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  • Summary: The No-Cal rap-metal outfit returns with a second album for Dreamworks (their third overall). Lead singer Coby Dick has reverted back to his given name, Jacoby Shaddix, but otherwise, the band and sound remain the same.

Top Track

She Loves Me Not
When I see her eyes Look into my eyes And I realize That she could see inside my head So I closed my eyes Thinking that I could hide Dissassociate... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 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]
  2. 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.
  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. No post-nu-metal. No nu-post-hardcore. Just a solid, honest, rock album.
  5. Precise? Yes. But does it work your frustrations out? Only a little.
  6. It's hard to deny Papa Roach have a certain knack of crafting big, glossy, annoyingly catchy anthems for the Kerrang TV generation.
  7. 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.

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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. Expand
  2. Eposivia
    Mar 11, 2005
    10
    This album is the best of Papa Roach until now, I don't know why you people don't like it, but than please don't listen it if This album is the best of Papa Roach until now, I don't know why you people don't like it, but than please don't listen it if you get disappointed, the half of the people who gave it a low point comes with bullshit, why should you compare? It's about the feeling etc... Expand
  3. DaraghL.
    Sep 17, 2007
    10
    Very different from infest, but still a masterpiece.
  4. vjvjhjgki
    Aug 26, 2002
    8
    Good riffs and lyrics, although sounds too similar to Infest.
  5. [Anonymous]
    Aug 9, 2007
    8
    This is a great rock/alternative metal album. There's hardly any rap on it at all... why are people even comparing them to RATM? They This is a great rock/alternative metal album. There's hardly any rap on it at all... why are people even comparing them to RATM? They don't sound like them at all. If you're obsessed with RATM and that's all you want to hear then don't bother with this album, but it's solid throughout. Expand
  6. 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
  7. Greg
    Jul 26, 2003
    0
    How in the hell did this shit band get a 74?! They are not even close to the level of RATM (who got only four more points for Renegades). How in the hell did this shit band get a 74?! They are not even close to the level of RATM (who got only four more points for Renegades). Papa Roach's LoveHateTragedy is complete garbage, and if you compare it to the absolute zenith of the genre, RATM's self-titled, this album is laughable. BTW, I'm sick of hearing their crap on the Pepsi commercials. Collapse

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