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Few will dispute that Limp Bizkit are a bloody daft band, but they did actually have one album that found considerable critical acclaim, before their long and harsh fall following it. This is that album, their second, released after the mildly successful 3 Dollar Bill Y'all. They have recieved divisive criticism for melding the rock and rap genres, considering lead singer Fred Durst doesn't really seem to have too much of a rhythm for this sort of thing, has an irritatingly high pitched voice, and the lyrics themselves often aren't up to much cop. However, this is without a doubt the definitive Bizkit album. Nookie is one of the best tracks on the album - it was a big hit upon release, with the lyrics primarily professing "I did it all for the nookie, so you can take that cookie, and shove it up your...!". Inventive and obviously very clever, there...Nevertheless, this is something of a band staple despite, or perhaps because of, its sheer inanity. The real signature of the album, though, is Break Stuff, something that they ALWAYS play live, and it's the perfect song to get the crowd riled up. It's also played a lot at rock and metal clubs to instigate a mosh pit. It's an incredibly aggressive song but it really works towards the strengths of the band. Re-Arranged is my favourite song, though, and it's a shame they don't play it more on tour and it's not more recognised. It's a lot more relaxed and actually has something useful to say unlike most Bizkit songs - it also has a superb music video. Possibly their most intelligent song. N 2 Gether Now is the other famous track - it pairs Durst with Method Man, and actually has pretty good lyrics, and of course Method Man is a very good rapper. It's a different tone to the rest of the album, and leans far more towards the rap end of the spectrum than rock, but it works. This is Limp Bizkit's best album with a really great selection of tracks.
"Significant Other" ame out in 1999 as the second album from the Nu-Metal band, Limp Bizkit. Of all the acts in this sub-genre, these take the Hip Hop side of it to the max as pretty much all the lyrics are rapped by Fred Durst and they implement DJing techniques such as scratching and transforming throughout their material. 1. "Intro" 2. "Just Like This" To get things going, you have Joh otto, their drummer getting things into a big hype as he excites you with fresh beats, before guitars are introduced, and then DJ Lethal put in a littel Electronica, before it breaks into a straight Metal track. This one is great at introducing you to their music and what they are about as it has each individual element explored in a high quality. **Four Stars** 3. "Nookie" This was the first of the singles from this album, and the one which managed to get them up in the world as stars in the Nu-Metal scene. Durst raps on a mean break, and it allows him to re-tell a story of how his was once used for his money by an ex-girlfriend. Once the Metal is introduced in the chorus it completes the thing, as the beats verse in only a transitional section. **Four Stars** 4. "Break Stuff" This is another of the singles from the labum, and gets them doing a powerful one which is just full of straight careless fight music, which gets them just ripping everything up whislt tlaking about how they get annoyed by people talking about each other and causing things like this as they just wasnt to let all the tension loose. **Five Stars** 5. "Re-Arranged" I must say that this one had lots of potential, but it never really reached where it was heading for. It is a mellow one and stands out amongst the majority of the track here whihc tend to be a lot more exciting. You don't get any Metal in it until quite late as it teases you for the first two verese, before breaking down at the end, but the build-up was over-hyped. **Three Stars** 6. "I'm Broke" To bring the quality up again, you get Durst start things off with a ittle Rakim to match the type of exciting music that you heard in "Break Stuff" as you get the guitars interacting with the DJ scratches to coem out with great reuslts which take ull advantage of all that the group have to offer with what they are about. It could be called a little predicbalte in its composition, but it works. **Four Stars** 7. "Nobody Like You" You have Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland and KoRn's Jonathon Davis singing along with Fred Durst on this one, and together I thought that it translated into a rather plain one. I felt that it was rather ruhed, and a lot of it soudned quite forced in the way that it was composed as it never really came together that well at any point, however the more Grunge-sounding backing helped to give it a lot more originality. **Three Stars** 8. "Don't Go Off Wandering" This one has them bring down the energy levels for a short while as Durst does some rhyms to speak on his pain towards a girl who clearly didn't care for him at all. You can feel his hurt, but the backing which he was given for it didn't quite fit well enough onto it, so I wasn't really into it at all. It never worked at all for me as it didn't really sound like Metal, and too much was going on. **Two Stars** 9. "9 Teen 90 Nine" This is a lively one to refelct the mood that everyone was in at the end of the last millennium. The band capture this with a chaotic track which gets them simply partying with a energetic recording of them just jamming whilst intermixing Metal and Hip Hop by doing general Metal guitar rifs, and then matching this with Hip Hop beats and scratches. **Four Stars** 10. "N 2 Gether Now" For all of those who are into the more Hip Hop side to the band, this is one which you are boudn to see as amongst the best in the release. You have them collaborate not only with Method Man, who raps out almost all of the verses in the track, but it also gets the vet producer, DJ Premier doing his signature scratches over the tune. **Five Stars** 11. "Trust?" This ia a hardcore track from them that doesn't stop giving you its extreme hype, which is all brought about through the high tempo and poundng guitar sections. It is just a banger of a track with lots going on, and it all adds together to come out with great results which you can't help but enjoy as it is simply care-free hyping with no particular aim. **Four Stars** 12. "No Sex" Staind's Aaron Lewis joins in for this one, and although I couldn't say that his input did much for me, it works in it. This track seems to stay on the same sort of level for the whole of the recording and this can only be a negative as it doesn't change and you can guess where its gogin for the whole thing. **Two Stars** 13. "Show Me What You Got" As always, Bizkit chats a load of crap in his rhymes, but this isn't really important as it always leads to them coming out with a killer tune which you are bound to enjoy as they back him up with the most explosive Metal which makes you forget about hw pointless his listing raps were as he just states different city's names without cause. **Four Stars** 14. "A Lesson Learned" The final musical track in the album gets them experimenting. Much of this comes from DJ Lethal, who is made to be the lead role in this as he composes the majority of it with dark, haunting sound effects and percussion to drag you down as a distorted voice of Fred Durst sings almost uncomprehendable words. **Three Stars** 15. "Outro" There are some great successes in both the Hip Hop and Metal side of things, but when they have nothing and it all falls apart. It doesn't quite make sense when they do this, but when they keep to what they are good at, fusing the Metal and Hip Hop, the results are always killer.
