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Papa Roach - lovehatetragedy.jpg
Studio album by Papa Roach
ReleasedJune 18, 2002
RecordedDecember 2001 – February 2002 at Royaltone Studios in Los Angeles, California
GenreNu metal,[1][2] alternative metal,[1][2] rap metal[3]
ProducerBrendan 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
Metacritic75/100 link
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars link
Blender4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly(C+) link
The Guardian4/5 stars link
Melodic.net3/5 stars link
NME7/10 stars link
Rolling Stone4/5 stars link at the Wayback Machine (archived March 29, 2007)
Slant Magazine2/5 stars link

Lovehatetragedy is the third album by the American rock band Papa Roach. It was released on June 18, 2002.[4]


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, with the former appearing on the band's 1999 demo and the latter on the ...Let 'Em Know! EP. Despite peaking at higher positions on most charts worldwide, the album failed to catch the success of the band's previous album Infest.

According to Papa Roach, the band wanted to incorporate more singing over rapping into their music. However, although Lovehatetragedy does not have as much rapping as Infest, some tracks do feature rapping. 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.

The album is also Papa Roach's last album to feature their classic logo which was used on Infest and their independent EP Let 'Em Know which was released in 1999.

The album begins to showcase the singing melodies that lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix would use in the follow-up albums but still retains some rapping like its predecessor.

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

Track listing[edit]

1."M-80 (Explosive Energy Movement)"Jacoby Shaddix, Tobin Esperance2:27
2."Life Is a Bullet"Shaddix, Esperance4:05
3."Time and Time Again"Shaddix, Esperance2:59
4."Walking Thru Barbed Wire"Shaddix, Esperance3:05
5."Decompression Period"Shaddix, Esperance, Dave Buckner3:59
6."Born with Nothing, Die with Everything"Shaddix, Esperance3:50
7."She Loves Me Not"Shaddix, Esperance3:30
8."Singular Indestructible Droid"Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Jerry Horton3:49
9."Black Clouds"Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner4:02
10."Code of Energy"Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner4:04
11."Lovehatetragedy"Shaddix, Esperance, Horton3:11
Total length:39:01

Bonus Tracks

12."Gouge Away" (Pixies cover)Black Francis2:07
13."Never Said It"Shaddix, Esperance3:05
14."Naked in Front of the Computer" (Faith No More cover)Mike Patton2:13

UK Edition

12."Gouge Away" (Pixies cover)Black Francis2:07
13."Never Said It"Shaddix, Esperance3:05
14."Between Angels and Insects" (Live from Germany; Video)Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton3:54
15."Last Resort" (Live from Germany; Video)Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton3:20


The album has sold more than 500,000 copies, achieving Gold certification in the U.S.[5] It was also certified Gold in Canada and in the UK[6] and has sold over 3,000,000 copies worldwide. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200[7] by selling approximatively 136,000 copies in its first week, and was mostly well received by music critics, gaining an average score of 75 on Metacritic, as well as by fans despite some divide.[citation needed]


Papa Roach
  • Jacoby Shaddix - lead vocals
  • Jerry Horton - guitar, backing vocals
  • Tobin Esperance - bass, backing vocals
  • Dave Buckner - drums


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