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Hybrid Theory

LINKIN PARK

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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

Best Album

I'm someone who doesn't listen to music much. But Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory, is one of the better albums I've heard in my lifetime.

I remember I was playing Counter-Strike on PC in late 2001 while I had MTV on in the background late at night, and I heard "Crawling" playing in the background and I ended up buying Hybrid Theory.

Their lyrics in this album is like poetry: It's clear, deep, and have meaning. Not like a lot of the garbage that's out today.

The album means a lot to me. Not because it gives me "meaning" or "helps me understand myself," or anything like that.

Rather, Linkin Park and this album Hybrid Theory was the first rock band that I heard and I liked it because I liked them. I had no one introduce them to me, or listened to it because everyone was listening to them at school.

I recommend this album, it's their best one.

Great band

I remember when I first bought the cd this is the first rock band I ever heard in my generation and I still have it.

Amazing album

From first song to last song best linkin park album made

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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