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Steal This Album [Explicit Lyrics]

System of a DownAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (November 26, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00007E8V4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (439 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,875 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Chic 'N' Stew
2. Innervision
3. Bubbles
4. Boom!
5. N - guns
6. A.D.D.
7. Mr. Jack
8. I-E-A-I-A-I-O
9. 36
10. Pictures
11. Highway Song
12. F**k The System
13. Ego Brain
14. Thetawaves
15. Roulette
16. Streamline

Editorial Reviews

With Rage Against the Machine disbanded, System of a Down ascend to the political aggro-rock throne, and with Steal This Album, the Los Angeles-based quartet prove themselves worthy to wear the crown. A play on the late activist Abbie Hoffman’s Steal This Book, the album consists of 16 System songs from the mid-1990s through 2001. The band stresses the songs are not "B-sides or outtakes"; in fact, they clearly show System at their apex. These smart, varied songs feature Serj's frenetic, staccato, Jello Biafra-like phrasing atop the band's edgy, commanding, metal-meets-punk base. From the funny, frantic "Chic 'N' Stu," to "F**k the System," "A.D.D. (American Dream Disorder)," and "Boom!" System keep listeners guessing with discomfiting time changes that match up with Serj's incendiary lyrics. In keeping with their creative, fan-oriented approach, System are releasing four limited runs of the CD, each version featuring artwork from a different band member. This is not escapist rock. It's an intense and eye-opening aural history lesson you can mosh to. --Katherine Turman

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars System does it again December 19, 2002
Format:Audio CD
When I first became a SOAD fan, I bought Toxicity first. It was a great album so then I tried their 1998 debut release, and I was exposed to their deep inner self. Then I got this new album and I must say that System has again enthralled me. Each song may start out similar but, once things get going, they are all genuine in themselves.
Chic 'N' Stu - Weird song with a catchy chorus. What a splendid pie!! Pizza pizza pie!! I don't know what Serj is blathering about but I like it heh
Innervision - My sister was the first to tell me about this and I downloaded it. It seemed amazing when it was the only song I'd heard but, when I bought the whole CD, it was left in the dust as the melodic tunes of every other track began to catch my interest more
Bubbles - Short and sweet. This one didn't seem to get much hype but it was awesome though. It's not deep or dark. It's just fun and energetic
Boom! - Serj really managed to prevail in this song with his monotonous tone of voice in the beginning as the wild music is playing in the background. The chorus is nothing too special though
Nuguns - This is probably the song I've given the least amount of listens to even though it is quite good
A.D.D. - The three letters stand for American Dream Denial. I love the chorus to this one. It's one of my favorites
Mr. Jack - I just caught on to this song today. It's the longest track and yet it's only over four minutes
I-E-A-I-A-I-O - System seems to do good at choruses. And this one is enchanting. And we light up the skyyy...
36 - The song is called 36 but it's 46 seconds long. Cool music but the message seems to oppress television
Pictures - The music in this one rocks. And I love it when Daron jumps in at the end and repeats Serj's every phrase in a scream. Away (away!
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best, but still very enjoyable October 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Considering it took four years to make "Toxicity," it's not (or shouldn't be) surprising that System of a Down had some leftover songs that they wanted heard. What is surprising, however, is that these b-sides were so good. Some songs here, like "Innervision" and "Chic `N' Stew," are as good as anything on System's last two discs. In fact, the band left some of these songs off of their last album not because they weren't good songs, but because they wanted "Toxicity" to have a different, more serious theme. A song like "Bubbles" wouldn't exactly fit if it were next to, say, "Aerials."

These 13 songs don't have as many powerful lyrics as "Toxicity," so "Steal This Album" doesn't have the sharp impact or depth that its predecessor had. But this C.D. is still very fun to listen to! Daron's riffs are still crunchy and heavy, sometimes (as in track three) almost flattening, and Serj's vocals are (as always) top-notch. ("Roulette" is probably the best example of his proper, nasal, almost soulful singing.) Plus, even though they're not AS good, the lyrics are still pretty intelligent. "Boom" is a bold, unabashed anti-war tirade, and has lyrics like "four thousand children die per hour from starvation/while billions spent on bombs/creating death showers."

