Life on Display

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Second albums tend to be tough on bands who've had out-of-the-box success, but Puddle of Mudd strike a pretty good balance between reprising the energy of Come Clean and moving into new territory on this sophomore outing. Basically, Life on Display retains Wes Scantlin's seemingly endless stream of angst -- which flows biliously through "Away from Me" and "Freak of the World" -- while taking the shackles off guitarist Paul Phillips. He takes advantage of that freedom by augmenting his usual stomping style with some new tricks -- like the wah-wah tone that permeates "Nothing Left to Lose." "Already Gone," on the other hand, gives the rhythm section room to move, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Second albums tend to be tough on bands who've had out-of-the-box success, but Puddle of Mudd strike a pretty good balance between reprising the energy of Come Clean and moving into new territory on this sophomore outing. Basically, Life on Display retains Wes Scantlin's seemingly endless stream of angst -- which flows biliously through "Away from Me" and "Freak of the World" -- while taking the shackles off guitarist Paul Phillips. He takes advantage of that freedom by augmenting his usual stomping style with some new tricks -- like the wah-wah tone that permeates "Nothing Left to Lose." "Already Gone," on the other hand, gives the rhythm section room to move, particularly bassist Doug Ardito, who takes full rein on the song's intro. At times, the disc lapses into a murky monochrome that threatens to overwhelm, but there are just enough bits of color -- like the acoustic, neo–Alice in Chains "Change My Mind" -- to keep things interesting.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Puddle of Mudd were one of the many neo-grunge bands that cluttered the American rock landscape in 2001/2002, ten years after Nirvana brought the sound crashing into the mainstream with Nevermind. Nirvana and many of their grunge peers flamed out rather quickly, because they were an underground phenomenon uncomfortable in the mainstream, where there were fans that liked the sound of the bands, not the sentiments. Which means that there was an audience for bands that replicated the heavy feel, including some vague angst-ridden sentiment, but left behind the unpredictability, weirdness, and art of the first wave of grunge bands. Several post-grunge bands came close in the immediate aftermath of grunge, but nobody perfected it until Puddle of Mudd and their ilk came along ten years later. Puddle of Mudd were fortunate enough to work with Andy Wallace, the man who mixed Nevermind, and on both their 2001 debut, Come Clean, and its 2003 sequel, Life on Display, he manages to recreate elements of Nirvana's sound, but only if they were a plodding heavy metal band instead of a noisy, art-punk outfit. Which means they can occasionally sound like Alice in Chains, but where that band had deep metal roots, Puddle of Mudd's vocabulary begins and ends with grunge. What makes them different is that they're grunge for frat boys.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498607572
  • Catalog Number: 000108002
  • Sales rank: 101,189

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Away from Me (3:59)
  2. 2 Heel Over Head (4:05)
  3. 3 Nothing Left to Lose (4:30)
  4. 4 Change My Mind (4:20)
  5. 5 Spin You Around (4:27)
  6. 6 Already Gone (4:32)
  7. 7 Think (4:10)
  8. 8 Cloud 9 (3:34)
  9. 9 Bottom (5:22)
  10. 10 Freak of the World (3:36)
  11. 11 Sydney (4:57)
  12. 12 Time Flies (7:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Puddle of Mudd Primary Artist
Peter Katsis Triangle
Greg Upchurch Drums, Vocals
Paul Phillips Guitar, Vocals
Ian Montone Triangle
Douglas John Ardito Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Bill McGathy Tambourine
Technical Credits
Tony Adams Drum Technician
Jack Holder Drum Technician
John Kurzweg Producer, Engineer
Craig Poole Guitar Techician
Fred Durst Executive Producer
Jordan Schur Executive Producer
Dave Holdredge Engineer, Digital Editing
Michael "Elvis" Baskette Producer, Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Josh Wilbur Digital Editing
Puddle of Mudd Producer
Wesley Scantlin Composer
Dan Certa Pro-Tools
Tony Schloss Digital Editing
Robert Selvaggio Engineer, Pro-Tools
Kevin Briers Guitar Techician
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great cd

    awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rock my world

    First of all, Wes is HOT, hot, HOT! Love him, his sultry, sexy rough voice. He sings with conviction, his heart and all of his emotion, love to see that raw edge when he belts it all out for his fans. Secondly, the drummer is HOT, hot, HOT! Yes, hot. Not a fan of long hair, but with him... I will make an exception. Love the lyrics. They have meaning, purpose and best of all they can be understood. Thanks POM for rocking my world! The first album was fabulous, it makes anything they do now stand up to stiff competition. It is rare to find an album where you love every single song... POM is a RARE band that delivers the goods. All my love, Melissa

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Puddle of Mudd Has Struck Gold!

