING, CAUGHT IN A MOSH, I AM THE LAW, EFILNIKUFESIN(N.F.L) and INDIANS. SKELETON IN THE CLOSET is a very heavy powerful song as well as ONE WORLD. ANTHRAX has always been able to mix serious music with some comical messages and on this album. LAW is based on the Judge Dredd comic book character while INDIANS deals with the treatment of the Native Americans throughout this nations history. ANTHRAX might not have been as comercially sucessful as METALLICA, MEGADETH OR SLAYER, but musically, their talent cannot be denied. I highly recommend this album for metal fans

5-0 out of 5 stars The (other) #1 Album from Anthrax, it never tires
What more can you say about this album? It's a little faster than their (1985) "Spreading the Disease" [the other #1] album and the production is far better.

I don't think there is one bad song here. There are of course some that aren't as good as others...but you know you have a good album when the first four songs could easily be put on a "best of" album.

The guitar work is as tight as it gets. The Spitz/Ian duo creates some great main riffs and solos that aren't typical Thrash displays. They work hard and it shows. The bass work is great (even solos) at certain junctures (like "Skeleton in the Closet"). The drumming is interesting, Benante is a good drummer but I think his energy exceeds his ability sometimes. Nevertheless the typical Thrash fan will like the blast beats and double-bass parts like in the title track and "Skeleton" tracks. He also uses "explosion" beats a little too much. The best drum parts are on "I am the Law" where the time change ups are pretty cool and the main drum part is kinda funky (but in a Thrashy way).

The vocals really can't be described because Belladonna certainly has his own voice. I mean it's not like the other high-pitched Bruce Dickinson ripoffs out there at the time but it isn't like the Dave Mustaine growl either.

Favorites for me are the title track, "Caught in a Mosh", and of course "I am the Law". Anyone with even a casual interest in Thrash Metal (1981-1994) should own this album.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cool
Now this is some good thrash! Not like modern-day bands who CALL themselves thrash, this is true thrash, from the time when metal was cool. Just everthing about this album rocks hard. They add elements of hardcore punk and humor in their music, which makes it quite enjoyable. And of course, no metal album would be complete without a track about the plight of the American Indian. On 'Among The Living' Anthrax titles their song 'Indians'. The only thing I don't like about this album is the sound quality. It sounds pretty tacky. But sound quality can't really take anything away from such a good album. Buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Among The Living
This is another fine release from one of New York's reigning thrash metal bands. This is probably my favorite album ever by Anthrax. The album cover is just amazing (Even though I can't get it for the life of me). The sound of the guitars and the singing totally rocks, and the lyrics are cool, too. 'I Am The Law' is about a fanatical cop, 'Indians' is about the plight of the American indian, and I really like the line in 'Imitation Of Life' "Bands dress like women all lipstick and lace! I'd pass and image law, stick it right in their face!" This is one of the best thrash albums ever, and believe me when I say there are a lot of good thrash albums. ... Read more

25. Great Milenko
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Comedy hip-hop generally takes the low route, doing either physical humor (cf. The Fat Boys) or a litany of cheap-shots and potty-talk (cf. 2 Live Crew). Insane Clown Posse does both. But they're also side-splittingly funny for a couple listens--and pretty good with the beats and samples besides. The concept's like this: These two white guys have a vision of global unity that has something to do with dressing as clowns and spraying soda all over everything. They're, like, dead or something, so they have supernatural powers, and each album they put out represents a card in this eternal trump hand that'll call God back to earth when it's all collected together. If you can think of anything funnier on the spot, go get a record deal. --Gavin McNett ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Great Milenko (review)
"The Great Milenko" by ICP is one of the best CD's EVER!! I'll walk y'all through it a little, so you'll know why it was one of the best CD's:
1) Intro-9.5/10- Alice Cooper did a great job on the narration. It really sets the tone for the album.
2) Great Milenko-9/10- It's a little over a minute long. Kind of like another intro, but it gives more detail to the great milenko himself
3) Hokus Pokus-11/10- One of the strongest tracks on the CD. Funny lyrics, too.
4) Piggy Pie-11/10- Kick-ass lyrics, and the chorus is cool too. The skit after the song was hillarious.
5) How Many Times-7/10- I don't know why, but this track was pretty weak. The beat was okay and the lyrics were too, but something about it made it sound repetitive.
6) Southwest Voodoo-11/10- Another one of the best songs on the album
7) Halls of Illusions-10/10- Great lyrics and meaning
8) Under the Moon-9/10- the eerie music and bizarre lyrics made the track stand out on this CD. Another one of my favorite ones.
9) What is a Juggalo-8/10- The lyrics are okay, but the chorus sucks.
10) House of Horrors-8/10- I liked this track at first, but then it started to get
11) Boogie Woogie Wu-4/10- I hate this song so much, I don't wanna even review it
12) Neden Game-100/10-(no that isn't a typo)The track is set up like a dating gameshow. I guarantee you'll love this one.
13) Hellalujah-100/10- Great skits, the lyrics are the reason i'm not religious (why should you have to spend money for a blessing?).
14) Down With the Clown-100/10- A juggalo anthem. Need I say more?
15) Just Like That-9/10- This track reminds me of something from Ringmaster
16) Pass Me By-8/10- Pretty fair track. That's all.
Anyway, I hoped my review helped in trying to figure out whether you want this album of not. This one is DEFINITELY for the juggalos.MMFCL!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Probably ICP's best
1. Intro
2. Great Milenko 7/10 - Nice song, freaky beats...

3. Hokus Pokus 9/10 - Carnival beat, typical icp lyrics, one of the best on this cd

4. Piggy Pie 7/10 - Censored version of a brilliant song

5. How Many Times? 6/10 - Repetitive , nice lyrics

6. Southwest Voodoo 8/10 - Cool old-school beat, freaky lyrics

7. Halls of Illusions 9/10 - Guitar riff's (slash) , catchy

8. Under the Moon 8/10 - Horror style lyrics, cool sound effects

9. What Is a Juggalo? 7/10 - Beat is very cool , lyrics too (...)

10. House of Horrors 9/10 - GREAT GREAT

11. Boogie Woogie Wu 8/10 - bit childish but very funny nonetheless

12. Neden Game 7/10 - very funny lyrics , but gets old really quick

13. Hellalujah 7/10 - Solid serious lyrics , bit boring , nice skits

14. Down With the Clown 8/10 - Typical ICP joker song

15. Just Like That 9/10 - Very short , but briliant beat , mike e clark at his best!

16. Pass Me By 8/10 - Nice quasi serious song. good ending song.

So buy this cd , even if you didn't like older icp's. You won't be dissapointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars the best jokers card ever!!!!!!!
before i say anything i'd like to say that i recommend that every juggalo and juggalet should get this album.<br /> <br /> 1.intro-7/10 the intro is pretty cool,a little funny.<br /> <br /> 2.great milenko-5/10 sort of like another intro,it's alright<br /> <br /> 3.hokus pokus-10/10 awesome song!funny and a great beat and chorus<br /> <br /> 4.piggy pie-8/10 preety good song.awesome lyrics and beat.the skit of the end of the song is funny as hell!!! i gurantee you will laugh.i tape recorded this and played it in my math class.everyone loved the skit and laughed their ass off,teacher got mad though.<br /> <br /> many times-3/10 not that good,thats all i can say.<br /> <br /> 6.southwest voodoo-6/10 this song is fair<br /> <br /> 7.halls of illusions-10/10 completely awesome song.everything in it is great.<br /> <br /> 8.under the moon-not sure what i could say about this one.sorry.<br /> <br /> 9.what is a juggalo-10/10 this song is for every juggalo!i recommend every juggalo listens to this song!!!<br /> <br /> of horrors-3/10 not really good lyrics,beat,or humor.<br /> <br /> 11.boogie woogie wu-7/10 fair.a little horror,good chorus,and good beat.<br /> <br /> 12.the neden game-100/10 insanely awesome laugh your ass off track!!!get ready to play a dating game with extremely crude humor and crude sexual comments!listen to this song!!!!!!!!!!<br /> <br /> 13.hellalujah-not sure about this one either.sorry.<br /> <br /> 14.down with the clown-10/10 a juggalo and jugglets song.very good lyrics,chorus,and beat.<br /> <br /> 15.just like that-9/10 everything in this song is good.just short.<br /> <br /> 16.pass me by-2/10 not a good song.

1-0 out of 5 stars An abomination
ICP are, quite possibly, the worst thing to ever happen to modern music. And that's saying a lot. They are talentless and immature wastes of oxygen and I pity anyone who has actually spent money on this album. There are absolutely no redeeming factors, musically or lyrically.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Solid Album
Though I'm not a juggalo, I was able to find this album funny and entertaining. Of course there isn't much substance to it, but besides that fact, there are many catchy songs on here that are worth a listen. The album starts off with an intro basically explaining what the album is about, followed up by another intro-like song "Great Milenko", which is followed by a circus-hop tune, "Hokus Pocus". A standout rap-rock track which is the wicked clown's version of the classic "three little pigs" , "Piggy Pie",is next. The album slows down with "How Many Times?", a track about ICP's pet peeves. Though not as upbeat as other tracks on the album, you can feel their anger through the lyrics. "Southwest Voodoo", a song about ICP's obsession with voodoo, follows this. This track is pretty good, and the lyrics are clever. The next song, "Hall of Illusions", is probably the best or one of the best on the album. The song builds up as it goes along, and it actually has a message that goes along with it. If you're a bad person, you'll get what you deserve. "Under the Moon" is not one of the better on the CD, but "What Is A Juggalo?" makes up for it. Though the lyrics are somewhat weak they come out funny, and the beat is good to chill to. "House of Horrors" is an OK track, but the lyrics are clever. "Boogie Woogie Wu" is another OK track but the beat keeps you listening. "The Neden Game" completely makes up for the past two tracks. Even though one of the lighter tracks on the CD, I laughed out loud too many times to count on during it. It's probably the one I listen to the most off of this CD. "Hellalujah" is a pretty good track that is ICP's take on the evil TV preachers who ask for money. It's not a satanic track as the title suggests. The next track, "Down with the Clown" is slightly annoying, but the lyrics aren't bad. Track 15 is an intro to the last track, and it has a story you can follow along with easily. After being shot in the previous track, the wicked clowns describe heaven in "Pass Me By", a fantastic ending to this CD. This song has a chorus much different from others on the CD, and it's almost soulful. Overall, this CD is not bad for what it is. ICP have successfully created a horrorcore rap album that one can laugh to, wrestle to, and learn a lesson from. As a hip-hop album, this is more original and creative than the majority of hip-hop artists on the airwaves. It seems like with ICP, people either love them or hate them severely. This was my first ICP album, and as an avid music fan, I find this being in my CD player more than other hip-hop or rap albums I own. If you're looking for a hip-hop album you don't have to think a lot while listening to and that will give you a good laugh either by their lyrics or the whole concept of the album, then this is for you. If you want to be challenged when listening to a hip-hop album (which is very hard), or are easily offended, then maybe this isnt for you. It's not by any means superb, but it's a classic for it's genre, and definitely not trash.
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26. 311
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5-0 out of 5 stars The definitive rock abulm
wow... that word pretty much sumarizes this whole album after you finish listening to it. to describe the sounds of this album, it rocks hard, and is honestly some of the most adrenaline pumping music i've ever heard. it's almost like living in a 311 world where you experience the vibrations of their amazing concerts. although, some of the better songs off of this cd are the slower and more melodic ones such as purpose, sweet, don't stay home, and all mixed up.
all right, i realize that there are a lot of "Critics" out there who disrespect and badmouth 311. whats sad about these people is that they really don't have much to say other than, "I don't like 311, they suck." Usually people like this only listen to a song for about 15 to 20 seconds, then skip to the next one without ever really hearing the whole track from start to finish. i've watched some people do this and i'll ask, "why don't you just listen to the whole thing?" and they'll be like "why?" I'll just reply with a "Trust me" and then they'll go ahead and actually listen to the song they were just dissing.
whats funny is most of the time their opinion changes quite dramatically when they actually listen to the whole thing. i guess this is due to people's short attention spans or something. i guess 311 doesn't have much of a "pop" sound, and so therefore explains why many people who listen to them for the first time don't really get it, or don't even listen to the whole song.
so do yourself a favor if you ever listen to a 311 cd: Pop it in and push play...and don't push skip or stop until the cd comes to an end. pick up the lyric sheet and read along to the music if that helps the experience. TRUST ME, you will be surprised at how brilliant and talented 311 is. there's really no way to describe what they do to my senses every time i hear them. It's just pure bliss, and I'll never stop listening.

