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Editors’ Notes

Linkin Park appeared at the turn of the new century as a young band weaned on Limp Bizkit, The Deftones, and Korn, performing rap-rock nu-metal for young fans who understood what elder critics did not and made Hybrid Theory one of the era's best-selling albums. The title comes from the group's experimental sound (and was once its name). With Chester Bennington's melodic singing and Mike Shinoda's rapping, Linkin Park used the bipolarity of its musical attack to create worlds where Bennington expressed the "I wanna be loved" insecurities while Shinoda shored up the defense with a strong offense. You won't hurt the "Runaway," and "By Myself" is no pity party. Most songs here are aggressive anthems that feature a chorus ripe for a sing-along. Hybrid Theory is now considered a modern hard rock classic.

Customer Reviews

Memories

I remember listening to this as a 4 year old lol

The best album

This is the best album of linkin park and its a classic a must have!

Best Album Ever!!!

My Fav Songs in this album are a place for my head,papercut,in the end, forgotten

Biography

Formed: 1996 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Although rooted in alternative metal, Linkin Park became one of the most successful acts of the 2000s by welcoming elements of hip-hop, modern rock, and atmospheric electronica into their music. The band's rise was indebted to the aggressive rap-rock movement made popular by the likes of Korn and Limp Bizkit, a movement that paired grunge's alienation with a bold, buzzing soundtrack. Linkin Park added a unique spin to that formula, however, focusing as much on the vocal interplay between singer Chester...
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