Mixed or average reviews- based on 190 Ratings
Jun 12, 2012Some good tracks: Build A Bridge, Behind Blue Eyes, Creamer (Radio Is Dead), and Head For The Barricade. The rest of the album is eitherSome good tracks: Build A Bridge, Behind Blue Eyes, Creamer (Radio Is Dead), and Head For The Barricade. The rest of the album is either yawn-worthy or just a mess.… Full Review »
C.MarsalisMar 24, 2008We came across this album by accident over the last few months. Contrary to all the bad publicity about this album, it is without doubt one We came across this album by accident over the last few months. Contrary to all the bad publicity about this album, it is without doubt one of the most important albums since 1993. The production and ideas within this album are quite unique.The last albums to contain such artistry was Songs of Distant Earth by Mike Oldfield and Talk by Yes. Its quite disgraceful on some of the voting, obviously from people who have no clue about music production. We have analysed some reviews by these individuals on other albums and its quite sad and obvious that these critics are like everything within the industry- to be aiding and abetting the demise of talent within the music industry. We suggest that those critics should become independent from the Record Companies. Its ok monopolizing CD Sales etc but to monopolise what talent is, is detrimental to the industry.… Full Review »
Feb 17, 2014Often renowned as Limp Bizkit's worst piece of work (keeping in mind that a lot of critics denounce every piece of work done by Limp Bizkit inOften renowned as Limp Bizkit's worst piece of work (keeping in mind that a lot of critics denounce every piece of work done by Limp Bizkit in what is one of the worst cases of a band being subject to unfair bias due to factors that have nothing to do with the actual music at all), Results May Vary has often been seen as the album that completely derailed Limp Bizkit's position as a mainstream Nu-Metal band. Much of this infamy and drop in musical quality can be attributed to the temporary departure of Wes Borland for this record, whom had left the band for a short period due to personal conflict with other members of the group , and as a result saw Bizkit going out on a limb with the absence of one of its main writers and its most talented musician.
When listening to Results May Vary it becomes obvious that Bizkit's sound has been effected greatly by this change and saw a great variety of sounds being implemented with little consistency or sense of direction; following up a very familiar and Limp-style opening on Re-Entry with screeching guitars and searing vocals on what has to be Bizkit's heaviest track of all time: Eat You Alive, though this turn doesn't hold throughout the rest of the rest of the record and the only other song on the record to even come close to matching its aggression being: Head for the Barricade, which is catchy but nowhere near as memorable. Most of the other songs on the record see Bizkit take more of an alternative approach to the metal sound with songs such as Build a Bridge and Underneath the Gun packing little punch and coming across as incredibly formulaic. The album's worst is a pointless and forgettable cover of The Who's Behind Blue Eyes, one of Bizkit's worst pieces to date.
Despite this negativity however there are elements of Bizkity goodness spread throughout the record, with several enjoyable intervals such as Take it Home providing small periods of laid-back enjoyment whilst the track: Red-Light Green-Light sees a catchy and fun collaboration between Bizkit and Snoop Dogg in an amusing lyrical trade-off.
Overall the criticism levied at this album in particular can indeed be justified: it's inconsistent and fails to pack a punch in multiple aspects, thanks mainly to the lack of Bizkit's greatest feature: Wes Borland and his experimental style. Despite the fact that it indeed lives up to the title of being Bizkit's worst record there are several moments of enjoyment to be had and it deserves at least a listen or two if only to be appreciated as a reminder of the downfall of mainstream Nu-Metal.… Full Review »