3-0 out of 5 stars An original album lacking in a few areas
The minute you hear this CD, you immediatly hear 3 different musical genres - Rock, Rap and funk. 311 stake their claim with hits like "Down", "All Mixed Up", and "Hive." "Down" is a fast and furious tune with a great guitar hook layered throughout. "All Mixed Up" has a slower tempo but is the best produced song on the album. "Hive" is a good rap/rock song that could put the likes of Limp Bizkit and Korn to shame. The best part of the song is the chorus - similarities with the Beastie Boys comes to mind. The rest of the album more or less sounds like one of the above mentioned songs. It's still a descent album, however, because of the originality that 311 pocessess. If you are a 311 fan, this is an essential. If you are just getting into the band, try "Grassroots" first - arguably their best album.

1-0 out of 5 stars 311 are talented musicians who need to quit the rap front
"Down" and "All Mixed Up" are both excellent tracks. The rapping doesn't bother me much on these cuts because the music behind the vocal mix is so good. Aside from those two songs, the only other cut I enjoyed was "Don't Stay Home". The rest of the songs consist of absolutely horrendous "white boy" rap of the worst kind. Don't get me wrong, I like quite a few 311 songs like the aforementioned three cuts off this album, and nearly everything off Transistor, but the material on here is just so juvenile and played-out that it's downright hokey. "Don't Let Me Down", which is supposedly about "some girl" getting beaten, is laughable. It sounds like Hexum made the whole thing up because he's way too vague. I'd like to know who the girl is, and why we should care about her plight, because vague crap like that ain't going to tug on my heartstrings. What makes it even funnier is that 311 go against everything they preach in every other song they wrote and say that "If you touch her again/I'll f*ck you up. For guys so preachy about "love and unity", they of all people should know that violence isn't solved by more violence. Stupid hypocrite stoners. Oh, by the way, did I mention these guys love weed? I think I should, because that's virtually all they sing about on this album. Do yourself a favor and get Transistor instead of this album. The instrumentation is actually creative, and there isn't dominated by Hard Rock/Rap like this one is. I also have their Live album from 1998 (on cassette no less!) which contains many songs from both Grassroots and Music, and based on those songs, 311's first two albums sound just as hokey as this one does. I personally think that 311 need to stay away from turntables and fight the urge to rap, because they actually are very talented musicians, and songs like "Beautiful Disaster", "Color", "Use of Time", "Stealing Happy Hours", "Light Years", "Rub A Dub", Creature Feature, and the cover of Cure's "Love Song" illustrate that.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Album for New Fans
311 is a great band that has put out 7 albums. The self-titled(Blue) album is not their best, nor is it their worst album. This was the first 311 cd I ever heard and it became responsible for my liking of the band. 3 years later, I have all of the albums but this one is still my favorite, even though it is not their most solid album. The cd gives first-time listeners a taste of 311, broadcasting their unique sounds. It also shows older fans who do not have the cd, a piece of 311's journey from music to evolver.

The reason this album should not be overlooked is because it allows people, such as myself, to get into 311. Grassroots is their best album, but its bad production and lack of catchiness make it harder for first-time listeners to get a feel for their music. I believe this because I recommended grassroots to two people and one liked it after repeated listens and the other listened to it once and tossed it.

Now I bet you are thinking to yourselves, if they did not like grassroots, then they should not listen to 311. Well, I don't know about you, but I can see how grasasroots can be inaccessible for many people to get into. This album gives them a taste of what 311 is about and shows varying types of styles while doing it. It also has excellent production and arguably their "tightest" album. Even though it has flaws( some of the lyrics seem too quickly implemented, Hive is the all-ime worst 311 song) it continues to be at the top of my list because it what introduced me to this great band.

When I think of 311, I think of this album because it is a definitive 311 album. Many people also feel that there is too much rap on this cd, but there is not a whole lot more than "grassroots." Most of the songs are rap/rock/regge/ska-influenced, but they all are unique and stand out. I suggest people start out with this cd and give it a shot because it showcases 311 without turning them off of this marvelous group

Recommended Traks for getting into this cd:
Down....All Mixed up.....Purpose........Don't Stay Home...Sweet

3-0 out of 5 stars Not really what I expected, but it's all good
First of all, I would like to point out that one of my least favorite styles of music is rap. I don't disrespect any artists in the genre, yeah, they've made something out of it. I just don't enjoy it as much as some people do. When I listened to 311, I was surprised to hear the pronounced rap influence in a lot of the songs. With that fact in mind, I enjoyed most of the slower, reggae/ska songs, such as All Mixed Up, Purpose, Don't Stay Home, and Sweet. But don't get me wrong, I liked more than that!

The hard rock songs on this album, thanks to SA, have rapping in them. Nick raps, too, but he grew out of that by From Chaos. Despite my dislike for rap, Down, one of 311's biggest hits, is a great song. The song, at first listen, doesn't seem like anything special, but then it's in your head all of a sudden. At least a minute of this song is guitar playing, but it's all good. The song injected with the most rap is definitely Hive. The rhymes made me laugh ("You're all up in the mix like f***in' Betty Crocker") and the song was surprisingly catchy. However, my favorite hard rock/rap songs were Misdirected Hostility and DLMD.

At the end of the short album, I was a little disappointed. I know that this album had the strongest rap influence of them all, but I still wanted more of the reggae/ska sound. I'm listening to a bunch more of their stuff on Napster, and I like what I'm hearing, hard rock sounds from Soundsystem, trippy beach sounds from Transistor, and pure amazingness from Grassroots. A.K.A. I'm buying them all. Rock on! ... Read more

27. When Incubus Attacks, Vol. 1
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Canadian edition of 2000 EP for the California-based funk-metal outfit. Six tracks, 'Pardon Me' (Acoustic), 'Stellar' (Acoustic), 'Make Yourself' (Acoustic), 'Crowded Elevator', 'Favorite Things' (Live) & 'Pardon Me' (Live). ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A great collection, I can't wait for the next one!
This NOT Incubus' newest album. It is a COLLECTION of acoustic and live versions of their older songs. However, there is one NEW song on the album, "Crowded Elevator," which was supposed to be on the Make Yourself album.

Anyways, the acoustic versions of "Pardon Me" and "Stellar" are very different from their electric guitar counterparts, they have a more poppy feel to them. It's interesting to hear the difference. The live version of "Favorite Things" is totally rockin', and "Pardon Me" live has some heavy DJ scratching. After hearing the live versions of their songs, I'm dying to hear these guys in concert now.

The new song, "Crowded Elevator", is really good. I do not know why it wasn't included on Make Yourself, possibly becuase it didn't fit the theme of that album. But no matter, it's still a great song, and if you're not interested in acoustic stuff, you should still get this just for "Crowded Elevator."

The reason I rate this 4 stars is merely becuase they're not enough tracks on this album. You can listen to this whole thing in under half an hour. Still though, it's really cheap, and if you always wanted to hear Crowded Elevator, get this.

3-0 out of 5 stars a nice addition to my incubus collection.. and maybe yours..
Before actually being forced to sit and listen to their cd "make yourself", i'd always thought of Incubus as yet another rap/rock band.. and had written them off.. not something i was interested in. Since then..i've gone and grabbed as many of their older releases as I can.. and.. i think that the thing i most appreciate.. is Incubus's habit of releasing ep's.. i like that.. it gives you something to listen to.. while waiting for the new official record.. and.. gives you a slightly different listen.. to a group of songs you thought you knew.. in this case.. i found that the acoustic versions of "pardon me", "make yourself", "stellar".. those alone are worth the price of this cd.. but.. the addition of a not so new track that didn't make the actual record.. "crowded elevator".. plus.. a nice "hidden" track after the live version of "pardon me".. gives you just that little hint.. that little moment to realize that Incubus seems to enjoy making each record unique.. and worth the time to listen to..

4-0 out of 5 stars Only for the Hidden Track
Ok I didnt even understand this cd at first. But I think its worth getting for the hidden track alone. It's titled "Smoking the Herb Again", many ppl think it's not even Incubus singing the song, and it doesnt help that they deny it. But they also make up a million differant stories about Chuck. But alas it is Incubus singing the song (hi Jose and Kilmores voices are very distinct). I love Live Versions of ANY song. And Crowded Elevators is an ok song I guess. I think that only hard-core incubus fans should get this cd. If you are just starting out, start with Make Yourself.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Rarest Incubus CD
If you own any single incubus cd its worth buying this one-Whether you own:

Fungus Amongus

Enjoy Incubus (EP)


Make Yourself

or their latest Morning View

I think they only made about 500,000 copies of it, and it is one of the hardest cds it took for me to get. Although there is only 6 songs not including the hidden track, i think its a good value.I became a diehard incubus fan only a half a year ago, and i was really surprised that i found it so quickly, in about two months. But it was not easy, if u buy it on ull get it in 24 hours, but if u look for this import (ep) in stores you wont have a lot of luck.


1- Pardon Me ( Acoustic)- 9/10 its still great but its a little weird hearing it in an acoustic version.

2-Stellar (Acoustic)- 10/10 my favorite on the cd, sounds so good in acoustic.

3-Make Yourself (Acoustic)- 7/10 wasn't one of my favorites on the make yourself album but its still good.

4-Crowded Elevator- 9/10- It was suppposed to be on the Make Yourself Album.

5-Favorite Things- (Live) 10/10- I think its ounds better live.

6-Pardon Me- (Live) 10/10- Another one of my favorite songs on the lp, its makes u get this feeling your there because the crowd gets so into it.

7- Hidden Track?- 6/10- sorta of funny song, but its a mystery.

Overall: One of my favorite Cds

5-0 out of 5 stars Went over the border for this one
I am a diehard Incubus fan..and must get very thing I can. So since this one is hard to get, I went to Canada for this CD. Believe me it was worth it as is all things Incubus. These 5 guys are talent beyond words. All their CDs are worth the money and that in itself says it all. ... Read more

28. The History of Rock
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The History of Rock arrives as the sort of superstardom-celebrating release that can buy a hot-selling artist time. (Think, say, G N' R Lies.) After 8 million (and counting) sales of 1998's Devil Without a Cause, the trailer-rockin' rapper is out to remind the world that it hardly started there. Mostly drawn, and often retooled, from his out-of-print Polyfuze Method and Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp, these tracks display a "funky country hick" already on point with his knowing, hardheaded combo of old-school beats and classic-rock guitars. An "American Bad Ass" for sure, but also an artist who could come only from America, Kid Rock brings the noise--not to mention the bread and the circus. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad
The cd's okay if you like Kid Rock's older music. This cd is his music before the cd Devil Without A Cause. But if you want his good music I suggest you get his older cd. My song reviews are below.

2.American Bad A**- a good song if you like harder rock.

