Steal This Album

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  • Summary: Not the true follow-up to 'Toxicity' that fans were hoping for, 'Steal This Album' instead consists of outtakes from that 2001 album, originally leaked on the Internet in rough versions and now polished up for release on CD.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. This could be one of the most important records of the year.
  2. Alternative Press
    90
    The tracks on Steal come off as much more assured and comfortable than those on Toxicity. [Jan 2003, p.81]
  3. Many of ''Album's'' tunes work as vibrant stand-alone compositions, which not only makes this an impressive disc but also makes ''Toxicity'' seem all the more masterful: Even the rejects sound pretty damn great.
  4. The singer's curious persona is mirrored by the musical pyrotechnics, Queen meets Rage Against The Machine in a metal production of Godspell!, an inventiveness and fury that makes their MTV contemporaries look as dynamic as lard models of Linkin Park.
  5. A relevant addition to System's catalog.
  6. Q Magazine
    70
    Whatever it lacks in cohesive identity it more than makes up for in chaotic invention. [Feb 2003, p.107]
  7. Blender
    50
    What's most impressive is that music of this caliber got left off their albums. [#13, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 84
  2. Negative: 1 out of 84
  1. jimbobjones
    Dec 4, 2002
    10
    fuking rules
  2. Saturia666
    Apr 10, 2003
    10
    PERFECT!!!
  3. DavidE
    Dec 7, 2002
    10
    Rock on dudes!
  4. SoadRocks
    Apr 13, 2003
    10
    awesome as usual...
  5. SeiyenaD
    Apr 6, 2006
    10
    Best Album made by SOAD, it's a real good step up from Toxicity, extremely catchy!
  6. kombuchamushroompeoplesystemofadownero
    Jun 3, 2003
    9
    GREAT ALBUM!!!!gran albun!!!!...But i like more the first and toxicity...but iam very happy ...with this band..!!!!!!
  7. Sep 10, 2011
    5
    This was not as good as I expected. It's no TOXICITY, but it's fun, crazy, and insane. I love System of a Down. They're so great andThis was not as good as I expected. It's no TOXICITY, but it's fun, crazy, and insane. I love System of a Down. They're so great and amazing. No doubt about it. Expand

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