Staind, 'Staind' (Atlantic)

4
Staind
Critical Mass
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Label: Atlantic

by Mikael Wood

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis spent the three years since these nü-metal bellowers' last album successfully pursuing a solo country career à la Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish. You don't really hear that stylistic growth, though, on this slab of down-tuned chug-and-glug, which finds the band returning to the grim recriminations of early tunes like "Mudshovel" and "Suffocate." The exception? Closing track "Something to Remind You," a disarmingly gorgeous doom-folk ballad that awaits its Jamey Johnson cover.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Young Buffalo — No Idea " 03:59
  • 2 Vaadat Charigim — Ein Li Makom " 03:46
  • 3 Lindstrøm — Home Tonight " 09:13
  • 4 Will Butler — You Must Be Kidding " 03:54
  • 5 Clarence Clarity — 1-800-WORSHIP " 04:30
  • 6 The Knocks — Dancing With Myself " 00:00
  • 7 Lady Gaga — Till It Happens to You " 03:24

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA