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. No post-nu-metal. No nu-post-hardcore. Just a solid, honest, rock album.
  2. The energy that spills forth from these grooves hails both the positive power of loud guitars and gorges itself on the general insanity of life, but nails it all home with a knowing melodic sense of the anthemic and a musical complexity which elevates the entire album beyond mere thrash and burn histrionics.
  3. Shaddix's woes connect directly to a large and equally confused audience, and that nobody this side of Kurt Cobain communicates them with as much power.
  4. The group's secret weapon is the way it so vividly captures the storms of confusion, anger and self-recrimination that swirl around inside a boy.
  5. Precise? Yes. But does it work your frustrations out? Only a little.
  6. Blender
    80
    A more crunchingly bare-bones record all around. [#8, p.123]
  7. Spin
    80
    It's the perfect summer record--if your summer begins with your dad running off with his secretary and your girlfriend dumping you for that asshole lifeguard at the water-slide park. [Jul 2002, p.107]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  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 »