3.Prodical Son- not a good song unless you like slow girly songs.

4.Paid- okay

5.Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp- one of my favorite songs although slow.

6.Dark and Grey- perfect

7.3 Sheets to the Wind(What's my Name?)- slower yet better.

8.Abortion- don't bother listening to this song.

9.I Wanna Go Back- SUX

10.Ya' Keep On- Great.

11.F**k That- Awsome song.

12.Born 2 B A Hick- funny and awsome.

13.My Oedipus Complex- hard and cool.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good intro to the Kid's early work
First off, don't buy this album expecting "Devil Without a Cause." There are a few tracks on this CD that rock like "Devil," namely "American Bad Ass," "Dark & Grey," "3 Sheets to the Wind (What's My Name?)," and "F**k That."

But a lot of it is pure rap, like "Paid," "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp," and "I Wanna Go Back." These are passable, but let's all hope that when the Kid is in the studio recording the follow-up to "Devil," he realizes that his bread is buttered on the "rock" side of "rap-rock."

This CD isn't junk, however. Several songs explore the Kid's troubled relationship with his family. "Prodigal Son" is moving, but "My Oedipus Complex" is the most lyrically deep song Kid Rock has ever attempted. I almost had to stop my car when "Oedipus" came on, that's how hard it hit me. Those of us who've grown up with problems in the family probably never stopped to think of what it's like from the other person's point of view. On "Oedipus," Kid Rock wrote an entire song about his conflicts with his father. But the genius is that the first half is written from the son's point of view and the second half is written from the father's point of view. It's truly a moving song and forced me to re-evaluate my relationship with my father and how I've treated him in the past.

There's enough of "Devil Without a Cause" on this album to justify fans purchasing it. If you enjoy songs with some lyrical depth and personal meaning, you'll enjoy this CD, too. The lyrics and meaning are there, you've just got to look for them.

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
really good

intro - best song on the cd lol no it's just some guy talking about kid rock its not a song

american bad a**- best kid rock song ever recorded on any cd in the world 20/20

prodigal son - awesome 20/20

paid - great 19/20

early morning stoned pimp - any song where joe c raps earns my respect 20/20

dark and grey - just like i am the bullgod 20/20

3 sheets to the wind - great 18/20

abortion - sorta ok 14/20

i wanna go back - sucks 4/20

ya keep on - AWESOME i hear this song at baseball games a lot and it took me until i got the cd to know it was kid rock himself 20/20

f**k that - AMAZING!!!!!!!! 20/20

born 2 b a hick - lol great and funny 20/20

my oedipus complex - 2nd best song on cd TBT kicks a** on this song 20/20

overall 20/20

1-0 out of 5 stars AAH
You know this guy did appeal to me at first, but if you have this CD youve heard American Bad Ass, right? Listen to Metallicas "Sad But True". He ripped off the guitar part completely. H e tries to be metal, hardcore rap, and country at the same time. Fails miserably. He is a talentless wigger. Wait...thats too nice. I hope he commits suicide.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not as hot as Devil without a cause and Cocky
I have all three of Kid's albums and The history Of Rock isn't as good as the other two I'm afraid. Some of the songs are O.K. If I had to put the three albums in order of best to worst, History of Rock would come last and its a tie between cocky and Devil without a cause for the top spot. I don't know, maybe you'll like this album. ... Read more

29. What Hits!?
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An overview of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' formative 1984 to 1989 stint with EMI Records, What Hits? contains plenty of hits, including their first truly huge success, "Under the Bridge," from their 1991 debut on Warner Bros., Blood Sugar Sex Magic. Other highlights here, including 1990's "Show Me Your Soul" (which proves the band learned plenty from working with George Clinton on 1985's Freaky Styley), their superb cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground," and the feel-good funk of "Behind the Sun," show the Peppers paved the way for a school of alt bands who melded funk with rock riffs. There are plenty other less-celebrated moments from the Peppers' early days that shine on their own, and only a few self-indulgent clunkers (what drove them to such a dismal performance of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire"?). This collection will suffice for the casual fan who needs a quick intro to the Peppers' history. --Lorry Fleming ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars the collection of songs '84-'91
Anyway, this is the red hot chili peppers greatest hits collection with songs from 1984 to 1991. This is considered one of their best cd's and i agree.
- You get all the old hits.
- When the early peppers weren't remastered and weren't available in stores, this was the only early peppers you could listen to.
- If you want only one 80's peppers, and make it this one, you'll get some songs you never knew, like the brother's cup, show me your soul, get up and jump, johnny kick a hole in the sky, backwoods, if you want me to stay and many more.
- It has the non-album track, show me your soul, which is great.
- It's missing some songs like yertle the turtle, special secret song inside, mommy where's daddy, blackeyed blondie, good time boys, subway to venus, stone cold bush, american ghost dance, nevermind, sex rap, why don't you love me.
- If you put under the bridge, then why only one song from blood sugar sex magik? Then it should have maybe 5 songs from that album, although I would add the whole album.
- If you have all the studio albums, this is worthless.

Overrall, it's a great compilation, and one of the best. But I would better buy all the first 4 albums, as well as the last four albums. (...) Thanks, and see you soon.

5-0 out of 5 stars All RHCP rocks, including this
this CD rocks, it takes all the hits from the Peppers earlier days and combines them to make an awesome CD. I first got into the Chili Peppers through Californication and immediatley was into finding out about their other recordings. I picked up BSSM next and loved it. Then, i bought this album, thinking it would sound kind of like Californication and BSSM. I was wrong. They were a completely different band. At first i didn't like it, and the only songs i liked were show me your soul and under the bridge, but then it grew on me and i love every song. Among my favorite are Under the Bridge, show me your soul, Me and My friends, Higher Ground, Knock me Down, and Johnny kick a Hole in the sky. Of course, all the other songs rock too!

4-0 out of 5 stars What has not been said...
... I do not know if I can add anything else to this great compilation of anti-hits with the obvious excpetion of Under the Bridge.
Overall all of the musicianship is very solid, everybody loved Flea's wild bass playing and the guitar work is also very proficient.
The two polarities in this album are the covers. Higher Ground is a spectacular cover that gives a different but not worse feel to a Stevie Wonder classic. Fire on the other hand adds a worse, unoriginal feel to the Jimi Hendrix classic.
Some of the band's best and most fuinky material of their early years is also missing but for all those that own the albums this is no biggie. However the compilation faisl as a good introduction to either The Red Hot Chili Peppers or to their early years. I would not buy any of their compilations, but would instead focus on buying the individual albums.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of the early era of the Chili Peppers
What Hits!? is a great collection of the Chili Peppers` greatest hits from their old school sock in their c*cks days up to their rise to as one of the biggest bands around in the early 90`s. It has plenty of old school favorites like Fight Like a Brave, Jungle Man, and Backwoods and the big hits like Higher Ground, Knock Me Down, and Under The Bridge(which was put in to boost the albums` sales even though it wasn`t from the EMI years). What Hits!? is a great album to educate someone about the Chili Peppers` days before they became hit makers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Greatest hits - 1983 - 1991
This collection features most of red Hot's important songs from their first 10 years of career.from raw debut stragight to "under the bridge" from bestseller "blood sugar sex magic".

i cannot complain about this album - songs are great of course,tracklist is good too,in few words a great compilation of hteir earlier material.for beginner fans and for those who want to have rare "Show me your soul" from Pretty woman movie soundstrack.

Get this one along with new "Greatest hits". ... Read more

30. About a Burning Fire
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5-0 out of 5 stars Rocks my face off!
Blindside is the greatest Christian rock band ever, and anyone who says otherwise is criminally insane (Just kidding). This is one of those albums I can listen to from start to finish without skipping any tracks. I love 'em all! I just saw them live not too long ago and it was one amazing show. I thought I was going to have a seizure I was flipping out so much. This cd is addictive like some sort of drug, just without the horrible effect. The songs are full of positive and inspirational lyrics that are even better with Christian's pulsating vocals; he can hit some pretty crazy notes, and his screams rip your face off. Buy this if you want a perfect album. Heck, go buy their Elektra/3 Points debut "Silence" as well, it used to be my favorite album until this one came out. God bless you all!

3-0 out of 5 stars Stop staring, small child!
First of all, maybe it's just me, but the album cover is just a little bit frightening.

Anyway, Blindside's fourth album is definitely above average, and, in my opinion, better than their last effort, Silence. Whereas "Silence" pretty much sounded the same throughout the entire disc, with the exception of the standout title track, Blindside definitely opts for a more varied sound on "About A Burning Fire". From the mellow funkiness of "Shekina" to the straight-up metalcore of "About A Burning Fire", to the modern rock/techno synthesis of "Where The Sun Never Dies", to...well, whatever the hell "Hooray It's LA" is supposed to be, the album manages to avoid the repetition that, to some degree, plagued their previous efforts. Still, that doesn't translate into Blindside's best effort. Though "All Of Us" is a classic modern rock/hardcore anthem and "Shekina" is somehow brilliant, "Swallow" is simply awful, and "Hooray It's LA", although it features Billy Corgan doing something or other, is...well, terrible. "Eye of the Storm", "About A Burning Fire", and "Where the Sun Never Dies", are all pretty good, and the rest of the tracks are definitely decent at the last. However, the lack of cohesion works against the strength of "About A Burning Fire", and the lack of more standout tracks is also noticeable. This album definitely deserves something more like 3.7 stars, but I couldn't bring myself to give it a 4 under Amazon's rating.
Incidentally, I have no idea what other reviewers are talking about whenever they say Blindside tones down the Christian emphasis in their lyrics. Moreso than Silence does the band's faith come across in this latest album, and the appropriate props for staying true to their beliefs definitely go to the boys in Blindside.

5-0 out of 5 stars great summer cd
I don't care if this cd came out during the winter, pump this stuff up in your car while on the highway and your going to have a hell of a time. This is blindsides best effort. Eye of the storm is the best song of the year so far and the last song, About a Burniing fire has an incredible emotional charge at the end. That song leaves a great impression on how the cd is as a whole.
Other great songs are follow you down, all of us, and shenika, but there definitly aren't any fillers on this disk

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good!
OK, I love Blindside. However, this album is nearly pop. Well, ok, just kidding, but if you have been a fan for a while, you will agree that this cd is by far the most singy, with far fewer screams. Good cd, but if you really like screaming, buy A Thought Crushed My Mind (my favorite cd), if you like nu-metal/pop-rock, buy Silence (probably one of the best nu-metal cds on the market - if you like nu-metal you'll love this).

5-0 out of 5 stars Yup, Blindside's On Fire
I've never been a huge fan of mainstream rock or anything, but with their latest, Blindside gave me a run for my money. And I wouldn't ask for a penny back either. I had been hopin' to buy one of their earlier albums, but I could only find their second album in a real, tangible store (never really bought anything off the net) and it cost a little much.

Didn't have huge expectations for this cd. I thought they might fall off with this one before even reaching their true peak, but of course, they proved me completely wrong.

Their older stuff was a little more creative musically and vocally, but more often than not the experimentation led to a large number of boring, sometimes repetitive tracks. So overall, this was much better.

I would have to say that these are Christian's best vocals on this cd, the best I have heard in a good while. Musically, this cd is also very good. After only a few listens, I was left wanting on the whole, but everything began to pull together in my mind, but soon enough I began to see the music for how good it really was.

Lyrically, this is their best work. At some points it has a very personal feel. And even though the much-hated "Hooray, it's L.A." may seem rightfully so, after reading the lyrics the song became bearable, perhaps even enjoyable. And "All of Us" is truly worthy of being the lead single.

