Icon (Limp Bizkit album)
|Compilation album by Limp Bizkit|
|Released||July 19, 2011|
|Genre||Nu metal, rap metal|
|Limp Bizkit chronology|
Icon is the fourth compilation album by American rock band Limp Bizkit. Released in 2011, it is a retrospective compiling material from the band's albums Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Results May Vary and The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1).
Music and lyrics
The music of Icon has predominately been described as nu metal and is noted for "kinetic, frenzied energy". On this compilation, DJ Lethal functions as a sound designer for the band, shaping their sound. According to Lethal, "I try and bring new sounds, not just the regular chirping scratching sounds. [...] It's all different stuff that you haven't heard before. I'm trying to be like another guitar player."
Wes Borland's guitar playing on this compilation is experimental and nontraditional, and is noted for creative use of six and seven-string guitars. The songs from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ feature him playing without a guitar pick, performing with two hands, one playing melodic notes, and the other playing chord progressions. 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. Borland's guitar playing also has unevenly accented syncopated sixteenth notes to create a disorienting effect, and hypnotic, droning licks.
Durst's lyrics are often profane, scatological or angry. Much of Durst's lyrical inspiration came from growing up and his personal life. The breakup with his girlfriend inspired the Significant Other songs "Nookie" and "Re-Arranged".
|1.||"Counterfeit"||from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$||4:48|
|2.||"Faith"||from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$||2:26|
|3.||"Nookie"||from Significant Other||4:26|
|4.||"Break Stuff"||from Significant Other||2:46|
|5.||"Re-Arranged"||from Significant Other||5:54|
|6.||"Take a Look Around"||from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water||5:19|
|7.||"Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"||from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water||3:33|
|8.||"My Way"||from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water||4:33|
|9.||"Eat You Alive"||from Results May Vary||3:57|
|10.||"Behind Blue Eyes"||from Results May Vary||4:29|
|11.||"The Truth"||from The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)||5:25|
- Fred Durst - vocals
- Wes Borland - guitars
- Mike Smith - guitar on tracks 9 and 10
- Sam Rivers - bass
- John Otto - drums, percussion
- DJ Lethal - turntables, samples, keyboards, programming, sound development
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