Meteora [Tour Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Perhaps if the cut-and-paste remix record Reanimation hadn't appeared as a stopgap measure in the summer of 2002, Linkin Park's second record, Meteora, would merely have been seen as a continuation of their 2000 debut, Hybrid Theory, instead of a retreat to familiar ground. Then again, Reanimation wasn't much more than a way to buy time (along with maybe a little credibility), so it's unfair to say that its dabbling in electronica and hip-hop truly pointed toward a new direction for the group, but it did provide a more interesting listening experience than Meteora, which is nothing more and nothing less than a Hybrid Theory part two. Which isn't to say that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Perhaps if the cut-and-paste remix record Reanimation hadn't appeared as a stopgap measure in the summer of 2002, Linkin Park's second record, Meteora, would merely have been seen as a continuation of their 2000 debut, Hybrid Theory, instead of a retreat to familiar ground. Then again, Reanimation wasn't much more than a way to buy time (along with maybe a little credibility), so it's unfair to say that its dabbling in electronica and hip-hop truly pointed toward a new direction for the group, but it did provide a more interesting listening experience than Meteora, which is nothing more and nothing less than a Hybrid Theory part two. Which isn't to say that Linkin Park didn't put any effort into the record, since it does demonstrate that the group does stand apart from the pack by having the foresight to smash all nu-metal trademarks -- buzzing guitars, lumbering rhythms, angsty screaming, buried scratching, rapped verses -- into one accessible sound which suggests hooks instead of offering them. More importantly, the group has discipline and editing skills, keeping this record at a tight 36-minutes-and-41-seconds, a move that makes it considerably more listenable than its peers and, by extension, more powerful, since they know where to focus their energy, something that many nu-metal bands simply do not. (It must be said that there will surely be consumers out there who will question paying a $19.99 retail for a 36-minute-and-41-second record, though some may prefer getting a tight, listenable record at that price instead of a meandering 70-minute mess.) So, it must be said that Meteora does deliver on the most basic level -- it gives the fans what they want, and it does so with energy and without fuss. It's also without surprises, either, which again gives the album a static feeling -- suggesting not a holding pattern for the band, but rather the limits of their chosen genre, which remains so stylistically rigid and formulaic that even with a band who follows the blueprint well, like Linkin Park, it winds up sounding a little samey and insular. Since this is only their second go-round, this is hardly a fatal flaw, but the similarity of Meteora to Hybrid Theory does not only raise the question of "where do they go from here?," but whether there is a place for them to go at all. [This "Tour Edition" of the album includes bonus material.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2004
  • Label: Wea International
  • UPC: 093624884224
  • Catalog Number: 48842

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Foreward (0:13)
  2. 2 Don't Stay (3:07)
  3. 3 Somewhere I Belong (3:33)
  4. 4 Lying from You (2:55)
  5. 5 Hit the Floor (2:44)
  6. 6 Easier to Run (3:24)
  7. 7 Faint (2:42)
  8. 8 Figure.09 (3:17)
  9. 9 Breaking the Habit (3:16)
  10. 10 From the Inside (2:55)
  11. 11 Nobody's Listening (2:58)
  12. 12 Session (2:24)
  13. 13 Numb (5:39)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Somewhere I Belong
  2. 2 Faint
  3. 3 Numb
  4. 4 Breaking the Habit
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Linkin Park Primary Artist
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Larry Corbett Celli
Joel Derouin Violin
Mark Robertson Violin
Evan Wilson Viola
David Zasloff Shakuhachi
Sara Parkins Violin
Joseph Hahn Background Vocals, Sampling, Group Member
Mike Shinoda Vocals, Master of Ceremonies, Sampling, Group Member
Bob Becker Viola
Chester Bennington Vocals, Group Member
Brad Delson Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Rob Bourdon Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Dan Smith Celli
Alyssa Park Violin
Michele Richards Violin
Technical Credits
Don Gilmore Producer, Engineer
John Ewing Jr. Engineer
Joseph Hahn Records
Mike Shinoda String Arrangements
Linkin Park Composer, Producer
Mark Romanek Video Director
Flem Art Direction
Peter Standish Marketing
Kevin Sakoda Marketing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    first off linkin park is not metal music they are nu metal band many of their avid fans claim they are true metal true metal but first off rap music mixed with hip hop beats is not true metal i prefer slipknot over these guys anyday slipknot makes heavier music than these guys plus slipknots thrid album volume 3 owns this one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better then ever

    I got Meteora b4 Hybrid Theory which is less "yellin"-friend say so. I didn't care much for that cd, but i am addicted to this one. highly-100%recommened.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    IF YOU LOVE LP, JOIN THE LPU!

    Ok, I have been into Linkin Park for a long time! I'm on the street team, in the LPU, and own all their cds and most of their rare tracks. Oh, and a correction to one of the reviews listed, there are 6 members to Linkin Park, not 5. They are Chester, Mike, Joe, Pheonix, Rob, and Brad! This cd is awesome, and I can't wait until their next cd!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DUDE, R U KIDDING ME?!

    Linkin Park, junk or funk? Neither! Mike, Phoenix, Chester, Joe, and Rob have done it again! First they established popularity with Hybrid Theory (which, coincidentally, was their original name)and that fame allowed them to go on WORLD TOUR! After words they broke it up and out again with this! Meteora is possibly the most inspiring and kick-butt album ever made...EVER!!! And if you're smart, you'll buy this cd and listen to it closely. Hey if you dont like them now,who knows? Ya might start to go nuts every time you hear their name!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Is Wicked Awesome, Man!!!!!

    Hey all you guys that LOVE linkin park this is the cd for you and if you don't like them that is okay. anyway you have to go and pick up this cd it is just so COOL!!!!!!!

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