Blindside is back and better than ever. This is coming from a avid underground follower, mostly of rap/hip-hop, and more importantly, of anything truly worth listening to. ... Read more

31. No Stranger to Shame
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Uncle Kracker might have rap-rock numbskull Kid Rock to thank for putting him on the map, but with the release of his solid sophomore set, the Michigan mauler can stand up and take a bow. For not only is Uncle Kracker the most Southern-sounding musician ever to emerge from the edge of the Great Lakes, he's also one of the most versatile. As such, No Stranger to Shame is by turns country, rock, soul, blues, and sometimes a vigorous mix of the lot. The horn-section-goosing opening track "I Do" is pure Stax with a little '70s-era thwacketa-thwacketa guitar menace; "Thunderhead Hawkins," with its drawling vocals and slide guitar, is pure Arkansas front-porch boogaloo; "Memphis Soul Song" is just that; "To Think I Used to Love You" could have been torn from the Merle Haggard songbook; and "Keep It Comin'" is fierce hip-hop. A ballad, "Letter to My Daughters," is sweet if unnervingly sappy (think Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses"), while Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath adds negligible freight to the title track. But No Stranger to Shame's finest moment is a borrowed one--a faithful cover ofDobie Gray's inspirational rock & roll love letter, "Drift Away." An underappreciated classic from the early '70s, "Drift Away" still sounds relevant, and Kracker's soulful version--featuring Gray himself--will do much to spotlight that comforting old chestnut. --Kim Hughes ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD!
I'm a huge country music fan and the first time I heard of Uncle Kracker was when he did the "When the Sun Goes Down" duet with Kenny Chesney. I loved his voice in that song, so I researched his music. I listened to songs on his website and loved every single one, so I just had to buy the CD! Every song is great. I am not a rap fan, though I do like some of Kid Rock's stuff. If you like country, pop and some blues, you will like this CD. My favorite song is "Memphis Soul Song". This is just an awesome CD and my new favorite! Sorry Kenny...have to put you aside for awhile!

4-0 out of 5 stars Kracker plays it safer here, but still has a good time
Uncle Kracker's debut LP Double Wide was unlike anything else that had come before, but it had the misfortune of containing a hit single that was wholly unlike almost anything else on the album ("Follow Me"). A lot of people bought it expecting a country album, but were unable to enjoy the rap / blues / country / southern rock hybrid that the rest of the album contained. Still, it had a sound that was brilliant, and a great vibe that flowed through from start to finish.

This time, Uncle Kracker has decided to adopt a more straightforward, radio hit friendly approach. Rap is almost absent, only present on three songs, and the emphasis is placed on just writing good, fun pop tunes. I don't consider this selling out, since the rap dominance of the debut was probably due at least in part to Kid Rock's extensive co-writing credits. On this album, Kracker is merely trying to get out from under Kid Rock's shadow, and get attention for his own style. On the plus side, there are more individual songs that stand out this time around, as opposed to the original, where much of the second half of Double Wide blended together and coasted on a good vibe. Thankfully, Kracker hasn't gone completely Sugar Ray on us (despite that band's singer making a negligible guest appearance on the title track), since he jumps back and forth from country, to blues, to funk, and to simple radio friendly pop tracks.

Standouts include the oughta-be huge single "In A Little While", which takes the standard "summer song" sound, ala LFO and Sugar Ray, and finally does it right, with a surprisingly emotional chorus. "To Think I Used To Love You" is a straight-up country song, which is really catchy, and avoids the typical country sappiness (unfortunately, "Letter To My Daughters" does not, but it's a pretty song anyway). The cover of "Drift Away" accomplishes little that the original didn't, but it's one of my favorite songs anyway, and since it fits here, I'm always glad to hear it again. "Memphis Soul Song" is the ballad that should have been a hit instead of "Follow Me". It's lyrically rich, and a beautiful song in general. And "Baby Don't Cry" is a powerful blues wail about moving on from a bad relationship.

If there's a shortcoming with this album, it's that it lacks the quality that has made all Kid Rock / Twisted Brown Trucker related albums up to this point favorites of mine, and that is the fusion of disparate musical elements into a new sound. There are a lot of influences here, but each song can be easily labelled "Pop song", "Country Song", "Funk Song", etc. The only times that the classic TBT fusion is allowed to return are in the three rap numbers, the best of which is "Keep It Comin'", a great tune with a riff that rocks harder than almost anything on Double Wide. Overall, this is a solid follow up to a great debut album, and if it's less original or interesting, it will at least be a lot easier for people to digest, and there's something to be said for that too.

5-0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars.....Kracker's 2nd album.
Though very, very different from Kracker Double Wide album, i Still Give it 5 stars. This is not hip-hop like Double wide. this is straight memphis soul, Oldies Rock and Country. The Only Rap is the first and last songs. Theres A Bonus track Called AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL.


1-0 out of 5 stars Who knew that Uncle Kracker was frontin'?
Uncle Kracker is the perfect example of a musical artist that has his connections to thank for him having a career - suffice to say, if it wasn't for Kid Rock, Kracker would be just your token DJ in a band, or maybe even serving up crawfish at a restaurant near you. Nothing that we have ever heard from has warranted the attention or radio airplay that he has received - the songs are all as soulless and vapid as his recording pseudonym suggests.

Kracker's debut album, Double Wide, basically presented him as a kinder, gentler Kid Rock - "comin' straight at ya from the Detroit trailer park, y'all", but less likely to raise hell, and you could take him home to meet your mother. That album did have a ubiquitous hit in "Follow Me" (which differed greatly from the rest of DW) and, not surprisingly, Kracker follows in the grand tradition of other lifeless corporate pop acts (Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth) and desperately tries to duplicate the sound of his past hit on the follow-up, No Stranger To Shame.

This album plants Kracker squarely in the realm of adult contemporary - everything here is tailor-made for the "listen at work" stations, but there is nothing redeeming at all about any of the songs here. Kracker had to resort to releasing a cover ("Drift Away") in a bid for radio play - it worked for him, but the fact that Dobie Gray sings circles around him casts a dark shadow on Kracker ... it was obvious that he couldn't carry the song on his own. If you like music that plays it safe, there's plenty for you to chew on here, but nothing artistically relevant or profound to speak of, and Kracker's trite lyrics and toneless voice certainly doesn't help any. Only on a couple of songs does the old Kracker rear his head, and as you would expect he comes off as Kid Rock's harmless little brother - maybe the Kid's buddies with him because Kracker's a performer that actually makes him look good.

In summary: Trivial pap from an unchallenging, irrelevant artist - more or less just music to nod your head to mindlessly. Appealing only because it's inoffensive fluff to play in the office, I can't recommend this to serious music fans.

4-0 out of 5 stars Drifting Away
Like most people here, I got this CD for Drift Away, which is a fantastic cover. The other songs on here aren't bad, either. Uncle Kracker is a much better singer than one would expect from his Kid Rock roots. i even ike his rap/rock combo style. That's a big compliment considering I am not a fan of most rap music. The only draeback is the hidden track. It was vulgar apparently just for the sake of being vulgar. It kept this thing from geting five stars. I don't see wh Uncle Kracker feels the need to put such tracks on his CDs to earn his stripes. His vocal talents are more than enough to sell CDs without a parental advisory sticker to attract attention. ... Read more

32. Fungus Amongus
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As Incubus themselves note about Epic's 2000 rerelease of 1996's Fungus Amongus: "The recording's are basically a snapshot of our band, circa 1993-1995. As even the most discriminating ear could deduce, [we were] still struggling to find our feet." It's a caveat not really necessary for Incubus fans, of which there are now many, thanks to their diverse, unique, andthoughtful brand of funky, sometimes-acoustic rock, exemplified on 1999's impressive Make Yourself. This early effort, written and recorded when band members were in their teens, smacks heavily of Primus and Faith No More fanaticism, influences which, on later discs, are blended into an evolving signature sound. Songs such as "Speak Free," "Trouble in 421," and the aggressive, linear "The Answer" are decent, but not as heavy, well-written, or thoughtful as the material on Make Yourself. Ultimately, Fungus Amongus is a lightweight, casual, fun, and funky morsel for hardcore fans.--Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting "debut"
If you got hooked on Incubus with Make Yourself, are you in for a big surprise. While SCIENCE / Enjoy Incubus technically marks Incubus' debut into the arena, this is their real debut. If you own the short EP Enjoy Incubus, you know what to expect. Before you check this out, though, if you own Make Yourself, listen to the track Battlestar Scartchlactica. It's got a lot of songs from Enjoy Incubus. To describe the sound on this CD, it's easy to remember this way: Imagine if Korn and The Red Hot Chili Peppers hooked up to record an album with Issac Hayes and Lenny Kravitz as producers. I doubt that would ever happen, but that's kind of how to describe this. You Will Be A Hot Dancer shows that kind of sound. Contrary to what you might think, Shaft is not a remake of the Issac Hayes anthem. Incubus really juggles their sound between these two, though they get progressively heavier with Take Me To Your Leader. The best tracks on here are You Will Be A Hot Dancer, Speak Free, and Shaft. Incubus is definately a great band, and they're definately one of my favorite new bands out there. Can't wait to hear more...

4-0 out of 5 stars Incubus??!
This Cd sounds nothing like what Incubus is today: It is a lot more funky, a lot more metally, and a lot more talent is evident. Dirk is an awesome bass player, I love his slapping in "Speak Free". Jose is a Great Drummer, he lays down some tite beats! And I never could have thought that the present-day nu-metal guitarist mike had so much talent. Most of the songs are chock full of metal-oriented solos, especially "Psychocilicybin", which really sums up his talent. Brandon is a good singer, but I think he is really the only member who has improved alot over the next couple of CDs they produce. His lyrics are very funky and abnormal: They're great!!
The one flaw on the disk is that they were between the ages of 15 and 17, and as an independent recording, the sound is pretty tipsy. Other than that, I guess it's pretty good for a bunch of teens to have made all by themselves! This is the true marking point of Incubus.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not flawless, but important
Incubus Album #1

My junior year of high school (a fair amount of time has passed since then) all my friends are heavily into Incubus, but I have a good laugh at them. At the time I was very much into punk, indie, and heavy metal, and Incubus seemed to be yet another nu-metal band. If it wasn't their music that completely disgusted me, it was Brandon Boyd's inevitability to be shirtless everytime a camera was placed upon him.

Then the day came when a random friend told me his mother bought him the first Incubus and it was the best thing he had ever heard. He placed it in his CD player and though I was not floored, I must admit I was hearing something by Incubus and I actually enjoyed it.

This album has a fair amount of Primus, Faith No More, and Chili Peppers influencing it (especially in the bass, which is much heavier and louder in the mix than most future efforts) however in Boyd's quirky lyrics and oft-changing vocal stylings I heard a young man who obviously was a Mr. Bungle fan, and I can't bash him for that. "Gonna Be A Hot Dancer" and "Hilikus" are songs cut from the more Mr. Bungle-esque thread, as they feature frantic screaming by Boyd, something he hardly does anymore. Other songs have more of a funk 'n roll sound to them, similar to early Chili Peppers with a much better lead guitar player (sorry John, Dave, and Hilel, but you guys are no Mike Eisinger). "Sink Beneath the Line" features some of the best Eisinger guitar work in his entire career, it is hard to believe he was so young at the time.

As good as this album is, it just doesn't have a strong cohesiveness; and the songs themselves are only half memorable, with the exception definitely being "Sink Beneath the Line". But one can't come down too hard on this album as it shows a high school aged band that manages to sound as though they have been playing for years. This album is not for everyone, but if you are a hardcore Incubus fan, than it is a must. In my case, this was the first Incubus album I was able to appreciate, and now I own everything by them. It was my gateway drug into becoming an Incubus junkie.

