lovehatetragedy

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. It's hard to deny Papa Roach have a certain knack of crafting big, glossy, annoyingly catchy anthems for the Kerrang TV generation.
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    LoveHateTragedy is a compendium of modern rock styles, glued together by Papa Roach's exuberance and Shaddix's outsized persona. [July 2002, p.119]
  3. In the moments when Shaddix's voice and lyrics don't detract from the band's remarkable bluster, Papa Roach soars.
  4. Papa Roach were fairly distinctive two years back, but in a twist we've witnessed many times before, the band that helped beget so much of the rap-metal grudge rock we're now hearing resembles all its followers.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jul 29, 2011
    10
    It is pretty interesting that critics are generally satisfied with this album whereas fans are definitely divided. I belong toIt is pretty interesting that critics are generally satisfied with this album whereas fans are definitely divided. I belong to lovehatetragedy's fans - for me it's the best Papa Roach album. 'Decompression period', 'Life is a bullet', 'Black clouds' are powerful songs, 'She loves me not' won't get out of my head easily, 'M-80' makes me want to jump, scream, lets me feel the music inside me. Amazing album, but it seems that Papa Roach stopped to release albums as great as this one. Full Review »
  2. May 8, 2011
    7
    Just a great album from a great band that has developed more and more throughout their career. This album isn't their best but contains real classics
  3. Jan 3, 2017
    9
    I cannot understand the people comparing this album to RATM. Even they are both considered as nu metal band, they haven't the same musicalI cannot understand the people comparing this album to RATM. Even they are both considered as nu metal band, they haven't the same musical direction. This albums contain rock masterpieces like She loves me not, Code of Energy, or M-80, all that is to contest in this album is that the chorus are repetitive. Overall, the riffs in this album sounds very good. I think it is the most artistic albums created by Papa Roach, the other one are more and less commercial. Full Review »