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  • Summary: The California nu-metal band offers a back-to-basics approach on this sixth LP.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Because of the emphasis on brevity and variety (and especially quality), the album's over before you know it and you're left feeling hungry for more Korn.
  2. Korn have circled the wagons and self-produced their best album to date, refining the formula to a black-cancer marmalade of corrosive riffs, fist-flying rhythms, gothic-carnival atmospheres and toxic vocals.
  3. All fine in principle, except we've heard it all a million times before.
  4. A brutal barrage of staccato beats, club-footed riffs and panzer-division stomps.
  5. 40
    Korn are ultra-confident, forgoing the blandishments of heavy-rock virtuoso conceptualist Michael Beinhorn, who produced their last album. [Mar 2004, p.121]
  6. Unconvincing and safe. [Feb 2004, p.102]
  7. Korn remain technically proficient, but Take A Look In The Mirror serves only to make the case that the genre has officially screamed itself into caricature. [12 Dec 2003, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 60
  2. Negative: 5 out of 60
  1. Aug 3, 2011
    10
    i like this album .its dark ,sad, its a bit trashy and i like it. but i think that i like it because my favorite band is nirvana ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Expand
  2. Jul 7, 2011
    7
    Back to basics... that was what the approach was supposed to be for the album "back to our heavy, aggressive roots" It does not quite reach the aim. But that doesnt mean TALITM is a bad album.
    Instrumentally and lyrically speaking, it does throwback to perhaps Follow The Leader, and in ways, Life is Peachy, but essentially, its a halfway album. It has all the Korn aspects we know and love. The bagpipes come out again. Jonathan does scatting. And there are pounding aggressive low end bass lines.
    All too recycled in this effort. But all in all, its a solid album.
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  3. Feb 20, 2012
    7
    An unfairly criticised effort from the nu-metal piece: TALITM reaffirms the faded fact that the genre can still sound as heavy as anything and keep enough groove to maintain its fans. 'Counting on Me', 'Break Some Off' and 'Right Now' are fantastic brutal tracks that prevent angry youthfulness from leaving the band. Expand

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