3-0 out of 5 stars No Wonder This Is The Only Burned CD I Own
Well, I listen to this CD every once in a while (maybe on an incredibly long car trip), but I think I've only heard the whole thing 5 times. The CD is fun. It sounds like the good RHCP, and Primus, but not as good. The songs are very similar to each other, but there are a few that I can't help but love, such as You Will Be a Hot Dancer, and Shaft. I'm not a big fan of burning CDs (I got this one off Rhapsody), but burn this one if you really want it. Or just get a few songs on a mix. This CD is not out there. This CD is as un-experimental as Incubus can get.

4-0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Like S.C.I.E.N.C.E But Less Rock And More Funk
I don't get why this album gets so much criticism, because even though it is the most out there Incubus cd, it is also the most original. I mean how many other bands sounded like this at the time? The only band I can think of is the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but even they were quite a bit different.

Incubus fans, enjoy Incubus for their unique and creative sound rather than bashing them for having the guts to try something new each time out. ... Read more

33. Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
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4-0 out of 5 stars What every Rage fan wants
I am a big live album junkie, and a concert document of Rage Against The Machine has long been on my wish list. I've never had the pleasure of seeing the greatest band of the 90's in concert- in fact, I didn't even become a fan of theirs until after their breakup- so Live At The Grand Olympic Auditorium will have to do. And it doesn't disappoint.

I agree somewhat with the reviewers who said the mix is muddy- it is, on some tracks. Tim C's bass is noticeably high in the mix, but never ruins any of the songs. "Sleep Now In The Fire" comes to mind as a good example of a time where it almost does- the bass is just absolutely *exploding* through, sometimes overshadowing Tom Morello's guitar riff- but doesn't mar his solo (more forceful and passionate than the by-the-numbers studio version, I might add) at all.

The songs are mostly performed very raw and powerful. And while none of the songs' running times deviate drastically from their studio counterparts, they aren't just copies of the CD versions. The aforementioned "Sleep..." has a great vocal performance by Zach de la Rocha, coming across almost spoken-word. He also performs Maynard James Keenan's part on "Know Your Enemy," which absolutely ruined the studio version for me (otherwise it's a fantastic song).

The setlist is good, although it's pretty much a "greatest-hits in concert" collection (Rage did have awesome singles though, didn't they?). Opening a concert with your biggest hit ("Bulls On Parade" in this case) is only something that the best artists can do successfully.

I would have loved a live recording of my favorite song of theirs, "Township Rebellion," but oh well. And "Renegades Of Funk," one of their two or three best singles, is missed (although I don't even think they ever performed that song live, so you can't blame them).

Overall a must-have for any Rage fan, or really any other person who wants a greatest-hits collection for the best band of the 90's.

Oh, and Audioslave rocks.

5-0 out of 5 stars RAGE'S BEST YET!!!!!!!!!
When i found out Rage Against The Machine broke up three years ago, i was pretty disappointed. I loved their music, but at least they ended on a good album, Renegades. Earlier this month i was on Rage's official site for the first time in about a year. As i scrolled down the screen i saw something new! "Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium" I was very excited! This is a recording of Rage's last two nights together as a band. Once again they proved they were one of the most creative and politically active bands to ever hit the stage. They also porve they're the most powerful bands of the last decade. Not only is Rage a great band, but they're at their best live! So i decided to buy this CD the day it came out. I did and i was not disappointed! This CD is everything i expected and more. If you'd like to hear one of the greatest rock bands ever, then pick up this CD or one of their earlier ones. If you don't like rock much, i'd still recommend you check Rage out. Or if you like a much softer version of Rage then listen to Audioslave, Rage's sister band.
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1 Bulls On Parade
2 Bullet In The Head
3 Born Of A Broken Man
4 Killing In The Name
5 Calm Like A Bomb
6 Testify
7 Bombtrack
8 War Within A Breath
9 I'm Housin'
10 Sleep Now In The Fire
11 People Of The Sun
12 Guerrilla Radio
13 Kick Out The Jams
14 Know Your Enemy
15 No Shelter
16 Freedom

5-0 out of 5 stars Flawless, absolutly flawless
First of all, this cd kicks majorly! Some don't think the sound is good, and I'll give 'em that one. But, its still one of the best dang live recordings out there. No one matches the rage and energy as Rage does. It was absolutlye beuatifull. The only two beafs to this wunderfull cd is that whoever mixed needs to have thier head rearagened. I hope the band had nothin' to do with this, for one reaseon.(two really) One is where the hell is "How I could just kill a man?" That song was wild! B-Real and Sen Dog actually came out and preformed it with them! It was dope yall. The other only problem I could'nt ignore was that they copletly took out Zack's rantings! I mean what the heck man?!?!?!? I wanna hear him discuss these things. You can hear and see 'em on the dvd though, but still. Other than that, it was a great cd full of energy and an overall great preformence

5-0 out of 5 stars Rediscovering Rage
When Rage Against The Machine disbanded in 2000, they left behind a mere four studio albums and a massive fanbase that was thirsty for more material. Well, luckily for us, their last two concerts were recorded and edited into one disc for all of us fans to feast on. Recorded on September 12 & 13 of 2000 in Los Angeles, CA, 'Live At The Grand Olympic Auditorium' is a snapshot of Rage in their best form: performing live. Although I never got to see them live (they barely toured to begin with), this disc serves as the next best thing. All of the intensity and integrity of Rage's music translates well onto this disc. The collection almost serves as a "Best Of..." compilation as well, as all the classic cuts are here, along with a few covers & rarities. It's hard to imagine any fans being displeased with the package. The standout performances to me would be the powerhouse opener "Bulls On Parade," "Calm Like A Bomb" (come on, we were itching for a live version of this), "Know Your Enemy," "No Shelter," "Guerrilla Radio," "Freedom," and "Born Of A Broken Man." The disc as a whole is superb; as odd as it is, I think this is their second best recording (their self-titled being their best), which is just a testament to how well they hold up live and how their music stands the test of time. One of those bands that you never really fully appreciate until they are gone.

5-0 out of 5 stars one last glimps...
I truley belive rages best days where ahead of them befor zack unexpectedly called it quits. This album is rages last two performances ever, and boy it is a killer. They defenetly went out with a bang and even tho I love this record, It sucks knowing this is the last thing to ever be realesd by the greatest band of the 90s. ... Read more

34. WWF Forceable Entry
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The tagline emblazoned across the top of this latest WWF album's cover reads, "All New WWF Superstar Themes That Rock!" And on any compilation where songs by Limp Bizkit and Marilyn Manson are unremarkable for their fast pace and fury, it can be safely said that all of the songs do "rock!" Careful work has gone into matching songs to the performers, and the opportunity to listen to this album outside the context of WWF shows means that a fan can live the fantasy any time he chooses, all day long. Even Vince McMahon's theme strengthens the role he plays in the WWF's plot: Dope's "No Chance" talks in the first person about a stupidly angry boss, and connecting McMahon with this song is smart because everybody hates their boss on some level, and this song only reminds the listener of McMahon's part in the drama. Along with "No Chance," some of the other numbers on Forceable Entry are new covers or remixes of wrestlers' theme songs. Here, this generally means a new version with dirtier guitar work throughout it. This will only bother the listener if he was really attached to the original version of one of the themes, such as Chris Jericho's "Break the Walls Down" (Sevendust), or Undertaker's "Rollin'" (Limp Bizkit). Regardless, if you know the songs played upon the entrance of these wrestlers, then you know which themes you like and which ones you don't--and you know whether or not you need this album. --Mark Huntsman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Superb CD,Well done WWE
This CD rocks,this has to be one of my favourite CD's of all time,nearly every track on this CD is spot-on,The Soundtrack of the Century I think...This is my opinion of each track:

1.Drowning Pool-The Game-10/10-Brilliant song,by my Favourite Band,I think this is better than the original,by Motorhead

2.Kid Rock-Legs-7/10-This Song is Okay,not brilliant,but Better than some WWE songs I have heard in the Past

3.Creed-Young Grow Old-10/10-I don't know why the WWF put this on the CD,but I am glad they did,this track rules!

4.Disturbed-Glass Shatters-9/10-This song,is very good,I am suprised that the WWE put this on the CD when it was Austin's Theme Song about a Year Ago...

5.Limp Bizkit-Rollin(dead-man-mix)-8/10-This also is very good,the original version,is just better,the motorbike sounds make the song worse I think

6.Our Lady Peace-Whatever-9/10-This song is great,when Chris Benoit comes back I hope he uses this Song for his Theme

7.Rob Zombie-Never gonna stop(the-black-cat-crossing-mix)-6/10-This Mix,is not that Good,I prefer the original from The Sinister Urge CD(ps that is a great CD,if you don't have it,get it,it also includes,feel so numb,the theme for no way out)

8.Breaking Point-10/10-This Track is Brilliant!-The song,is different to the one on TV,but hell,i'm not complaining!

9.Marilyn Manson-Beautiful People(WWE Remix)-8/10-This Song,is very well remixed by J.Johnson,but I like the original better

10.Union Underground-Across the Nation-10/10-This song is Awersome!!-I am glad this is the actual Theme for RAW now

11.Sevendust-Break the Walls Down-9/10-GREAT Song,I LOVE IT

12.Saliva-Turn the Tables-8/10-This is great,if you like really heavy music this track is for you

13.Monster Magnet-Live4the Momet-9/10-BRILLIANT-Better than the hardysz Theme

14.Stereomud-End of everything-7/10-This song is okay,i thought it was to heavy for me though

15.Neutroica-Ride of your life-10/10-What has to do with the WWE-this is Amazing though!

16.Cypress Hill-Just another Victim-10/10-This song is brilliant much better than Rock Superstar

17.Dope-No Chance-6/10-Okay not brilliant,i thought it was average

18.Boy Hits Car-lovefurypassionenergy-10/10-I Love this!!! This Track has to be one of the best on the CD!!

19.Finger Eleven-Slow Chemical-8/10-Quite Good Track,I heard better though

2-0 out of 5 stars Forceably Cashing In On Fans
Forceable Entry blends the world of hard rock and wrestling together by presenting a set of tunes by some of the biggest bands in hard rock and metal today performing the entrance themes of your favorite WWF(E) superstars. The ever-present problem with a CD of wrestling themes is that after watching them on TV, you're trained to listen to the theme for about thirty seconds before you get bored with them.

Add to that, most of the tracks on the album are abysmal. One listen to "Break The Walls Down" by Sevendust and you'll know why Chris Jericho never actually used the song as his theme. The same applies to "No Chance" by Dope and Vince McMahon. Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit, and Rob Zombie suffer from pointless remixes of "The Beautiful People", "Rollin'", and "Never Gonna Stop", which add absolutely nothing to the songs. And although I'm personally a Cypress Hill fan, "Just Another Victim" sees the stoner-rap group at their worst.

However, the CD is saved by some diamonds in the rough. "Whatever" by Our Lady Peace accurately portrays the 'physical intensity' of Chris Benoit, "Across The Nation" is one of the catchiest tunes of the year, and "Live For The Moment" by Monster Magnet is an amazing song that belongs to none other than Matt Hardy V 1.0. If you're a diehard wrestling and rock fan it wouldn't be a bad idea to pick Forceable Entry up, but I'd advise saving your hard earned cash for a worthwhile album.

5-0 out of 5 stars All the Legends on One CD
This Cd has all of my favorite artist: Drowning Pool, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Limp Biskit and Saliva. The best tracks are 1, 4,7, and 9. Marilyn Manson's remix of The Beautiful People is not as great as the original. The other Drowning Pool song is at least as good as anything on Sinner. Glass Shatters is better than most of the stuff on Believe but a dissappointment compared to The Sickness. Disturbed is like that for some reason, as they're maturing they're going down hill. Hellbilly Deluxe is a better cd than this and most of the songs are better than Never gonna stop. The Saliva track KICKSASS. It's almost as good as Superstar II. The Limp Biskit track is very. . . . . . . Limp Biskitty. It rocks.

