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Oct 19, 2012Papa Roach come back with their basic elements and a little experimentation. The good thing about this album is that it surprises you at least at one point where you feel like, "Woah, I've never listened to this side of Papa Roach before!" and that's kind of exciting. I don't usually mention the titles of the songs in reviews but I must mention few of them here. "Before I Die", "Leader of the Broken Hearts", "Silence is the Enemy", "Not That Beautiful", "Wish You Never Met Me" and "Still Swingin'" are the great songs on this record. Jacoby Shaddix continues to shine like a diamond with his intense vocals. Production is handled properly, none of the songs are over/under produced. I always expect something different when it comes to music, I want the artists I like to keep evolving so that I get to hear different stuff from them and that's the reason I'm giving this record 8 marks because it does contain a few typical songs with the same pattern that I have been listening to for a long time. Overall, The Connection is a powerful record incorporating slight hip-hop elements and somewhat genius lyrical themes that might also give you chills at certain points.… Expand
Apr 21, 2013Papa Roach takes their sound in a surprising new direction. With excellent lyrics and sound this album is sure to satisfy. I have to admit despite the new sound the album feels very familiar, almost to the point of being unoriginal. Thankfully The Connection never takes that route. I loved every second of this album and in the end that's all that matters.