Collected (Limp Bizkit album)

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Collected
Compilation album by Limp Bizkit
Released May 12, 2008
Recorded 1997-2005
Genre Nu metal
Label Spectrum
Limp Bizkit chronology
Greatest Hitz
(2005)
Collected
(2008)
Icon
(2011)

Collected is the third compilation album by American rock band Limp Bizkit. Released in 2008, it a retrospective compilation album from the band's albums Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Results May Vary and The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1).

Content[edit]

Collected contains material from the band's albums Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Results May Vary and The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1). The compilation was released in Europe by Spectrum Music, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.[1]

Music and lyrics[edit]

The music of Collected has predominately been described as nu metal[2] and is noted for "kinetic, frenzied energy".[3] On this compilation, DJ Lethal functions as a sound designer for the band, shaping their sound. According to Lethal, "I try and bring new sounds, not just the regular chirping scratching sounds. [...] It's all different stuff that you haven't heard before. I'm trying to be like another guitar player."[4] Though the band is generally opposed to the use of solos, they allowed drummer John Otto to perform an extended solo in the middle of the song "Nobody Like You".[5]

Wes Borland's guitar playing on this compilation is experimental and nontraditional, and is noted for creative use of six and seven-string guitars.[6] The songs from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ feature him playing without a guitar pick, performing with two hands, one playing melodic notes, and the other playing chord progressions.[4] His guitar playing on this album also makes use of octave shapes, and choppy, eighth-note rhythms, sometimes accompanied by muting his strings with his left hand, creating a percussive sound.[7] Borland's guitar playing also has unevenly accented syncopated sixteenth notes to create a disorienting effect, and hypnotic, droning licks.[7] The song "Stuck" uses a sustain pedal in the first bar, and muted riffs in the second bar.[7]

Durst's lyrics are often profane, scatological or angry.[8] Much of Durst's lyrical inspiration came from growing up and his personal life.[4] His breakup with her inspired the Significant Other songs "Nookie" and "Re-Arranged".[9]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Collected did not chart. Allmusic's James Christopher Monger gave the album 2.5 out of 5, writing "Fans of the raucous rap/nu/alternative metal outfit would be better off with 2005's Greatest Hitz compilation".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Pollution"   from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ 3:49
2. "The Propaganda"   from The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) 5:17
3. "Build a Bridge"   from Results May Vary 3:58
4. "The Story"   from The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) 3:51
5. "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water 3:33
6. "Livin' It Up"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water 3:33
7. "Show Me What You Got"   from Significant Other 4:29
8. "Behind Blue Eyes"   from Results May Vary 4:32
9. "Getcha Groove On"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water 4:31
10. "Nobody Like You"   from Significant Other 4:22
11. "Stuck"   from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ 5:13
12. "Re-Arranged"   from Significant Other 5:56
13. "Counterfeit"   from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ 5:10
14. "The Truth"   from The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) 5:27
Total length:
64:37

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Christopher Monger, James. "Collected - Limp Bizkit". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Apter, Jeff (2009). Never Enough: The Story of The Cure. Music Sales Group. p. 468. ISBN 0-85712-024-7. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Three Dollar Bill Y'All - Limp Bizkit". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Devenish, Colin (2000). Limp Bizkit. St. Martin's. pp. 21–51. ISBN 0-312-26349-X. 
  5. ^ Devenish, Colin (2000). Limp Bizkit. St. Martin's. pp. 95–113. ISBN 0-312-26349-X. 
  6. ^ Kitts, Jeff; Tolinski, Brad (2002). "Lords Of Hard Rock: Wes Borland". The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 3–4. ISBN 0-634-04619-5. 
  7. ^ a b c Hurwitz, Tobias; Riley, Glenn (June 1, 2002). "Rhythm guitar riffs in the style of Wes Borland". 7-String Guitar. Alfred Music Publishing. pp. 30–2. ISBN 0-7390-2807-3. 
  8. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  9. ^ Devenish, Colin (2000). Limp Bizkit. St. Martin's. pp. 79–95. ISBN 0-312-26349-X.