To some it all up, you don't have to watch WWF to like it just have to like Rock and Roll. If you liked Hellbilly Deluxe or Antichrist Superstar or Back in Your System or The Sickness or Significant Other, you'll probably enjoy this.

3-0 out of 5 stars Decency...nothing more
This CD achieves what it set out to do, combine rock with wrestling, and for the most part it did a good job. I shall summarize

1.Drowning Pool-The Game- Eh...this is okay, but I really would rather they just put the Motorhead version on and save some money...

2.Kid Rock-Legs- A lot of people canned this song, but compared to the ZZ Top original, this song rocks. It doesn't fit the rest of the CD though

3.Creed-Young Grow Old-This song is terrible to put it plainly, I can't stand Creed anyway, and this isn't anything special...

4.Disturbed-Glass Shatters-I'd say this was the best song on the album if it had more than one verse...

5.Limp Bizkit-Rollin- Typical Limp Bizkit, it's just Fred Durst making a fool of himself

6.Our Lady Peace-Whatever-Definately a good version of Benoit's theme, a different edge for the usually subdued band

7.Rob Zombie-Never Gonna Stop-This is a weird version of the song, it's good, but not as good as the original

8.Breaking Point-One of a Kind-Great song, seriously, it doesn't get much better than this, the real shame is that Breaking Point used this song as a single, even though Jim Johnston actually wrote it.

9.Marilyn Manson-The Beautiful People-I'm not a huge Manson fan, but this song is good, musically anyway...the profanity editing isn't very accurate though

10.Union Underground-Across the Nation-The real shame is that there are too many profanities in this song to actually say its worthy for a theme, just slap an "Explicit Lyrics" sticker on this CD and let 'em curse

11.Sevendust-Break the Walls Down-Piff...terrible song, I can't say much else

12.Saliva-Turn the Tables-Too hard for the Dudleyz, their gimmick doesn't require that heavy vocals and that distored guitar...

13.Monster Magnet-Live for the Moment-A great song musicially, and when it kicks in a great song altogether.

14.Stereomud-End of Everything-The singer of this band is the only downfall to this song, it fits the gimmick with the lyrics, I miss Raven.

15.Neurotica-Ride of Your Life-Good song, can't say much else.

16.Cypress Hill-Just Another Victim-Too much commentary in it, aside from that its a good song

17.Dope-No Chance-GAHHH! What was this band thinking?

18.Boy Hits Car-Lovefurypassionenergy-The percussion in this song sells it all

19.Finger 11-Slow Chemical (bonus track)-AWESOME is the only word I can use to describe this

5-0 out of 5 stars My oppinon on wwf forceable entry
I cannot begin to tell you how terrfic this CD is.but when i heard this other guy say that RVD song one of a kind is the best song on the album on internet i laughed my ass off buddy please u are such a lie the guy i'am talking about is the one that gave a d- to stacy's song . yeah u yo the best songs on the album is glass shatter by disturbed,slow chemical by finger eleven.i agree with u about the smackdown song and rob zombie.that HHH song is over played a little i didn't like it too much,raven's song on there sucks that's what i think.kane's song on that CD is great but i don't agree with u about what u said on the CD. ... Read more

35. The Gift of Game
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From Run-D.M.C.'s unlikely courtship of Aerosmith to Anthrax's union with Public Enemy, seemingly polar opposites have spawned a whole musical genre popularized by the likes of Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Kid Rock. Crazy Town's The Gift of the Game neatly slots into the rap-rock category. They obviously carry some clout, amassing an impressive guest roster for a debut album, including godfathers of the scene Red Hot Chili Peppers on stand-out track "Butterfly" and KRS-One on the storming "B-Boy 2000." As debut albums go, this is about as accomplished and cocksure as you get. --Helen Marquis ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good....
Ok, first let's get the bad stuff out of the way: everything you've heard about this band is true. They are a rap/metal band, one of their rapper/singers has a rather high-pitched voice, they are immature and oversexed, and they are a second-rate Limp Bizkit.

Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the point: they are actually (gulp) good. They are not my favorite band by any means, but they are worth a listen. For serious fans of this group, Crazy Town also have a cool song with Paul Oakenfold called, "Starry-Eyed Surprise". Just thought I'd mention that. Now, onto the tracks:

1. Intro - Stupid intro with some dude saying, "Crazy Town isn't evil, we just cause trouble and have fun. We're not evil, we're not good. We're in between." Psssh. Whatever, man. 2/10

2. Toxic - Standard rap rock track about rocking shows and kicking ass in the moshpit. Lots of cuss words, weird, sludgy beat to it. It's okay, but the rapper who sings the chorus has an irritating voice and lyrics are sub-par. 4/10

3. Think Fast - Song about living life in the fast lane. Pretty much the same, but the delivery is much better than on "Toxic". It has some cool DJ scratching and much better lyrics than the last song. Some unknown rapper guests on this one, his lines are great. 7/10

4. Darkside - Whoa, AWESOME! This album would be a perfect 10 if every song was like this! Catchy chorus, good rap lyrics, one of the 5 best tracks on the album. 10/10

5. Black Cloud - Another INCREDIBLE song with great lyrics. Speaks of depression and drug addiction with really great lyrics like, "Here comes the rain/I project my pain/trying to make sense of these crazy things/I'm a diamond in the rough/could I suffer enough?" and "a thousand cigarettes won't change the way we feel." Another one of the best 5 tracks. 10/10

6. Butterfly - If you've heard of Crazy Town, you've probably heard this song. This is their only real hit. It a kind of ballad with a funky beat sampled from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Funny lyrics about the perfect girl, the perfect love. It's cool, but there's a hard-rock remix of this song that I think is better than the original. One of the 5 best tracks. 9/10

7. Only When I'm Drunk - An immature, cheesy fun song about being drunk and doing things you wouldn't normally do. It's funny, not one of their best. 5/10

8. Hollywood Babylon - Standard rap rock track. Funny, trashy, everything you would expect. 7/10

9. Face the Music - A fight song with more bragging. Hilarious part where they keep yelling, "Stick em! Stick em! HAHAHA! Stick em!" Fred Durst mocked these lyrics on the new LB album Results May Vary. Great guitar riff, and the boys from CXT somehow get the balls to say the N word on this one. 7/10

10. Lollipop Porn - (...) It's funny (...) lyrics (...) This is probably where the inspiration for the cover came from. Some really cool lyrics about dancing with the devil, great track, nearly made it to the top five tracks. 9/10

11. Revolving Door - Alright, this is where their trashiness and machismo starts to get annoying. It's Lollipop Porn taken too far. This song is about one of the rapper needing a revolving door on his house because there are so many ladies coming in and out. He also brags about everything, from the size of his house to the size of his...well, you get the idea. Bad song. 3/10

12. Players (Only love You When They're Playing)- This is the pure hip-hop track, and it RULES! If this track had got some airplay, it could easily have been their first single instead of Butterfly! The chorus has some great R&B female vocals. One of the best 5 tracks. 10/10

13. B-Boy 2000 - Another hip-hop track with KRS-ONE guesting. The rapping is great on this one! Great hip-hop beat with spiraling guitar riff! Catchy-ass chorus that says, "I'm a bad-ass b-boy 2 triple-O/a space-age hip-hop superhero!" One of the 5 best tracks. 10/10

14. - Blah, blah, blah. Man, sometimes rappers come up with the stupidest (...) for their intros and outros. 2/10

Anyway, this band is not bad, they are very catchy and they do have talent, but if you want teenage-minded, kick-ass rap/metal, Limp Bizkit is the better choice over Crazy Town. If you want thought provoking metal, choose Tool. If you want rap, get Outkast. If you want the best rap/metal ever, get Rage Against the Machine. But if you want something catchy that has rap in it but also rocks, get some Crazy Town or Limp Bizkit.

Bottom line: for what this band is, they are great. 6.5/10

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for a debut!
Even though the CD isn't new, radios are just starting to play Butterfly, which uses some old Chili Peppers music, and is instantly infectious. I wasn't sure what to expect from the CD; most of the songs aren't like Butterfly, they're more rockin' and rap, and there isn't one that I don't like! Black Cloud is a kickin song, featuring Jay Gordon from Orgy, its fast paced and with good instuments, kinda techno-electric with good guitar and bass. The guys of CxT do know how to play, and play good! Players (only love you when they're playing) sings about players and their game; Revolving door is kicked back and catchy, with tight guitars; Lollipop Porn is a hard jamming song with a fierce beat. Epic (Bret Mazur) and Shifty (Seth Bizner) trade the mic singing and rapping fast words with style. KRS-One is on the cool funky B-Boy 2000. The Gift on Game hardly ever comes out of my cd player! Its tyte.

1-0 out of 5 stars WHAT THE ????
crazy crap, the gift of garbage and queers would be a more accurate title. I'm surprised RHCP didn't kick their ass. How much more unoriginal could a "group" be. Pretty little ditty from the Mother's Milk cd was much better. For one, it was meant to be instrumental, and all these fags did was put a bunch of stupid worn out lyrics and a stupid beat that wasn't even made by a drum in it that no one wants to hear, well say maybe a bunch of dumbass preps. Rap, by the way, is not even music. It's just a combination of ripped off music styles with a bunch of macho ignorant words written all over it. I'm glad to see alot of others who are RHCP fans like me agree with me. All you others, you are stupid, bulligerent dickwads and i feel sorry for you that you don't even know what music is

1-0 out of 5 stars Crappy Town
They dress like punks and play limp-wristed rap-rock. Lameness personified.

2-0 out of 5 stars not very good
boring and blah ., listened to the tracks and i sware ive heard this before . i dont mean from the genre or anything . this band just sounds like nothing . i tried , i couldnt get into to it ...

try out these bands if you want something and got nothing out of this ....

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36. Drawing Black Lines
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3-0 out of 5 stars Drawing Black Lines makes good listen. . .
I posted a former review, titled "DBL Underestimated. . .", so if you have read it I need to correct myself. I had just listened to it for the first few times, and I was ecstatic. The album does indeed rock very hard, but they are not consistant enough. It seems that every other song is the good one, and sometimes not even that.
But the songs that are hard are HARD (mostly Stein's Theme, One Armed Man, and Set Me Up). Still, by all means, purchase this cd. You won't regret it. It is still a head-banging hard album. That is what I like about Project 86 in the first place - they don't just scream, or don't just play loud music (some groups only do one of each, such as most hard core/death metal groups). But P86 does BOTH. And very well, too.
Buy this cd. It makes a great listen, just not normally past the first seven tracks, and even then you have to skip a few to retain the 'hard rock' sound that you may crave. You may personally like their 'slower' songs, but I personally don't. It makes no sense to listen to them after just hearing the incredibly, heavy metal/rock sound they've just performed.
I'd give this album a good review any day. . .

5-0 out of 5 stars A great listen.
Although most people on the Christian scene would consider Project 86 to be a hardcore band, they definately are not hard enough in my mind. The music was definately hard and somewhat dark, but I personally could understand too many words sung to consider this hardcore. This is more of an alternative album. Hardcore is Zao, TFU, Extol, etc.