'Significant Other' is the second studio album from Floridian Nu-Metallers Limp Bizkit and was released back in 1999. Containing hit singles such as 'Break Stuff', and 'Nookie', 'Significant Other' I feel is to date the best album in the Limp Bizkit back catalogue (although some will perhaps fairly argue that this is no great difficulty). The album is by no means perfect, however nonetheless is still one that I hold in extremely high regard having been one of the first albums I ever really heavily listened to. Whilst Limp Bizkit may not be the most intelligent of music makers, the thing I have always loved about them is their use of guitars in the music. For me this is the strongest point of their sound and has been the making of some of their best material (the guitar riff for 'Take A Look Around' which was used as the 'Mission Impossible' theme springs to mind). There is no denying that Wes Borland is a fantastic guitarist, and he has always been a key figure in Limp Bizkit I feel. Listening back to this album having not done so for quite a long time, the one thing that strikes me about the music is that the lyrics spat out by Fred Durst are at times exceptionally bad. I'd forgotten just how low lyrical intelligence is in the music of Limp Bizkit, it's quite amusing really and strangely enough only seems to further add to the charm and appeal of the band. Not many bands can get away with lyrics such as 'I did it all for the Nookie, So you can take that cookie', or even 'If my day keeps going this way I just might break something tonight' and still have a worldwide fan base of millions. The album flows well, and each of the tracks here impress to varying degrees. There are some tracks that really stand out, whilst others although not bad are quite unmemorable. Even the most unmemorable of tracks here however have strong guitars, a feature of the band that is present from start to finish in this 'Significant Other' album. 'Break Stuff' has always been a favourite of mine from this album, and even now when I listen to it I air guitar along and thoroughly enjoy listening to it. The vocals of Fred Durst work incredibly well in this one, the guitar work is of course amazing, and the drums also are outstanding. Whilst many often praise Limp Bizkit for their excellent guitar work, the drumming for the most part tends to go unnoticed and I feel that this is a little unfair. Limp Bizkit drummer John Otto is clearly a master of his trade, and his drum work is never short of exceptional. Although 'Nookie' is perhaps one of the best known tracks from the album having been released as the lead single from the album, it is probably one of my least favourite Limp Bizkit tracks of all time. It is just too repetitive, more so than any other track on the album I feel. In contrast to this, the album track '9 Teen 90 Nine' is incredibly strong and although not released as a single I believe it could easily have been. The track is probably one of the heaviest on the album and works extremely well. The drums are powerful, and the guitars tower above all in terms of quality here. Everything about the track is thoroughly enjoyable, making '9 Teen 90 Nine' for me at least a definite highlight. Whilst it may not be one of my favourites any more as it was back in 1999, 'Significant Other' is still a pretty decent album if you can overlook the awful lyrics and focus on the real plus points of the music; the guitars and the drums. The vocals of Fred Durst are fairly decent throughout the album and although when he tries to rap it just doesn't work; the vocals are an overall success I feel (although there will no doubt be a lot of people out there that disagree with me about that). If you were once a fan of Limp Bizkit, then why not dig this album out and give it a listen. Even if only for nostalgic value, the album is sure to provide you with a smile or two.
Ok I'll Start With A Lil' Review Of Each Track 01 Intro - The CD Starts With Funky HipHop Beats That Seem To Have An Echo Like Effect, .. Then Comes The Voice-Over .. "You Wanted The Worst ? .. , You Got The Worst" In A Satan-Like Voice. 02 Just Like This - As The First Real Music Track Hits You Automatically Feel The Energy That This Track Is About To Vibe, With John Otto Beatin The Hell Out Of His Drum-Kit We Are Already Eagerly Awaiting More.. After The Heavy Intro Of This Track Fred Starts To MC Over A Funky Electric Beat Which Already Has Me Awaiting The Next 13 Tracks With My Eyes Wide Open. In Typical Limp Bizkit Fashion On 2:04 The Track Switches Style, And Switches Once Again On 2:23 And Then On 3:35 The Track Comes To An Abrupt But Pleasing End. 03 Nookie - This Was The Single That Launched The Album, And Although I Dont Care For The Song Lyrically, You'd Be Lying If You Said You Didn't Enjoy The Track Itself, In A Typically Fred Durst Style He Raps About How He "Did It All For The Nookie" .. About Half-Way Through The Track, The Music And Vocals Change On 3:09 If You Wanna Be Exact, And The Song Instantly Captures An Excellent Moment On Anger And Emotion Which Makes The Track The Smash That It Was, The Track Then Fades Out And After A Moment Of Silence, We Can Hear Fred And The Band Breaking Glass In The Studio. 04 Break Stuff - This Was The Track Released As The 4th And Final Single Of The Album Which Was Unfortunately Shrouded With Controversy, After Lyrics Like "Give Me Sumthin' To Break!" Was The Probable Cause Of Riots At A High Profile Festival, Although The Track Contains Nothing Special Lyrically, The Heavy Distorted Guitars Are Excellent And You Can Vibe With The Amount Of Aggression On The Track, Overall A Good Track.. The Video Isn't Bad Either, Check It Out If Ya Can. 05 Re-Arranged - My Personel Favourite On The Album, Written After The Riot Eve nts Caused By Performing "Break Stuff".. This Track Lyrically Has Amazing Depth, Emotion And Is Filled With Passion, If Only Fred Could Write This Brilliantly More Often!, Although One Of The Mellower Cuts From The Album The Sheer Melodic Beauty Of The Track Cancels Out Anything Negative That Can Be Found, The Guitars Are Outstanding .. The Track Onwards From 2:36 Is Quite Simply Exceptional.. It Has Masses Of Emotion.. If Anything Too Much.. The Track Fades Into An Echo And Then Onto An Enjoyable DJ Lethal Mix And Scratch Session. 