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I think they need to take another look...
on 22 July 2004
5 years down the line I've been listening to KoRn, and I've bought all their albums in order (which is the way you SHOULD do it) and each one is a new journey to me.
There's probably only 3 albums tops of everyones KoRn favourites, and I know what you're all thinking, 'KoRn', 'Life Is Peachy', & 'Issues', well actually...no! To me its 'KoRn', 'Follow The Leader', & 'Untouchables'! Yeah! That's right, you heard me! I don't care what ANYONE says 'Untouchables' RUUUULLLLEEESSSS!!! But that doesn't mean I don't like 'Life Is Peachy' or Issues', which are NOT bad albums, although I admit 'Issues' was a little boring in places...(sorry!)
But back when hearing that this album 'Take A Look...' was due to come out late 2003, I had also learned that it was supposed to be a 'Return To Form' stage of Korn's career, taking themselves back to their 'KoRn/Life Is Peachy' days which I was really excited about, 'cos early KoRn is the best KoRn, everyones knows that. I Purchased 'Take A Look...' the day it came out, and when I went home and put it in my CD player, I couldn't really make out what to think!
I mean, I like the heaviness and energy put in to it, but there's something missing, and something rather unconvincing about it too which is strange 'cos KoRn are always up for breaking the boundaries as we've all learned on their previous recordings. The problem is that it doesn't sound like an old school 'back to roots' momentum that I had hoped for.
Don't get me wrong! I'm still a loyal fan an' all, but this is easily their weakest album. And I don't really care for the amount of times Jonathan Davis shouts 'F**k' on this album too. The bottom line is that 'TALITM' is just a filler record with SOME storming songs while the others are there to fill in the gaps, and I think that this is just to keep fans happy 'cos I'm banking that the seventh KoRn album (winter 2005 *fingers crossed*) will be MUCH better.
Oh, and a greatest hits album is due in just a month! Lets see if we're even ready for THAT!!!