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Welcome [Explicit Lyrics]

TaprootAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 15, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000069KI1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,675 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mine
2. Poem
3. Everything
4. Art
5. Myself
6. When
7. Fault
8. Sumtimes
9. Breathe
10. Like
11. Dreams
12. Time

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Produced by Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Korn, Metallica) and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Limp Bizkit, Foo Fighters), the 12-track collection finds the Ann Arbor-based quartet in a more reflective - but no less aggressive - frame of mind. Since their foundation in 1997, TapRoot - Stephen Richards (vocals), Mike DeWolf (guitars), Philip Lipscomb (bass), and Jarrod Montague (drums) - have earned a rabid following among discerning hard rock loyalists.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taproot - "Welcome" October 27, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This CD is filled with deep, melodic, emotional, and hard rock music that will leave you in the dust. "Welcome" is one of those CD's you can just put in and let run from top to bottom. From the metal sounds of "Dreams" to the soft personal touch of songs such as "Like", this album will take you on a ride you won't soon forget. The CD's single, "Poem" is an in-your-face metal song with emotionally charged lyrics backed by a massive chorus that seems to leave you in awe. It's so rare to see a band acknowledging that they are actually singing a song, "This song is a poem to myself" exemplifies what make a song a song, without music it's just a poem. Taproot seemed to surpass the expectations put forth by "Gift." You can look forward to great things from this band if they keep turning out albums like "Welcome" in the years to come. Without a doubt, worth the price of the CD.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It takes getting used to.... October 18, 2002
By Rene
Format:Audio CD
I LOVED Gift, in fact i still love it. After hearing Again and Again, I was sold. Gift is one of my favorite cds. Very Heavy, however Gift had alot of "mindless heavyness". Dont get me wrong, I love heavyness, but the songs on Gift were so similar, even though most songs rule, the cd is quite repetitive. Now I was expecting more of the same heavyness from Welcome, but I still didnt know what to expect. This cd is similar to Korn's Untouchables because the music was different than the previous cds, but it takes time to get used to. Thats how Welcome is. I found that Welcome became better and better with each listen. Indeed its more melodic than Gift, but its good melodic, not Pop melodic. Thank god Stephen Richards still screams...that rules. Basically, I think most Taproot fans will eventually enjoy this cd, you just need to give it some time to get used to it and listen with an open mind.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Feel Very Welcomed December 24, 2003
By Will
Format:Audio CD
I'm not going to judge Welcome in comparison with Gift.Each album has it's own good and bad elements, Gift was hard hitting and heavy, Welcome was more mellower and contains very catchy choruses with a lot of the heaviness we came to know and love in Gift.I'm very glad I bought this cd, it comes to show how much Taproot matured, musically.This is my review for every track:
1.Mine-Second single and great intro song, heavy chorus and nice verse line, the verse keeps getting heavier and goes into the point of screaming in the chorus.10/10
2.Poem-First single,awesome song, I didn't think it was better than "Mine" but nonetheless awesome riffs and extremely catchy chorus.9/10
3.Everything-I like this song, depressing, semi-moody song.Best part of the lyrics(Look at me now, I hope your proud, your everything to me.)9/10
4.Art-Probably the second most moving out of all the songs, this might bore some people, I love how they use some classical instruments such as violins and the bridge riff is awesome with Stephen screaming.9/10
5.Myself-The intro starts out heavy with start-stop riffs then goes quiet, the verse is nice, chorus is hard-hitting and heavy with an Alice in Chains sounding second vocals singing and a scream to be mixing in.A really nice ending after the pause.10/10
6.When-A song about frustration,depression, and hopelessness. The chorus riff is ,in my opinion, awesome as hell.Stephen growls near the end of the song, giving it a powerful feel to it.8/10
7.Fault-Starts off with an awesome riff you can jump to just a great riff.The chorus is alright.8/10
8.Sumtimes-Intro riffs for this song, so.Usual Taproot verse. This song isn't that great,still heavy and the lyrics are uplifting.7/10
