Album of the Day
Break the Cycle
If the title to Staind's Elektra Records debut DYSFUNCTION laid bare some troubled family backgrounds, the follow-up, BREAK THE CYCLE, was just as clearly about catharsis. While frontman Aaron Lewis lashes out in anger at the way problems pass from one generation to the next, he's still struggling to overcome self-doubt and find a better life. It's a challenge that resonated with millions of fans; powered by singles “It's Been Awhile,” “Outside,” “Fade,” “For You” and “Epiphany,” the collection went quintuple platinum to become 2001's top-selling rock album. The alternative metal band's breakthrough release, BREAK THE CYCLE is both ferocious and compassionate, connecting with listeners on an intensely personal level.