V - Live
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  • Summary: The fifth album for Pennsylvania alt-rockers features a guest appearance from Tricky. "Forever May Not Be Long Enough," the theme song from this summer's "The Mummy Returns," also appears on the album.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. V is among the band's most confident and inspired releases.
  2. Kowalczyk may have filtered some of the bluster from his lyrics, but he has wisely left the jagged edges in his music.
  3. V doesn't bring Live right back to earth, but it does find the group playing to strengths, experimenting with recording techniques, and striving for renewed relevance.
  4. 50
    There is a sense on V that Live will stay around long enough to ride into the state-fair sunset. [Oct 2001, p.137]
  5. Ed Kowalczyk and crew burden their sound with angry guitars, pseudoraps and needless swearing torn straight outta the Fred Durst book of lyric writing.
  6. Unfortunately, Kowalczyk's conceited couplets belong to the dark ages. [Nov 2001, p.124]
  7. 40
    It doesn't help that Live operate at two speeds: overamped anthems and over-the-top ballads, which render [Kowalczyk's] doubtless heartfelt homilies rather empty. [Aug/Sep 2001, p.125]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11