Staind - Staind
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Massachusetts nu-metal band release their seventh studio album.
  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Post-Grunge, Nü Metal
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    80
    A welcome surprise.
  2. Sep 30, 2011
    70
    Staind may not be much more than noise -- it's not especially hooky or melodic -- but the group wins points for unexpectedly delivering something visceral.
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    60
    Nu-Metal stars release a solid effort. [Sep 2011, p.52]
  4. 50
    Our current decade shows relative promise for the red-capped skeletons in our dusty CD cabinet, with Staind left proving pleasant results can occasionally lie past an act's alleged retirement age.
  5. Sep 28, 2011
    40
    Lewis raps about tiny dogs and nasty, food-based sexual acts with a cadence that doesn't have the slightest prayer of rhyming ("Wannabe") and the entire thing implodes spectacularly.
  6. Sep 9, 2011
    40
    You don't really hear that stylistic growth, though, on this slab of down-tuned chug-and-glug, which finds the band returning to the grim recriminations of early tunes like "Mudshovel" and "Suffocate."
  7. Oct 18, 2011
    30
    Staind is one of the worst albums I've heard all year, a top to bottom exercise in bland, formulaic, boring rock.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    9
    Wow Staind really impressed me , easily one of their best two albums . I love how they seem angry at the world again . I really enjoy the tracks Eyes Wide Open,Failing and The Bottom . Aaron Lewis really sings his ass off . Staind really delivers on this one. Expand
  2. Sep 6, 2012
    8
    this album starts to lean back to dysfunction, but less depressing and with cleaner vocals. the best songs are in my opinion: 'Eyes Wide Open' 'Not Again' 'Something to Remind You' Expand