    Their last Album, "Come Clean" was not only an amazingly great record, but had several hits on it. It seems Puddle of Mudd has continued this cycle with their new CD, "Life On Display". "Life On Display" is such an awesome record, I dont know where to begin. The album starts off with their current hit single, "Away From Me". A perfect display of Puddle of Mudd's style. The album continues on with many songs becoming more acoustic, but still obtaining the Hard Rock vibe that Puddle of Mudd sends out best. All in all, this album is a smash hit, and will soon have many songs off this album as "Smash Hit Singles". The album is a great step in Puddle of Mudd's continuation towards Best Rock Artist/Best Rock Album. Highly suggested by many, Listened to by all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album

    Puddle Of Mudd is a great band. Although i think their 1st album come clean was a little bit better, this one definitely isnt bad. each song has its own catchy tune that leaves you wanting more. Each track has tons of intesity in it. Definitely pick it up. My favorite track is Nothing Left To Lose.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Any Rocker Should Get This Cd!

    If you liked come clean mudd's last cd then you should deffinatly get this cd the lyrics relate to real life situations and you can scream out the lyrics if your mad at someone especially in a relationship!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Life on Display is Awesome

    All the songs are great. My favorite song is No. 3, Nothing Left to Lose. I highly recommend buying the CD and checking it out for yourself. P.S. I love Puddle of Mudd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME

    This album is absolutely awesome. These guys totally rock and just keep getting better. Their sound is just the best. The songs on this CD are comparable to the Come Clean CD. No complaints whatsoever. If you liked their first CD, you will absolutely love this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Life on Display

    Great Cd would reccomend it to anyone. Spin you around and Away from me are Awesome songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the best

    This CD has a little bit of everything. You can feel their heart and soul built into the music when you listen to this. If you don't buy the CD, atleast get their single. It's well worth the money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    P of M RULES

    This album is even better than their last one. It just shows how they can grow as time goes by.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They keep getting better!!!!

    Puddle of Mudds come clean was great, this is twice as good!!! If you enjoyed the first cd, Life on Display is going to be tough to beat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    heel over head 4 POM

    I purchased this cd at a Puddle of Mudd concert. The reason I bought it was they put on an awesome show and I loved every song they played. Being the first time I heard them I knew it was going to be a favorite of mine. They are an awesome group and are very talented. You can't go wrong with this cd. They were so good that I even went to NYC to see them perform on the carson Daly show. They were worth the travel, If you ever get the chance to see them perform live you should go, You won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD that you will love to listen to again and again

    This CD is phenominal, definately worth buying. It has all sorts of rock on it such as hard rock on Away from me, and softer rock on such songs as Think. I highly recommend buying this cd. You will be so happy you ever did

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Life on Display

    Great CD, must have. Away from me is there first single and its great. It has plenty of good songs and Its a must have for any nirvana fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    Life on Display is a great CD. From the opening notes of “Away From Me” until the final note of “Time Flies” you can rock right along with Puddle of Mudd. Wes Scantlin has stated he likes real lyrics and once again he has jammed packed a CD with lyrics that are down to earth which we all can relate to. The songs have the ability to conjure up a wide range of emotions in the listener. Anxiety, jealousy, prevail in “Away From Me” while “Nothing Left To Lose” allows you to wallow in anger, the punked out “Cloud 9” invites you to mosh around like a crazy person, and rounding out the CD with “Time Flies” allows you to end your emotional roller coaster ride with some time to reflect on your life “… can’t let go, can’t wake up. Time Flies…” In closing, buy the CD and sit back and enjoy the more mature and slightly arty Puddle of Mudd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD rocks!!

    This CD is just amazing!!! Its worth taking a listen to! You can really hear the band just pour out their talent!! I can relate to the songs on a personal level..... and its very easy to pick up the lyrics!! If you want to hear Come Clean..... go buy it...... this CD does not compare to that one!! Its in a league all its own!!! I hear the old Puddle of Mudd influence as well as Pink Floyd..... Led Zepplin.....and Black Sabbath..... You can listen to Life on Display any time! The songs are easy to sing along with and definatly catchy!! Simply an awesome CD created by an awesome band!! Way to go guys!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Puddle of Mudd does it again!

    This is an amazing album.It covers ups and downs and in and outs. POM has came out with an even better album then their first cd come clean. Which no one could ever beat. Puddle of mudd will make you burn with their song "away from me". Their first single.It is worth buying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    You NEED to have this cd, it is awesome. Usually sophomore albums arent that great, but TRUST ME, this album is GREAT. The band is really coming together as a band. My favorite song off of this cd is time flies. it is the last song and the longest song on the cd. i love the outro, its very mellow and awesome. If you like some good rock and roll, then you need to buy this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love this CD

    I listen to Life on Display over and over again. The more that I listen the more I really enjoy the songs. I cant wait to see them live! Buy this cd today!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    lots of variety

    this is a great cd it is very different from their first and has lots of variety. you will want to listen to it over and over.

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