Break The Cycle (Explicit) [Explicit]
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Break The Cycle (Explicit) [Explicit]

May 22, 2001

Song Title
Open Your Eyes (Explicit LP Version) [Explicit]
Pressure (Explicit LP Version) [Explicit]
It's Been Awhile [Explicit]
Change (Explicit LP Version) [Explicit]
Can't Believe (Explicit LP Version) [Explicit]
Warm Safe Place
For You [Explicit]
Outside (Original LP Version)
Waste (Explicit LP Version) [Explicit]
Take It (Explicit LP Version) [Explicit]

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 22, 2001
  • Release Date: May 22, 2001
  • Label: Atlantic Records/ATG
  • Copyright: 2001 Flip Records & Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and Flip Records & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
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  • Total Length: 50:40
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B0011Z321W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (655 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,520 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Classic June 6, 2004
Format:Audio CD
"Break The Cycle" is basically Staind at their pinnacle. The album is flawless and each track is a hit. Aaron Lewis' introspective lyrics combined with Mike Mushok's wall-of-sound guitars build what was easily the best hard-rock album to come out 2001. The band explored more acoustic elements than before and the song-writing was put up front a bit more. Obviously, at the time, many fans brushed Staind off as sell-outs, which, in hindsight, I think everyone is realizing just how ridiculous that is -- especially when you consider the two biggest hits here ("It's Been A While" and "Outside") were kicking around in Lewis' head before Staind got signed. Sure, this album isn't half as aggressive or depressing as it's predecessor, 1999's "Dysfunction" (or their indie debut "Tormented"), but it is an overall professional and potent album, that is consistantly solid the whole way through. Acoustic (or partially) ballads (that have now become a staple of the band) make up about a third of this album. "It's Been A while" is already a modern rock classic, along with a studio version of "Outside" (original live version from the "Family Values 1999" disc) and "Epiphany," a touching song, dedicated to the fans. "Waste" is another fan dedicated song, but this one is more aggressive and is directed towards an individual fan who committed suicide. After being approached by the kid's Mother, Aaron Lewis penned this song. By closely listening to the song, a positive message is revealed, and marks one of the most mature moments of Staind's career. "Open Your Eyes" is a song about various global problems (i.e. pollution, homelessness, drugs... Read more ›
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come off of it... January 6, 2002
By Amar
Format:Audio CD
......1. Open Your Eyes-Love the instrumental, the verses have a sick way of getting into my head and staying there. The chorus is so-so, but the song is definitely one of the better songs.
2. Pressure-great song, verses and chorus are melodic and go together nicely. A good song to use to introduce someone to Staind.
3. Fade-One of my favorites. The chorus is incredible and I simply can't get enough. The song never gets old.
4. It's Been Awhile-Eh...i loved this song to death, but it got overplayed. Not the song's fault, however.
5. Change-At first I liked it, but now it just seems mediocre compared to the rest of the album. The verses are still good though!
6. Can't Believe-I didn't like this song, but you must hear the MTV Unplugged version of this song--damn incredible..
7. Epiphany-Everyone's favorite...=)
8. Suffer - The verse's lyrics are kind of weak, not because I can't relate, but because one or two lines don't flow real nice..chorus is very catchy and melodic, and surprisingly optimistic
9. Warm, Safe Place - I love the bass line and the guitar melody but the song itself is weak.
10. For You-Ahhh, another incredible song. The whole song is well-rounded, very enjoyable if you hate your damn parents sometimes!
11. Outside-Definitely much better than the live version. Still as every bit captivating as it was.
12. Waste-Ah damn, now this is intense. About a fan's suicide...the verses, drums, and guitar melody are captivating, but the chorus is kind of weak. Wait till you get the parts after the second chorus...i almost fell over when i first heard it
13. Take it-Good song, but not much to really say about it...I do like how it ends though !
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Well-Made! July 8, 2001
By T.C.
Format:Audio CD
