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  • Summary: The California nu-metal band offers a back-to-basics approach on this sixth LP.

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Right Now
I'm feeling mean today Not lost, not blown away Just irritated and quite hated self control breaks down Why's everything so tame I like my life... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  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. Mojo
    40
    [Korn] sound both out of focus and curiously out of date. [Feb 2004, p.95]
  5. Q Magazine
    40
    Unconvincing and safe. [Feb 2004, p.102]
  6. A brutal barrage of staccato beats, club-footed riffs and panzer-division stomps.
  7. Entertainment Weekly
    25
    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: 62 out of 72
  2. Negative: 5 out of 72
  1. rubinl
    May 22, 2004
    10
    this is one of the best albums produced by korn they are the best
  2. markp
    Aug 17, 2006
    10
    korn kicks ASS!!!!!
  3. Jul 25, 2018
    10
    This is a masterpiece. Their best album since the self-titled! Anyone who criticizes this record must be deaf, because here you have theThis is a masterpiece. Their best album since the self-titled! Anyone who criticizes this record must be deaf, because here you have the chance to hear the best Korn songs such as: Right Now, Break Some Off, Counting On Me, Here It Comes Again, Deep Inside, Did My Time, Everything I've Known, Play Me, Alive, Let's Do This Now, I'm Done, Y'All Want A Single and When This Will End. I know that I just listed all the songs from the album, but all of them are amazing... there's not a single weak point here. The band hates this album and it's to be expected... they hated each other and had many problems while making this album... and this is why Take A Look in The Mirror is their most genuine record to date... sincere emotions, not a single fake thing about this record. I encourage you to take a look in the mirror... if you're like me, you'll love what you'll find there. Pickens approves! Expand
  4. GlenB
    Jul 12, 2004
    9
    Screw the magazine critics - this album is great. Heavy as hell with unreal basslines. Keep it up Korn!
  5. Oct 23, 2016
    8
    Far from Korn's most inventive work, the band still brings enough angry edge to make this album worth listening to. There's a raw quality toFar from Korn's most inventive work, the band still brings enough angry edge to make this album worth listening to. There's a raw quality to the sound. Davis' guttural screams and heavy base mix well with the angsty lyrics to create a very aggressive, if unrefined, sound.

    This also isn't the group's deepest writing. The songs are very in your face with their message. That's not a bad thing. Sometimes it's just nice to listen to some music that does an excellent job of saying exactly how you are feeling by getting directly to the point and cutting out the frills. The whole album is basically about the hate and rage that comes from being in bad situations. Because sometimes you've just got to say "I'm pissed. Stay away or get hurt."

    There is a certain rushed feel to it that can make some songs come off as kind of sloppy. Yet, when all is said and done that angry tone and oh so Korn groove to the album still make for a great listen. It's got just the right amount of edge.
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  6. TrentReznor
    Jan 5, 2004
    8
    Great new CD of KoRn. A must have for people who like the new works of this kick ass band. I feel like Jon is holding back sometimes in his Great new CD of KoRn. A must have for people who like the new works of this kick ass band. I feel like Jon is holding back sometimes in his vocals so no 10 but the cd rules!!! Expand
  7. aggagg
    Dec 14, 2003
    0
    i havent heard it but korn sucks ass!

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