Hybrid Theory

Hybrid Theory

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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2000
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624775522
catalogNumber: 47755
Rank: 638

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. 217 reviews.
Jessica Rister More than 1 year ago
Overall: This album is awesome. I like every song on the album. Each has it's unique sound from instrumentals and vocals. You can not put a label on Linkin Park. They are who they are, a little bit of everything.  For a song by song review visit me at http://jrister80.wixsite.com/thepath/single-post/2016/10/22/Linkin-Park-Hybrid-Theory-Album-Review
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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 groups guitars and cool rhythmic beats are what keep me mesmerized and singing the song in my head all day long. Their single isn't the only song on the C.D. that is worthy of being a single, in fact I think their song ''Runaway'' is the best song on the C.D. This C.D. is a C.D. that you can just put in the C.D. player and just let it play instead of skipping back and forth to your favorite songs or only liking one song on the C.D. My favorite thing about this C.D. is how the two singers of the group mix back and forth between smooth, flowing rap style of one singer and the hardcore, metal style of the other singer, but then every once in a while they come together in a soft part of the song and out of no where the music explodes again. The reason I like this band so much is cause of the perfect mix of everything, thats why I give this C.D. a perfect five stars.(I can't wait for their next album).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey, man... I've been a rap lover for over 3 years, not even considering rock or alternative, but damn these guys are unbelievable, they're my fav. group right now, and this cd is off the hook, its so incredible, not one track is bad, not ONE!! Plus yo their music will inspire anyone, and any music lover will love their music. BIG UP TO MIKE N' CHESTER! LP FAN FOREVER
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hybryd Theory cd is so cool. Runaway, Papercut, one step closer , well all of the songs are the best!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just about every song on this cd is amazing. Worth the price and more! (And I never thought I'd like this kind of music.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just great, I reccomend In the End, and Papercut.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linkin Park is da bomb! Paperkut, one step closer, points of authority, and crawling are awesome and so are the others. This album is a must buy or better yet if ya don't got the money just download it on Napster! It's a gurantee. Once ya listen to Linkin Park ya'll never stop listening to 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 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
I got this CD just for Crawling and I thought that would be the only good song, but all of them rock. You can relate to every song and they are good to listen to no matter what mood you are in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This review is gonna be simple. This CD rocks! Every track is good. There's no skipping tracks to get to one that is good. Everyone IS good! ''Hybrid Theory'' has found a permanent home in my CD changer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On other sites people say LP is trash but they are entirely wrong! LP is the perfect combination of rap and rock and everything else! I could listen to this CD one hundred times and not get tired of it. BUY IT OR METEORA A.S.A.P.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Linkin Park!!!! They are sooooooooooooooooooooooo slick. I am a black girl who listens to all types of music. This is something anyone would enjoy.
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...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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't have the CD yet. I saw their video of ''Crawling'' and I think it is the best I've ever seen in my life. It has so many thoughts flying through the scenes... I love it. It was totally filmed like the song needed it to be.