12 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Linkin Park appeared at the turn of the 21st century as a young band weaned on Limp Bizkit, The Deftones and Korn, fusing metal, hip-hop and electronic into one of the era's most influential and best-selling albums—a debut now considered a modern hard-rock classic. The title comes from the group's experimental sound (and was once their name). With Chester Bennington's melodic singing and Mike Shinoda's rapping, Linkin Park used the duality of their musical attack to create worlds where Bennington expressed the "I wanna be loved" insecurities while Shinoda helped turn anger and angst into motivational energies. Tapping into dark corners of the pair’s souls, many songs here are aggressive anthems featuring a chorus fit for the stadiums they would soon go on to play.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Linkin Park appeared at the turn of the 21st century as a young band weaned on Limp Bizkit, The Deftones and Korn, fusing metal, hip-hop and electronic into one of the era's most influential and best-selling albums—a debut now considered a modern hard-rock classic. The title comes from the group's experimental sound (and was once their name). With Chester Bennington's melodic singing and Mike Shinoda's rapping, Linkin Park used the duality of their musical attack to create worlds where Bennington expressed the "I wanna be loved" insecurities while Shinoda helped turn anger and angst into motivational energies. Tapping into dark corners of the pair’s souls, many songs here are aggressive anthems featuring a chorus fit for the stadiums they would soon go on to play.

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