06 I'm Broke - Another Aggressive Track, But Still Very Good With A Mixture Of Heavy And Melodic Guitars, It Also Has Moments Of Bursting Energy Which Mellows Down To Soft Guitars Before Starting Up Again, At The End Of The Track There Are Two Phone Messages, The Latter Of The Two Being "Primus" Frontman "Les Claypool".. Entertaining. 07 Nobody Like You (F/Jon Davis) - For Many People This Is There Favourite Track On The Album.. Many Said This Track Should Have Been On Jon Davis' Band KoRn's 1999 Release "Issues", As It Was Rejected For Having Less Quality Than There Previous Albums, The Track Itself Is Excellent, It Has A Ditinct KoRn Feel To It (KoRn Fans Will Know What I Mean) So A Big Shout To Sam Rivers And Wes Borland For Perfecting That Sound, The Vocals Are Great Mixing Both Fred And Jon's Very Diffent Sounds To Make A Great Track. 08 Don't Go Off Wandering - The Intro Of The Track Has A Spooky Horror-Movie Like Sound Which Blends Into The Track Well, Shortly After The Vocals Start Which Are Quiet With Tense Aggression Before Bursting Into A Heavy Chorus Of "You Don't Feel Nothin' At All!" Which Is Repeated A Couple Of Times Before Going Into The Second Verse.. The Track Switches Style A Couple Of Times Before Finishing Up Rather Quickly, Good Track. 09 9 Teen 90 Nine - This Track Was Probably Recored For Concert s Or Festivals As It Has A Great Live Feel With A Sing-A-Long Style Chorus With Heavy Guitars. The Track Changes On Around 2:10 And Becomes More Melodic Before Changing Again On Around 3:10 In Which Fred Quick-Fire Raps To Reach The Pinacle Of The Track. There Is A Short 15-Second Interlude On The End Of This Track Which Seems To Be A Female Country Singer Talking About Goats.. Amusing. 10 N 2 Gether Now (F/Method Man) - As A Third Single And With Beats Produced By Gangstarr's DJ Premier And Guest Vocals By Wu-Tang Rapper Method Man, This Track Was Already A Winner Before I Heard It.. With An Addictive Beat Which Sounds Kinda Like A Dial-Tone Phone, Method Man Tears Up The Mic With His East-Coast Flow.. And Fred Isn't Bad Either, A Great Hip-Hop Track That Shows Some Of The Diversity Limp Bizkit Possess, The Track Ends With An Interlude Of Fred Getting Down To A Funky Slow Beat.. Check Out The Video. 11 Trust? - A Very Aggressive With Excellent Guitars With Fred MCing Over A Heavy Broken Riff, As Per Usual With Limp, The Track Changes A Few Times Which Leads Fred Into A Few Verses Of Rap, Before Returing To The Heavy Guitar Riff, When The Track Fades On 3:36, A Funky Spine-Chilling Beat Layed By The One And Only DJ Lethal With Plays For Over A Minute. 12 No Sex (F/Aaron Lewis & Scot Weiland) - With Backing Vocal Talent Like Staind's "Aaron Lewis" And Stone Temple Pilot's Frontman "Scot Weiland" This Track Already Sounds Exciting, And It Certainly Doesn't Disappoint As One Of The Strongest Tracks On The Album Pumps Into Full Volume And Emotion I Would Like To Ask Why This Wasn't A Single?? Anyone? On 3:00 One Of The Finest Moments In Modern Metal Is Captured As All Three Singers Sing Together.. Fantastic! The Guitars Are More Serious And Harmonic But Remain Heavy For Most Of The Track.. Finally The Track Fades.. And You Can Breathe. 13 Show Me What You Got - This Like Track "09&q uot; Is Defintely A Concert/Festival Song.. He Even Has Shout-Outs To Many Different Cities And Other Artists. The Chorus Suggests That This Is A Festival Song "Everybody Get Tha Fu*k Up!" Would Be Excellent To Vibe With The Crowd, On Around 3:30 The Beat Changes And Fred Starts To MC In A Slow And Sluggish Fashion Over A Drowsy Slow Beat Before The Track Fades. 14 A Lesson Learned - Despite Being Only 2:40 Long, AndWithout Any Guitars.. Just A Spine-Chilling Backing Beat With A Soft Piano, It Is A Track That Suprisingly Grows On You.. The Lyrics Are Excellent, Its Just A Shame This wasn't A Little Longer. 15 Outro - The Outro Starts Up With The Same Beat Which Introduced Us To This Fantastic Album, It Also Has The Same Evil Voice Which Claims It Has "Balls Made Of Steel" Before Breaking Into A Disturbing Demonic Laugh. After A Short Break Of Silence We Are Introduced To A Man Named "The Bald Guy" Who Has A Hatred For Talentless Artists Who Dont Write There Own Songs, After Getting Himself All Wound-Up He Leaves Rather Emphatically. After Another Short Break Of Silence, We Come To The Final Part Of The Outro And Indeed A Great Album, It Is Indeed The Hilariously Funny "Les Claypool" Who Was Earlier Featured On One Of Those Phone Messages, As He Says What He Has To Say About Limp Bizkit And Fred Durst The Track Fades To Silence And The CD Is Finally Finished. A Fantastic Album, If You Don't Have It.. Get It!
Limp Bizkit first appeared on the music scene with there debut album, "Three Dollar Bills Yall", the so called darkhorse of the bill board 100 chart in the US, remaining in the chart for many weeks with heavy radio airtime for there cover of George Michael's "Faith". Significant Other, the bands second attempt is a mch more varied affair to the previous, a more suttle and thought out album compared to the classic tracks "Stuck" and "Pollution" the fard cored fans had come to love. Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst's writing skills shinr through on the mellower trackes of the album, "Re-Aranged" and "No Sex" Yet, the Hard Core Spirit Lives on On The brutal Track "Break Stuff". Guest Appearances For Korn' Johnathan Davies And Stone Temple Pilot's Scott Weiland Make "Nobody Like You" a heavy yet harmonuos track. The albums earlier tracks "Just Like This" and "Nookie"set the album off in good tone with Fred's lyrical and rapping skills shining through as well as exellent mixing form resident deck master, DJ Lethal. The Album is rounded off with "Show Me What You Got", a weridly written track where the band recalls everywhere theyve been and everyone they have to thank. Also, leave the cd playing and the hidden sections at the end of the album make for a laugh also.This Album has everything, an essential addition to anyones cd collection.
