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Classic Album Review: Limp Bizkit | Significant Other

Fred Durst & co. deliver their sophomoric sophomore set.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Along with ska-punk, retro-swing and teen-pop, there’s another music trend I will be glad to see the backside of — rap-metal.

Thankfully, this sophomoric sophomore disc from these Florida-based Korn wannabes won’t do anything to forestall that inevitability. Like countless other bands trying to cash in on a variation of The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ recipe, Limp Bizkit has beats that rock the block, guitars that sound like they’re being played with Tony Iommi’s missing finger and vocals that don’t know whether to rap or rage — so they do a bit of both. Sure, ambitious singer Fred Durst is equally capable of pulling off an authentic metal screech and some white-boy rhyming. Now he just has to write a decent song. Or better yet, he could make it easier on everyone and just get it over with and team up with Korn.