Getting Away With Murder

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  • Summary: The Northern California alt-metal band returns with a third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. This is a determined little bastard of a record by a band in a bug-eyed, rhythmic sweat, who know it’s time to come out with their guns blazing.
  2. Spin
    75
    This is grade-A grade-B pop metal. [Oct 2004, p.120]
  3. The new songs are thrashing hard rock that always pays attention to melody.
  4. Blender
    60
    His band remains unsubtly one-dimensional... but Shaddix funnels a newfound sensitivity into gashing, coarsely melodic emo-metal that aches as much as it breaks. [Oct 2004, p.126]
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    Too many of the [tracks] here lack depth. [3 Sep 2004, p.77]
  6. With Getting Away With Murder, Papa Roach offer fans of this sound an appropriately hard punch in the face. But there's a hollow sound as the bones collapse, because all that's supporting it is expensive art direction and a big scaffold of clichés.
  7. New Musical Express (NME)
    30
    It seems Shaddix still writes most of his songs in purple ink in diaries with little locks on. [28 Aug 2004, p.56]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Eposivia
    Mar 11, 2005
    10
    Papa roach keep getting me going, The voice of Jacoby is sooo strong, the bass talent of Tobin is also amazing, and Jerry and Dave, play sooo Papa roach keep getting me going, The voice of Jacoby is sooo strong, the bass talent of Tobin is also amazing, and Jerry and Dave, play sooo well, This album is about rythem, feelings, agression etc. I was quite suprised first time I heard it, was this really Papa Roach, Only thing I can say The growed, after infest, the already did a really great job on Lovehatetragedy were they also growed, But GAWN is so strong... It really get you trilled and listen it over and over again... YEAH VIVA LA CUCKARACHA Expand
  2. AlyssaF
    Mar 22, 2005
    10
    i think this cd was good. some songs are a different side of papa roach, but i like the lyrics. They have some feelings and i believe that i think this cd was good. some songs are a different side of papa roach, but i like the lyrics. They have some feelings and i believe that it's the best cd i've bought all year. Expand
  3. MIKE
    May 6, 2005
    10
    i lit my pain on fire and i watched it all burn down, now im dancing in the ashes and there's no pone else around... fucking awesome
  4. JohnH
    Jan 16, 2005
    8
    Well im from Mexico so my english may not be very good. anyway I think this album is not even close to Infest thats for sure but is better Well im from Mexico so my english may not be very good. anyway I think this album is not even close to Infest thats for sure but is better than the last one, when it looked like the end of P.Roach. This is harder and agressive, and for the people who thought paparoach was dead well this is a prove that is not even close. The only problem for the fans of PR is that the band we knew, might never come back. Lets see what hapen. Expand
  5. RandyB
    Jul 28, 2006
    7
    It won't incite musical revolutions, but GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER is mostly a sucessful record of crafted heavy pop rock. Lyrically, It won't incite musical revolutions, but GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER is mostly a sucessful record of crafted heavy pop rock. Lyrically, Papa Roach is much like Linkin Park in that they seem to explore similar themes in all their songs, but Shaddix keeps from being terribly cliched by also punching out a couple of pretty good politically motivated rockers ("Not Listening", "Tyranny of Normality") and also not rhyming words like "mad" with "sad" or "bad". In the end, any flaws that might accompany MURDER (the ultra-cliche of "Scars" for example) don't matter; it's a pretty good show. Collapse
  6. Brian
    Sep 13, 2004
    7
    A lot better than I thought it would be. Fans who were disapointed with lovehatetragedy should give this one a try...
  7. AlexK
    Oct 21, 2004
    5
    The song "Getting Away With Murder" is a great song but im not really crazy about the hole album...

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