This is quite easily the best album Limp Bizkit have ever made, I mean how can a band sell 4 million albums while all around them people in the industry refused to give them the time of day. They received no airplay from the radio stations, and no one wanted them on their TV shows to promote the album. In saying this you have to admire the guts of the group to go out risking arrest to perform a series of illegal rooftop performances and their hard work was rewarded. And on a lighter note if you are having a bad day just listening to “Break stuff” will lift your spirits. TRACK LIST: 1) Intro 2) Just like this 3) Nookie 4) Break stuff 5) Rearranged 6) I’m broke 7) Nobody like you – Featuring Jonathon Davis from Korn 8) Don’t go off wondering 9) Teen 90 nine 10) N together now – Featuring Method Man from The Wu-Tang Clan 11) Trust 12) No sex 13) Show me what you got 14) Outro In closing in my humble opinion this is the strongest album they have made and I can only hope that as soon as they have replaced Wes Borland they will return to their kick ass ways.
I bought this album about a month after it came out in 1999 and professed its brilliance to everyone I knew; playing it at parties, putting it on in people's cars, and forcing my walkman onto the ears of anyone who came my way. But what was the reaction of my friends and aquaintances to these kind actions of mine? People dismissed them as a crap noisy band trying to rap. Two years later the world and his mum love Fred's boys and I am regarded as some trendy fad-follower by my mettaler contemporaries -just because they became popular. Then, just as quickly, the backlash started. By offering my opinion on this album ("at last" i hear people cry) I want to express the reason that I got into this fantastic band, and why I still love them, even though it is obvious how big Fred Durst is getting for his boots. The first song I heard from the cd was "Break Stuff" which was featured on a "Rock Sound" magazine compilation (is there anywhere you can leave an opinion on that magazine here cos I have a lot to say about it?I'll look later...). This song single handedly showed me how music could both cross boundries, and be heavy/noisy and fun/melodic at the same time. So, now for a little track-by-tack action: 1.Intro - sets the scene really. It says to me: "This album is going to be fun to listen to" and that the band themselves enjoyed it - Important Point about this cd No.1: You can HEAR each individual band member's input and love for their music. 2. Just Like This – uplifting, a kindof call into battle. The song also serves as an introduction to the band as all the band members are mentioned in the opening rap, and manages to contain virtually all of Limp Bizkit’s “trademarks”, ie: mellow/funky rapped verses, sing/shout-a-long choruses with heavy guitars, and plenty of DJ lethal’s input+scratching breaks. It’s also a g reat song! 3. Nookie –GENIUS! I adore this song, but be careful if singing it absent mindedly in the street as people with think your some kind of sexual predetor(and a psycho). The rhythmical force behind Limp Bizkit works overdrive in this song: perfect to dance to in rock clubs throughout the land (and of course in the safety of your own bedroom). 4. Break Stuff – Heavy, hard, and angry, be careful if moshing to this song – good friends will become enemies, and perfect strangers will try to “BREAK YOUR F***IN FACE TONITE”. Starting with the sound of the band smashing stuff up, then crashing into one of the grooviest (is that a word?) riffs you’ll hear this side of Rage Against The Machine. Slightly suspect lyrical content- it’s all about the he says she says what? But at the same time its sooo easy to relate to: how often does the stress in your life just take over and make you want to BREAK STUFF? Great therapy listening+dancing to this. 5. Re-Arranged – here’s where the true brilliance of the album begins to rear its head: Versatility. Funky to the extreme and showcasing a lyrical depth and vocal prowess from Mr.Durst, and a closeness of musicianship that compliments the vocals perfectly. Beautiful, especially when the heaviness kicks in at the end of the song. 6. I’m Broke – back to the anger again, an ode to scabs who only seem interested in you when you have money and fair-weather friends. Nice build of dynamics, from opening solo guitar, introducing drums and then exploding with the full effect of Lethal’s decks. Some great little lyrical moments “Now it’s time to pay the piper” being a favourite of mine , and good use of the nu-metal “quiet riff building into big noisy monster” technique (see Korn’s “Faget” for the definitive usage). Heavy Here arrives a strange answer-phone message interlude from some bloke threatening to punch someone else to a funk-hop backing. Strange indeed, but it serves to bridge the gap between the two tracks. 7. Nobody Like You – with guest vocals by Korn’s Jon Davis and Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots fame, this is a spooky, melodic offering that in places sounds more like Korn than Korn ever have. This song is more of a grower than the others, at first sounds a bit like a self-indulgent special guest-fest, but give it time and feel it burrowing deep into your subconscious. 9. Don’t Go Off Wondering – I think this song is beautiful. A heart wrenching tale of love (or is it lust?) gone bitter and wrong. A beautifully crafted song, the dynamics at work here are impeccable and take the listener on an emotional journey with the song. If anyone still believes that Fred Durst has always been a mere charlatan out to make as much money as he can after this song then they obviously have no heart. This is one to set the tears rollin, rollin, rollin, down your cheeks. 10. 9 teen 90 nine – a good funky trip, fun and not a bad song as such, but the titular-year having passed almost three years ago it seems a bit odd listening to its sentiments “It’s 1999 baby” – no it’s not! Still a good fun+heavy song. Another interlude: Fred Durst’s “Mom” singing a little ditty! 11. n 2 gether now – originally titled “Shut The F**k Up”, I personally don’t like this track. A hip hop groove created by DJ lethal where Durst and the Wu Tang Clan’s Method Man take it in turns to chat away about something or another, mumble mumble nervous cough… I’m not a great hip hop fan (understatement) so this doesn’t appeal to me much. If you like Wu Tang and Method Man, then enjoy, if not then his voice gets steadily more annoying as the song progresses. Interlude time again – Fred Durst singing along to a pretty groove about the possibilities of the future. Nice, one of the nicest touches on the album, the interludes create a continuity throughout the record without simply merging all the tracks together à la Nine Inch Nails. 12. Trust? Hard, heavy, angry, and NOISY. I love this song, turn it up loud and annoy the neighbours/your parents/anyone passing your house in the streets. One of only a few Limp Bizkit tracks that suits a bit of air guitaring! Best song on the cd for me, worth buying for this alone. 13. No sex – dealing with the delicate subject of a relationship degenerating into nothing but a series of unfulfilling sexual experiences, and how this can leave you cold in the end. Not as haunting as track 8, but still poignant. 14. Show Me What You Got – another throw-away noise anthem, perfect for getting the crowd going, this song introduces Slim Shady to the world, and also name-checks Staind, mentions virtually every state/major city in the USA and thanks many a friend and family member. Think the thank-you credits from the album booklet made into a song, and I think you have a good impression. Thing is though: it’s still a really cool song and I defy anyone to not get excited at the proclamation of “Get the F**K UP!”. 15. A Lesson Learned – Fred Durst’s a cappella is underlayered courtesy of DJ Lethal, who is definitely NOT the kind of token dj that seem to appear in many recent bands, and finishes the album off nicely, reflecting on life and fame. 16 Outro – or Intro expanded a bit. Harmless fun really, slowed down vocals blah blah blah. BUT, hold on/skip through for a great little rant on the subject of the state of the music industry. Brilliant and very true. So there you have it, overall I’d rate significant other as one of the best albums of the 90’s – definitely in my top 10 anyway. Forget all the media hyp e/hate and just buy this cd (with a bonus live disk that was packaged with the re-release) and you can be proud to own one of the best metal albums ever made – a definite classic and, so far, Limp Bizkit’s finest hour.
