Limp Bizkit
Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...


2.5
average

Review

by Meteora3255 USER (10 Reviews)
June 24th, 2005 | 651 replies | 48,968 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist


9 of 14 thought this review was well written

Limp Bizkit's 3rd studio album is debated by fans of the band. Some consider this album the bands peak, while others call it their failure. This album was the last album with Wes Borland on guitars, until he recently returend for The Unquestionable Truth, and many feel his absence is what killed the band when they released Results May Vary. I am going to say that this album was not a peak for the band nor was it the worst album (Results May Vary( rather just another album. The band at the time was,

Fred Durst-Vocals
Wes Borland-Guitars
Sam Rivers-Bass
John Otto-Drums
DJ Lethal-Samples, Tunrtables, ect.

Pros
-Singles are very good
-Durst has improved at rapping and singing

Cons
-Hot Dog
-Do we really need two versions of Rollin'

Track Review

Intro

Hot Dog-Starts out with Fred "introducing" album. The guitar intro is good, but the bass slides underneath are the best part. Fred raps well, however the lyrics are terrible however, eventually Fred steals lyrics from NIN, and also proudly expresses that he has dropped the F bomb 46 times. All in all its nothing special. 2/5

My Generation-One of my favorites on the album. Its starts with John playing a drum solo of sorts. The lyrics are much better when compared to Hot Dog. Fred raps about the heat brought concerning the way his generation acts. The guitar is really bland, however there are a few cool effects during the verses, the bridge is also has an interesting guitar part. The bass is pretty much non existent, as it plays a few hits here or there or is completely covered by the guitar. The best part of the song is DJ Lethal's solo like scratch feature. 3/5

Full Nelson-This song starts with a little intrumental feature unlike the previous tracks, but it isn't anything amazing. Fred raps his lyrics like usual. The songs chorus talks about Fred beating someone up. The lyrics are unipired, like the previous songs. The bridge comes in and offers better guitar work, and goes into another bridge like section, with a little more guitar work. The chorus has a neat little guitar riff in it. 2/5

My Way-One of the singles off hte album, it is also one of the better tracks. Fred actually sings in this song. The song has a neat bassline incorporating slides and what sounds like harmonics. The lyrics although more inspored than many other tracks on the album, are cliched ("My way or the highway"). The brige contains some decent guitar riffing, but the best guitars in the song are after the bridge when the instrumental begins, which is a decent instrumental. The song just goes into the chorus again and, back to the bridge, then into an outro. 4/5

Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)-Another single this version of the song is missing all the other rappers. This is the better version of this song, because the music is heavy and doesn't contain an extra 3 minutes on its length to fit all the rappers in. The guitar work during the verses are softer than the other songs to bring out Durst's rapping, which is a shame because both the bass and guitar incorporate slides into the song. The drumming, which I haven't mentioned is just standard rock fare, although it does fit the song well. 3/5

Livin' It Up-A song dedicated to Ben Stiller, this track is full of some nice rapping by Durst however he mentions himself in third person, and talks about the album's title a lot. The guitar work by Wes is very nice through the whole song. John has some better drum work in this song than in Rollin' and DJ Lethal offers some nice samples. The bass work by Sam is very well played and sounds nice, as he again plays the verses in the upper register of the instrument. Even with that said, the lyrics are unispired and again cliched ("Living life in the fast lane"). The bridge is the best part of the whole song, with great drum work by John even though it is simple. Once the bridge fuses back into the chorus/pre-chorus the song loses the feel it had in the bridge which would have been a much better song. 3/5

The One-A love song, this song has some interesting bass work by Rivers. The guitar work in the verses and chorus is simplistic but works well. The drumming again is average, and Fred offers one of his better vocal performances on this album. The lyrics are some of the best on the album. The bridge offers a change in the feel of the song, and it just doesn't feel right or comfortable, especially when listening to the drumming, thankfully it doesn't last long, and the song reverts to its original feel. One of the better songs on this album. After this song there is a secret song, which I do not have a title for. but it is really merely filler. The One gets a solid 4/5

Getcha Groove On-A collavoration with Xzibit, this song sounds like a rap song and that what it is. There is no interesting instrumental work worth noting. This song reminds me of N2Gether Now off of "Significant Other" however that is better than this song could hope to be. With that being said it is an average rap song. 2.5/5

Take A Look Around-The theme to the movie MI:2 is one of my favorite songs off the album. The lyrics are some of the best on the album, and the guitar riff may not be original, but it is still cool. The bass is less entertaining than other tracks but it does get the job done. Drumming is better on this album because of some uses of the open hi-hat, and a few other little tricks. The chorus is heavy and has a decent riff in it. The coolest moment of the song is when the band plays the Mission Impossible main theme on thir own, with the heavy metal style. The bridge to the song has some more tom playing stuff from Otto which songs good. The song goes back to the chorus, then to the verse, minus vocals and just fades out. 4/5

It'll Be Ok-This track sounds similar to The One and My Way. Fred's vocals sound exactly like they did in The One. The guitar work is much better here than in The One, but again the bass sounds very similar. The song then hits a heavy section, but Fred's singing over the heavy guitars sounds bad. Except for the guitar in the verse which is entertaining and well played by Borland, this song is worth skipping. 1/5

