|3. Enth E Nd|
|6. P5hng Me Aw*y|
|7. Plc.4 Mie Haed|
|8. X-Ecutioner Style|
|9. H! Vltg3|
|10. Riff Raff|
|18. Kyur4 Th Ich|
|19. 1stp Klosr|
Most of Linkin Park's atmospheric and melodic moments have ended on the cutting-room floor--along with the self-consciousness that pervaded many of the songs--replaced with a brash impudence that's more rap than rock. Chali 2NA entirely changes the landscape on "Forgotten", shape-shifting the song into an alien being dubbed "Frgt/10", which takes you to a dark, desolate place with only your own disturbed thoughts and some electronic bleeps for company. And that's enough. This is a masterful art project that truly succeeds. --Jaan Uhelszki
It has something for everyone Hip Hop, Rock or electronic. Most people would say 'Well yeah but that don't make it good now do it?' I would seriously disagree. To display so many different types of music on one album after having some bloody brilliant artists run riot with your lyrics, its just great. I can't take the CD out of my Walkman 'cause at the moment, Linkin Prk rule.
However, initially the record was disappointing. There was no big-beat-electronica-breakbeat-drum'n'bass mixes that the original was so crying out for. Instead, the tracks were mildly laced with mainstream hip hop beats, propped up by weak rap vocalists.
Yet after a few listens - like a chinese wok (probably) the record does got better and provides an adequate stop gap. Highlights have to be 'My December' which has been transformed to an uplifting quasi-dance track whilst 'Runaway' is given the traditional heavy bass and big drum treatment, spendid work as some might say. On the whole, the remixes aren't groundbreaking but they're pleasant enough and will keep the Linkin Park fan happy until new materal comes out.
It makes you wonder though of how the record would sound if the likes of the Chemical Brothers or Jon Carter were allowed to tamper with the originals.
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