I know that a lot of people don’t rate this CD or indeed this band very highly. Well if we were all the same the world would be a very boring place. I bought this CD in March and it has become almost indispensable. No, don’t laugh and find it incredulous. LB may not be the most eloquent of bands and some people may think it just a whole lot of noise, but this is a CD of personal loss and the beginnings of fame. Fred Durst may not be Keats but if you really listen to him you can see that the bravado hides a man who has been hurt a lot. Forget Rollin’ and My Way (or the highway), this is Limp Bizkit with their entrails hanging out in all their glory. Some people wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot barge poll, but put the cattle prod down and let me tell you what this CD means to me. Tracks: 1. Intro 2. Just like this 3. Nookie 4. Break Stuff 5. Re-Arranged 6. I’m Broke 7. Nobody Like You 8. Don’t go off wandering 9. 9 teen 90 nine 10. N 2 gether now 11. Trust? 12. No sex 13. Show me what you got 14. A lesson learned 15. Outro 1. ‘You want the worst. You got the worst the one the only Limp Bizkit’ 0/10 Opening a CD like this is not very promising … but luckily it is only a slowed down voice introducing the band and the next track starts hot on its heels. Can’t really see the point in the intro but there we go. 2. ‘I’ll do what it takes but if I make some mistakes that’s ok, that’s just the way it should be’ 5/10 This is quite a good track that is quite buoyant track to start off proceedings. It is the usual LB fodder, but nevertheless very catchy. I like the bit where it slows down and says ‘Limp Bizkit in the house’ 3. ‘ Had an hidden agenda, she put my gender in a blender and still I surrendered’ 8/10 Starts off with a good beat and guitar. Ah I love this song. Have you ever been with someone you shouldn’t have been with? This is about Fred’s girlfriend running away with one of his friends. Understandably angry guitar, but apart from that I always want to jump up and down to this song. Full of energy and angst. I always play it after I see one of my ex lovers. ‘ I did it all for the nookie, so you can take that cookie and stick it up your arse’ hardly poetry but it gets the point across. This song also tells of his struggle to take his friends advice. Ah. Knowing that someone is all wrong when they fit so snuggly 4. ‘But you want to justify ripping someone’s head off’ 9/10 Opens with the band breaking stuff and laughing about it. How childish, but how bloody fantastic is this song when you’re in a bad mood and you can’t be bothered with anyone? We were in the hallowed Krazy House when I first heard this, class. I mean imagine dancing in front of the biggest bastard ex you’ve ever had in your life and screaming the lyrics ‘ Just give me something to break. How ‘bout your f***ing face?’ call me bitter call me unbalanced but I like songs full of swear words and heavy guitars when I’m angry. 5. ‘You and me we’re through and re arranged. You’re no good for me, thank God it’s over’ 9/10 This is a lot mellower, with actual backing vocals and the lot. Fred singing his little heart out about a love gone sour. Still got a few swear words in it, but he does actually quote Shakespeare in it. Surprised? Not really, I always knew Fred was more than he let on. Anyway a few samples and a bit of guitar but one of the quieter moments on the CD. Apparently contains a sample from ‘ I know you’ve got soul’ 6. ‘ Unless you’re living where the trash is don’t even come around here asking where my cash is’ 7/10 < br>This is getting used to the fame and money thing a la Limp Bizkit. Guitar angry again, or should that be mock angry because they always seem to be tongue in cheek to me. Anyway this is the usual poor boy makes money and wants to tell the world that he’s not a mug, basically. A good sojourn down the usual LB path, but it isn’t a standout record or anything. Still better than My Way though. 7.‘ I’ve got no reason’ 8/10 Slower than the usual kind of tracks, but I love this song because it once again goes down the ‘oh I’m in love with the worst person in the world to be in love with’. Or is that lust? Anyway, it is very good to listen to after you’ve temporarily reneged on the promise that you made to yourself to never to sleep with a certain person ever again 8. ‘ I can’t believe the way you keep testing me and mentally molesting me’ 9/10 Slower again, but full of angst. ‘Just how much misery goes with humility?’ This is a track about being in love with someone who keeps you at arm’s length and makes what little bit of self esteem you have evaporate. The slower bit gradually build up to an angry ‘I insist that you feel me’ Notably, this track also has strings and relatively little guitar. 9. ‘ What we need is a place to escape from today’ 6/10 Phew thankfully this song is a lot more upbeat. This is just a relatively throw away track that LB have done a thousand times, but this is basically about the passing of time and what the band think about cotemporary life. 10 ‘ It isn’t easy being greasy, in a world full of cleanliness’ 8/10 Opens with a woman singing country ‘ Look at me I’m singing to you’ Heavier baseline with a far more Dr Dre feeling to it. Featuring the Wu Tan Clan. I like this track a lot and I’m surprised they haven’t rel eased it. Strings, scratching records. ‘ Shut the f**k up’ 11. ‘I’ve got a little biddy question’ 8/10 Baseline opens. With a mellow beginning then things go a bit awry. What were they thinking on this track, it is a bit shouty, then mellow then shouty then there’s guitars. I like it though. I like it. The baseline is good and some of the lyrics are funny whether this is intentional or not it works ‘ I don’t trust no body cos no body trusts me’. Ends with a sample that sounds like Abba in my mind. 12.‘I feel disgusted and you should too’ 9/10 ‘I should left my pants on this time’, this is a slow song with a good baseline and Fred talking about the problems that arise when you have chemistry with someone but that’s it. It’s based on sex and it feels fantastic at the time, but afterwards you feel dirty. Fred sings of self respect ‘Realise that I’m worth more than that’ I absolutely love this song because it is so true to life. 13. ‘My bad ass band without them nothing but a pumpkin shoved inside a can’. 