Limp Bizkit
New Old Songs


0.5

Review

by Red Cap Brain USER (6 Reviews)
August 16th, 2006 | 27 replies


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


In 1999 after releasing "Significant Other" Limp Bizkit sat on the crown of Nu-Metal without knowing that they will get one of the most hated bands with their 2000 release "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavoured Water". They won new fans, lost their old and their good reputation started to crumble. But with the announcement that Wes Borland(guitar player) left the band their fall has just begun ...

That's the way how most people would describe Limp Bizkit's career. I personally like the band very much and find "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavoured Water" not that horrible as people always claim. In my opinion its a very good album. But what they released a month before Christmas 2001 made me also turn my back on them.

They released “New Old Songs” in fact that Wes left the band and they wanted to bridge the waiting time for their next release. Not a bad idea but why should a metalband release a “hip hop” remix record in the low point of it’s career? This really doesn’t make sense. In fact no member of them except Fred Durst (Vocals) and DJ Lethal (DJ) had it’s fingers in the pie on remixing the songs although Lethal’s contribute with two songs wasn’t that much. So what you are hearing on the album is not the input of the band but the work of some celebreties mostly from the hip hop corner. They took a song, cut the guitar out, made the drumbeat’s hip hop sounding, put some annoying effects on it and so they created this bad remix cocktail.

Oh my god were the first words that left my mouth. It was a big shock at that time to hear such songs from my heroes. I heard the sound of the whole cd said it’s just a collection of ***ty songs and the case was done. Today it’s not that tragic to hear this what’s does not mean that I changed my opinion about this because the songs hadn’t changed over the years.

While the remix of Nookie flows pretty well it just leaves – what I call – “the oh effect” which runs like this. You listen to the song, the song is over and you just think that it was ok but you never would listen to this again. Break Stuff got a mess. It has nothing to do with the original version because in the remix there is not a single reference except of the lyrics and the singing melodies. Apart from that the beat is totally boring and repetitive. One of the better efforts was Crushed. The song is pretty decent arranged. There aren’t too much effects here which is a good balance to most of the other songs. And Crushed was actually the first song on which the singing melodies and the beat worked well together. Another well done remix is Re-Arranged because the remixer used the same formula as on Crushed. What I also like on the song was the performance of Bubba Sparxxx which raps gave the song a memorable hook. How can you destroy a rap song with remixing it to another rap song? Ask DJ Lethal because his remix of Getcha Groove On is really awful. He gave the song an unoriginal boring beat which even I could have produced on “music maker”. The song also has no highlight it just flows and nothing stucks in your head.

I think that’s enough of giving you an example of what’s this about because if I would write on I would just repeat myself.

This album is just a cheap compilation of making classics to ***. If I hear those songs I really don’t wonder that Borland has left the band. The only songs which are worth checking out are Crushed and Re-Arranged but only for people which are open to hip hop. Otherwise it really has nothing special to offer and that is reason enough to save your money for something else.



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pulseczar
August 16th 2006


2385 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

There's only one song I enjoyed from this when I had it, so yeah, total trash. Okay review, you could describe LB's sound more to get an idea of the remixes.

Red Cap Brain
August 16th 2006


174 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Ok, thanks man. I know that it isn't a mindblowing review but I gave my best to make this as good as possible.

Red Cap Brain
August 16th 2006


174 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Noone to say anything?

francesfarmer
August 16th 2006


1477 Comments


See, I can't see if anything your saying is true because theres no TRACKLIST

Red Cap Brain
August 16th 2006


174 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Oh shit I forgot the tracklist. Thank you man.

wannabeguitarist
August 19th 2006


15 Comments


You cant give a rating of 0? lol

XSebbyMcMuffinX
December 9th 2006


339 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

...How do you rate lower than 1?

Cravinov13
August 7th 2007


3854 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I love the fact that they're finally broken up.

astrel
August 7th 2007


2614 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I didn't either. Too bad, the world could always use a few more laughs.

HumanMagic
September 13th 2007


39 Comments


Why stop at zero. I would give it a negative number. Who the hell needs 5 remixes of My Way? The song was terrible.

MCFRepublic
February 7th 2008


37 Comments


Unfortunately, the band has not broken up yet.

When the music's crap to begin with, there's not much that can be helped by a remix.

KILL
April 9th 2009


72131 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

theeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeee bbbbbbbbaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccckkkkkkkkkk

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Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2009


8387 Comments


yeah, like they say, to save the mainstream music world lol

Phantom
April 9th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

He poos clouds

MUNGOLOID
July 5th 2009


4350 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

money i only did it for the money you gotta understand.

Ryanarchy
September 2nd 2009


81 Comments


One day, we're all gonna wake up and turn on MTV and see some douche with a backwards red cap and a big headline saying "The Bizkit's Reuinited!" and just shit ourselves.

limpbizkit4life
May 6th 2010


53 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

these remixes are sweet. im so pumped fo gold cobra man. its gonna be off da chein

JWT155
May 6th 2010


9319 Comments


[img]http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc210/CHINESEBABOON/Untitled-1.jpg?t=1273169834[/img]

limpbizkit4life
May 6th 2010


53 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah man! sweet pic! dude's a genius

bloc
September 10th 2010


35010 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Pretty much all the remixes of My Way rule, especially the DJ Premier one

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