Boiler-Another single off the album with a rather strange video. It opens with some simple effects and then melts into the hook which is very well played. The drumming is some of the best on the album. The verses feature Sam Rivers playing bass again in the higher register and it sounds good. The simplistic guitars during the verse are nothing special, but the chorus is decent with the main riff behind it. The verses are the same in both verses except in verse one Fred softly sings and in verse two he screams and yells. The bridge is entertaining, with some more tom work by Otto. However the repetitive lyrics by Durst hurt this song, giving the decent instrumentals a poorly written song that can get on your nerves because the boring lyrics last so long. The song has a little filler on the end of it as well but it is better to skip tracks instead of listening. 2.5/5

Hold On-Another ballad, this features a nice intro guitar, and some good drum work by Otto. Durst also gives a good vocal performance and actually sounds like he is singing. The song never gets heavy and is the most mellow song on the album. This song is good, and is ok to listen to although it drags on a bit. 3/5

Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle)-Ok this song is just terrible in comparison to the first version of the song. With no real work by the band the music is just standard rap beats. DMX yelling throughout the song gets annoying. The song goes on too long, even though there are 3 other rappers to appear on the track. Method Man, Redman, and DMX make Fred Durst look bad since they have much stronger rap skills. The barking gets annoying as well. The song doesn't represent the album's tone at all, then again the album doesn't know what it is anyway. A good single maybe for an EP or radio play, but on this album it just takes up space. 1/5

Outro

This album never gets a chance to even approach the satus of good or even great. This can be attributed to the album not defining a style, one track sounds like Nu-Metal in the style of Linkin Park (Note: Limp Bizkit was at work before Linkin Park). Another song sounds like an Alt-Rock song, then the Rap songs then back to Nu-Metal. If the album could decide on one solid genre the band could concentrate on writing songs that sound like they fit together like a cohesive whole, however, they mix so many different styles and genres that the album sounds like it is having an identity crisis.

Overall 2.5/5



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Iai
Emeritus
June 24th 2005



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Yeah, I think that rating's about right.

masada
June 24th 2005



2733 Comments


Hearing him shout "F***" over and over was magnificent, when I was 9. It's kind of pathetic that I actually think I'm more mature than him.

Killtacular
June 24th 2005



1314 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I used to like this, back in the day. I've since realized it's rubbish. The lyrics are terrible, there's bad rapping, and the music isn't that great.

Priestmetal
June 24th 2005



542 Comments

Album Rating: 0.5

I seriously think this is one of the worst rock albums out there. Its got everything... TERRIBLE lyrics, a pathetic amount of the word "fuck" in every song, generic riffs with lots of useless effects... shall I go on??

iba-rocker
June 25th 2005



1 Comments


Has anybody else heard the extended outro. It's like 14 min and about 2 min is wasted on a laugh by Fred Durst repeated over and over again through a sampler but some of it is actually pretty funny, made me laugh...

barosjn
June 25th 2005



501 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Actually, the person who laughed was Ben Stiller.

Priestmetal
June 26th 2005



542 Comments

Album Rating: 0.5

That outro is just plain stupid. Is that really Ben Stiller hes talking with? And wuts that at the end where some dude calls him about a new skatepark or smtin like that???

94_Hours
July 17th 2005



73 Comments


Fred Durst sold himself out...plain and simple


aka1987
July 18th 2005



9 Comments


this is a difinitive album, this and results may vary are amazing


NEDM
July 18th 2005



1113 Comments


dfdafdg. sorry, i just choked on my teddy ghrams. Limp Bizkit went down the toilet when this album came out. Significant Other was their best and 3 Dolla Bill Yall was 2nd best. Oh, and another thing. Results May Vary was voted the worst album of the year, next to St.Anger. LOL.

Meteora3255
July 22nd 2005



194 Comments


I still don't think and I love Metallica, so don't kill me but, I don't believe St. Anger was the worst album of 2004, it has to be better than those pop-punk albums from the one hit wonder bands.

Killtacular
July 22nd 2005



1314 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

That's just it. It wasn't better than those crappy bands. It was painful to listen to.

barosjn
July 22nd 2005



501 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

The name "Chocolate St*rfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water" really describes the album. It's just a bunch of crap and semen coming out of Fred Durst.

ReturnToRock
October 6th 2005



3448 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

manohmanohman....this takes me back to being 14 and thinking fred durst was god just cause he said f*** 46 times. i actually wanted to buy a red cap and baggy pants and dress like him...pathetic.

looking back now, with all the hype gone, i see what a ridiculous fad LB really were. however, back in the day, this was one of the top 3 albums you NEEDED to have to fit in with my class. (the other two being americana and the marshall mathers LP).

good review and correct rating...sort of.

I'm Charming
October 6th 2005



332 Comments


sad, *hands a box of cleanex".

Limp bizkit just swear 1000 times a song, pretend they know how to play guitar bass and drums and call it music. Stupid kids go buy it and think they are god.

Killtacular
October 6th 2005



1314 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Wes is a fairly decent guitarist, and Jon can play drums good enough.

I'm Charming
October 6th 2005



332 Comments


It's Nu-metal fukcsake. Mudvaynes guitarist is 1000 times better than Wes. They know what they are doing which is; Being a terrible band that stupid middle schoolers pay their lawn mowing money for their cds. They show you can have no skill and make it big.

Killtacular
October 6th 2005



1314 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

You sir, are an idiot.

ocelot-05
November 9th 2005



807 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

It'll Be Okay isn't worth skipping. There is brilliant guitar work in there. I know I've said it before, but I love Wes Borland. He's probably my favorite nu metal guitarist.

NEDM
November 9th 2005



1113 Comments


Mudvaynes bassist is better than their guitarist.

Cheers to Ocelot. Wes Borland is one of the best nu-metal guitarists out there.



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