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Hybrid Theory [Special Edition, Limited Edition, Import]

Linkin Park Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (310 customer reviews)
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We were not making an album.

For months, we'd been destroying and rebuilding our band. The experiments that resulted filled the studio hard drive with diverse, abstract sounds. Amorphous echoes, cacophonous samples, and handmade staccato merged into wandering, elusive melody. Each track felt like a hallucination.

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  • Audio CD (30 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Special Edition, Limited Edition, Import
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000063DFW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (310 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,681 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hybrid music at its best 13 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
When I bought "Hybrid Theory" I didnt quite know what to expect, but I know I didnt expect it to be so good. Chester Bennington's vocals are perfectly complemented by Mike Shinoda's rhymes. I thought it would be like Chino Moreno and Fred Durst joining together in the same band, and both canceling each other out, wanting to be top dog of the band. This could not be further from the truth. Neither vocalist wants to steal the show, and both get a fair amount of play during each track on the CD (except "Cure For The Itch"). Bennington's vocals are immaculate, with soaring screams to soothing lines. His voice is so dynamic and adds a extra dimention to what some other bands dont have. To mix it up furthermore Shinoda's rapping opens up a floodgate to what styles this band can take onboard. The music seems to be heavily influenced by hardcore and industrial rock, with a large slab of hip-hop added by DJ Joseph Hahn. His sampleing and timing is perfect overshadowing the likes of DJ Lethal. The riffs supplied by Brad Delson are heavy and are very catchy. The drumming supplied by Rob Bourdon is again heavy and sounds... well... great. This is a band which is going to go very, very far. I would reccomend this album to my pearents (well maybe not), or anyone who likes any form of rock music (except big indie fans). The next Nirvana have arrived.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hybrid Theory 1 Aug 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Linkin Park's first album takes it's name from the name it would have been called if techno trio Hybrid had not threatened to sue. It's name means basically that the music is the hypothetical theory of the band whose music is a hybrid of different styles.It is not thought possible that a screaming/sweet singing person's style could be mixed with hip hop rapping/sweet singing from the band's Mike Shinoda wile being supported with guitar, bass and drums that range from soft yet hard-hitting melody to hard, rough line that scream out the innermost feelings of the song. This mixed with the ingenuity of DJ and lyricist Joe Hahn and lyricists Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (vocals/guitar/piano), Rob Bourdon (drums), Brad Delson (guitar) and, even though he had left before this album had been released, Phoenix (Dave Farrell, bass/violin), makes Hybrid Theory stupendously amazing and moving album that truly deserved to go platinum in December of 2000.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
i first heard linkin park when a friend of mine told me 2 download a song called one step closer, after this i was hooked and instantly went out 2 buy the album. Since that day i haven't put the album down, i play it almost all the time and i think the rap-nu metal thing works really well, espescially with chester benningtons strong vocals and mike shinodas rap skills, i also want 2 say that joseph hahn must b the best dj...ever. My favourite songs r: By myself, in the end, with you, pushing me away...and pretty much the rest of the album. (In Britain) Linkin Park are still in the top 20 after 8 months (#14 the last time i checked) and i can't wait 2 get their next album which is released in september. Not many people know this but Hybrid Theory was the band's original name before they got Chester :-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Linkin Park are something of an enigma - rough, grinding (typically nu-metal) guitars, hip hop influences, crashing drums and the odd wailing chorus, beautifully tempered by a sweet singing voice wouldn't sound out of place in the line-up of any of the interchangable, disposable, meaningless pop bands which proliferate out charts (much to the dismay of real music fans).
But that isn't to say the pure quality of the voice of the unfortunately-named Chester Bennington detracts from the raw edge of Linkin Park's debut effort. Far from it, because it isn't the quality of the vocals in boy bands that fills those with a modicum of taste with a nameless dread, it's everything else. What it does do, however, is provide an extra dimension which not only pleases but refreshes. After all, angst-ridden howling can become a tad tiresome after a while, and that fact this particular band have had the courage to go for something a little different elevates them above others in their genre, which will go a long way giving them the longeivity that is rarely affored to heavy rock groups.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST ALBUM EVER!!!!!!!!! 17 Oct 2001
Format:Audio CD
After hearing the singles and a reccomendation from a friend i went and bought this album. Most nu-meatl albums i've listened to the tracks are never as good as the singles, but this album all the tracks are amazing you are blown away by them. They all ahve great lyrics especially "In The End" and "Forgotton" compared to other nu metal bands who just swear. When you listen to it, not just one or two tracks stay in your head, they all do. It starts with "papercut" - a very catchy fast track then goes onto "one step closer" a heavey track which is exellent. then goes on to "with you" which has some amazing singing and is one of the best tracks on the album. "crawling" which appears later on the album is another example of great singing. "In The End" is truly the greatest song on the album it has everything - great singing, catchy chorus, heavey beat and some on the decks. "Forgotton" is one of the heavey true nu-meatl tracks. Then there is "Cure For The Itch" which shows the band's dj's talents. Overall truly amazing album. i don't suggest this i say it is essential.
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i thoroughly enjoyed this album. i don't own any other albums from this group, so wan't quite sure what to expect, as i had only heard a few of their songs. Read more
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and still brilliant. Watched Linkin Park play the whole album live at Download on Saturday, they were superb and do not look a day
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Published 1 month ago by Devon
5.0 out of 5 stars I must be getting old !!!!!
Bought this for my 20 year old son. He had heard one or two tracks from this album. I am listening to it now and it is REALLY good although my son says I shouldn't like it as I'm... Read more
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Another great album by Linkin Park - I love this CD. Highly recommended - if you like their other stuff you will love this, I think its one of their best.
Published 3 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth it
Excellent sound quality. Good value for money. Very pleased with the purchase. What more could you ask for of you like Linkin Park
Published 4 months ago by Alex P.
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT. VERY GOOD I'd've labelled it just good!
I bought this as used but very good, when I opened it the disk was flipped over onto the wrong side of the case... Read more
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