Significant Other

Significant Other

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by Limp Bizkit
     
 

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"I'd love to be the one to disappoint you when I don't fall down," sings Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, the great white dope turned alt-rap hero. He may represent the voice of the angst-ridden, downtrodden suburban teens who buy his band's records, but he's also speaking to the world at large, especially those who find Limp Bizkit's testosterone-tweaked marriage of metal,

Overview

"I'd love to be the one to disappoint you when I don't fall down," sings Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, the great white dope turned alt-rap hero. He may represent the voice of the angst-ridden, downtrodden suburban teens who buy his band's records, but he's also speaking to the world at large, especially those who find Limp Bizkit's testosterone-tweaked marriage of metal, goth, and rap bereft of content. SIGNIFICANT OTHER is all about satisfying fans and stumping detractors, which the band does by balancing the isolated, postadolescent introspect of gloomy, downcast cuts like "9 Teen 90 Nine" and "Re-arranged" with the Animal House abandon of metal-rap hybrids like "Nookie." This tension-release formula gives their album a strong sense of thematic flow as Durst leads guitarist Wes Borland, bassist Sam Rivers, drummer John Otto, and DJ Lethal through a set that maps out the bipolar pain of today's teenage wasteland as well as any rock out there. And just in case you think the hip-hop nation takes these guys for a bunch of chumps, check out "N2gether Now," which finds DJ Lethal's RZA-style track and Durst's rhymes deftly complementing the Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Limp Bizkit made their reputation through hard work, touring the hell out of their debut album Three Dollar Bill Y'All and thereby elevating themselves to the popularity status of their similarly rap-inflected, alt-metal mentors Korn. With their second album, Significant Other, they come close to reaching Korn's artistic level; at the very least, it's considerably more ambitious and multi-dimensional than Three Dollar Bill. Limp Bizkit, of course, hasn't abandoned their testosterone-overloaded signature sound, they've just built around it. There are flourishes of neo-psychedelia on pummeling metal numbers and there are swirls of strings, even crooning, at the most unexpected background. All of it simply enhances the force of their rap-metal attack, which can get a little tedious if it's unadorned. Not so coincidentally, the enlarged sonic palette also serves as emotional coloring for Fred Durst's lyrics. He broke up with his longtime girlfriend -- his Significant Other, if you will -- during the writing of the album, and his anguish is apparent throughout the record, as almost every song is infused with the guilt, anger, and regret that was churned up in the wake of separation. That, however, gives the impression that this is an alt-metal Blood on the Tracks. It's not. Nevertheless, it does have more emotional weight than Three Dollar Bill, along with more effective, adventurous music. More importantly, it balances these new concerns with trace elements of their juvenile humor along with the overpowering aggro rap-metal that is their stock in trade. Which makes it a rare artistic leap forward that will still please audiences that just want more of the same.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1999
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949033521
catalogNumber:
90335
Rank:
21342

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Limp Bizkit   Primary Artist
Claypool   Background Vocals,Voiceover
Larry Corbett   Strings
DJ Lethal   Multi Instruments
Joel Derouin   Strings
Method Man   Vocals
Renita Koven   Strings
Suzie Katayama   Strings
Aaron Lewis   Background Vocals
Fred Durst   Vocals,Multi Instruments
Matt Pinfield   Vocals,Voiceover
Eve Butler   Strings
Wes Borland   Multi Instruments
Scott Borland   Keyboards
John Otto   Multi Instruments
Sam Rivers   Multi Instruments

Technical Credits

Larry Corbett   String Section
DJ Premier   Producer
Terry Date   Producer,Engineer
Joel Derouin   String Section
Rakim   Engineer
Eddie Sancho   Engineer
Renita Koven   String Section
Suzie Katayama   String Arrangements,String Section
Eric B.   Engineer
Limp Bizkit   Producer
John Ewing   Engineer
Fred Durst   Art Direction,Annotation
Jordan Schur   Executive Producer
Cameron Webb   Engineer
Eve Butler   String Section