I don't think I've ever bought a cd as good as "Break the Cycle". Aaron Lewis has such a good voice and such a good scream ("Change", "Can't Believe") All the songs sound different and are well written by Lewis. Songs like "Epiphany", "It's Been Awhile", and "Safe Place" remind me so much of my girlfriend, Brittany, and they are just a pleasure to listen to. Though I have to admit this album by Staind isn't as hard and heavy as their other 2 cds, songs such as "Suffer", "Pressure", "Can't Believe" and "Change" definently makes you want to thrash your head back and forth. Very emotionally driven and shows Aaron Lewis sharing his angst about his broken family he had to grow up with. I'm adopted so I can relate to alot of what he sings about like being ignored, never given much attention, shouted at consistently and other sh-- like that. The drummer is excellent, the guitar riffs are awesome and the singing by Aaron Lewis is some of the best I've ever heard (Nickelback, slightly better) Well, if you havn't bought this masterpiece of alt-metal\hard rock, do it ASAP! Peace.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never Meant to Fade Away... April 1, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Ever have a CD that you never really fully listened to when you first bought it? You know, sometimes you get that album for some specific songs, play those songs again and again, then forget about the rest of the album later. This has happened to me a few times, being that I have a very short attention span (gotta love the pure wonders of television, folks!). I'll listen to certain songs again and again, then forget about the rest of the album.
This was the case with Staind's album, "Break the Cycle." There were a few songs that I'd listen to again and again, then not pay any attention to the rest of the album. This was not the band's fault at all. Just my own weak attention span. Well, after finding this CD in a pile of others (ones I don't even listen to anymore), I decided to pop it in and give the entire album a good listen. I was completely surprised by the results. It was as if I was hearing the album for the first time--well, in a way, I was.
All of the songs are well balanced with emotions such as sorrow, anger and sadness. The lyrics are very powerful and strong, while the singing and the music is overall excellent. Each song has a feel and look of its own, which is important to create a successful album, as these guys have. While it's not quite as heavy as their past efforts, this album has plenty of anger and rage within. There are songs that are heavy while others are more mellow and somber. You're never facing overkill with a certain song style. While I love the entire album, my favorite songs are "open your eyes," "fade," "it's been awhile," "suffer," "epiphany," "for you," "waste" and "outside." Those are my favorites, but the entire album is a great listen.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars F***ing love this albam
Just fond out Staind is coming to PA in May. Can't wait this show will kick ass. Buy this CD/MP3.
Published 23 hours ago by Chris Keller
5.0 out of 5 stars Great.
I love staind!!! They are a great band. And now i do not know what else to say, except thanks.
Published 1 month ago by christopher soper
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
perfect thank you very much. no issues what so ever. all good with order, shipping, etc.perfect thank you very much. no issues what so ever. all good with order, shipping, etc. Read more
Published 1 month ago by bryan baldasaro
5.0 out of 5 stars Staind is awesome
This is a very great album, I love their music. It's been awhile outside epiphany are awesome songs. Glad I bought album
Published 1 month ago by David M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Stolen =(
This CD was stolen from my car (along with a bunch of other CD's and the car stereo itself) years ago and I actually forgot about it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Island Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Staind review
All though I bought the cd for one song, I believe it is ""It's Been a Long Time" I am happy, it reminds me of a very special moment in my life.
Published 5 months ago by Mary L.
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I ordered as a gift for my dad. He loves it. He listens to it all the time. Arrived in excellent condition. No complaints.
Published 6 months ago by mary chervenak
2.0 out of 5 stars It would not play
It would not play in my computer or cd drive in car, don't know why must have an error on it.
Published 9 months ago by Roy Maki Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars The ULTIMATE alt-rock CD
Coming from their 'home' city (Springfield, MA), I can fully understand the angst and depression that runs throughout this classic CD of pain, angst and anger. Read more
Published 11 months ago by The Bas
4.0 out of 5 stars like
How do you rate a song? If you didn't like the song you wouldn't download it right?? I mean really!!
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