Chapter V

  • Record Label: Elektra
  • Release Date: Aug 9, 2005
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 73
  2. Negative: 23 out of 73

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  1. NealM
    Aug 30, 2005
    5
    I give it a 5 because i am a huge staind follower and i am dedicated to them, but unfortunately this album falls short of any expectation i had.. It's just ordinary, nothing special.. Damn Staind how could you let the fans down.. it's just so plain and predictable...
  2. Scorpion136
    Aug 15, 2005
    6
    I think it is good music for Staind. It is not as good as their last two albums. I think Staind needs to find a new niche, away from their self-loathing which made their other albums a hit. Aaron had done that a lil bit with 14 Shades of Grey, and had done a great job with the song Zoey. I would like to see more of that music, more variety from Staind.
  3. chrisf
    Sep 21, 2005
    6
    not the best staind album but stil there is something about this album that i can not put it down, if there are any non-staind fans reading this review then i would reckonmend listening to 'break the cycle' or 'dysfunction'
  4. AdamD
    Jan 5, 2006
    6
    eh, ive heard better (no not franz ferdinan and stuff like that), but deffinatley not bad. i really liked Everything Changes and Falling....but Paper Jesus was absolutly horrible.
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. Chapter V is merely a carbon copy of, uh, chapters I-IV, simply rehashing the same punishing riffs and self-pitying lyrics.
  2. Rolling Stone
    40
    It's when Staind crank down the sludge and slacken the tempos that things get heavy in a bad way. [11 Aug 2005, p.72]
  3. The acoustic guitars have largely been set aside on Chapter V, leaving Staind to pummel away at its troubles and hoping that people still have time to listen to self-pitying grown men moan about their dysfunctional childhoods.