Album: Significant Other
Artist: Limp Bizkit
Released: June 22, 1999
Record Co: Flip/Interscope
Genre: Nu Metal – Rap Metal
Producer: Terry Date & Limp Bizkit
Engineered: Cameron Webb, Markus Ulibarri, Jesse Gorman
Mixed: Brendan O’Brien
Mastering: Howie Weinberg
Fred Durst – vocals
Sam Rivers – bass
John Otto – drums, percussion
DJ Lethal – turntables, keyboards, samples, programming, sound development
Wes Borland – guitars, artwork
Straight Up, No Bullshit Rating: 9/10
Where Can I Gets IT: Find this record on iTunes, Amazon, and local Record Shop.
Why Should I Listen Now: If you want to truly experience what life was like at the turn of the 21st century, you will want to throw this bad boy on Play from front to back. Enjoy the ride mothaf***ah!
Story of How I Found It: I was but a little boy lost and confused on what music really was. My brother apparently had been listening to this Nu Metal stuff for a couple years by 1999 and I was a clingy little bastard. So it was only a matter of time before my fragile little mind would be exposed to the monster guitar riffs of Wes Borland, funky bass lines of Sam Rivers, awesome Technical drum mastery of John Otto, the mathematically precise record scratches from DJ Lethal, and effeminate fuckboy howling of Fred Durst: Limp Bizkit! These guys from the muddy banks of the Floridian Bayou closed out the 90’s with one of the best albums of the decade in Significant Other.
Limp Bizkit really didn’t appeal to me at first but honestly it has taken over a decade for me to come around to this full album. It is a masterpiece. I dare you (since you probably hate Limp Bizkit… or not) to listen to it, because your mind won’t be able to ever forget the experience of hearing some great musicianship and overall great recording and engineering. Knowing what I know about recording and all that stuff, I really do wonder how such a great sound was achieved at a time when Digital Recording was still in its infancy. From the thundering riffs of “Just Like This” to the funky-classic rap track “N 2 Gether Now,” you’ll get only the best tracks from Limp Bizkit on this album. Wu Tang And Limp Bizkit? Wow. What a magical combo at this time.
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the versatility exposed in this album. Doesn’t disappoint. 9/10!
And a Side note, Wes Borland rescues Kitties on his time away from the Axe.