Papa Roach
...To Be Loved: The Best of Papa Roach


2.0
poor

Review

by BringMeTheWaffles. USER (6 Reviews)
June 29th, 2010 | 20 replies | 2,003 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A band that never had enough hits to fill 15 minutes worth of music has a "Best of..". Really?

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

While walking through my local record store today, I was flipping through the 'P' section, and out popped ...To Be Loved: The Best of Papa Roach. All I can say is: WTF? This release makes absolutley NO sense whatsoever.

Papa Roach acheived relative fame withe the release of their first single "Last Resort". Teens all over the country were singing its chorus, full of angst and rebellion, clinging to the song because of its catchy hook and the pure fact that it dropped "the f-bomb". Papa Roach was soon grouped into the nu-metal genre, along with bands like Deftones, Slipknot, and Mudvayne. What do any of those bands and Papa Roach have in common? Not a thing. It only gave a poppy, angsty, easily-forgettable band an excuse to call themselves metal.

Papa Roach didn't hit too many high points in the music world until the release of 2004's "Getting Away With Murder", which, while almost identical to everything else they'd released, was undeniably their most comemercially accepted contribution. Once again, Papa Roach's concoction of semi-heavy rock and gothy fashion was posted all over the music scene. MTV, Fuse, and VH1 all held them in high regard for their 15 minutes of fame.

Now, with that being said, Papa Roach didn't have too many singles or even songs that got videos or indcuted into videogame soundtracks, and they contibuted a song here and there to movie soundtracks. So why do they have a "Best of..." compilation? That is the mystery here.

The album itself is chocked full of songs that song identical to the next track, and for anyone except hardcore fans, the entire record seems like it's just one long, annoying, poppy, emotional song. Almost all of the lyrical content is based on the same subject, and the existence of musical difference throughout the songs is well...nonexistent.

Overall, for fans of Papa Roach, this record is a wet dream; for anyone else, it's just another album you'll pick up, feel nostalgic over for about five seconds, and put back down for the next sucker to pick up.

Recommended Tracks:
"Last Resort"



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They didn't even include "Between Angels And Insects"...


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BringMeTheWaffles.
June 29th 2010



221 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

EDIT
In the 5th paragraph, I meant to say 'sound' instead of 'song'. My ipod's spellcheck messed it up. Sorry.

Emim
June 29th 2010



26472 Comments


nb4

CUT THIS CAKE INTO PIECES
THIS IS MY LAST DESSERT

Bitchfork
June 29th 2010



7584 Comments


In before a stupid spuntik us....
nevermind.

Eclectic
June 29th 2010



3302 Comments


You really need to proof read this

acheived relative fame withe the release

Stuff like that is littered throughout this review and really makes me want to neg this, particularly since you don't say much about the actual music.
I'm not going to simply because two people already did and didn't leave comments, which either means they're a coward or a troll.
Let one of them stand as my neg.

Emim
June 29th 2010



26472 Comments


Don't be ironic, Bitch.

Slum
June 29th 2010



2579 Comments


hahahaha

renegadestrings
June 29th 2010



1435 Comments


is this review poorly written?

CHANCES ARE DYNAMITE

renegadestrings
June 29th 2010



1435 Comments


and yes i know its "that i might" ya pansies... but the song truly is called Last Dessert

BringMeTheWaffles.
June 29th 2010



221 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I think I was more disappointed with the fact that they have a "Best of.." album when they only had two singles. It's fairly ridiculous. Excuse the mistakes and the fact that it's poorly written, I've been up for 57 hours now.

bamfe9
June 29th 2010



25 Comments


haters gonna hate but infest is still a decent album.

reviewer has no understanding of papa roach, clearly. i would be the first to admit that papa roach are arguably the most schizophrenic band around. from infest (rap-rock) to getting away with murder (emo?) to their latest release which is arguably basic teen-scene orientated singalongs.

to say that this compilations songs sound the same is.... questionable to say the least.

bamfe9
June 29th 2010



25 Comments


two singles?

last resort, time and time again, she loves me not, getting away with murder, to be loved, scars, hollywood whore, lifeline

all singles. im sure theres more

BringMeTheWaffles.
June 29th 2010



221 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I mean when the album came out. How many songs did they release that got any air play whatsoever? I will neg myself there, because i forgot "Scars", but that still only makes three. I have to admit, the review is rather biased, but its still a rather terrible release.

PanasonicYouth
June 29th 2010



7411 Comments


seriously? i hear papa roach songs on the radio all the time so wtf are you talking about

PlayCrackSky
June 29th 2010



207 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

11 singles. That's enough to at least fill a best of right there.

FadeToBlack
June 29th 2010



10913 Comments


seriously? i hear papa roach songs on the radio all the time so wtf are you talking about
itt living in a different country.

ThePalestMexican
June 29th 2010



2816 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Damn Emim you beat me to the punch
I tip my hat to you good sir

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
June 29th 2010



8317 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah, I'm sorry dude, but your factual part of the review is just wrong through and through. I mean, I could quote over half of your writing out of things that are false or misinterpreted. Also, grammar errors and the review is lacking in both detail and substance.

renegadestrings
June 29th 2010



1435 Comments


if you've been up for 57 hours, then i wouldn't be focusing any energy on writing a review on sputnik

Dryden
June 29th 2010



12928 Comments


pfft 57 hours is nothing

Sciroccu
December 20th 2011



746 Comments


poor band...



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