Phobia [Clean Lyrics]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Corey Apar
Breaking Benjamin are nothing if not consistent. Phobia finds them picking up exactly where they left off with 2004's We Are Not Alone, mixing heavy hard rock dynamics with a moody demeanor that never slips into full-on dejection, thanks in part to their proficient grasp of the accessible melody and ever-rousing chorus. Darkness permeates Phobia's tracks (bookended by a useless intro and outro), but the quartet always remembers the silver lining hanging in its oft-cloudy skies. Songs like "Until the End" exhibit this resilient attitude, affirming that while life can be tough, "Why give up? Why give in?…So I will go on until the end." Breaking Benjamin mix urgent up-front ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Corey Apar
Breaking Benjamin are nothing if not consistent. Phobia finds them picking up exactly where they left off with 2004's We Are Not Alone, mixing heavy hard rock dynamics with a moody demeanor that never slips into full-on dejection, thanks in part to their proficient grasp of the accessible melody and ever-rousing chorus. Darkness permeates Phobia's tracks (bookended by a useless intro and outro), but the quartet always remembers the silver lining hanging in its oft-cloudy skies. Songs like "Until the End" exhibit this resilient attitude, affirming that while life can be tough, "Why give up? Why give in?…So I will go on until the end." Breaking Benjamin mix urgent up-front vocals with dense underside riffing ("The Diary of Jane," "Topless"), while still being able to effortlessly pull off songs with vulnerable edges ("Here We Are," "Breath"). This is heard even more in the gentle acoustic version of "The Diary of Jane" not listed on the back cover; it sounds natural and not just like a strained bonus novelty -- featuring Dropping Daylight's Sebastian Davin, the version may even be better than the original. As is often the case, certain tracks work out much better than others, as in the tough angst of "Dance with the Devil" versus the forced warbling of "Unknown Soldier." The main problem with the guys has always been that while everything is pulled off capably, there isn't always much to distinguish them from the rest of the post-grunge/alt-metal pack or really, each of their songs from one another. But what Breaking Benjamin lack in distinctiveness, they make up in a certain charm that makes them 100 times more appealing than most of their testosterone-clogged peers. Phobia will not win over any skeptics still holding out on the band, but for those already happily settled in the Benjamin camp, it makes for another satisfying listen. [The clean version contains no expletives.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/8/2006
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616265029
  • Catalog Number: 162650

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:13)
  2. 2 The Diary of Jane (3:20)
  3. 3 Breath (3:38)
  4. 4 You (3:21)
  5. 5 Evil Angel (3:41)
  6. 6 Until the End (4:12)
  7. 7 Dance with the Devil (3:47)
  8. 8 Topless (3:03)
  9. 9 Here We Are (4:18)
  10. 10 Unknown Soldier (3:46)
  11. 11 Had Enough (3:49)
  12. 12 You Fight Me (3:12)
  13. 13 Outro (2:09)
  14. 14 The Diary of Jane (5:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Breaking Benjamin Primary Artist
Mark James Bass
Ben Burnley Guitar, Vocals
Aaron Fink Guitar
Dave Eggar Cello
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Kamil Vojnar Cover Photo
Larry Mazer Management
Scott Treibitz Cello Arrangement
Lincoln Wheeler Marketing
John Bender Engineer, Digital Editing
Tamra Feldman Management
Dan Korneff Engineer, Digital Editing
Kato Khandwala Digital Editing
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Phobia Rocks!!! A MUST BUY!!!

    Phobia is one of my favorite albums of all time. The listing of songs on Phobia is one of the best I have ever heard. Phobia hit the shelves on August 8, 1996 in the US. In its first week it sold 131,000 copies, the fastest selling and highest charting Breaking Benjamin album to date, hitting #2 on the US Billboard Top 200. Apparently I'm not the only person who likes it.
    Breaking Benjamin is an alternate metal band. Phobia was the band's third studio album. Previous albums included Saturate and We Are Not Alone. Phobia does the most for me though. Song listing was as follows: Intro, The Diary Of Jane ( which hit #50 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks, #4 on the Modern Rock Tracks, #46 on the Billboard Pop 100, and #34 on the Hot Digital Songs in 2006 ), Breath ( which hit #84 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on Mainstream Rock Tracks, and #3 on Modern Rock Tracks in 2006 ), You, Evil Angel, Until The End ( which hit #122 on the Billboard Hot 100, #6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks, and #21 on the Modern Rock Tracks in 2006 ), Dance With The Devil, Topless, Here We Are, Unknown Soldier, Had Enough, You Fight Me, Outro, and The Diary Of Jane ( Acoustic ) ( a Best Buy exclusive track ).
    The beginning song, Intro, is a distinguished rock melody. The second song, the Diary of Jane, earns all the credit it has been given. This song has all the key components: It makes sense, the drumbeat is incredible, and the guitarist is amazing. The third song, Breath, has awesome lyrics. The next song, You, is amazing, and I can't explain why. Then you have the fifth song, Evil Angel, has one of the best drumbeats I have ever heard in a song. The beginning is amazing and so is the rest of the song. Evil Angel is definitely one of my most favorite on the album. The sixth song, Until the End, is just outstanding, and has some of the best lyrics on the album. The next song, Dance with the Devil, has an awesome guitar part in the beginning, and an awesome guitar part in the middle and end. Why was he left for dead, helpless, and standing?! The next song, Topless, has an incredible rhythm, everything mixes together nicely. Then, the ninth song, Here We Are, is one of my favorites, and has a very nice solo. Pick the pieces up! The next song, Unknown Soldier, has an awesome beginning, the sound of a helicopter's rotor slowly coming in then out again, you then hear the band playing. It also has great guitar solo. The eleventh song, Had Enough, another one of my favorites, has incredible lyrics. The whole song is incredibly put together. The next song, You Fight Me, is one of the mellowest songs on the album. It has an awesome, mellow rhythm. The final song, Outro, is an instrumental melody to finish your meal of Phobia. The fourteenth song, an add-on from Best Buy, Diary of Jane (Acoustic), features the song played on piano and acoustic guitar, it is much mellower than the non-acoustic version.
    Phobia is no doubt my favorite Breaking Benjamin album of all-time, and forever will be. My favorite songs are.well.all of them! I recommend this album to anyone who likes rock music. I recommend this album to anyone who doesn't like rock music! If you have never heard Breaking Benjamin before, if you listen to Phobia, you will never forget them. This album is unforgettable and a have-to-have.

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