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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality over quantity
Collision Course is a 2 disc set that seamlessly melds the music of Jay-Z with Linkin Park. An interesting combination...... but it works.

CD: The first thing you will notice is just how brief it is at only 21 minutes. However, this really is quality over quantity because the tracks blend seamlessly into one another whilst being notably varied.

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Published on 6 Jun 2007 by The Fault

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Collision is spectacular, but brief
The songs that are there are really awesome, i was a real fan of Linkin Park, and its surprising how well Jay Z's music gels with theres. The problem is the album is so short - its only six songs. I know its quality not quantity that counts but while enjoying the songs that are there i couldnt help but feel a little cheated when after 21 minutes 18 seconds the album was...
Published on 4 Jan 2005 by Mr. Mathew J. Leslie


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality over quantity, 6 Jun 2007
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The Fault - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Collision Course (Audio CD)
Collision Course is a 2 disc set that seamlessly melds the music of Jay-Z with Linkin Park. An interesting combination...... but it works.

CD: The first thing you will notice is just how brief it is at only 21 minutes. However, this really is quality over quantity because the tracks blend seamlessly into one another whilst being notably varied.

1. Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You

The first 30 seconds are crap but then the guitar and beats kick in and suddenly we have a good song (and album) on our hands.

2. Big Pimpin'/Papercut

A lot more hip-hop than rock - no guitars for the Linkin Park fans out there. This is the weakest track on the CD but still good. Jay-Z really picks this track up in the second verse when his rapping kicks in.

3. Jigga What/Faint

A brilliant track that builds up into an all-out rock monster by the end. I love the way this song develops from a strong hip-hop vibe at the start to the all-out rock at the end. This is almost as good as Numb/Encore and a definite highlight of the CD.

4. Numb/Encore

The best track on the album? Well, this probably just edges it over Jigga What/Faint but it's a very close call. Some of you might recognise this from the Miami Vice film. I think this is the most emotive song on the CD and is great from start to finish.

5. IZZO/In The End

Back to the hip-hop feel of track 2 with no hint of rock on this one. A nice little track that has the most upbeat sound on the CD.

6. Points Of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer

The heaviest track on the CD - Jay-Z rapping (mostly 99 Problems) to Linkin Park's heavy riffs and with Chester Bennington finishing the song off with a classic Linkin Park chorus.

DVD: A 45 minute documentary that contains the entire live performance of the 6 songs. It's quite enjoyable and interesting to watch how the album came together. Well worth watching but not as long as I thought it would be.

Overall: This is a surprisingly good album. I didn't expect it to be so good and I like every track. The only real downside is that it is so short, hence only 4 stars instead of 5. Definitely worth getting but make sure you don't pay too much for it, simply because it is so short.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The purpose in living, 28 Jan 2007
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ive always loved linkin park from the start and knowing that they where going to release an album with Jay - Z i thought im going to either love or hate this album. everything that they have done on this album is amazing, the lyrics and music from both artists mixed into one was like god had asked what type of music i would like and i couldn't really pin point it out and explain so then he would say "i'll see what i can do" then coming back 10 min later and saying "have a listen to this" i would then give him a strong firm handshake and tell him i now know the purpose of life. only bad thing about this is album is that they need more tracks, it seems god was slightly busy that weekend.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Collision is spectacular, but brief, 4 Jan 2005
The songs that are there are really awesome, i was a real fan of Linkin Park, and its surprising how well Jay Z's music gels with theres. The problem is the album is so short - its only six songs. I know its quality not quantity that counts but while enjoying the songs that are there i couldnt help but feel a little cheated when after 21 minutes 18 seconds the album was finished. In summary, a really good although far too brief album.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 12 May 2005
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When I first heard Numb/Encore I thought wow, I want more. I heard about the album and heard some more of the tracks. Then I bought the album and loved. It is a bit short, but the DVD makes up for it I suppose. I like both Linkin Park and Jay-Z when I wasn't too keen on LP before, but now I have more of their songs and love them. Points of Authority/99 Problems/ One Step Closer and Numb/Encore are my favourites. Dirt Off Your Shoulder/ Lying from You is very good and the rest are OK. I was disappointed by Izzo/ In The End because In The End is a great song and this version dosen't even have the chorus and dosen't mix with the Izzo instrumental. Other than that BUY IT!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality over quantity, 6 Jun 2007
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This review is from: Collision Course (Audio CD)
Collision Course is a 2 disc set that seamlessly melds the music of Jay-Z with Linkin Park. An interesting combination...... but it works.

CD: The first thing you will notice is just how brief it is at only 21 minutes. However, this really is quality over quantity because the tracks blend seamlessly into one another whilst being notably varied.

1. Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You

The first 30 seconds are crap but then the guitar and beats kick in and suddenly we have a good song (and album) on our hands.

2. Big Pimpin'/Papercut

A lot more hip-hop than rock - no guitars for the Linkin Park fans out there. This is the weakest track on the CD but still good. Jay-Z really picks this track up in the second verse when his rapping kicks in.

3. Jigga What/Faint

A brilliant track that builds up into an all-out rock monster by the end. I love the way this song develops from a strong hip-hop vibe at the start to the all-out rock at the end. This is almost as good as Numb/Encore and a definite highlight of the CD.

