Linkin Park - Meteora
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Based on 8 reviews
2003 Ratings: #208 / 241
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Based on 228 ratings
2003 Ratings: #78
March 25, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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So, after a day of listening to nothing but Weezer (and not the good stuff), I thought I'd go back to an album I loved from my childhood. I had a glance through noughties records until I remember Buffalo Staple's video on Metora, a release I hadn't listened to in a long time and one that I felt really uncomfortable going back to - to clear things up, I tried to listen to Hybrid Theory after Chester's passing and found it incredibly difficult, same goes for the Frightened Rabbit albums after ... read more
It's not just the awesome/catchy choruses, or how great and epic everything sounds,it's also that they managed to have phenomenal bridges before the last chorus of almost every song. Seriously, it's amazing.
I don't care that Easier to Run is pretty much Crawling 2.0 or that I have listened to Faint so many times I can't feel the same energy it transmitted the first 100 times, this is still truly great, meant to be played loud and not just out of nostalgia.
There's a lot to say for an album such as this, it latched onto hordes of teenagers, interestingly with the advance in neuroscience we have been able to pinpoint how musical taste is developed and which period of time we are most influenced by music. Surprise surprise for men its age 14 (11 for women) and this begins the development period for your musical taste (when your brain is busy mapping out pathways to reward receptors and creating templates so your mind can understand music).

Thus I ... read more
Wow...he's really gone...while I will admit it's a bit moody and a bit dated I still enjoy this one. This was one of the first records I ever listened to and my dream up until he died was to see them live. He was coming to my town but died three months before. People are cruel to artists. Your words hold a lit of weight to them.
The chorus on Nobody's Listening rubs me the wrong way and that is my only complaint.
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Track List

  1. Foreword
  2. Don't Stay
  3. Somewhere I Belong
  4. Lying From You
  5. Hit The Floor
  6. Easier To Run
  7. Faint
  8. Figure.09
  9. Breaking The Habit
  10. From The Inside
  11. Nobody's Listening
  12. Session
  13. Numb
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