7/10 Again more bouncy. A rap where Fred thanks everyone from Eminem to his daughter Adriana. He talks about the band’s antics around the country. This reminds me a bit of Kid Rock. All kind oh yeeehah and aren’t we good. Not the best track on the CD but good to hear Marshall Mathers getting a mention. 14. ‘This pain in my stomach won’t go away’ 6/10 Downbeat with just Fred singing about lessons over a beat rather like a heartbeat. This is a rather odd addition to the CD but it is rather sad as it says that despite fame he is the loneliest he’s ever been. Bless. 15. ‘ What the world needs now is a musical revolution’ 1/10 A return to the sinister voice in the Intro, but this time it is rather funny as it slags Ba ckstreet Boys and says that Limp Bizkit have balls of steel as well as a word from a record producer. ‘Radio sucks’ How true So Limp Bizkit may be a loud for some. They swear a bit to say the least and they are in great danger of becoming a parody of themselves if they can’t get back to what they do best, other than wearing bandannas and being surrounded by porn queens. I hope that they stop taking themselves so seriously and get back to the Limp Bizkit of yesteryear or decide to do something new. This baddass act is getting old and it would be a shame to lose them forever.
Question time Bizkit people, Fred Durst did it all for: (a) The nookie (b) The money (c) The fame (d) The music If you answered (a) then you've either already got the album or, like the rest of us, have heard this awful song on MTV at some point. Oh, which also means you've probably seen the "Look at me! I'm hard! I'm getting arrested video!" (Tactic #327 To Sell Records: Promote Violence And Riots). If you answer (b) or (c) then you'd also be right as far as Fred Durst's motives are concerned. However if you answered (d), go back to your home planet. They miss you there. This is exactly the kind of sh-t that mainstream rock fans buy when they want to look rebellious. This is what the N*Sync fans buy when they decide Justin Timberlake just doesn't do it for them anymore. This, in short, is a turgid piece of poop that is only used as some kind of musical "status symbol". How many of you Limp Bizkit fans would have honestly bought this album had it not been for Nookie? Quite a few I bet. Except maybe those who heard the first album and thought the band were quite good. The music here is dire dire dire. I'm not sure what the band were trying to accomplish but it's a shambles, a total mess at the best of times. The intro song, "Just Like This", is terrible. If this is hip-hop mixed with metal without, seemingly, the hip-hop or the metal. Then we have everyone's favourite song "Nookie"! Yay! Hooray for Limp Bizkit! Erm... no wait this isn't any better. Damn. And to think, this video gets played on MTV all the time and all the nu-metal fans who've just sprung out of nowhere after listening to N*Sync all their lives like it. I wonder why? And then the mindless, the moronic, the oh-so-violent "Break Stuff" is next. Fred Durst warns us all that he'll "BREAK YOUR F'N FACE TONIGHT!". Oh dear, he sounds rathe r annoyed doesn't he? Let's look at the lyrics and see what he's mad about. Hmm... doesn't say. Maybe his milk's gone off again and he can't have his morning Kellogg's Frosties. Or he lost his 'Hello Kittie' socks or something. AND THEN *shock horror* A GOOD SONG! Yup, I actually quite like "Re-Arranged". The lyrics are far better than anything else on the album and whilst the singing isn't great, it's certainly passable, due to the fact that Durst gives up trying to rap. Unfortunately after this song, yet again, it's all downhill again. Limp Bizkit bring their mates Scott Weiland and Jonathon Davis in to help out with the next song "Nobody Like You". But even the guest appearances can't hide the fact this is another poor song with no reason to listen to it again. And it's followed by the worst song on the album, "Don't Go Off Wandering". A mess of violins, guitar and yet more out of tune warbling (it's not rap and it's not singing so warbling was the best word I can find). This is followed by "9 Teen 90 Nine" and if the title wasn't enough to put you off the song, the music will. Or the lyrics about Ken Shamrock (WWF Wrestler). Oh wait what's this? A secret track. Oh it's Mama Durst singing! Quite funny this because if you listen, not only can she sing but she can also play acoustic guitar and write lyrics. Oh dear, triple embarrasment for Durst Jr! Which brings us nicely to "N 2 Gether Now". Another stupid title, another stupid song. This time Fred brings everyone's favourite Wu-Tang Clan member, Method Man. Presumably the others laughed at him. Can you picture RZA alongside Fred Durst? *shudder* Anyway, this is your typical rap song and all Method Man does is rap. Which shows Fred up considerably. Very amusing. The lyrical highlight of the album is next, "No Sex". I th ink this song is intended to provide an emotional response and it does. I was crying, literally. But eventually I stopped laughing enough to listen to lyrics such as "Should've left my pants on this time". And then laughed some more. In "Show Me What You Got", Fred lists all the cities he's embarrased with his lame band and also sings about tea parties. If it doesn't make sense to you, ask a Limp Bizkit fan, I'm sure they'll quite happily explain if you can drag them away from MTV for long enough. The last song is "A Lesson Learned" and while it's not a 'proper' song, it's far better than anything else. It can actually provoke some sort of response from the listener. Involving a baseball bat and smashing up of a CD labelled "Significant Other". What else can I say about this CD? It's absolutely terrible. And to think, people pay money for this. Ah well, I guess this CD's okay if you want to act tough but find the real metal bands of today such as Vision Of Disorder just aren't trendy enough for you.
