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Studio album by Papa Roach
Released June 18, 2002
Recorded December 2001–February 2002 at Royaltone Studios in Los Angeles, California
Genre Nu metal,[1][2] alternative metal,[1][2] rap metal[3]
Length 38:54
Label DreamWorks
Producer Brendan O'Brien
Papa Roach chronology
Getting Away with Murder
Singles from Lovehatetragedy
  1. "She Loves Me Not"
    Released: June 4, 2002
  2. "Time and Time Again"
    Released: October 15, 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100 link
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars link
Blender 4/5 stars link[dead link]
CANOE link
Entertainment Weekly (C+) link
The Guardian 4/5 stars link 3/5 stars link
NME 7/10 stars link
PopMatters link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link at the Wayback Machine (archived March 29, 2007)
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars link

lovehatetragedy is the third album by Californian rock band Papa Roach. It was released on June 18, 2002. A re-recorded version of the song "M-80 (Explosive Energy Movement)" was featured in the game Amplitude. The Song "She Loves Me Not" was featured in the game "NHL 2003". The songs "She Loves Me Not" and "Walking Thru Barbed Wire" were recorded in 1999 and can be found on Papa Roach's 1999 release.

The album is heavier and darker than their previous album Infest.

Despite being a fan favorite, the album failed to catch the success of their previous album Infest.

According to Papa Roach, the band wanted to incorporate more singing over rapping into their music, though the album does contain rapping, mostly in the singles "She Loves Me Not" and "Time and Time Again". lovehatetragedy was the band's last album to feature a nu metal sound and rapping until the release of The Connection a decade later in 2012.

lovehatetragedy is Papa Roach's last album under DreamWorks Records, which was later absorbed by Geffen in 2003. Papa Roach would be signed under Geffen until 2010.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "M-80 (Explosive Energy Movement)"   Jacoby Shaddix, Tobin Esperance 2:26
2. "Life Is a Bullet"   Shaddix, Esperance 4:05
3. "Time and Time Again"   Shaddix, Esperance 2:58
4. "Walking Thru Barbed Wire"   Shaddix, Esperance 3:04
5. "Decompression Period"   Shaddix, Esperance, Dave Buckner 3:59
6. "Born with Nothing, Die with Everything"   Shaddix, Esperance 3:49
7. "She Loves Me Not"   Shaddix, Esperance 3:29
8. "Singular Indestructible Droid"   Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Jerry Horton 3:48
9. "Black Clouds"   Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner 4:01
10. "Code of Energy"   Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner 4:04
11. "Lovehatetragedy"   Shaddix, Esperance, Horton 3:11
Total length:

Bonus Tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Gouge Away" (Pixies cover) Black Francis 2:07
13. "Never Said It"   Shaddix, Esperance 3:05
14. "Naked in Front of the Computer" (Faith No More cover) Mike Patton 2:13

UK Edition

No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Gouge Away" (Pixies cover) Black Francis 2:07
13. "Never Said It"   Shaddix, Esperance 3:05
14. "Between Angels and Insects" (Live from Germany; Video) Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton 3:54
15. "Last Resort" (Live from Germany; Video) Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton 3:20


The album did not sell as well as its 2000 predecessor, Infest, selling more than 700,000 units, achieving gold certification in the U.S. It was certified Gold in Canada and in the UK, and has sold over 3,000,000 copies worldwide. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and was mostly well received by music critics.[citation needed]


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