4. Numb/Encore

The best track on the album? Well, this probably just edges it over Jigga What/Faint but it's a very close call. Some of you might recognise this from the Miami Vice film. I think this is the most emotive song on the CD and is great from start to finish.

5. IZZO/In The End

Back to the hip-hop feel of track 2 with no hint of rock on this one. A nice little track that has the most upbeat sound on the CD.

6. Points Of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer

The heaviest track on the CD - Jay-Z rapping (mostly 99 Problems) to Linkin Park's heavy riffs and with Chester Bennington finishing the song off with a classic Linkin Park chorus.

DVD: A 45 minute documentary that contains the entire live performance of the 6 songs. It's quite enjoyable and interesting to watch how the album came together. Well worth watching but not as long as I thought it would be.

Overall: This is a surprisingly good album. I didn't expect it to be so good and I like every track. The only real downside is that it is so short, hence only 4 stars instead of 5. Definitely worth getting but make sure you don't pay too much for it, simply because it is so short.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect - please do some more, 8 Jan 2006
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It surprises me somewhat to read that a few people hate Hip Hop but love 'Nu Metal' as I think the two are quite closely linked - especially in the case of Crazy Town and Limp Bizkitt.
That aside, it amazes me that I hadn't picked up this album before. As a long-time fan of Hip Hop (20 + years) I rarely listened to anything else, but when I discovered Nu Metal I was hooked on that too. So for me, this album has been too long in the making. And too short now that it's been done.
The stand out tracks (and there are only six) are the first four and Big Pimpin/Papercut in particular. It takes what are, for me, the best songs from Jay Z and Linkin Park and puts them together in such a way that you'd believe they'd always been like that.
Love it. So much so, that I wasn't happy with the MP3 version I 'found' and went out and bought the genuine article so that I could listen to it at a decent sound quality.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Word..WOW!, 23 Feb 2005
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This album may be short in fact only 6 tracks long. The thing is this album is as good as any other Linkin Park album if not better. The mixture of Hip Hop and Rock combined is outstanding, the clever lyrics of Hip Hop plus the Instrumental talent of Rock music together brings these songs to the front of my collection. A must have for all Linkin Park, Jay-Z, Hip Hop and Rock Music lovers alike..This CD will blow your mind!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alchemistry, 5 Aug 2005
By A Customer
I saw Linkin Park and Jay-Z at Live8. I wasn't really familiar with either artist but I loved the way they worked together. So I bought their collaboration album. The two styles clash and collide and complement each other brilliantly. Admittedly there is the odd rather poppy moment (tracks 2, 5) provided by Jay-Z which doesn't really seem to fit, but pleasing nonetheless - if not thrilling. Where this album really works well is where Linkin are able to unleash their spine-tingling, raw power, then exercise restraint - to devestating effect. The collaboration is at its most exciting on tracks 1, 3, 4 and 6. Overall, a refreshing piece of work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than hybrid - perfection in the mix, 4 Sep 2007
I have to say i struggle to get why people would not enjoy this album thoroughly. Yeah only 6 tracks, but you get the making of (actually quite interesting) and the concert on DVD as well.

As far as the tracks working - they are just so much more fun and dynamic. They rap off each other so well, and Chester's anguished howl in the mix fits perfectly, even though it shouldn't. Hybrid is a very good album but a bit monochromatic (Meteora and Minutes to Midnight display more range and depth) , but this album is pretty up there and makes Hybrid seem a little pedestrian in comparison.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quality over quantity, 6 Jun 2007
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This review is from: Collision Course (Audio CD)
Collision Course is a 2 disc set that seamlessly melds the music of Jay-Z with Linkin Park. An interesting combination...... but it works.

CD: The first thing you will notice is just how brief it is at only 21 minutes. However, this really is quality over quantity because the tracks blend seamlessly into one another whilst being notably varied.

1. Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You

The first 30 seconds are crap but then the guitar and beats kick in and suddenly we have a good song (and album) on our hands.

2. Big Pimpin'/Papercut

A lot more hip-hop than rock - no guitars for the Linkin Park fans out there. This is the weakest track on the CD but still good. Jay-Z really picks this track up in the second verse when his rapping kicks in.

3. Jigga What/Faint

A brilliant track that builds up into an all-out rock monster by the end. I love the way this song develops from a strong hip-hop vibe at the start to the all-out rock at the end. This is almost as good as Numb/Encore and a definite highlight of the CD.

4. Numb/Encore

The best track on the album? Well, this probably just edges it over Jigga What/Faint but it's a very close call. Some of you might recognise this from the Miami Vice film. I think this is the most emotive song on the CD and is great from start to finish.

5. IZZO/In The End

Back to the hip-hop feel of track 2 with no hint of rock on this one. A nice little track that has the most upbeat sound on the CD.

6. Points Of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer

The heaviest track on the CD - Jay-Z rapping (mostly 99 Problems) to Linkin Park's heavy riffs and with Chester Bennington finishing the song off with a classic Linkin Park chorus.

DVD: A 45 minute documentary that contains the entire live performance of the 6 songs. It's quite enjoyable and interesting to watch how the album came together. Well worth watching but not as long as I thought it would be.

Overall: This is a surprisingly good album. I didn't expect it to be so good and I like every track. The only real downside is that it is so short, hence only 4 stars instead of 5. Definitely worth getting but make sure you don't pay too much for it, simply because it is so short.
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