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On Limp Bizkit's fourth studio album, Fred Durst is the latest in a series of megasuccessful pop stars to beat you over the head with his pain; he even covers the Who's tears-of-a-clown classic "Behind Blue Eyes." You gotta wonder if the hardship of losing your lead guitarist warrants rote attempts at pathos such as "[High school] was like prison with bullies always putting me down/Just a little skater boy they could pick on/I learned to forgive 'em, now I got the balls they can lick on."

Still, fragile Fred somehow gets away with it. Durst and his mates -- including new guitarist Mike Smith -- use mook melancholy as the inspiration for a dark, streamlined attack. With the Bizkit's usual guitar-heavy thrash still in place, songs such as "Creamer (Radio Is Dead)" and "Lonely World" get by on Linkin Park-style electronic textures, stutter-step rhythms and catchy, cathartic choruses. Durst still raps like a linebacker, but he also hasn't lost his knack for hard, heavy hooks -- and you don't have to feel his pain to get off on his new sound.

CHRISTIAN HOARED
(RS 934, October 30, 2003)




Re-Entry

Eat You Alive

Gimme the Mic

Underneath the Gun

Down Another Day

Almost Over

Build a Bridge

Red Light-Green Light

The Only One

Let Me Down

Lonely World

Phenomenon

Creamer (Radio Is Dead)

Head for the Barricade

Behind Blue Eyes

Drown

Behind Blue Eyes (Live)

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beastofburden321 writes:

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This is a terrible album with a terrible cover,it is a piece of trash.Espeically the awful version of "the who's" classic "behind blue eyes",where Fred Durst just can't help quoting his own band.This album is full of much of the same stuff where poor old fred bitches about himself continuosly,i can quite understand his anger,but does anyone really want to hear his life story?This is a terrible album.

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