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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Just short of a decade into their incredibly successful and influential career, Korn went into Take a Look in the Mirror publicly stating their hopes to record a fresh-sounding album, a seemingly simple task that they somewhat ended up accomplishing. They needed a fresh album -- one that differed from their past couple, the similar-sounding Issues 1999 and Untouchables 2001, yet at the same time wouldn't alienate their notoriously fickle nu-metal fan base. Issues and Untouchables had been fine albums, but Korn definitely needed a change -- if they wanted to remain relevant, that is. There's a lot of turnover in the metal world because there's always the next big thing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Just short of a decade into their incredibly successful and influential career, Korn went into Take a Look in the Mirror publicly stating their hopes to record a fresh-sounding album, a seemingly simple task that they somewhat ended up accomplishing. They needed a fresh album -- one that differed from their past couple, the similar-sounding Issues 1999 and Untouchables 2001, yet at the same time wouldn't alienate their notoriously fickle nu-metal fan base. Issues and Untouchables had been fine albums, but Korn definitely needed a change -- if they wanted to remain relevant, that is. There's a lot of turnover in the metal world because there's always the next big thing whether it's thrash, grindcore, alt-metal, rap-metal, or whatever, and the rare bands that do last like, say, Tool do so because they keep changing and therefore retain the curiousity of their perpetually aging and thus perpetually dwindling fan base while at the same time drawing in new generations of listeners. It's a tricky business, really -- you need to keep changing yet still maintain your essence. And Korn does that very well on Take a Look in the Mirror, where they deftly consolidate their past strengths and self-produce a succinct album that sounds like trademark Korn -- yet purposefully doesn't sound like any Korn album to date. It's a little paradoxical, but that's precisely what makes Take a Look in the Mirror so interesting, especially for longtime fans. Particular songs draw from past Korn albums -- whether it's the ultramelodic Issues/Untouchables style of "Alive," the overt rap-metal Follow the Leader style of "Play Me," the covert rap-metal Life Is Peachy style of "Y'all Want a Single," or the seeing-red berserk Korn style of "Break Some Off" -- while a few highlights "Right Now," "Counting on Me," "Did My Time" break into exciting new territory. And perhaps most importantly, Korn keeps Take a Look in the Mirror brief: a baker's dozen in 45 minutes if you don't count the hidden bonus track their ADD-paced live version of "One" from MTV's Metallica comeback special. 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.
Rolling Stone - Robert Cherry
1/2 Davis hasn't traded self-pity for self-reflection, but he is screaming "f**k you" with greater precision.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969033524
  • Catalog Number: 90335
  • Sales rank: 44,465

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Right Now (3:09)
  2. 2 Break Some Off (2:35)
  3. 3 Counting on Me (4:49)
  4. 4 Here It Comes Again (3:33)
  5. 5 Deep Inside (2:46)
  6. 6 Did My Time (4:04)
  7. 7 Everything I've Known (3:34)
  8. 8 Play Me (3:21)
  9. 9 Alive (4:30)
  10. 10 Let's Do This Now (3:18)
  11. 11 I'm Done (3:23)
  12. 12 Y'all Want a Single (3:17)
  13. 13 When Will This End (14:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Korn Primary Artist
Jonathan Davis Vocals
Head Guitar
Dog Bass
Wally Balljacker Drums
James "The Gorilla" Guitar
Sir Headly Guitar
Technical Credits
Jonathan Davis Producer
Frank Filipetti Producer, Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Louie Teran Digital Editing
Korn Composer, Producer
Doug Erb Art Direction
Brandy Flower Art Direction
Tim Harkins Engineer
Polarbear Programming
Jim "Bud" Bonti Producer, Engineer
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    korn from day 1 they kicked everybody butt from the 90s and onwards

    this is one of korns last albums to feature brian head welch on guitar this band knows how to kick butt thanks korn all the great albums you have put out you guys make awesome music i just hope this review ight help other people out also this album is one of their best albums its just as heavy as untouchables and just as emotinial driven as self titled and life is peachy this band rocks i do not know one person who dislikes this band because this band rocks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KoRn WiLl OwN yOuR @Ss!!!!

    a lot of my favorite songs come from this CD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Save your money

    This is, to put it politely, Korn's weakest album. There are only three worthy songs (Right Now, Did My Time, and Y'all Want a Single) out of the fourteen on this album. All three can be found on "Greatest Hits: Vol 1" so buy that instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Reflection

    KoRn proves once again that hard rock can be reinvented. It amazes me that with each release KoRn provides me I can be this excited, elated, even overwhelmed by a few songs. Tune in, spoil yourself. KoRn wants you to hear their music and you deserve it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Reinventing

    KoRn...a band that changed the Rock world for ever when the exploded into the music world. Now they are trying to survive not to say that they fell off the top but their role started to dwindle. Ive been a fan since '94 and have followed very closely. With their new album in hand it has to be their most beautiful work of art,in a ugly beautiful of koRn. The album blows your head off with the mixing in the songs between melody and hard riffs/lyrics. A Great album for anyone who is a fan of Rock music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    some good stuff...

    This is some great shi..stuff. This is probley there top notch album...but will be undone by the next one...keep on rockin'! KoRn 2004!! gonna be humanguse!

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