Linkin Park - Meteora
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2003 Ratings: #243 / 289
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Based on 458 ratings
2003 Ratings: #95
Liked by 16 people
March 25, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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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
Meteora isn't the story of following Hybrid Theory, and far from it. This album isn't about being a better album than what came before it, nor is it the story of the band falling flat after a strong debut record. Instead, Meteora is the story of a group on what would be their last hurrah before the world threw them in the trash.

I wasn't even ten years old when this album dropped, which still astounds me to this day that they were virtually my first group I really heavily latched on to and ... read more
Even better than "Hybrid Theory" for me. "Somewhere I Belong," "Easier to Run," "Faint," "Breaking the Habit," "From the Inside," "Nobody's Listening" and "Numb" are just some highlights/favourites. A great album, leaning more towards alternative rock/rap rock than nu metal. Highly enjoyable and nostalgic.
Linkin Park's best album in my opinion. Faint, Numb, Breaking The Habit...all their best songs are on this album. Plus, the songwriting and instrumentation has evolved to a higher plane than on Hybrid Theory.
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
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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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