Anyways, now that P.86 is alternative, this CD was amazing. I luv'd practically every song, and can still listen to this album any time of the day and enjoy it to the max. I didn't hear their first album, but I imagine that if it was anything like Black Lines, I'll be buying it very, very soon as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Projects Best YET!!
A song by song break down on a scale of 1-10:
1. Stain's Theme 10/10 A solid starter!
2. One-Armed Man (Play On) 10/10 one of the best songs on this cd.
3. Me Against Me 10/10 another one of the best songs on this cd!
4. PS 9/10
5. Set Me Up 10/10 BEST SONG ON THIS CD!!
6. Chimes 8/10 a decent song
7. Toast to My Former Self 10/10
8. Sad Machines 10/10
9. Star 9/10 A awesome piano song.
10. Chapter 2 10/10 One of my personal favs!
11. Open Hand 9/10
12. Twenty-Three 9/10
An awesome cd get this if your a ture Project 86 fan! Cuz its there best work!

5-0 out of 5 stars Poject 86's Best To Date.
I have heard the new cd, and I must say... yeah its good, but, its not as good as Drawing Black Lines. I believe this is thier prime cd because every song has its own unique qualitys, and you can listen to the entire cd without saying "did i jus hear this one?".. Not repetitive! Guitar work is good, for their style, vocals are great, and drums are good , again for the style. I am a big fan of hardcore music. This isnt hardcore, but heavy enough to satisfy, because they guitar riffs and screams that they breakdown into are great. His clean vocals are nice and the music really compliments his voice well. They're first cd was pretty good, but this is a more mature album, its fuller, more creative, heavier, all around better. The new cd is great as well, but Its not not as heavy, some songs are though, but not as much as DBL. This cd has a darker feel than their other two cd's. thats abuot it. But this is a cd that I can say you dont need to listen to it first before you buy it, just buy it!!! This cd made me change how I felt about Project 86, I used to dislike it, but then i checked this out, and I listened to the cd for three months straight. Great cd!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars 'DBL' underestimated. . .Wickedly HARD album!
I bought 'Truthless Heroes' before I got 'Drawing Black Lines', and I was satisfied. "Okay, these guys are pretty hard," I thought. I got 'DBL' the next day, and was completely blown away. I know what some people say about other hard core stuff, but this album must be one of the hardest rocking albums ever!
The mixed heavy instruments, screaming-like voice and powerful lyrics are enough to make anyone go scratching for more. It's not exactly met in 'Truthless Heroes', but 'Drawing Black Lines' is enough to satisfy any hard music fan's taste.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Rock CD
I have given this album several listens and decided that it's good after all. This is actually more of a straightforward rock album than rap/metal. If Chocolate Starfish was their fun, cheesy record, then this is their mature album. Well, about as mature as Limp Bizkit can get. After all, the worst thing these guys could ever do is grow up.

1. Re-Entry - This intro is cool, it has some kind of ringmaster yelling, "Step right up and hear the most ferociously soothing waves of sonic communication ever created." It also kind of shows Fred's bitterness when he says, "Whether you are good or bad, happy or sad, an emotional wreck, or a blissful speck in this black hole of an existence we call life." After the skit, a pointless two-line song plays, where all Fred says is, "All around the world, you know me. All around the world, we know you." 7/10

2. Eat You Alive - "Okay" is the word. Bad choice for a first single, I think it gives the wrong impression of the CD. 5/10

3. Gimme the Mic - YES! Now, this is what I wish he had released as a single. This has a much more metallic, energetic, go-for-the-throat Three Dolla Bill vibe to it. Great, aggressive lyrics. One of the top three songs. 10/10

4. Underneath the Gun - Second-best ballad on the album! Great song with great lyrics like, "Stress is tremendous and pressure is endless/no one on this planet like me to be friends with/I'm underneath the sun/I'm underneath the gun." Almost made it into the top three songs, but "Build a Bridge" is slightly better. 10/10

5. Down Another Day - Another great ballad, this one is weird. This does not sound like Limp Bizkit at all; it talks about seasons changing and death. It's really deep, and I can't help but think that he's talking about the death of Nu-metal and the change in music. "All great things go away/everything's gonna change again." 10/10

6. Almost Over - Too many ballads in a row! This is probably the worst one, but it's still somewhat good. It's a trip into Fred's past, and he talks about teenage angst, and growing up and becoming a man. It's cool but not that special. 5/10

7. Build a Bridge - The BEST power ballad on the album, hands down! This has the some of the deepest lyrics on the album. Incredible melody! One of the top three songs. 10/10

8. Red Light-Green Light - This is the hip-hop track with Snoop Dogg. Yes, I know that everyone is ripping on this one because Fred's rapping is terrible. Snoop's is good, though. At first I thought this was the worst LB song ever, but really, it does grow on you. 8/10

9. The Only One - The silly adolescent-love song. It has funny, immature lyrics like, "I ain't looking to screw until the vibe's right." It's good for a laugh and has a great guitar lick, but I hope they don't release it as a single. 4/10

10. Let Me Down - Another ballad, this time about a bad relationship and let-me-down-cause-everyone-else-does type of lyrics, but it also talks about the old days, before he became a rock star. Interesting story. 9/10

11. Lonely World - It's cool, but this song and "Let Me Down" are kind of the same thing. 7/10

12. Phenomenon - Finally! The album regains its confidence and picks up again with another rocker. No more ballads until the end. This is pretty much a straightforward rap/rock track. He mocks lyrics from Public Enemy. 9/10

13. Creamer (Radio is Dead) - Awesome song. Starts off as a fight song, then becomes a rap song about the people who hate him and how he doesn't care, and then the last set of lyrics has a reference to Kurt Cobain. 10/10

14. Head for the Barricade - Another hard-edged rocker! I wish they had had more of these at the beginning of the album instead of those ballads. This one had a GREAT chorus in which Fred yells, "Stick em! Stick em! Stick em, HAHAHA! Stick Em!" He sounds insane and angry, the way we like him. One of the best three songs. 10/10

15. Behind Blue Eyes - This is a great Who cover song! Very modern sounding and melodic. The only reason I don't give this a perfect score is because Fred took some lyrics out of the end, including my favorite lyric where Pete Townshend says, "If I should swallow anything evil, please stick your fingers down my throat." It would've been great if he had included those lyrics. Too bad. 9.7/10

16. Drown - This song pretty much epitomizes Nu-metal power ballads with lyrics like, "It's getting closer to the end/I look back and smile/we conquered every single bump in my road/made it all worth while/just remember how I cared, when it came crashing down." And the chorus, "Save me, save me, before I drown." 7/10

17. Let It Go - Hidden track, another one that shows their newfound maturity. A song about letting go of anger? From LIMP BIZKIT? No way! Oh, yes. It's good, too. It talks about running away from problems, friends betraying you, and in the end says, "what hurts so much/is that I believed you to be a true friend/but all along/you never cared." 9.5/10

1-0 out of 5 stars My body shakes with laughter...
Okay I missing something here? I see some people talking about Limp Bizkit's lyrics like they used to be intricate, angry, or even poetic. That would actually be insinuating that the excrement that band put on CD was actually art. Ha! Welcome to class, people. Limp Bizkit is a horrible band. They were always a horrible band. The only good song they can perform is silence. Fred Durst is a moron who said anything that he could to make a rhyme, resulting in a barrage of nonsensical garbage. Just because it makes no sense doesen't mean that it's poetic and profound. At times he even failed to produce a rhyme pattern. DJ Lethal is a poser who couldn't make a decent beat to save his arse! They were part of the rap-metal movement--basically a bunch of idiot bands who were concerned more with image and forgot that you had to actually play music, as evidenced by others like Lifer and Hed(pe). All you needed was a half-talented band, some guy who raps but have the rhyming skills of an acorn, and some imbecile to stand behind a turntable and scratch it a couple of times to pretend that he actually serves a purpose, basically insulting the work of real hip-hop turntablists.There are exceptions: Biohazard, Rage Against the Machine, the DJ in Incubus. Also, it's worth noting that if the band got the old giutarist back, axed Durst and Lethal, and got a real lead singer, they would make a great band.

1-0 out of 5 stars WHAT HAPPENED?
Years ago, I paid $5 for a used Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill, Y'alls CD, complete with smudges and scratches. I got it without any booklet or case, and it had a picture of a clown on it chained to a wall with knives on it. Being into metal, I know that as a general rule, violent pictures = good CD (Slayer, Obituary, Death). I put it in my walkman, which was jimmy rigged to old computer speakers, and I heard some intro which was odd but inspirational. Then I heard a barrage of amazing, unique songs which were harder and funkier than Rage Against The Machine, with a characteristic rapping which was distinct yet honest and angry. Also, I recognized a line from Suicidal Tendencies's "Institutionalized", which impressed me because of Durst's knowledge in good punk music. I was blown away, and Limp Bizkit became one of my favorite bands.

Then I got Significant Other. This one was a bit more polished, less heavy, less aggressive, but a bit darker. I still remember a line from "Just Like This" which is timeless, at least to me...

"Music is key, it's the way we're set free, from all this world is throwing at me, and I'll do what it takes, and if I make some mistakes, it's ok 'cause it's all just the way it should be"

one hell of a moving statement, which to me describes a punk mindset through a rap-metal band, and although the lyrics were simplistic, and at times goofy, they were very meaningful indeed.

Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water was a disappointment. The lyrics went downhill, the music was less interesting, Fred Durst seems to have lost his angry edge... and whereas Trust? was meaningful, Full Nelson was plain stupid. Hot Dog did manage to enrage Trent Resnor of Nine Inch Nails (the backstreet boys of industrial metal, if you will), which put a smile on my face. Rollin' was garbage as well.

Results May Vary is bland, boring, and I couldn't believe that this is what one of my former favorite bands has been reduced to. Gone are the straightforward lyrics and rage, only to be replaced by boring, derivitave garbage. Imagine how you must have felt when Metallica released Reload after releasing Load. Somewhere, in the back of my mind, I imagine what was and what might have been, what SHOULD have been... and with Limp Bizkit so far gone and RATM disbanded, this may be the death or near total dormancy of rap metal.

2-0 out of 5 stars Were's da old Bizkit.
The problem with this album is the change of style. From the heavy guitar driven rap metal of their last album to the soft and uncharacteristic material on this album. Limp Bizkit have gone through a change which will dissapoint even the most hardcore of fans. "eat you alive" happens to be the only heavy track on the cd and one that represents the band's style. The rest is soft and unoriginal music. I strongly advise that this album be avoided. As newcomers can get a heavy dose of limp bizkit on their previous albums "The choclate starfish and the hot dog flavoured water" and "significant other".

1-0 out of 5 stars No Good - at least I think so
Got to admit .. Sammy G is right. Limp Bizkit bites.
After the song "rollin" every other song they have ever came out with ... sucks. This review is also coming from someone from their own home town ...
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38. Hot Action Cop
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wicked ill
I say wicked ill because I have always wanted to describe something that way. I mean it though, and Hot Action Cop has become a favorite of mine. This album is the epitome of funk rock while mixing many other elements like reggae, rap, etc. to the sound. From the first time I saw the video for Fever for the Flava I was hooked, and it still remains my favorite song off of the album. In my honest opinion though every song is good, and it holds the distinction of being one of those rare cds I can play the entire way through without skipping any songs. The best songs to me also include Dont Want Her to Stay, Why Judy and Club Slut. Downloading those tracks first will give a good indication of what to expect from the rest of the album. So overall I recommend this cd whether you want to relax or party or whatever you do. It is just that good.