9.Breathe-I haven't listened to this song much.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Taproot's second ablum December 8, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I loved the song "Poem" it was the best one of all that music video played mostly in the morning time's on MTV. I didn't hear the song play on the radio that much. I wish the ablum was more recognized on television comercials. The ablum was release October 15 2002.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome November 23, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I had decided to check Taproot out after hearing their vocalist, Stephen Richards, appear on Linkin Park's `Reanimation' on the track "P5HNG ME A*WY." The vocals and lyrics that he provided for that track are stellar, and so is his work on his band's sophomore album, `Welcome.' From the get-go, the album grabs you and doesn't let go. "Mine" is a powerful song that combines amazing soft vocals with intense screaming in the chorus that goes right back to soft vocals. "Poem," the first radio single off the album, is one of the best songs on the CD. A lot of people can't figure out why he sings "in case of fire / break the glass" in the chorus. A lot of people think that it's because it sounded cool. Well, it's quite the opposite. It's about fixing your own problems instead of worrying about getting other people to help you. In fact, all the lyrics on this album are amazing, heartfelt and deep. The guitars on this album have a very distinct sound and the drumming pulls the album together. The singing/screaming on this album is very well placed and ties the music together with the lyrics amazingly. The production on this album is absolutely amazing. None of the songs sound the same-they all have their own uniqueness to them. "Art" is by far the best song that Taproot has ever recorded. It has a melodic beauty that no other songs can match, except for "Like," which is completely soft. Two songs not included on the album, "Transparent" and "Free," fill in some gaps on the album, such as the sudden and abrupt ending to "Mine." If you were to put "Transparent" right after that, the sudden ending seems to disappear. Purchase the "Poem" CD-single if you want those tracks. All-in-all, this album was my #2 of all of 2002. Read more ›
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1.0 out of 5 stars doesn't play
I love this band and this cd a lot so I was happy when it showed up in the mail but when I opened the package the cd case looked like it had been cut into with a saw and the cd is... Read more
Published 5 months ago by cj
3.0 out of 5 stars TAPROOT
Only bought this album for the song "poem" which is fantastic track, rest of album so so, true fans likely would love whole album, cd arrived in fast efficient manner in... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Glazy33
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best albums ever
i can literaly listen to this album all the way through for hours on end. when this album came out it stayed in my cd player in my car for months.
Published 12 months ago by hondaroots
4.0 out of 5 stars Taproot doesn't dissapoint
If your unfamiliar with taproot, this should be one of the first you buy. Their ability to balance hard riffs and screams with melody is unmatched.
Published 16 months ago by TechJunkie
3.0 out of 5 stars Alright
Out of 12 or 13 songs this album has, only 2 songs are decent to actually listen to. The rest is just a hot mess and I wouldn't waste my money on the whole album again.
Published 16 months ago by Denise
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely
this band from Michigan is crunchy and raw and at the same time very mellow in your mind.... go ahead and take there trip will be glad you did....
Published 16 months ago by Ray Bowman
4.0 out of 5 stars music to go
added this song to my wide variety of music on my phone for fun on the go being a taproot fan this is my fav album for now.
Published 19 months ago by shayna
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible :)))
This cd i found when browsing cds in the library in humble, texas in search of a good nu metal band.. Read more
Published 21 months ago by aawesome
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome To Paradise
After hearing Taproot's 2 newest albums, "Plead the Fifth", and "Episodes", I decided to seek out the band's first three albums, "Gift", "Welcome", and "Blue-Sky Research", as... Read more
Published on June 17, 2012 by Scamp4553
2.0 out of 5 stars Not What I Expected
When I bought this album on CD at Target nearly a decade ago, I was expecting more guitar riffs and grittier sound and was intrigued by the name Taproot. Read more
Published on December 16, 2011 by SimpsonsFan99
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