Elsewhere, "Pictures" is a fairly odd song with catchy drumming, making it kind of sound like it's a b-side from System's first, self-entitled album. Next, "Highway Song" has a good soft-loud-soft dynamic, as well has a good give and take between the guitars and drums. "Ego Brain" seems in the same mold as "Toxicity"'s album closer, "Aerials," and "Roulette" features acoustic guitar plucking and even some violins. Other highlights include "Mr. Jack," "I-E-A-I-A-I-O," and the silly "F**k The System.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT? THESE ARE B-SIDES? January 14, 2003
By JiggyT
Format:Audio CD
No...I can't bring myself to believe that these are rejects. Well, I guess System's "trash" is another band's "aspiration". Other nu-metal bands could only hope to be half as good as SOAD's B-sides. I almost didn't waste the 11.99 on this cd but I'm so glad I did.
1. Chic N Stu- This might be my favorite song on the whole damn album. Its worth stealing for this song alone! Worthy of anything on Toxicity (except for Needles and Deer Dance and Chop Suey and ATWA and Toxicity....) 10/10
2. Innervision- At first I was like, hmmm....its an okay song....but the more i listened to it the more I fell in love with it. Beautiful. 9/10
3. Bubbles- Wow. That's all I can say. 10/10
4. Boom!- I love the chorus to this song and the very end of it too. SOAD really knows how to end a song with a bang. 10/10
5. Nuguns- Not as good as the previous four songs...7/10
6. ADD- Again, this song didnt impress me the first 10 times I heard it. Then suddenly one day I was listening to it and I realized that it was one of the best songs. This CD keeps amazing me. 10/10
7. Mr Jack- A slower song but it picks up speed at the end and I LOVE the way it ends, when he screams and then it just cuts off. Very powerful. 9/10
8. A-E-I-E-I-O- If there were a single to this CD, this song would be it. All around catchy, very singable. 9/10
9. 36- Why so short? I want more! This is the strangest song by far, just because of the voice inflections and weird guitar thingy. "Life is so...unnecessary!" 8/10
10. Pictures- Another very catchy song. I like the little drum cadence. 9/10
11. Highway Song- Haunting, beautiful melody. 9/10
12. *uck the System- A tribute to what the band is all about. Amen. 9/10
13. Egobrain- A third song that I fell in love with after a few dozen listens.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars SOAD rocks and ...
It always will .... very good band and I am waiting for the record in 2014 - maybe a new one will finally come out!
Published 4 months ago by commops7
4.0 out of 5 stars SoaD being themselves.
This album isn't as playful as their other ones, as it tends more towards their political side. The music is always and still their blend of sound and skill. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Arthur
5.0 out of 5 stars SOAD
Arrived in quality shape when I got it and got it at a bargain. This CD takes me back. I've always been a fan of System and I used to own it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Josh Belko
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd!
I didn't like this album the first time I listened to it. Upon more listenings I realized it was an awesome album. I would say it is equal to toxicity.
Published 9 months ago by Board Gamer Fanatic
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Not the best album of the band, but it's still a pleasure to hear; has good songs and sides - b of some other already known.
Published 11 months ago by Fredy Pérez
5.0 out of 5 stars STEAL THIS ALBUM
Published 12 months ago by JUAN M. ORTEGA
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic System
One of my favorite System of a Down albums. Not sure why I didn't buy it years ago! I was going through my collection and realized that I somehow only had a couple tracks from... Read more
Published 13 months ago by RideTheSpiralToTheEnd
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy, borrow, steal; just get it
I almost did steal this at a local record store back in late 2003.
If you loved Toxicity, you will adore this little gem. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Yairo Martis
5.0 out of 5 stars A Winner!!!
One of their two best. Impressive creativity, as well as, musicianship make for an album that is truly epic. Very, very few albums, I like every song, but this is one of them. Read more
Published 16 months ago by rater
4.0 out of 5 stars SOME GREAT SONGS!!!!!!!
While not close to the brilliance of their AMAZING debut and TOXICITY, this STEAL THIS ALBUM got some great songs like CHICK N STEW and INNER VISION.... Read more
Published 17 months ago by FLUMINENSE
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