Limp Bizkit
Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...


1.5
very poor

Review

by DixieNormous USER (6 Reviews)
January 5th, 2013 | 55 replies | 3,240 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Moronic Suburban American White Male Trash

6 of 15 thought this review was well written

First off, let me say one thing. I view music for its qualities and whether it will stand up on its own merits in x number of years. Great music is timeless irrespective of the era it originated from. It should not be judged positively if the artist is the product of media advertising or commercial popularity. I collect and love music from classical, blues, rock, metal, jazz, experimental, Indie, and even some hip-hop. This band and its output is THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR in popular music I have ever heard. It represents the dumbing down to a lobotomy of a long and rich musical heritage in music. My theory is this. Rap moves out of its original sources and seeps out into suburban white America. The original ideologies and talent is transformed into a banal, pathetic excuse for noise which even the most tone deaf and untalented industrialist could improve upon if they had no arms or legs and were fed on a diet of baked beans. This is narcissistic, moronic, penis/cranuim intertwined garbage. If you really think this has any qualities I do feel sorry for you as you were dealt a cruel hand in life. If you think this album says something or if it gives you a bit of spine because it says things you are too gutless to say or do then face it, you can't cut it in this world. What's the word - Loser, that's it. Get a life and explore the huge amount of music that is actually created by artists with intelligence and talent.


Now, with that said, how many times can Wes Boreland smash the same 3 chords on a detuned 7 string guitar and expect to get away with it? I liked "Significant Other", and the raw energy on "Three Dollar Bill Y'all$" was pretty inspiring. However, "Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water" did absolutley NOTHING to squash the feelings in the minds of fans that Fred Durst is a totally empty songwriter. It seemed like every lyric in every song seemed to say nothing more than "Limp Bizkit in the house" Not to mention, the extreme proliferation of the f-bomb is used so much it becomes grating and utterly painful. And, do you remember when his voice roared on the first two albums? On This album it sounded like the rest of the band was pinching his nipples while he recorded his vocals.


I had the misfortune of being stuck in a car while the driver played this steaming pile of crap. In all seriousness, knowing that he owned it forever diminished my respect for the guy.This album probably has the corniest lyrics I've ever heard. It seems like Durst bought a Fisher-Price "My First Rock Song" kit and used it to compose each track. In fact, some of the tunes are so childish they sound like a louder version of Adam Sandler. The lyrics on this album fail to provide anything meaningful, just a bunch of cliche rap sayings and he can't even execute that right.

Limp Bizkit exhausted all of their talent on Significant Other, which of course does not say much. The band tried to legitimize their work (if you want to call it that) by inviting some legitimate musicians to do a couple a songs with them. They failed at this as well. Durst can not sing near as well as Scott Weiland and his attempt to flow with Xzbit was truly a sad and pathetic attempt to rap.

I know what you're thinking: Which song is the worst? That's a tough question. "My Way" is certainly a worthy contender for worst song, that is until you hear "Rollin'" without the benefit of being deaf. One could also make a strong case for "My Generation," until he's subjected to "Getcha Groove On" (it's even worse than it sounds).

It doesn't matter which song is the worst, really. By record's end, you won't be able to tell them apart anyway. They all just become white noise after a while. And no matter how happy you are in life, this album will leave you contemplating suicide. Maybe that's why Durst has a Cobain tattoo.

Now I know why it's called CHOCOLATE STARFISH AND THE HOT DOG FLAVORED WATER...because it feels like sodomy.



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Counterfeit
January 5th 2013



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

So reviewer are you simple, stupid or slow take your pick.

LocustGrove
January 5th 2013



540 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Says the guy who 5'd this garbage LOL

LocustGrove
January 5th 2013



540 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Good review BTW. Pos'd

breakingthefragile
January 5th 2013



2950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, I gotta say, I never thought I'd ever see this album get a rating any higher than a 3.

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ChopSuey
January 5th 2013



2392 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this is bad, but there is worse crap than this

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
January 5th 2013



13529 Comments


Keep on rollin' bebeh..

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balazs
January 5th 2013



481 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Review is bad, insulting white noise in the last paragraph
(pos'd)

bloc
January 5th 2013



34679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed with review

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YoYoMancuso
January 5th 2013



10886 Comments


worst band ever

Calc
January 5th 2013



12024 Comments


Is this album bad? [2]

the bashing and quirky anecdotes hide the reviewing part of the review

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Rastapunk
January 5th 2013



717 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

" If you really think this has any qualities I do feel sorry for you as you were dealt a cruel hand in life."

"What's the word - Loser, that's it."

Whether or not I agree with you, this is far from a good review... Just your ego talking.

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
January 5th 2013



13529 Comments


I love how the paragraphs consistently get smaller.

Rastapunk
January 5th 2013



717 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

What?


DrGonzo1937
January 5th 2013



5230 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Not their worst album, but it ain't good. ha

Minus.
January 5th 2013



2680 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"I love how the paragraphs consistently get smaller."


LOL I noticed the same thing!

demigod!
January 5th 2013



43891 Comments


I bet it is.

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bach
January 5th 2013



11966 Comments


KEEP ROLLIN ROLLIN ROLLIN ROLLIN!!

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FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
January 5th 2013



9690 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Fun album... for 8 year olds

EvoHavok
January 5th 2013



1338 Comments


That rating chart is all over the place.

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Sapient.
January 5th 2013



1109 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

album is fun for a laugh or two occasionally, i still like Wes Borland's guitar work, he does some cool stuff



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