50 Years, 50 Albums 2001: System of a Down ‘Toxicity’

50 Years, 50 Albums 2001: System of a Down ‘Toxicity’

Formed in Glendale, California in 1994 this “Armenian-American” heavy metal band System of a Down achieved huge commercial success with the release of five albums between 1998 and 2005. Toxicity is the second studio album released in 2001, selling 220,000 copies in its first week and a total of 12 million worldwide and certified triple-platinum in 2002. This sophomore effort from the band showed some different musical genres from progressive rock, jazz, Armenian and Greek music to even folk influences while maintaining a sharp metal edge. Although the band is not really synonymous with WPLR, it was one, if not the top selling album of 2001 and based on your votes we would like to welcome System of a Down’s Toxicity into the WPLR Hall of Fame.

Learn more about the album:

System of a Down’s Toxicity: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Rick Rubin Remembers The Toxicity Lyric That Could Have Ended System Of A Down

Toxicity, System Of A Down, 2001: A Political And Spiritual Masterpiece 16 Years Before Its Time

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