AOTY 2021
Linkin Park - Meteora
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Based on 8 reviews
2003 Ratings: #222 / 293
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Based on 751 ratings
2003 Ratings: #71
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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

I hadn't heard a LP album in a loooooonnnnngggg time, so revisiting this was like looking into a mirror of my past self 5 years ago. And yep, everything is just as good as I remember! The guitars and riffs are incredibly impressive and well done, tracks like "Don't Stay" and "Hit The Floor" have those chunky guitars I remember vividly from these guys. The rapping is honestly great, and surprisingly fits amazingly with the hard hitting ... read more
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.
Meteora is a hard album to talk about on it's own.

You can't really have a discussion about it without mentioning Hybrid Theory at least 20 times which I guess is also why I never reviewed this album until now.

And y'know a lot of this album doesn't even really sound THAT much like Hybrid Theory if you ask me. It's more of an alt rock album than a nu metal one, it's just not as heavy as its predecessor but also the riffs sound a lot crunchier, Chester's vocals have improved, Mike's raps are ... read more
Unironically love this
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