If you've read my review on LB's "3 dollar bill, y'all$", you know that I love that cd beyond all words. Every track seemed flawless. I adore it with all my heart. I first found LB when they were unknown, and I loved the feeling of finding a GOOD unknown band. So, when Mtv finally picked up on them and pushed (and I mean PUSHED) their upcoming second album, "Significant Other", I really got excited. I actually got the cd a day before it was supposed to come out (be very nice to your local record store dude, and he shall doeth so unto thee). I got home, put it in the cd player, and reveled in the first few tracks...but then... I'll tackle this in my preferred manner, by track: After the funkified intro, we're thrust into JUST LIKE THIS, a groovy, intense little number that does kick some butt, and assure us the mighty Bizkit is indeed back, and in full force. It doesn't hold any real meaning other than "Limp Bizkit is back with a new cd...be happy", but it still excites you. The guitars are very funky and very heavy. Lots of energy here. If you haven't heard NOOKIE, then you've been living in the proverbial cave for about a year. I personally like this song very much. The guitars have a very scratchy, rubbery sound that carries the signature Bizkit funk. The lyrics are a really cool way to get back at a unfaithful lover ("I did it all for the nookie") that I find appropriate for the Bizkit banner. A fun, hook-filled little song. A different Fred Durst, however, that seems more interested in the rap side of rap-core. BREAK STUFF--possibly the most brainless song of the year, but not a throw-away by any means. It's brainless, but it's fun. Every local band I can think of has covered this one. Yes, we've all felt this way. Warning, this track is not for the faint of heart...I think there's more use of the almighty "F-word" here than in th e entire "3 dollar bill" cd. Very angry, very fun. The next track, RE-ARRANGED, is the STALEMATE of this album. It's totally different, it's slow, it's groovy in a calm way. The vocals are powerful and very emotional ("You make believe that life is so long until you're dyin' (dyin') DYIN' ON ME!"). In my opinion, this is the pinnacle fo the whole disk. Melodic, furious at the end, great. The last few MINUTES, however, are simply pointless DJ scratching that do NOTHING for the song. Nowhere near as good as the raging guitar end to STALEMATE. Still, an awesome song. Things are goin' great, right? I'M BROKE refers to Durst's brain department I think, instead of finances. This song sucks. The vocals are forced and really meaningless. Baby diapers, snipers, and lack of money. Durst's voice is too calm on this one, where he needs to be strong to support the weak song. The guitars serve only to keep the song going, not enhancing it in any way. NOBODY LIKE YOU is also a step down. The guitars are decent, but about the only thing that makes the song memorable is the music. The lyrics are broken up and repetitive. Durst doesn't sound like himself at all...he sounds like a Jon Davis clone...guess who lends his vocals to this song too (Davis...a coincidence?) A decent track, but way too forced. *Cough* albumfiller *cough*...oh, pardon me. DON'T GO OFF WANDERING...someone needs to tell this to Fred. This is different, but it doesn't work. The music kicks in when it has to. It's not a bad track, just not a good track...it's filler. The lyrics lose their focus a lot. I don't know what this song is trying to say...and sadly, I don't care. 9 TEEN 90 NINE sucks. I'm sorry, but it does. This is the pointless, brainless side of rap-core that scares me away from it. The lyrics have NO focal point whatsoever. What is he talking about? I really don 39;t know. The song makes no sense, and the guitars are only present during the chorus. These are the same guitars used on the last three tracks, btw. The sound doesn't change enough to make any of these outstanding. N 2 GETHER NOW is at once the savior and destroyer of this album. The lyrics kick ass, they're very strong, a lot more focused than the filler songs. Method Man rocks the house here big time. It's groovy, it's slick, it's great...BUT, this is not a Limp Bizkit song, it's a Fred Durst song. That's right, the band is not here...just a sampled harp. If this doesn't tell you something, you're missing my theme here. TRUST? is also a decent track. It reminds of "3 dollar bill" more than any of the other last 5 songs do. I love this track, but it still doesn't even come close to touching on the magic of "3 dollar bill". By this point, it's hard to believe that this is the same band. NO SEX is a great song lyrically, and the guitars cling nicely to the mood. It's about regretting sex, a theme I think we can ALL relate to. Very strong song, very immersive. This almost redeems Durst for all his thoughtlessness throughout the previous entries on this disk. A LESSON LEARNED is just like NO SEX, but without the crystal clear point. Still haunting and poignant though. One of the only real bright spots on the album. The OUTRO has some really funny stuff in it if you listen to the whole thing. Les Claypool rocks! :) Seriously though, this album is far more a delve into rap than metal. I'm sorry, but most of the songs are just not good. Durst doesn't carry the same vicious rapid fire ability that pushed "3 dollar bill" so far. This album is dull by comparison. You'll notice I failed to mention the track SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT. That is because I try to refuse to acknowledge that Durst threw this piece of garbage in here. All he doe s is spout off the names of various towns and people. INDIGO FLOW wipes the floor with this song. This is pointless, and an embarrassment to LB if you ask me. It's worst than Disturbed's "Droppin' Plates" (read my Disturbed review, see what I mean). NOOKIE, BREAK STUFF, RE-ARRANGED, AND NO SEX are the only real standouts on this disk. A majority of this album is pitiful filler. What does Durst think he's doing? Is someone else writing his lyrics on this one? I'd like to believe so! His vocals are so brainless, so forced, it's a wonder he made it through the whole album without adding a "doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo" chorus!!! The empty, pointless vocals are what drag this album down the most. Play this disk at parties, when people don't hear the lyrics. My suggestion: go buy "3 dollar bill". About Significant Other? Fred Durst seems to support Napster so much; just go there and download NOOKIE, BREAK STUFF, AND RE-ARRANGED. The rest of the album is a waste. But, there are some very strong moments on the cd. Am I still a Bizkit fan? Yes. Am I disappointed? Yes. Do I feel betrayed, like Durst doesn't have time for making intelligent lyrics for his fans? Definitely.
