Korn
Take a Look in the Mirror


2.0
poor

Review

by Jacob6293 USER (9 Reviews)
June 28th, 2006 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Okay, so this was the first Korn album I bought. I liked it for a while, but then it just started to suck. There are about two or three fair songs, but the entire album is just not very. In my opinion, this is Korn's second-worst album, next to The Untouchables, which was a complete dissapointment. But nontheless, time for me to explain why I didn't like this album.

So, the album starts out with the violent track, "Right Now". This is probably the best song on the album. Unfortunately the video got very little play because it was supposedly too graphic for MTV and the like. But the song itself is actually quite catchy, with a soft intro on guitar, which leads to a heart-stopping powerful drum and bass mix. The weakest point in this song is probably the lyrics. You can hear the failure if you listen to the lyrics. For example, in the second verse, "I'm feeling cold today, not hurt, just f***ed away...I'm devestated and frustrated, God I feel so bound...so why'd I feel the need, I think it's time to bleed, I'm gonna cut myself and watch the blood hit the ground". So you can see. Okay, moving on to the second track, "Break Some Off". This track is clearly nothing but a horrible filler track, and the lyrics are at their worst. Jonathan and the rest of the band did not do a good job of composing this song, for the guitar, vocals, and drums are all very weak. It was probably meant to be a filler, which is probably why the band seems to have put no effort into the lyrics or instrument composure. Onto the next track, "Counting On Me". This song started off as one of my favorites on the album, but then I started to dislike it. The end starts to get quite repetitive. I guess it could be a highlight of the album, but it just ends up to be a strange mixture of hate and love at the same time. The best part of this song would have to be the screaming in the pre-chorus. Now to "Here It Comes Again", which is one of my least favorites. It starts out kind of creepy, but then it gets heavier in the chorus. The lyrics are acceptable, but I just don't like this song very much. "Deep Inside" is the fifth track, and it seems to be another filler. The lyrics, vocals, bass and guitar are all bad. The best part would be David's drumming, although that's not too thrilling either.

The next track is 'Did My Time", which was one of the biggest hits from the album, and, in my opinion, one of the best. I don't really like the intro, but it starts off with a soft guitar intro, and then it blasts into a mixture of heaviness and pure energy. One of the best songs on the album, and quite possibly the biggest hit. Okay, now there's "Everything I've Known". Really dumb title, in my opinion. The song itself is okay, worth listening to, but the lyrics are bad and so are Jon's vocals. The screaming is more of a 'holler' than anything else. Now there's the horrible "Play Me", which is my least favorite track on the entire album. It features the popular rapper Nas, but that doesn't make it any better. In fact, it makes it worse. The first verse is Nas rapping about women, a typical rap topic, but just look at the title, what else did you expect? And the bridge actually is just Jon talking. Horrible lyrics. The whole song just downright sucks. Then there's "Alive". This song will probably only please the hardcore Korn fans who appreciate the old stuff more. Newcoming Korn fans might not like this as much. The chorus is simply Jon growling "A...LIVE....A....LIVE", just chanting that over and over again.

I won't even talk about the next two tracks, "Let's Do This Now" and "I'm Done", because they both were so terrible I don't even feel like mentioning them. I actually wanted Jon to be done. But track twelve, "Yall Want A Single" was a fairly popular song, and was also the most non-radio friendly. And the editing on this song is terrible. You can clearly tell what Jon is saying. But this is a highlight of the album and one of my faves. "When Will This End" is the last, and to be honest, I was wondering the same thing. It's quite repetitive and Jon tries so hard to be heavy that it's actually quite pathetic. But the bonus track, "One (Live)" (yes, it is a live cover of Metallica's hit), is my favorite song on the album. You might have to fast-forward about ten minutes or so from the last track to get to this.

BOTTOM LINE:

I wouldn't really reccomend this to anybody, but if you wanna try it for yourself, go for it.

FAVORITE TRACKS:

One
Right Now
Y'all Want A Single

OVERALL RATING:

2/5.



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The Jungler
June 28th 2006


4827 Comments


Y'all Want A Single is all I've heard off this. Your review was decent, but need need need to split that paragraph up, it's hard to read.This Message Edited On 06.28.06

Jacob6293
June 28th 2006


125 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

yeah sorry about that. i'll get right to editing.

Thor
June 28th 2006


10202 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

The singles off of this album were strong, but the rest of the album is pretty awful (except Play Me which is decent).

Avoid this album like the plague.

Cravinov13
June 28th 2006


3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album isn't as bad as many people give it crap for. I like the first 8 songs enough to listen to and Y'All Want A Single

spoon_of_grimbo
June 28th 2006


2241 Comments


they've done ONE good album. the self titled. life is peachy had about 4 decent songs. follow the leader was passable, about 50:50 with good and shite. then issues came out with only good songs being the singles, ditto for untouchables. and then this one and the new one are proper fucking rubbish. not a single good track on any of them.

Cravinov13
June 28th 2006


3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

IMO, their s/t was decent. Life Is Peaachy had NO good songs, FTL is their classic, Issues only has good singles, Untouchables is my second favorite, teh only track I hate on that album is the second one, and this is decent as well, and the new album is really good to. That's just me of course.

met65
June 28th 2006


105 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

wasn't as good as Issues, but TALITM was alright.

The Nu-Spawn
June 28th 2006


97 Comments


i hated this album almost as much as i hated Follow The Leader or Life Is Peachy, i agree with your review except "Everything I've Known" kicks @$$.

TurnTheOtherWay
June 28th 2006


459 Comments


I love Play Me. You've seemed to misinterpret the lyrics. It's about how people try to decive you. Just because Nas compares something to porn doesn't make it about women.
Other than that, this was a pretty good review. I doubt I'll ever buy this album even though I like Korn.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 28th 2006


17939 Comments


^lawl. i never really got into korn. i like 'coming undone' from their latest, but i havent heard anything off this.

Dexter
July 1st 2006


7 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Good review.
The album is nothing special i didnt liked it except the song "Right Now"This Message Edited On 07.01.06

freakonaleash235
July 18th 2006


5 Comments


okay man. you've gone too far. now i'm not saying that "Take A Look in the Mirror" was KoRn's best album, I agree that it was the worst, but what the hell. I liked the song with nas in it. here it comes again has a great intro. besides all the songs are good. you just have to listen to them.

now how can anyone, I mean anyone dis untouchables. thats my favourite KoRn album and in my opinion has no bad songs on it.

Bron-Yr-Aur
July 18th 2006


4405 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

kay man. you've gone too far. now i'm not saying that "Take A Look in the Mirror" was KoRn's best album

You're credibility was shot when you spelled it "KoRn".

you just have to listen to them

I'd say he did listen to them, as he reviewed the album. Far more coherently than your post, anyway.

now how can anyone, I mean anyone dis untouchables.

Because it was a bad album.
This Message Edited On 07.18.06

deflepp0925
July 18th 2006


213 Comments


korn sucks big time

TrantaLocked
September 30th 2012


1555 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like how Davis screams in Break Some Off.

demigod!
November 6th 2012


45002 Comments


if you mean bad then i agree

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feargm
December 27th 2012


331 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I actually really like this album.

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Minus.
December 27th 2012


2680 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This album is embarrassing.

Jacquibim
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December 27th 2012


15004 Comments


Band is an absolute embarrassment.

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NeoSpaz
May 19th 2013


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

there's only like, 2 or 3 things here worth a listen. though listening to it, y'all want a single is nowhere near as good as i thought it was



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