Significant Other [PA]
Performer: Limp Bizkit
Artist: Les Claypool; Method Man; Jonathan Davis; Scott Berland
Engineer: Terry Date...
Distributor: Universal Distribution
Notes: SIGNIFICANT OTHER is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Limp Bizkit: Fred Durst (vocals); Wes Borland (guitar); Sam Rivers (bass); John Otto (drums); DJ Lethal (turntables). Additional personnel includes: Method Man, Les Claypool, Matt Pinfield, Anita Durst, Mathematics (vocals); Scott Borland (keyboards); Jonathan Davis, Aaron Lewis (background vocals). Producers: Limp Bizkit, Scott Weiland, Terry Date, D.J. Premier. Recorded at NRG Recording Services, North Hollywood, California. SIGNIFICANT OTHER was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. "Nookie" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. Smashing the sophomore jinx, Limp Bizkit puts together a screaming second album in SIGNIFICANT OTHER. The band's songwriting has matured, and the experience of touring is evident in the production. Singer Fred Durst is a frontman for the next millennium, combining hardcore metal with the slickness of hiphop. Limp Bizkit is backed by the turntable skills of House Of Pain's DJ Lethal. You can hear the hiphop influences in almost every track--from the lead single, "Nookie," to the DJ Premier-produced "N 2 Gether Now." Other highlights include "Break Stuff," "Just Like This," and "I'm Broke." Be sure to check out the Durst-directed video for "Nookie," as it shows just how multi-talented Limp Bizkit really is.
Rolling Stone (7/8-22, pp.143-144) - 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...at this point, hating them seems a little disingenuous. They're actually (gulp) good." Entertainment Weekly (6/18/99, pp.74-75) - "...It takes it cues from hardcore hip-hop...grunge...the post-80's metal of Metallica, and, to a lesser degree, electronica....But overall, SIGNIFICANT OTHER isn't simply modern rock; it's postmodern rock..." - Rating: B CMJ (6/28/99, p.5) - "...[SIGNIFICANT OTHER] has an intensity that never lets up, surpassing the musical scope of its predecessor with rap-core gems such as "Nookie" and the blunted hip-hop of..."N 2 Gether Now"....The unholy matrimony of metal and rap celebrates another victory...superb..."
Taking their musical cue from their friends in Korn, Limp Bizkit bottled the rage of metal and merged it with vocalist's Fred Durst's white-boy rapping skills. With the kind of rock-star excess missed by some in the mid-late 1990s (due largely to Guns N' Roses' MIA status during this time), Durst and company attempted to pick up the slack all by themselves.
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