16 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

To avoid treading water Korn once again switched producers for their fourth album. With Issues producer Brendan O’Brien, best known for his work with Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and Rage Against the Machine, helps to emphasize Korn’s latent but liquid sense of funk. The quieter rhythmic passages in “Somebody Someone,” “Wake Up,” and “Beg for Me” are even reminiscent of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. However the album is not defined by its groovy chops but by its crushing choruses. Issues delivers some of the band’s most furious chants to date, including “Trash” and “Let’s Get This Party Started.” Even better are “Falling Away from Me,” “Make Me Bad,” and “Counting,” which actually reveal hummable melodies under layers of down-tuned, corrosive sludge. The short interludes scattered throughout Issues are disposable, save for “Dead,” an abstract hymn tinged with bagpipes that serves as the perfect prelude to the band’s torrential expulsions.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

To avoid treading water Korn once again switched producers for their fourth album. With Issues producer Brendan O’Brien, best known for his work with Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and Rage Against the Machine, helps to emphasize Korn’s latent but liquid sense of funk. The quieter rhythmic passages in “Somebody Someone,” “Wake Up,” and “Beg for Me” are even reminiscent of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. However the album is not defined by its groovy chops but by its crushing choruses. Issues delivers some of the band’s most furious chants to date, including “Trash” and “Let’s Get This Party Started.” Even better are “Falling Away from Me,” “Make Me Bad,” and “Counting,” which actually reveal hummable melodies under layers of down-tuned, corrosive sludge. The short interludes scattered throughout Issues are disposable, save for “Dead,” an abstract hymn tinged with bagpipes that serves as the perfect prelude to the band’s torrential expulsions.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

Dante_Dhampyr ,

Honestly, My favorite album.

KoRn has always been a band to sound their own and create barriers seperating them from their peers, but this album almost seperates korn from korn. Eery sounds, slow, dark, and almost meloncholic riffs, tearing and seering guitars, Beautifully written lyrics, and harmonic voice almost crying out. The album that stands here is truly one of the most unique albums. This album landed koRn at the Apollo, and won the ears of everyone there. Songs like "Dirty" and "Trash" give an eerily depressing and almost angry and insane feel to their sound. Their single "Falling Away From Me" and "Make Me Bad" Of course the more pop generated sound of the album, however the meaning behind "Make Me Bad" screams out at the need for attention and pain, almost like the patients that jump from disease to disease to get attention from other. "Somebody Someone" gives a loud growl shouting agonizing pain and loneliness. While the track "Beg For Me" is aimed at the crowd, demanding them to react and beg for their music. This album is the soundtrack for every teen and adult alike who feels the pain of life. It's almost like a drug, it just helps you vent and makes you feel just a little bit better.

alecr ,

Dark, Creepy, Amazing.

This is one of Korn's better cd's. I will attempt to rate the songs according to how I liked them. Every song on this cd is good.

Dead: intro song, not bad, 7/10
Falling away from me: Dark, Creepy song, i loved it. 10/10
Trash: Good song, good rythm. 9/10
4u: not really a song, but still good sauce. 7/10
Beg for me: eerie song, starts slow, gets loud and fast. 9/10
make me bad: of course one of the best on the cd 10/10
It's gonna go away: good vocals by davis: 8/10
Wake up: 9/10
am i going crazy: again, just a short filler "song" 6/10
HEY DADDY; my favorite song on the cd, and one of my favorite korn songs of all time it is just amazing. very underrated. 13/10
somebody someone: very good song. 10/10
no way: catchy , good guitar, good back up vocals: 9/10
let's get this party started: slow beginning, turns into screaming, good stuff. 10/10
wish you could be me: boring, but weird and cool. 6/10
counting: 8/10
Dirty: very creepy song, and very good, the end of the song is just static though 8/10

Jacko1610 ,

Korn Rocks

Probably one of the best Korn albums. I really liked this album, listened to it like 3 times in two days. My favorite songs are Trash, Falling Away from Me, Make Me Bad, Dead, Hey Daddy and Somebody Someone. Great album! GET IT!

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