Results May Vary

Common Sense Media says

Posturing angry young men -- big yawn.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

This band comes off as intolerant and nasty.

Violence

Macho threats with a cynical edge.

Sex

"I ain't looking to screw till the vibe's right" ("The Only One") is one of the more sweetly sentimental moments on this CD.

Language

A lot of graphic language throughout.

Consumerism

CD comes with a "limited edition" DVD promoting an upcoming product.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

There are a few drug references, too.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this angry album has sex, violence, drug references, intolerance, and sexism.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Yes, you'll find sex, violence, drug references, intolerance, and sexism here, but the worst offender on Limp Bizkit's RESULTS MAY VARY is tedium. Musically, the band offers little to get excited about.

Is it any good?

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New guitarist Mike Smith gamely tries to shine, but it's an uphill battle all the way. The singing and arrangements lack passion; overall the production feels perfunctory. The end result is disappointing, a lowest-common-denominator effort. This is a good one to skip.

There are a few moments that transcend, almost worth the price of admission. "Red Light, Green Light" features a guest appearance by Snoop Dogg along with a welcome blast of energy. The lyrics ("Red Light, Green Light, you ready to roll? Tell me when you're ready to go...") are filled with sexual innuendo that's actually a tiny bit clever, and the fact that the question is asked at all passes for considerate behavior (however superficially) with this crew.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how not to behave around your peers, using graphic examples from this CD.

Music details

Artist:Limp Bizkit
Release date:September 8, 2003
Label:Interscope Records
Genre:Rock
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byerica921 April 5, 2013
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16
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csm shut up

Limp Bizkit's songs r awesome like Break Stuff and rollin and gold cobra and gimmie the mic and behind blue eyes and eat you alive and shotgun and also nookie and take a look around
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byA Dandelion October 14, 2010
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15
QUALITY
 

Appropriate for teens over 15, contains violence, inappropriate language, sexism, substance abuse, etc.

Limp Bizkit rode the nu-metal wave started by KoRn in the early 90s to the heights of rock stardom. Frankly, they don't deserve it. While most nu-metal bands can be described as capricious at times, Limp Bizkit takes immaturity to a whole new level. this album was released in an attempt to compensate for two previous failures, but, unsurprisingly the results really haven't varied. The album is misogynistic, violent, and simplistic in far too many ways, and gives the impression that it was written by a few particularly angsty middle-school delinquents rather than by grown men who are supposed to be professionals in their field. A solid execution might perhaps have given the album a redeeming facet, but the music follows a tedious verse-chorus-verse-chorus structure, and the instrumental virtuosity is lacking. Appropriate for those older than 15, but you should really save your money.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 1, 10, 14, and 17 year old Written bySystemOfANintendo October 4, 2010
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13
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Limp Bizkit---Band Name Explains A Lot. The music is limp and weak.

I hate Limp Bizkit. Fred Dirst sounds like a drunk prev. Violence, sex, sexism, and graphic language is from beginning to end, as well as tedious writing, horrid singing, and nothing to get excited about. Skip this one, and buy a CD from a nu metal band made up of 3-year-old's instead. That'll be way better.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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