I own the CD, in my opinion this is just bad music writing. Save some money. do something you may enjoy better. (like getting a tooth pulled)
Japanese only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD – playable on all CD players) pressing. Universal. 2008.The splicing together of nu metal, rap, funk, and sterile electronica laced with dark melodies as infectious as anything Britney has to offer inspired 6 million people to purchase copies of Limp Bizkit’s Significant Other. With Chocolate Starfish, they perfect their formula. From the electro-infused ”Intro” through the contagiously chugging ”My Generation” to the straight-up rap of ”Getcha Groove On,” Chocolate Starfish is a slick, clinical, and flawless platform for Fred Durst’s effortlessly savage–and occasionally unintentionally comic–sociological rants geared toward disaffected youth. Ultimately, though, it’s that undeniably intelligent musical backdrop–the brooding guitar sound that gave the Mission Impossible 2 theme haunting new life and menace, and that defines ”Hot Dog,” ”Full Nelson,” ”My Way,” ”Rollin’,” ”Boiler,” and ”It’ll Be Okay”–that makes this a seething work of genius. The fact is, with rap and rock saying pretty much the same thing, Limp Bizkit have plenty of competition. They just do what they do better than everyone else. –Dan Gennoe
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Calling this album music is a total insult to many talented artists today! The lyrics is horrible (I mean why use the f word every second in Hot Dog, whining about every single thing. He’s obviously 30-something, so he wouldn’t know what’s it like to be a teen of the year 2000-1. His attempts to mock Trent Reznor of NIN is obviously futile through-out the album), about as bad as their second album, “Significant Other”. The guitars, drums, electronics, and bass is highly boring, too. Not only that, why Fred Durst flaks many artists and bands such as Creed, Marilyn Manson (IMHO, a great philosopher and mis-interpreted genius.), Alanis Morsiette and many others? Is he jealous of them or maybe he is a school-yard bully so he can get attention? Speaking of Fred Durst, his vocals sucks. His voice is about as horrible as a drugged up hyena. Using guest artists and putting “Take A Look Around” cannot save this failed album from a failed band. Avoid this album, along with many today’s talentless nu-metal bands, such as Linkin Park, Papa Roach, and Taproot. If you want good nu-metal albums, get albums from Rage Against The Machine or One Minute Silence, instead. You want real and true-to-honest artists that doesn’t cash in attention and money? Get albums from Tool, Slayer, Pitchshifter, Ministry, Fear Factory, Meshuggah, Metallica (old stuff), Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Misery Loves Co., Machine Head, Revolting Cocks, Nothingface, Skinlab, Refused, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Project Pitchfork, Pig, NIN, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Santana, Sophie B. Hawkins, Katie Price, Sarah McLaughlin, Beethoven, Mozart, and any other artists that is much better than this poor excuse of a band.BTW, I think the thing between Christina Augilera and Fred Durst is rather disturbing. Combining both of their mockery of music in MTV awards is scary. Please, avoid garbage pop music and many hopeless nu-metal bands. Image isn’t everything, you know?
I would like to give praise to my friend Aaron’s insightful review of Limpbizkit’s brand, spanking new piece of filth and Fred Durst has dubbed “Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water. Indeed, after listening to every song on this album, did I agree that a good, old fashioned kick to the love rocket is more enjoyable than this waste of good plastic, hell at least you feel something for god’s sake! Back in 1998, I happened to catch Fred and the band thrashing it out on the Fashionably Loud portion of MTV’s Spring Break. Well, that did it. The next day, everyone was buzzing about this hard new band. In May, of 1999. I purchased Three Dollar Bill Y’all, nothing special, but pretty good nonetheless. And there you have it, I was a full-fledged Limpbizkit fan, as was everyone else. And then, in July of 1999, Significant Other came out. I rushed to Target and bought it, only to discover… The Bizkit had been broken. What the hell was this!? Fred had even stopped screaming! And started devoting his time to pathetic attempts at rapping and crooning! Screw that I said, I didn’t even take the time to sell the cd, I gave it to my cousin for free, and I don’t doubt for a minute that she threw it out the window upon returning home. After Significant Other hit the charts, Limp was awarded with praise, so much praise in fact, that later on, he would named the Vice President of Interscope! Hmmm. So let me get this straight… if I write a bunch of idiotic lyrics and set it to equally bad music, I could become one of the head honcho of a major record label without any previous experience? WHERE DO I SIGN UP?!!! With that, Fred became immersed in a major ego trip, a trip that to this day, he is still on. Insulting bands that he feels to be inferior but aren’t, like Creed, Taproot, and Nine Inch Nails, the latter I have been a fan of for a long time and threatening bands that don’t sign with him. Screw Fred! And screw this piece of crap! You might as well hide a mike in a middle school bathroom if you want lyricism Fred! Marvel at his maturity as his spits out insults and the F-Word at the same time in HOT DOG! OOH AHH! Fred basically repeats the same thing in every song. The whole album can be summed up with these words, “Dont f**k with me, I am the s**t, I didn’t get enough love as a kid please give me some attention, I couldn’t get chicks until I became famous and when I do get chicks I treat them like garbage, I dumped Carmen Electra I AM SMART! WOW!, I sure do wish I was black”, and “Nasal voices sell!” There, I just saved you $15.00. You can thank me later dog. Buy something good like the Deftones or Tool, how about some Cake or some AC/DC? Anything but this, now if you’ll excuse me, I have to search for Fred, so I can make him eat this cd.
Firstly let me say one thing. I view music for its qualities and whether it will stand up on its own merits in x number of years. Great music is timeless irrespective of the era it originated from. It should not be judged positively if the artist is the product of media advertising or commercial popularity. I collect and love music from classical, ragtime, swing, bigband, delta blues, country, r&r, psych, metal, avant garde, jazz, experimental, techno and even rap. This band and its output is THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR in popular music I have heard. It represents the dumbing down to a lobotomy of a long and rich musical heritage in music. My theory is this. Rap moves out of its original sources and seeps out into suburban white America. The original ideologies and talent is transformed into a banal, pathetic excuse for noise which even the most tone deaf and untalented industrialist could improve upon if they had no arms or legs and were fed on a diet of baked beans. This is narcissistic, moronic, penis/cranuim intertwined garbage. If you really think this has any qualities I do feel sorry for you as you were dealt a cruel hand in life. If you think this album says something or if it gives you a bit of spine because it says things you are too gutless to say or do then face it, you can’t cut it in this world. What’s the word – Loser, that’s it. Get a life and explore the huge amount of music that is actually created by artists with intelligence and talent.
There’s really no point of even writing a review of this record because anyone with even half a brain cell knows this record is garbage. But why not.I guess if you really, really like corporate rock, Limp Bizkit is perfect for you. Even NSYNC spend less time out golfing with their label executives. Chocalate Starfish is also for you if your ideal rock star is an overweight gansta-wannabe who doesn’t even go to the McDonalds drive-through without a security guard. Note to Fred: Dr. Dre you ain’t. Although I suppose if I made music as bad as you, I’d want to be protected from the public too.Also, if you’ve recently discovered these things called “swear words” like Fred apparently has, you’ll also love this record, cause he uses them a bunch. How cool! I wish I could come up with lyrics as deep and meaningful as “Keep rollin, rollin, rollin.” I bet bands like Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails just wish they were cool enough to get to do a duet with Christina Aguilera on MTV, but they just aren’t cool enough I guess. Maybe someday.