by Staind

(1999) Flip/Elektra

Personnel Aaron Lewis-vocals Mike Mushok-guitar and background vocals Johnny "Old School" April-Bass and background vocals Jon Wysocki- Drums and background vocals
Description The album that single-handedly proved what Staind can really do, in many ways.
Posted By Jason Henderson (5681)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 8/17/2003, Nakita Marrison (103) posted:
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I really love Staind. Every song i've heard come out of them has been awesome. I especially love Dysfuction, because being as it was their first cd, it also was the hardest of them. Aaron Lewis has an amazing voice, and i love it when he screams. It gives me chills. The music is a perfect fit to the vocals.
On 11/12/2001, Jason Henderson (5681) posted:
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In all ways this album is a filled with euphony. It has it's hard edged songs, and the deep, concentrated songs, and then there are the songs that signify their signature sound, and a secret track which I will not spoil no matter what. This album is packed with extremely heavy distortion which might be too heavy for some listeners. Their are songs about Aarons' struggles with his family, and home in many tracks, his muse. This is a pretty dark Cd, much more shorter than the next record would be, but nonetheless showing a lot more. The tracks seem to leave more of a thought in the mind, and seem to surve a better purpose. His singing seems to be more active in the music as well, and doesn't sound the same in all the songs. If you enjoyed BREAK THE CYCLE, then you should try out this album, they go together very well and you might be part of the same audience.

1. Suffocate 2. Just Go 3. Me 4. Raw 5. Mudshovel 6. Home 7. A Flat 8. Crawl 9. Spleen

This album reaches its peak with Mudshovel, an angry and dark song that pop out of all of the others, from all the heavy lyrics and ultra heavy guitars, the song shines. Home is another song that proves Aarons' great singing capability and the great mood of the melodic and hard rock coming together to form such a great song, a perfect Staind jewel.