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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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Roulette
I have a problem that I cannot explain I have no reason why it should have been so plain Have no questions but I sure have excuse I lack the reason... See the rest of the song lyrics
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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: 60 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. jimbobjones
    Dec 4, 2002
    10
    fuking rules
  2. Mar 5, 2012
    10
    The best system of a down album
  3. DavidE
    Dec 7, 2002
    10
    Rock on dudes!
  4. MichaelB
    Aug 20, 2003
    10
    Brilliant, got it the day it came out but they left out a few tracks like Johny, Temper and Metro
  5. spongeee
    May 12, 2006
    10
    Maybe their best album...
  6. AndyL
    Oct 21, 2004
    9
    Amazing! Kicks Toxicity in the back side really hard but is unfortunatly left behind from a 10 because it has no real AAA songs like Chop Amazing! Kicks Toxicity in the back side really hard but is unfortunatly left behind from a 10 because it has no real AAA songs like Chop Suey or Toxicity Expand
  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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