Hybrid Theory

Hybrid Theory

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by Linkin Park
     
 

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Like 311, Los Angeles quintet Linkin Park use two vocalists to capture alternate ends of the sonic spectrum. Chester Bennington provides angst and vulnerability with his alt-rock roar, while Mike Shinoda offers rancor and rhythm through a percussive hip-hop delivery. But that's where any comparisons to 311 end. Linkin Park are much darker and more

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Like 311, Los Angeles quintet Linkin Park use two vocalists to capture alternate ends of the sonic spectrum. Chester Bennington provides angst and vulnerability with his alt-rock roar, while Mike Shinoda offers rancor and rhythm through a percussive hip-hop delivery. But that's where any comparisons to 311 end. Linkin Park are much darker and more aggressive, peppering their songs with lurching rhythms, dissonant samples, and brash, down-tuned guitars. The band's debut, Hybrid Theory, is impressively cutting-edge, fusing the industrial assault of Stabbing Westward with the insurrectionary charge of Rage Against the Machine. As confrontational as songs such as "Papercut," "Points of Authority," and "By Myself" are, they're infused with enough melody to keep Linkin Park away from the blindly raging terrain of acts such as Slipknot and Mudvayne. And when the Park get kinda sensitive, as on "In the End," which blends delicate piano and soulful vocals with staccato raps and surging rhythms, they reach an entirely new level of hybrid.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Linkin Park originally called itself Hybrid Theory and has retained that phrase for the title of its debut album. The "hybrid" in question is one of rap and metal. The guitars and drums lock into standard thrash patterns, over which singer Chester Bennington and rapper Mike Shinoda alternate in furious expressions of rage and frustration. "One Step Closer," the track released to radio in advance of the album's release, is a typical effort, with lyrics like "Everything you say to me/Takes me one step closer to the edge/And I'm about to break."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2000
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624775522
catalogNumber:
47755
Rank:
3371

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linkin Park   Primary Artist
Joseph Hahn   Background Vocals,Sampling
Mike Shinoda   Vocals,Master of Ceremonies,Sampling
Scott Koziol   Bass
Chester Bennington   Vocals
Brad Delson   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Rob Bourdon   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Don Gilmore   Producer,Engineer
Steve Sisco   Engineer
Dust Brothers   Composer,beats
Joseph Hahn   Composer,Illustrations,Drawing
Mike Shinoda   Composer,Engineer,beats,Drawing
Linkin Park   Composer
Chester Bennington   Composer
Brad Delson   Composer
Rob Bourdon   Composer
Dave "Phoenix" Farrell   Composer
Jeff Blue   Executive Producer
Peter Standish   Marketing
Mark Wakefield   Composer

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Hybrid Theory 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 210 reviews.
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Feetman7 More than 1 year ago
For the portion of my life that I¿ve listened to and loved music, I¿ve always been attracted to two genres: rock and rap. The moment that I discovered the band Linkin Park was the moment that I had found the perfect group for me to listen to. Often regarded as ¿nu metal or ¿rap rock,¿ Linkin Park takes their genre of music to a whole new level with fast beats filled with energy and enthusiasm as well as rich lyrics depicting struggle, hate, change, and remorse. Linkin Park¿s songs are often regarded as being ¿layered,¿ which adds to the quality of the music. Not only is the quality great, but the variety is unique as well. In their debut album Hybrid Theory, you will encounter meaningful lyrics, heavy guitar riffs, rapping, and the occasional five or ten seconds of screaming. This Grammy Award-winning band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, with Hybrid Theory claiming title to almost half of them. Linkin Park started out at their peak, releasing the smash hit album Meteora right after their debut album Hybrid Theory. However, once they started exploring other genres of music, their music turned softer and more instrumental. They started rapping less and unsuccessfully transitioned into playing alternative rock. Linkin Park never quite went back to the band that they were in the early 2000¿s, which is another reason why I think Hybrid Theory is such a great album. Linkin Park probably won't go back to the high quality nu metal that they used to play and will most likely never come out with an album as good as Hybrid Theory ever again. Even though it was Linkin Park¿s debut album, I believe that Hybrid Theory was their best work. It is intense, emotional, and a great listen, especially for anyone who enjoys listening to rock or rap. It contains hit songs such as Papercut, Crawling, and In the End. There is no doubt that this is a CD you must check out if you have not listened to it already. Buy the album Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park today; you will not regret it.
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this was a great cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linkin Park is a cool band that plays good music, which is uncommon. If you ever see them in concert, be ready for those mosh pits. Plus they're really nice, nice enough to give me their autographs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linkin Parks debut album Hybrid Theory is the best rock album of the year 2000. I know that this is a great accolade to say about the album considering the great album that have come out in the first year of the millenium but it is true. They have taken rock music to a new level with the unique style they have. The album Hybrid Theory is actually that. It is a Hybrid of rock, rap and dance. The album brings you on a roller coaster ride. The album deals with human emotion. The anger of the song One Step Closer to the saddness of Pushing Me Away. This album will definitely be a future classic in the music history annals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this cd for one song I heard on the radio and have found interest in every song. These guys rock for real. The cd is less expensive than most out there and it is well worth the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the moment I heard ''One Step Closer'' on the radio, I wanted to hear it again and again. This is a must have CD for all hard rock fans. Another good track on the album is ''Papercut''.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linkin Park is a new band who has everything. They blend so much music together that is completely there own. All new and never heard. I heard one song on MTV and then i downloaded a few more of there songs and right then i knew i had to go and buy the cd. I havent been this happy with a new cd in a very long time and the money i spent was well worth it. If you have or havent heard them i recommend that you go and buy the cd you wont regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay when I saw the Closer To The Edge song on TRL I just like totally fell in love. Okay thins sounds gay. Well recamened this(i spelt that wrong) this album to you people that are reading this. I told my freind Liz and she loved it. Plus to mention the guy is so cute. so peace out!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is awsome...these guys are gonna be the next big rock band. Just from hearing one of their songs, it proves that they are one of the best new bands out there. I love this album, so go get it. The best track on here is probably their single ''one step closer'' but all of them are awsome and u cannot beat these songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this album more than my girlfriend!! its great !!!! as good as limp bizkit
Guest More than 1 year ago
great cd, i listen to it everyday, by myself is awsome, but the best song is forgotten, get this cd!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this band isnt what i thought they'd be. they try the rapcore, but they just dont cut it. i like the song ''one step closer'', but the rest just isnt that good. they have a good mesh of sounds, but it doesnt do it for me. check out some of my bands at the bottom if you want good hardcore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh man, from the first time I heard Point of Authority on the radio i knew these guys had some talent. There music will one day be what people compare other bands to. This group is what you are lookin for.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is defenatelly one of the best bands out there. These guys are awesome, not only do the songs rock but also the lyrics are awesome. One of the must have cds!
Guest More than 1 year ago
New-comers Linkin Park are a great new group! Their tracks have honesty and a great sound. They're new and have better lyrics than most rock groups.They'll be around for awhile
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am usually a rap/hip-hop fan but this band really caught my attention. The beats, vocals and sounds just left me in amazement. Recommend this cd, no matter what your tastes are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The band is great and this CD proves it. I recommend this CD to ANYONE who is even remotely interested in rock/metal. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.