I am a fan of music, my tastes ranging from punk to rock to alternative. I'm sure that this cd is already at least quadruple-platinumum, basically fueled by MTV's Total Request Live, in which the Limp's songs have gotten heavy playtime. Now to look past the hype, and to review the CD. Intro (track one) was a good....intro (for lack of better words) to the album, a cute, very dancible mix. Nookie, NTtogether now, and Re-arranged are very good songs. Nookie is an excellent blend of hip-hop and hardcore rock, with humorous lyrics and catchy riffs. Rearranged is a plesant ballad, a refreshing change from the rest of the album, which tells of a broken relationship. N2Gether features a cameo by Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan, this is my favorite song on the album, despite the over-usage of the word F---. Beyond these songs, however, is a wreck. Aside from the three songs I mentioned, the lyrics are some of the worst I have ever heard, including laughably immature usage of cursing (although most songs of the genre do) and poor storytelling. No Sex (Track 12), I think, was an attempt at a single, though the lyrics and unlistenabilty make it get shot down hard. All and all, I'm sure this album will fly off the shelves and get tons of reviews saying LIMP BIZKIT RuLEZ! But, beyond the three singles, is a mess of filler and profanity. Limp Bizkit will have to prove it to me.
I did it all for the Nookie! Ya boo, another smash hit record for these guys, makes you mad doesn't it. I think the band have achieved a lot over the last few years and this is the record that really started the tide turning. They've managed to bring hip-hop/nu-metal to the mainstream and hopefully convert a generation to (my way)!! This record is particularly remarkable in the it is a hard upbeat record with pop sensibilities but loses none of it's integrity in the process. I'm looking forward to this generation of kids growing up to love this style of music and hopefully encouraging new music, new live venues and clubs to take the alternative scene seriously.
In my opinion Limp Bizkit are probably one of the best bands around (except for Four Star Mary but I doubt any of you have heard of them). This album, out of the 3 they have released is probably their best one. Definitly better than 3 Dollar Bill Y'all and at least as good as Chocolate StarFish and Hot Dog Flavoured Water. This is there 2nd album released, and is truely amazing. They use heavy rock guitars, great rap, and a "def" beat to bring across songs RIGHT IN YOUR FACE. *cough*. They've got into quite a bit of trouble about inciting riots, but there songs get you going so much I expect its hard not to. I'll do a quick (or long as the case will probably be) of the best tracks from the album: 2. Just Like This, a good opener to the CD, with an introduction to their style of music, but not too heavy, so it gets you into the feel for them. Its Just Like This 3. Nookie, a smash hit, and one of my favourites on the album, it has a great guitar in the background, and the chorus really gets the crowd pumped up, and moving. "I did it all for the Nookie! C'mon the Nookie! C'mon So you can take that cookie and stick it up your Yeah! Stick it up your Yeah! Stick it up your Yeah!" 4. Break Stuff, my favourite song on the album, great guitar at start and running all the way through, and a brilliant song to let off steam with. Really wild, with its fair share of swearing, its about those days when you just can't take it. 5. Re-Arranged, a more mellow tune, but one of my favourites as well, it has a great guitar in it, and the rhymes are cool, but without such the hard rap, great contrast. Video for this is cool and they use DJ Lethal well. 6. I'm Broke, the guitar at starts brings back the feeling of Break Stuff, but its chorus is quite different. "I ain't no joke So you should get a pen And write yourself a little note so you don't forget again" 7. Nobody Like You, kind of average song on the album, but has a nice chorus, that sticks in your mind, cool. 8. Don't Go Off Wandering, the tune to this is cool, and the lyrics are well written, and the verses are more mellow than some of the tracks on this album. 9. 9 Teen 90 Nine, great hard guitar at the start of this, and then cool contrast afterwards, with good lyrics, its about their gigs. 10. N 2 Gether Now, wikked track, with Method Man, both with good lyrics, and they have different music than normal, more hip hop. Video very very very funnie. 11. Trust, very good lyrics in this one, doesn't really stand out too much, but has nice chorus 12. No Sex, another mellow track, not one you would think Limp Bizkit would write.... too much sex??!?!?! hehe 13. Show Me What You Got, a track dedicated to all their fans around the world with good and funny lyrics: "I need a Cleanex everytime I'm leaving Pheonix" 14. Lesson Learned, A, very weird odd song... mmm GET THIS ALBUM NOT, DO NOT DELAY, QUICK RUN NOW!!! GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i used to hate limp bizkit. then some where and somehow i got hooked. firstly i got the hotdog flavoured watter and i tried to lend significant other from a friend and he told me where to stick it. from that day forth i have wanted it. like eminem and dr dre it has an intro. then it breaks out into the best part, the songs. the best songs in my opinion is nookie, he explains that his girlfriend asks him why he did it and he reply "i did it all for the nookie", well ya cannot blame him can ya?. the second part for me buying the album was cos i liked break stuff. the opening line is "ist just one of those days when ya dont wanna wake up, every thing is fucked everybody sucks. part way through the song he says" i pack a chain saw, ill skin ya ass raw and if my day keeps goin this way ill break ya fuckin face tonight. so if ya like rock rap then buy this album
Disc #1 Tracklisting
2 Just Like This
4 Break Stuff
6 I'm Broke
7 Nobody Like You
8 Don't Go Off Wondering
9 9 Teen 90 Nine
10 N 2 Gether Now
12 No Sex
13 Show Me What You Got
14 Lesson Learned