Staff Top 10
Top Ten Nu-Metal Bands

By: Andrew Unterberger
2004-09-10



Posted 09/10/2004 - 09:37:26 AM by noixe01:
 linkin park also get props for their remix album, which inexplicably tapped a bunch of really dope indie rappers instead of major label snoozers. not that I don't respect Snoop, Xzibit and DJ Premier (who all collabed with Limp), but my respect for the "rap" part of lp skyrocketed once I saw they had fuckin Zion I on their jernt.
 
Posted 09/10/2004 - 11:01:26 AM by gloden:
 Korn's self-titled album is arguably nu-metal's genesis, and just like any genre that immediately loses its way in hopes of commercial success, it's still the best pure document of the music. It's leadoff track, "Blind", is still contains the best riff of the genre. Well, maybe... I stopped listening after "Follow The Leader".
 
Posted 09/13/2004 - 01:24:09 AM by holystoning:
 Let's not dismiss Limp that quickly. Having the balls to let Method Man trounce you and your rapping skills has to count for something. Plus, no one's riffs really captured the spirit of suburban entitlement via hip-hop empowerment like Wes Borland's. A lot of my friends can yell the chorus to "Rollin'" in jest, but even then it carries quite a bit of swagger. They made their mark with a po'-faced (and yet quite witty) cover of George effing Michael, moved on to Frankie Goes to Hollywood for Zoolander, and released "Nookie," one of the best (and most representative) pop singles of the decade. All the other stuff is true, too: shite lyrics; Wes' tendency to recycle riffs around, oh, the second album; Fred's puzzling ubiquity in PopWorld. But I'd take an Bizkit best-of over Hooba's proud mush-mouthing. Even if Three Days Grace gives me shivers when they sing "why do I love you?"

Also, my mom really likes Seether, so don't be hatin'.

 
Posted 09/13/2004 - 04:41:27 PM by AUnterberger:
 and released "Nookie," one of the best (and most representative) pop singles of the decade.

I just can't sign on for this Brad. Can't, won't, don't want to.
 
Posted 09/13/2004 - 10:54:42 PM by noixe01:
 meth phoned it in and still served fred. durst is a chump.
 
Posted 09/16/2004 - 04:22:33 AM by holystoning:
 All right... instead of "pop singles," read "rock" or "non-hip-hop". I think it's the "Louie Louie" of its time, only it's trying to be obscene. When "Faint" comes on my radio in ten years' time, I'm changing the station after the killer intro. LP is all about killer intros. Half the singles they release could be mutated into hip-hop gold.
 
Posted 09/16/2004 - 04:23:29 AM by holystoning:
 Mom says thanks for not hatin' on Seether.
 
Posted 04/29/2006 - 07:45:18 PM by paul91:
 i would have to disagree. linkin park's classic anthem is their first single, and heaviest song, "one step closer".