|All Artists: Limp Bizkit|
Title: Significant Other
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 15
Label: Interscope Records
Original Release Date: 6/22/1999
Release Date: 6/22/1999
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics, Enhanced
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, Metal
Styles: American Alternative, Pop Rap, Funk, Rap Rock, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Deluxe pressing of Fred Durst's hit Floridan rap/ metal/ punk group's 1999 album 'Significant Other' with an 8 track bonus disc featuring the 4th single from the record, 'Break Stuff', plus the previously unreleased non-album track 'Crushed', 2 tunes from the band's 1997 debut album 'Three Dollar Biill Y'All', 'Faith' & 'Counterfeit' (Remix), and CD-ROM vid eos to 'Faith', 'Nookie', 'Re-Arranged' & 'N 2 Gether Now'. 'Significant Other' topped Billboard's top 200 album chart, was nominated for both Grammy & American Music Awards and has sold over five million copies in the U.S. alone! 1999 release. Slimline double jewel case.
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Much to be said...
Fernando | 06/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seems like the whole world has forgotten about limp bizkit right? Then how can a person explain over 1400 written customer reviews since the album came out. Much can be said regarding the ratings of this album. Some absolutely hate it and the die hard fans , some reviews 10 years later no less, are giving Limp Bizkit respect. Im going to cut to the chase and give my opinion on this cd and then get back to the critics...
Significant Other is a break out cd for Limp Bizkit. A common theme of the late 90s was to have an introduction that made an impression, with Sig Other's intro it gets into your head and leaves a feeling of familiarity/curiosity. "Just like this" has great energy, the instrumentals are arranged like a whirlpool and the layering makes for an awesome build up, Fred takes it the direction it has to go. "Nookie" is a song built on a very strong bass line with great supplementary sounds, the chorus is heavy and gives the lyrical context balls. When "Break Stuff" dropped, everyone and their mother forgot about anger management, the line "and if my day keeps going this way i just might break your f--cking face tonight, give me something to break...about your f--cking face" is classic. The melodic components combined with some complex lyrical delivery "Rearranged" makes for a great topical song, the bass line and guitar line create a synergy with a build up for the last chorus that leaves nothing to be desired.
Every song on this album is an independent entity but what is amazing about this album is that every song comes together to create a great album. The amount of support and participation Limp Bizkit receives from guys like Method Man, Jonathan Davis, Scott Weiland should indicate something about the momentum they carried and the strength of their sound. The album is solid and I still listen to it to this day.
Regarding the hatred that people feel for Limp Bizkit "Fred cant write," "the rest of the band has no talent," "just as good as 17 magazine," let me put it this way. If you can not recognize the entertainment value of this cd it is because you are too stupid to recognize the de-marketing of the band at the time. Every song on an album isn't going to be a landmark. Limp Bizkit was a relative unknown riding on the success of "Faith," the people/fan's expectations of LB were astronomical for their follow up and Limp Bizkit said "bring it on." They delivered a sensational, diverse, MULTI-PLATINUM album. From there the industry was on notice and competing music companies/people who didn't like their sound tried to highlight the band's weaknesses and exploit them. EVERY band has a downside, Zeppelin, Nirvana, Chili Peppers, Bob Marley, Beck, BRMC, Jay Z are all awesome artists but if im not feeling their sound they wont be listened to. The same can be said for any band. Limp Bizkit was so much a part of American culture that even Eminem name dropped Fred in "The Real Slim Shady."
For everyone with a negative opinion, take it somewhere else. People wouldn't be looking at this cd if they hated Limp Bizkit, they want a real opinion on the music, so i'm putting you guys on notice.
I really appreciated what Limp Bizkit did for the music industry, they were suppressing the strength/dominance of POP and opening up doors for so many other artists in the broad RockandRoll genres. When the industry took them out, POP took control and rock has never been the same. No one's forgotten about Limp Bizkit.