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Significant Other 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album is the best lb cd. it's so much better than three dollar bill y'all. Three dollar bills songs are great but some are pothetic. on this cd every single song is good. With songs like just like this, im broke, 9 teen 90 nine, and trust? you'll be listening to this cd more than any other cd on the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cd and has some terrific songs on it. I love it! Fred Durst is such a hottie, but that's not why their music is so great. He's even a better lead singer than he is hot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have this CD and I used to listen to it a lot, but not anymore because it is geting a little boring.I still think it is a tight CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd rules! I give the group 100 stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love limp bizkit. the cd is great. I think this cd is the best cd overall.
Guest More than 1 year ago
limp bizkit is the best group to hit the nation, there lyrics and rock music make the songs rule. get the cd as soon as possible
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definately a great cd. Fred Durst rocks . The music on the cd is more concert friendly. It is great to see Jon Davis teaming up with Fred. With all the competition out there it is great to see these two excel.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love rock bands, and out of all my fav., Limp Bizkit is definetly the best. i got the cd for nookie, rearanged, and n 2 gether now, but break stuff , just like this, and im broke are wicked too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the CD. Fred Durst is awsome! It's fun and cool!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is what makes them good. $3 Bill was good, but this just lays everything out. Limp is awesome and Jonathan Davis, Method Man, the lead singer of Staind, and Scott Weiland make it even better. Fred with his amazing work ethic, shows that the work paid off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Limp Bizkit kicks @$$ if you like break-stuff then BUY IT!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Love This CD! This Is Basically My Best Friend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the cd is awesome fred wes jon sam lethal i have to give it to ya U GUYS ROCK!!! with new new tracks with Jonathan Davis and Method man (n2gether now) everyone go out and buy the significant other cd and when the new CD comes out everyone go get it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Limp Bizkit is the best! I love all of their songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Limp Bizkit is not a Korn wannabe or a ripoff or anything else of the sort. Limp Bizkit is the best and thats period. Many people believe that they produce the same music as Korn. The truth is that you can hear the difference (Fred Durst can actually rap unlike most white rappers.)Wes Borland also helps the band by proving that freaks sell(and also can bury most guitarists in the music industry right now.) Also Sam Rivers and John Otto really make your subs pound when you play Limp Bizkit on your stereo. DJ lethal really adds to the bands prosperity with some good crazy sounds too. Long live Limp Bizkit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From Nookie, to Break Stuff this CD is true Limp Bizkit. I am an avid listener and Ithink that they... totally rock!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the mother of all CD's! Nothing compares to it!If you like very loud music, buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Limp Bizkit's second album Signigicant Other surpasses Three Dollar Bill Yall$. Fred Durst is a great lyricist and along with band memebers Wes Borland (guitar), Sam Rivers (bass), John Otto (drums), and DJ Lethal (turntables), he has made the singles off this album the best. If you've only heard the songs on the radio and liked them, then definately go out and buy this record, it's totally worth it. At the end of the cd there are also some secret songs and messages. In one message you might recognize ex-mtv vj, Matt Pinfield, cursing off radio. If you don't think you will be allowed to buy the album because of the language, then buy it edited. It might not be completely the same but Limp Bizkit's message still comes across loud and clear!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is awsome! U gotta admit their first one wasn't that good...but this is awsome. I don't dislike any tracks on this CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best alternative bands (also CD) ever !!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Limp Bizkit is incredible...they have awesome songs like reararanged,break stuff and nookie among others. When they came out i stopped listenin to rap and got real i love them they kick major a$$
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD has a song to fit any mood you're in. Limp Bizkit tells it like it is. Fred Durst is pretty sexy, too. When you listen to this CD, you can't help but go nuts:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
LIMP BIZKIT IS THE COOLEST BAND. I LIKED THIS ALBUM EVEN MORE THAN ''THREE DOLLA BILL Y'ALL'' I LIKED THE LYRICAL CONTENT ALOT BETTER. I THINK FRED DURST IS VERY TALENTED (NOT TO MENTION AS CUTE A CAN BE!) THIS NEW ALBUM IS COOL, THE SONGS SEEM TO REALLY HIT THE HEART. FRED DURST IS AWESOME, HE HAS THE SOUL OF A TRUE POET. AND AN AWESOME BODY TOO! EVERYONE SHOULD BY THIS ALBUM!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fred Durst and the guys are awesome. This CD is a must have for everyone. I love listening to it everywhere cleaning house, carpooling, etc. Yes, I'm a mom and I love it! I would also suggest seeing him in concert if you get the chance, they put on one of the best shows I've ever seen!!! Buy this CD...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best Limp Bizkit CD ever all the songs are great my favorite is N 2 Gether Now they're all great you have to buy this CD this is my favorite CD out of all of my CD's.