I’ll admit it straight up; I like Breaking Benjamin, and however much crap I get for saying this I stand by my belief that Breaking Benjamin really aren’t that bad. They certainly aren’t the absolute best of the batch (“batch” here referring to the mainstream rock genre), but they’re definitely one of the more respectable. Originality may be lacking, but to truly be able to enjoy any mainstream rock, you’re just going to have to put that to the side for a minute. And only then will it be revealed; behind the predictable song structures and the annoying amounts of airplay, Breaking Benjamin do have talent. They do what they do and they do it well, and while this may not be anything overly complex or astonishing, it puts them in a class above their peers-the infamous Nickelback/Creed/Three Days Grace crowd.
Too many reviews of bands like these start with introductory paragraphs like these.