Limp Bizkit: The Rise & Fall In 10 Songs

Best & Worst Limp Bizkit hits - Break Stuff, Rollin, Let It Go, The Priest.

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Limp Bizkit are the butt of an early noughties joke. They are effectively the bell-bottoms of the year 2000.

So many people remember how popular they were - and the boys from Jacksonville were HUGE - but most then scoff at how silly everyone was for buying into them.

While Fred Durst may be one of the most irritating frontmen in history, that doesn't justify the hate the band receives in retrospect. The negative opinion totally ignores the phenomenon of nu-metal and its leading posterboys.

It is difficult to find a band so polarising, at one time so huge, and - to the diehards - so overwhelmingly brilliant.

Throughout the late nineties and early noughties, Limp Bizkit was strapped to a rocket into the stratosphere of popular culture. However, much like Icarus, they experienced dizzying new heights before rapidly falling from grace.

Today, they are considered more of a nostalgia act, but at one time, they were bigger than most outfits just peaking right now.

This is not a list of best songs, but tracks which capture the band's ascent and inevitable descent over the years.

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