LIMP BIZKIT — Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ (review)

LIMP BIZKIT — Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ album cover Album · 1997 · Nu Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
Unitron
At first listen, Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ is an awesome banger of a metal album with tons of great riffs and songs that get you pumped much like almost every Limp Bizkit album. More and more though, the band's unique influences and the album's songwriting style sinks into your ears.

Heavy massive metal grooves are blended with hip hop rhythms and turntables, noisy post-hardcore riffs, and atmospheric post-rock textures and melodies. Yeah, post rock influences in a metal album that wasn't Neurosis before everyone was trying to copy them. All these sounds brought together by fantastic songwriting and performances hasn't really been matched, not even by the band. Even the outros of each song have some cool little switch in sound that makes it a perfect album listening experience. (Though I'd be lying if Counterfeit isn't a particular favorite and lands on most metal playlists I make).

Fred Durst is at his most anxious and schizophrenic, rapping and screaming like a madman with a gritty rawness. Wes Borland is either delivering monolithic grooves, atmospheric melodies, or both in the case of a song like Sour. For once one of those really long songs on the end of a 90's album isn't just a bunch of silence and a hidden track, as Everything is a straight up wandering spacey post-rock epic and acts as a perfect chill down after the heaviness yet keeps the intensity. Sam Rivers and John Otto bring a fantastic rhythm section, with the former being a really underrated bassist. Bringing both funk and complimenting the quiet guitar sections, I especially love the short funky swing bassline during the bridge of Stuck.

Significant Other is the most definitive Bizkit album and more instant hit, but Three Dollar Bill is a fantastic album and keeps growing on me as my favorite with its pure rawness.
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Unitron wrote:
53 days ago
I think it's probably because most people who have a vehement hatred for them just hop on the bandwagon and have never even listened to them (or if they did went in with preconceived notions of "this is gonna suck") and just see Fred Durst and completely dismiss them. Don't know when a charismatic frontman all of a sudden became a bad thing.

I've always really liked The Unquestionable Truth, but I unfortunately didn't really try much else years ago but they've grown on me more and more as time goes by. Now I count them among my favorite bands.

54 days ago
Love this album. I get that Limp Bizkit aren't everyone's cup of tea but I've never understood the widespread and passionate hatred they seem to generate

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