Reanimation

Reanimation

4.6 70
by Linkin Park
     
 

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Building on the success of their Grammy-winning blockbuster debut, Hybrid Theory, California rap-rockers Linkin Park have recruited a team of pals from rock bands (Orgy, Staind) and hip-hop groups (the Roots, Dilated Peoples) to reinvigorate tracks from that album, as well as the non-LP cuts "High Voltage" and "My December." It's a must-have for fans.  See more details below

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Building on the success of their Grammy-winning blockbuster debut, Hybrid Theory, California rap-rockers Linkin Park have recruited a team of pals from rock bands (Orgy, Staind) and hip-hop groups (the Roots, Dilated Peoples) to reinvigorate tracks from that album, as well as the non-LP cuts "High Voltage" and "My December." It's a must-have for fans.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The remix album -- the time-honored tradition of buying time between records. Often, these are inconsequential affairs (Limp Bizkit's New Old Songs leaps to mind, for some reason), but if a band is smart, they can use this time-buying ploy to their advantage, redefining their sound somewhat, or at least reaching out for that elusive street credibility. The latter option is especially true for bands that have a big, big chart hit on their hands but little critical respect or reputation as a hip band. Which brings us to Linkin Park's Reanimation, a generous 20-track remix record of their debut Hybrid Theory that the band has vaguely alluded to as their art project. That means the group has left the hamfisted alt-metal of their debut behind, turning this record over to rappers, remixers, DJs, and assorted producers to give it a darkly hip, electronic edge. This may not be particularly pleasing to those who loved the angst-ridden rock theatrics of the debut, but it's a damn sight more interesting than that debut, helping Linkin Park distinguish themselves from the adolescently tortured rap-rock pack. The paradox is, of course, that the band sounds more original when filtered through the likes of Kutmasta Kurt, Alchemist, Pharoahe Monch, Aceyalone, and Jonathan Davis, among others, but any change is welcome, really (well, apart from the apparent decision to leave grammar and spelling behind; every song title is an "arty" interpretation of the original title -- "Paper Cut" is "Ppr:Kut," "Cure for the Itch" is "Kyur4 th Ich," etc. -- resulting in a silly mish-mash of letters and numerals). Some of this works quite well, some of it is kind of juvenile (really, does Motion Man need to repeat "Linkin Park -- remix" over and over again on his rap?), much of it is only slightly recognizable from the original, it's too long, and compared to contemporary arty rock (Radiohead, Flaming Lips, Clinic, Trail of Dead, System of a Down, Interpol, etc.), it really isn't that arty. But, compared to what they've done before, and compared to their peers, Reanimation is arty and a welcome step in the right direction.
Rolling Stone - Rob Sheffield
Linkin Park have opened the remix-project door in a calculating but earnest effort to establish their underground hip-hop art cred: Reanimation is basically the Pro Tools era's answer to G N'R Lies.
Spin Magazine - Will Hermes
Ultimately, the set is a little schizo, but it channels enough rap-rock frisson to make it more than just a between-albums snack. (7)
Vibe
1/2 Reanimation's cross-pollination of high-level lyricism, trunk-rattling beats, heavy-metal riffs, and hard-core vocals makes for a rousing listening experience. Delany Biko

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/2002
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624832621
catalogNumber:
48326
Rank:
7508

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linkin Park   Primary Artist
Brand Nubian   Track Performer
Greg Kurstin   Keyboards
Josh Kouzomis   Group Member
Stephen Carpenter   Guitar
Mickey Petralia   Keyboards
Pharoahe Monch   Vocals
Joseph Hahn   Background Vocals,Sampling
Mike Shinoda   Guitar,Vocals,Master of Ceremonies,Sampling
Chester Bennington   Vocals
Brad Delson   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Rob Bourdon   Drums,Background Vocals
Dave "Phoenix" Farrell   Bass,Violin,Cello,Background Vocals
Mister Hahn   scratching
Chairman Hahn   scratching,Background Vocals,Sampling
Eric Moss   Group Member

Technical Credits

Jeff Chestek   Engineer
Don Gilmore   Producer
Derek Murphy   Composer
DJ Babu   Cut
Dust Brothers   Composer
Doug Trantow   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Ryan Williams   Engineer
Lorenzo Dechalus   Composer
Maxwell Dixon   Composer
Mickey Petralia   Programming,Producer
Jonas G.   Engineer
Nancie Stern   Sample Clearance
Erik Gregory   Programming
Joseph Hahn   Artwork,Illustrations,Records
Mike Shinoda   Producer,Artwork,Art Direction
Linkin Park   Composer
Brad Delson   Producer
Dave "Phoenix" Farrell   Composer
Michael Fitzpatrick   Programming
Flem   Art Direction,Page Setup
Mark Wakefield   Composer
Chairman Hahn   Records
Nova   Programming
Porse 1   Producer

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