• Record Label: Elektra
  • Release Date: Aug 9, 2005
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. How can this dork-metal silliness still be going on in 2005?
  2. New Musical Express (NME)
    30
    More over-produced introspection. [6 Aug 2005, p.56]
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 74
  2. Negative: 23 out of 74
  1. Mar 26, 2016
    0
    So I was chillin' and listening to Trey Songz then out of no where I was bombarded by Nu Metal. This was a pretty weird dream I had severalSo I was chillin' and listening to Trey Songz then out of no where I was bombarded by Nu Metal. This was a pretty weird dream I had several days ago, but it made me want to start listening to more Nu Metal and unfortunately I started with this album. If you are a friends house listening to this you can do one of two things. Either Run Away or Take This album from your friend and throw it away. The music has all the terribly cliches from Nu Metal and takes it to 11. This could possibly be the most whiny album in history. Stain is the type of band to make Nickelback look like Led Zeppelin. Please, take my advise and don't listen to it. It is boring, repetitive, shallow, the music feels like it is Falling apart, and way too overly dramatic. The opening riffs of a few of the songs sound promising, but it ultimately Everything Changes to a whirlpool of headache inducing mucky growls. I really can't tell you about any high or low points in the album because everything sounds the same. Just listen to two minutes and you will have practically heard the entire album. Full Review »
  2. MartyS
    Feb 28, 2007
    0
    I guess there's a reason why this album sounds just like their last one, because they have no talent! Look there's a good reason I guess there's a reason why this album sounds just like their last one, because they have no talent! Look there's a good reason why critics hate Staind and that's because they're a crappy band. Face it Staind is just corporate rock garbage, just like Nickelback. Look I like Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam (because those bands actually had, or have talent, and because critics like them). But it seems that Grunge music and mainstream music in general has just become corrupted by bad acts like this. I really don't get how anyone could stand to listen to this. My advice to everyone is just buy C.D.'s critics give good scores, and by critics I mean allmusic.com Full Review »
  3. shinedown
    Dec 19, 2006
    10
    best staind cd to date...the ppl who said that they have no talent and bad vocals are just plain retarded..aaron lewis is the best singer best staind cd to date...the ppl who said that they have no talent and bad vocals are just plain retarded..aaron lewis is the best singer along with brent smith and the whole band are good with their instruments Full Review »