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  • Summary: Filter's third LP finds the band moving in a less industrial/electronic direction.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. The music is more honed than ever. [9 Aug 2002, p.74]
  2. 80
    The only misstep is in the pacing.
  3. The mellow moments define this album with "The Missing," "The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)" and the contemplative "God Damn Me" being the main reasons to stick it out with these dudes.
  4. 60
    The Best tracks sweep ringing, acoustic-guitar verses into anthemic power-chord choruses. [Sep 2002, p.134]
  5. Patrick and cohorts haven't left behind big, dumb obviousness. Thrashy, trashy tracks such as "Columind" still weigh the album down with anonymous groans and heard-'em-before riffs.
  6. 60
    Filter adhere to the blueprint laid down by the breakthrough power ballad "Take a Picture"... with such anguished arena sing-alongs as "The Missing" and "The Only Way Is the Wrong Way." [#9, p.146]
  7. A robust blend of anthemic choruses and electro-tinged riffing, it will appeal to fans of Depeche Mode and Metallica alike. [July 2002, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. DavidL.
    Aug 8, 2002
    10
    THIS IS THE ALBUM THAT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!!! Their new sound is just MARVELOUS! A little bit different from the previous album 'Title Of Record' This time, they are just GOD DAMN HEAVY!!! (the sound is enough to touch my heart!) DO NOT HESITATE! YOU GOTTA LISTEN IT ASAP!!! Expand
  2. JoeFlaseedAnderlimpsticks
    Sep 18, 2002
    10
    Outstanding. Best Album to date. "My long walk to Jail" simply rocks.
  3. JonQ.Poeblic
    Sep 18, 2002
    10
    Wow
  4. ChrisT.
    Aug 21, 2002
    9
    And incredible album and their best to date. Standout tracks include 'Columind', 'The Only Way', 'The Missing', and 'American Cliche'. Arguably the best hard rock album of the year! Expand
  5. AndrewM
    May 15, 2005
    8
    Sir Spite Ful doesn't know what he is talking about. Filter is not one of the bands that kids today rally behind and protest corporate America with. I can't even imagine what gave you that impression: maybe "Where Do Weo Go From Here?"'s video with all the kids? I don't know, but if you're gonna harsh know you're talking about first you idiot. Filter is a band that's maturing with age. There are still bizarre electronic pieces on the cd but songs like "Where Do We Go From Here", "The Missing", "God Damn Me", and "The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way) are worth is the price of the cd alone. "My Lonely Walk to Jail" along with the first half the cd will please older fans of Filter who enjoyed "Nice Shot Man" and "Welcome to the Fold". A great cd for long time fans and a great cd for newcomers, just look for new Filter, as they get better with every cd. Expand
  6. DennisB.
    Sep 5, 2002
    8
    The best work put forward by Filter - I can't believe people can diss this album, it totally rocks.
  7. DanielH
    Jan 7, 2003
    0
    you people are all damn losers. Anybody over the age of 21 who seriously thinks this tripe "rocks" needs their head read, and then slapped....HARD!!

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