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Hybrid Theory [U.S. Version]

Linkin Park Audio CD
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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.

We didn't know if any of those ... Read more in Amazon's Linkin Park Store

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  • Audio CD (30 Oct 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B00004Z459
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (317 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 849 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Papercut
2. One Step Closer
3. With You
4. Points Of Authority
5. Crawling
6. Runaway
7. By Myself
8. In The End
9. A Place For My Head
10. Forgotten
11. Cure For The Itch
12. Pushing Me Away

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It may be too cynical to assume Hybrid Theory changed its name to Linkin Park in order to appear right next to Limp Bizkit in your local record bin. But rock-rap workouts like "One Step Closer" and "Papercut" do make Linkin Park a comfortable fit with Fred Durst and his ilk. Producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Lit) and twin vocal threats Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda serve up industrial-strength rap and rock melodicism with equal aplomb on this debut effort. "Points of Authority" aims to sound like Trent Reznor mixing it up with Metallica, whereas guitarist Brad Delson's Edge-y harmonics help "In the End" and "Pushing Me Away" evoke a dark romanticism akin to A Perfect Circle. Curiously, the band gets by with no bass player, while sample-happy DJ Joseph Hahn's step into the spotlight on the instrumental "Cure For The Itch" suggests a potential for eclecticism that could help Linkin Park outlive its seemingly transient genre. --Bill Forman

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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
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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
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Format:Audio CD
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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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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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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