5-0 out of 5 stars A hidden masterpiece
I first heard Hot Action Cop on the end of the "Real Cancun" movie when they showed a clip of them playing. I had never heard of them prior to this, and I doubt a lot of people have ever heard of them, hence the title of my review. Anyways, I thought "Fever for the Flava" was a real good song, very catchy and pretty different, so I decided to check out the rest of the cd. As I listened I found every song to be different from the song before or after it, yet just similar enough so you could tell it was the band playing. They have a sound all their own, with quite the large influence of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Also you'll notice through some songs (Doom Boom, Show Her etc.) that Rob does a Shaggy-like impression which adds to the songs. They are a talented band and are worth a listen. Lyrics are also very good and well crafted, although they may be a bit too raunchy for some people. I wouldn't recommend the edited version however, because it really takes away from a lot of the songs. Overall this CD is very solid, w/ my favorite songs being: Doom Boom, Fever For The Flava, Why Judy, Busted and In A Little While. Get this CD if you want a good one to throw in your car stereo and just cruise.

5-0 out of 5 stars funkiest rock album around!!
This album kicks royal buttocks.Funk rock at its finest. Hopefully HAC is got a new album coming out soon. Their website says that they are in the studio, hopefully with an august release.

download "show her" its the cut!
then buy this album!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Mint
This album is mint. I first heard Fever for the Flava' on the American Wedding soundtrack and I thought it was the Red Hot Chili Peppers! But then I thought, I'm a Chili Peppers freak and if they had written a song this dope, I would've known about it. I checked Hot Action Cop out, and I thought that this group had really fallen into a style of their own (with a bit of the Chili Peppers influence). Check them out! It's worth it.

5-0 out of 5 stars whip out your knightstick
I think this is one of my favorite punk/rock band ever to reach my cd player. I think the best songs on this album would be fever for the flava ,want her to stay ,and busted. I highly recomend the purchase cd that was an amazing breakthrough in my music life. ... Read more

39. Spreading the Disease
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4-0 out of 5 stars Anthrax gets their foot in the door.
This album was recorded when (1985) bands like Judas Priest,Iron Maiden,Dio and Ozzy Osbourne were the reigning champs of heavy metal,and the other bands like Bon Jovi,Ratt,and Dokken, serious metal fans didn't want to have anything to do with. Then came along new bands like Metallica,Megadeth, Slayer,and Anthrax who had REALLY heavy sound,but at this time if you had heard of them , it was probably on college radio or a friend had one of their albums. " Spreading the Disease " is Anthrax's second album and premiered Joe Belladonna on vocals. This is one first "thrash" albums made on a major label ,though it's not their breakthrough album , it is a seed of and standard of how metal is played today. A little dated now in 1998 and Anthrax has put out disappointing efforts lately, I still have a craving to listen to jams like "Madhouse", "Aftershock" " Medusa" and my favorite "SSC/Stand or Fall". If you want to listen to some preety good vintage thrash , listen and/or buy this disc.

5-0 out of 5 stars THRASH!! (for lack of a better title)
Combine the thrash guitars of Scott Ian and Dan Spitz and bass of Frank Bello, the breakneck drums of Charlie Benante, the melodic wail of Joey Belladonna, combine metal with punk influence, and there you have it: the foundation for Anthrax's "Spreading The Disease", one excellent album. From "A.I.R." to "Gung-Ho", this album is fast, loud, and obnoxious as they wanna be. Yeah, the production isn't that great (this album IS from '85), but the songs more than make up for it. This was the LP that proved that Anthrax could seriously compete against Metallica and Megadeth in the thrash olympics. Recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Their Number One or Two Album
Spreading the Disease is where Anthrax went their own way with their own music. In 1985 you had plenty of bands playing your run of the mill Thrash, but Anthrax personalized Thrash in a whole new way.

The overall production is dry. But the album amazingly doesn't suffer one bit from that small detail. This is Anthrax's second singer as well. If you compare Belladonna and Turbin, you can see why the former got the job. (Turbin's his own way.) Belladonna doesn't have a super high voice (like Turbin) but his occasional wail is well placed...he sounds like he's having fun.

The speed and tempos showcased here are very diverse -you have slow songs ("Madhouse" and "Medusa") and pedal to the metal songs ("Gung-Ho" and "Aftershock"). The guitar work is incredibly tight but experimental and varied with some of the best solos Thrash metal has to offer. Spitz and Ian make a good duo. The bass lines stand out in the parts where it matters and are pretty creative and time-varied. While Charlie Benante's drumming became better in later albums, the drumming here is still better than about 80 percent of the small time Thrash bands at the time. Not an excessive amount of double-bass on the album but it is well positioned where used.

I don't have a favorite Anthrax album, I have two. But this is no lesser an album than "Among the Living" the other #1. This is classic and no Thrash catalog (or even Metal catalogue) can be without this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential early thrash
As big of a fan as I was of Among the Living and Persistence of Time, I wasn't immediately drawn to this album. I can't really imagine why, but I didn't bother checking it out until a friend of mine bought a copy. I listened to that with him, and was highly impressed. This album can't quite match either AtL or PoT, but it's still of very high quality, and quite different from either of those, which makes it more than worth owning.

This album is substantially less thrashy than their following few albums. It's got much more of a NWOBHM feel with an obvious Iron Maiden influence. Frankly, it just barely qualifies as a thrash album. Still, despite stylistic differences, their talent is already apparent. Charlie is already a first rate thrash drummer, with a lot of energy and nice use of the double bass, and newcomer Bello's bass makes it presence known, unlike just about every other thrash bassist out there. Ian's rhythm guitar isn't a tight or sharp as it would become, but it's noticeably more melodic and can still thrash it up quite efficiently. Belladonna's vocals are also more melodic than they'd later be. He's a little over the top occasionally, but that's alright, especially in conjunction with the more light-hearted feel of the album.

Over the next couple albums Anthrax's lyrics became progressively more serious and dark. On Spreading the Disease, however, they are almost completely non-substantial or light hearted. This wouldn't work for every thrash band, or album, but it works here, and makes for an album which is more genuinely fun to listen to then lots of other high quality thrash albums. This is also more hook-driven then just about any other thrash album I've heard. Fortunately, they almost always work, and pretty much every track has a nicely melodic and immediately memorable chorus.(and a nice pre-chorus too, much of the time)

The big standout on this album is Lone Justice. Unspeakably catchy, but with the riffs to back it up. A.I.R. is a classic opener with all the energy that such a title entails. The closer, Gung-Ho is probably the thrashiest thing here, with an absolutely outstanding main riff, and a copmletely silly but still very enjoyable chorus/pre-chorus. The Enemy breaks the mood of the album, as it is a very serious minded song about Hitler/Holocaust etc. It still works, although it certainly isn't the best thing here. Stand or Fall and Aftershock are the relative weak points, but they are still some solid early thrash. Lastly, although the rest of the song doesn't stand up to some of the stronger material on the album, the intoduction to Armed & Dangerous is just great, perhaps the best part of the album. Great vox from Joey. Lots of melodrama, perhaps, but rather effecting as well.

Anthrax were one of the best thrash acts around, and this is one of their classic albums. Get it.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite Anthrax album!
After 1984's lackluster Fistful Of Metal,Anthrax fired singer Neil Turbin and bassist Dan Lillker and replaced them with the awesome Joe Belladonna and Frank Bello.They created one of the best thrash albums ever in "Spreading The Disease".Here is my track by track of this awesome CD:
1.A.I.R.-5/5-AWESOME song.My third favorite on the CD 3.Madhouse-5/5-AWESOME song.Anthrax's first hit.Features a chilling intro and an AWESOME chorus.My second favorite song on this album.
4.SSC/Stand Or Fall-5/5 AWESOME guitar solos by Dan Spitz.Lyrics could use some work,but good song.
5.The Enemy-2/5-My least favorite song on the album.I listen to it,but it just doesn't compare to the rest of the album.
6.Aftershock-4/5-Awesome chorus,but lyrics are a pile of garbage.
7.Armed And Dangerous-5/5-Awesome song.Joe's best song vocally and has a nice clean guitar intro.It then turns into an all out thrasher.My third favorite on the CD.
8.Medusa-4/5-Good song,but lyrics are a pile of garbage.They were written by their manager,Jon Zazula.He could take a Songwriting 101 class and write better songs.
9.Gung-Ho-5/5-THE BEST song on this CD.Awesome lyrics,Awesome guitars,AMAZING drums.One of the best metal songs of '85.If you are getting into Anthrax,I recommend this,Among The Living or Persistence Of Time.
P.S.I skipped over the song Lone Justice.It is OK.I give it a 3/5. ... Read more

40. 72 & Sunny
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Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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Uncle Kracker’s first two albums of soulful, funky, down home rock & roll sold over two million copies and spawned hits like "Follow Me," "In A Little While" and "Drift Away." Now, inspired by early Beatles albums and Rod Stewart’s classic disc Gasoline Alley, Uncle Kracker fills his highly anticipated new album 72 And Sunny with an acoustic/electric feel reminiscent of early ‘70s rock and country albums, without compromising his signature songwriting style. The album demonstrates Uncle Kracker’s growth as an artist, showcasing his knack for writing undeniably catchy melodies that combine elements of country, down-home soul, and juke joint pop. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars $ Kracker At His Best $
This Album Is Great. Mr.Shafer Really Put In An Effort With This One. Even Though The Hip-Hop Uncle Kracker Is Gone, He Still Keep's In Comin' With Heartful And Strong Lyrics.The Best Song On This Cd is Blue's Man or This Time. Thank You So much Uncle Kracker for This Cd. Cant wait For The Next Video.....

5-0 out of 5 stars Hmm... its great!
Well what can I say? The songs that Uncle Kracker writes talks about lots of stuff going in his life and how does he feel about it. When I first listen to the album the songs that catch my attentionand and which i like is "Rescue","Don't Know How","What Do We Want","Writing it Down","Some Things You Cant't Take Back","Blues Man","Please Come Home","Youre Not Free".I Dunno but i could relate with his songs... But anway for anyone who are interesrted with songs that are country mix soul and whatever.. this is for you...

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome cd
okay, this cd rocks. if you like classic rock & beach music then this album is for you. it sound kind of classic-y and it is slow and calm like the beachy genre of music. its the best; if you dont agree; you have lost your mind!! haha. i am in love with the old doo-woppy sound and the down home beat. its sooo good. i like 'please come home' alot. if you havnt bought this cd yet, you really need to... it will be the best purchase you'll ever make.

5-0 out of 5 stars I really like it
This cd is really good

This Time: One of the better songs 5/5
Rescue: My second-favorite song has a really good beat to it 5/5
Further Down The Road: Really good 5/5
Don't Know How: Not the best 4/5
What do we want: It's good, but not great 3.5/5
Writing it down: really good 5/5
A Place At My Table: Kinda weird, but still good 4/5
Some Things You Cant Take Back: Third favorite on the cd 5/5
Blues Man: A Top 5 song definalty: 5/5
Songs About Me, Songs About You: I'd say tied with the best song on the cd 5/5
Please Come Home: I guess every cd has one bad song, right? 2/5
You're Not Free: Tied with Songs About Me, Songs About You 5/5
Last Night Again: AWESOME could be longer, though Uncle Kracker and Kenny Chesney go together like burgers and fries 5/5

3-0 out of 5 stars Country is the new trend to latch onto.
I like Uncle Kracker, respect him as an artist, but I kind of frown at the way he has changed. Take Kid Rock, who is from Detroit, and used to rp about the "D" , well now he has gone country. I could be wrong but how many John Deere hats, and pickup trucks were riding around in the hood while Kid Rock was "Yodeling in the Valley". Much like how white suburban kids copied inner city black rap artists and used it to push units. Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker have realized that country music sells very well, and have latched on to that trend. This is no better than all those shameless rap/metal Linkin Bizkit attempts by a litany of artists. Seems like Kracker and Kid want us to forget about their old sound. I like them, and can listen to this stuff, but I hate how they have created new personas and seem to pretend the old didnt exist. ... Read more

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