Chapter V

  • Record Label: Elektra
  • Release Date: Aug 9, 2005
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

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
    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.