Limp Bizkit
Results May Vary


3.0
good

Review

by djon96 USER (22 Reviews)
June 25th, 2011 | 41 replies | 5,001 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


3 of 3 thought this review was well written

In the two years since Wes Borland's departure from the band and three years since their platinum album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Limp Bizkit recruited Mike Smith, the former guitarist of Snot, and opted to go without Borland's sonic diversity and mostly ditched the rapping and hip-hop beats in favor of a straight-up rock album. Does it always work? No, of course not, but an interesting failure is always better than a boring success. The album's near lack of rapping works in its favor, and although it lacks the experimentation and complexity of Deftones, System of a Down or Mudvayne, it's still much better than its reputation suggests, although it's not very good.

Limp Bizkit:
*DJ Lethal - turntables, keyboards, samples, programming, sound development
*Fred Durst - vocals, guitar
*John Otto - drums, percussion
*Sam Rivers - bass, guitar
*Mike Smith - guitar

One can understand the complaints of the fans, but one would think Durst's more personal and introspective approach would get the band some credit from people who found Durst's thug posturing on past releases annoying as ***. While the lyrics here aren't deep or insightful, they're not trying to be. They're the simple views of a simple man, but the perspective for the most part, is not the perspective of a complete moron. And while that aspect might be part of the band's charm on other albums, there is no reason for a lack of stupidity to irritate the same listeners that found the band's stupidity to be annoying. Perhaps the annoyance here is at the revelation that Limp Bizkit, of all bands, is self-aware.

The best songs here are the softer tracks, like "Underneath the Gun", "Drown", and "Build a Bridge", with Korn's Brian Head Welch on guitar. The harder tracks are where the album mostly falters, as they're pretty uninspired, with the exception of "Eat You Alive", the hardest and best track of the Results material. Durst plays the disgusting creep well, aiming to make sure listeners find the song's character completely appalling. And it works, though it doesn't take much effort to make a dude who tells women "I'd love to sniff on them panties now" sound like an asshole.

When the album's bad, though, it's really bad; the rap-metal cut "Gimme the Mic" bites Rakim rhymes and should have been left off the album. Two more tracks of this ilk, "Phenomenon" and "Head For The Barricade", are a bit better, but still bite Public Enemy and Fat Boys and have too much bravado for the album's overall lyrical concept. But it's a headbanger and fits right in with their mosh hits musically. "Let Me Down" has the worst lyrics on the album: "heartbreak is a headache", "rumors are tumors". I get what is attempting to be expressed here, the problem is, it isn't expressed well.

Durst's vocals are at his best on the album when he's not screaming or rapping, but straight-up singing. He's got a good voice, better than I'd like to admit. Then there's the oft-slagged cover of The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes". Musically, it's almost identical to the original, but the major problem is the electronic voice spelling out the word "limp", it's not needed, and it's bizarre and silly, ruining what is otherwise one of Limp Bizkit's best recordings, as if this band was predetermined to be seen as a joke. What was going through their minds when this was added on to the recording?!?

Overall, the album mostly suffers from having too much. The band tries to fit too much in, with ballads, nu-metal, acoustic tracks, etc. The band's next album, The Unquestionable Truth, is much better for two reasons, one being the music (Borland returns), the other being it's length. Results May Vary is 70 minutes, and Unquestionable Truth is 30 minutes, thus proving the idiom of less as more to be correct. If this was edited down, it could stand as a solid album, and one of the band's best efforts, because there are some good rock songs and some honest, heartfelt sentiment here, like on "Creamer" on "Drown", where Durst sings "take me back to yesterday, rollin' dice and gettin laid" and "save me before I drown" - and you feel it. It is in these tracks where Durst almost finds that not acting like a total douchebag and being himself is a better way to provoke emotion.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 25th 2011



28466 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

gutsy

Digging: Kimbra - The Golden Echo

Counterfeit
June 25th 2011



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

red light green light is fucking awful

Counterfeit
June 25th 2011



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

like seriously, of all the shitty songs on here that i like cause im a gay fanboy that one is just horrid

BassDemon333
June 25th 2011



3366 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Ugh this album. Eat You Alive is awesome though.

Digging: Mudvayne - L.D. 50

Counterfeit
June 25th 2011



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i still cant believe i actually like this album

BassDemon333
June 25th 2011



3366 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Me either lol cause this is quite awful

djon96
June 25th 2011



131 Comments


Some of the "Off The Record" tracks were better than what actually ended up on the album.

Counterfeit
June 25th 2011



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah fred is either acting tough or sounds like he has a vagina

so nothing really changed here, its just really gay

BassDemon333
June 25th 2011



3366 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This album just proved how badly they need Borland

Sound
June 25th 2011



3889 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Mike did a good job on Underneath the Gun though.

Counterfeit
June 25th 2011



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

^^song rules

IAmKickass
June 26th 2011



840 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Build A Bride is pretty great.

Sound
June 26th 2011



3889 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

^^song rules



Yeah, probably the best track here.



IAmKickass
June 26th 2011



840 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Looking at these track names I must say I barely remember any of these songs.

Sound
June 26th 2011



3889 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I gotta admit that when looking at any track name from their first four albums, I remember the songs lol.



AtavanHalen
June 26th 2011



17927 Comments


just a little sk8er boi they could pick on
learned 2 forgive em
now i got da BALLS dey can lick on

Counterfeit
June 26th 2011



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

im gonna classify them all for you guys

1. Re-Entry (Intro)- gay
2. Eat You Alive- heavy but decides to get gay towards the end
3. Gimme the Mic- heavy gay
4. Underneath the Gun- freds vagina
5. Down Another Day- freds vagina
6. Almost Over- middle ground
7. Build A Bridge- freds vagina
8. Red Light-Green Light- worst fucking shit ever
9. The Only One- heavy gay
10. Let Me Down- freds vagina
11. Lonely World- freds vagina is more present than ever
12. Phenomenon- think rollin but rly gay
13. Creamer (Radio Is Dead)- middle ground
14. Head For the Barricade- moshin m/
15. Behind Blue Eyes- the who's cover is pretty good too
16. Drown- freds vagina

Counterfeit
June 26th 2011



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

can i submit that as a 1/5 review pls gais

IAmKickass
June 26th 2011



840 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hahaha, fred's vagina.

Counterfeit
June 26th 2011



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

itz tru



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