Hybrid Theory

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Barnes & Noble - Jon Wiederhorn
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 ...
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Barnes & Noble - Jon Wiederhorn
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.
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2000
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624775522
  • Catalog Number: 47755
  • Sales rank: 3,693

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Papercut (3:05)
  2. 2 One Step Closer (2:36)
  3. 3 With You (3:23)
  4. 4 Points of Authority (3:20)
  5. 5 Crawling (3:29)
  6. 6 Runaway (3:04)
  7. 7 By Myself (3:10)
  8. 8 In the End (3:36)
  9. 9 Place for My Head (3:05)
  10. 10 Forgotten (3:14)
  11. 11 Cure for the Itch (2:37)
  12. 12 Pushing Me Away (3:12)
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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
Brian Gardner Digital Editing, Mastering
Don Gilmore Producer, Engineer
Steve Sisco Engineer
The Dust Brothers Composer, beats
Joseph Hahn Composer, Illustrations, Drawing
Mike Shinoda Composer, Engineer, Digital Editing, 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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  • Posted December 13, 2011

    Linkin Park at their best!

    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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Great!

    This album, Hybrid Theory, is a very exciting album. By the great punk screaming metal band, Linkin Park, I recommend this to all punk rockers! Its one ROCKIN' album

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    BEAUTEOUS!

    Well maybe thats not the best word to describe "hybrid theory" but thats all i could think of! Yea seriously this is a good album AND band! its not as loud and somewat vulgur as a few other metal bands. they can get loud but try to listen to what they are saying, not how loud they are saying it! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    one very awesome debut album

    linkin park is the best of the best linkin park is a true heavy metal band linkin park will always remain the best of the best

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    i love linkin park!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    linkin park = the best metal band in the whole entire world they blow slipknot korn and a bunch of other bands out of the water linkin park = a true heavy metal band at their best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    a very good album for harry potter and star wars lovers including book lovers

    this cd is off the hook its just as melodic as harry potter #3 soundtrack and just as creative as harry potter #5 soundtrack linkin proves that both rap and rock together work perfectly mike shinoda is the main rapper chester is screamer and melodic second lead singer shinoda has very good punk lines on this album lets just hope mike shinoda does not get into a rap battle with another artist

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this is perfect.

    This is my favorite CD of all time, quite possibly surpassed by Linkin Park's next CD, called Minutes to Midnight which i am excited for too. Linkin Park is one of the most energetic and diverse bands out there, and a great addition to any CD collection

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wasn't expecting to even like it...

    ...but i did. i was lookin' for somethin' new, so i raided my brother's cds and saw hybrid theory. I'm like "ok, yeah, i guess i'll give this a shot. i mean, it has 'crawling', and that song kicks a$$." so then i listened to it. this cd is the sh!t. seriously, every track is unbelievably fantastic. it's best when you listen to it all the way through, and it gets better every time you listen to it. i wasn't expecting to be completely blown away by awesome lyrics, either. my favorite tracks are "by myself", "forgotten", "one step closer", "in the end" and "cure for the itch". if you don't like this album, you suck.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LP-THE BEST METAL BAND YET

    HYDRID THOERY IS LIKE NO OTHER.ANGRY,SAD,FRUSTRATION IT'S GOT IT ALL.NOTHING CAN BE COMPARED TO THIS AWESOME PEICE OF GENIUS(BEST TRACKS, ONE STEP CLOSER,POINTS OF AUTHORITY & EVERYTHIN ELSE)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect

    The best, ever. Nothings better than Linkin Park. Its so great because the rapping and the screaming are all perfect. (If you know me, I would like to say hi, hi.) Anyway, Linkin Park is the BEST metal band ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it will blow you away!!.

    i have all the linkin park cds and hybrid theory is one of the best next too there album ,meteora, points of authority and one step closer are 2 of the best songs in here listen too it and rock on!!!!.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    Reanimation was a disappointment. Meteora was excellent. But Hybrid Theory is--and there is no other way to describe it--a work of art.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST EVER!!!

    No matter what other big albums they have out or are coming out, this is the best!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD, best hip-hop/rock CD ever

    Just great, I reccomend In the End, and Papercut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great to listen to......5 stars

    Linkin Park is the all time, best around, rock band. I have this CD, and Meteroa, and also Reanimation. You're much better off listening to the original music, because it's much better (in my opionion). They should stick to the rock, even though it's their music, and they can do anything they want with it. Anyway, the CD was great, and I'd highly suggest it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    christine,a big fan

    I love this CD. Before I wasn't really into rock but after i heard linkin park my taste in music changed completly. Now all I listen to is rock. Linkin park will always be my favorite rock band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best album ever!!!

    Can you believe that Hybrid Theory has been in my CD player for like...five months??? Don't bother skipping any tracks on this CD, every song is worth listening to! They're all fantastic, if I might say so! I never liked rock music but Linkin Park made a major impact on my taste of music! Linkin Park doesn't cuss in their music, they're not the typical rock stars (sex and drug parties), they're educated and multitalented, and they really DO care about the fans! Great band, great music, great attitude! I couldn't ask for a better mixture of a great band! My highest salute to Linkin Park!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    linkin park is da bomb

    this is one of the best cds you can buy it will blow you away if you like this try black sabbeth

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a pretty good album.

    For those who like angst-ridden screams and in-your-face raps, this album is for you. Mike and Chester do a great job blending in with the tunes and beats of the album. There is also variety. Not all songs are the same like some rock bands like Rage Against the Machine. One song may be heavy and energetic like Papercut, and then another song may be more somber like In the End. This album really compares to teenage angst and anger so this may be best for teenagers. If you happen to be a fan of the rap and metal fusion, this album is absolutely a plus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Linkin Park Inspirates

    I think linkin Park is the best if it weren't for them i'd probably be in an instiute they changed my life from hard and confusing to straight out life's a breeze kinda thing so in return i name them as #1 rock band in the world.

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