This Day In Music History: June 22, 1999 – Limp Bizkit unleashes “Significant Other”

One of the most successful bands of the past 20 years, Limp Bizkit’s raucous brand of nu-metal hadn’t quite reached a commercial peak upon the release of Significant Other in June of 1999, but it was clear that nothing would quite be the same after. Millions of albums sold and tours with Metallica and Korn soon followed, as did the band’s infamous performance at Woodstock 1999, which catapulted them to national attention.

Of course, Durst, Borland, and company certainly had plenty to offer in 1999. Significant Other was a record that was loaded with hits – especially “Break Stuff” and “Nookie”. However, the best songs here are really when they try new things, like the more progressive (seriously) “Re-Arranged” and “Don’t Go Off Wandering”, the latter of which is rather unsettling. Hard to believe it’s 20 years old, right? It’s the rhythm section that really shines here, though. Between this and their 1997 debut album, Significant Other is still peak Bizkit.