Hybrid Theory

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 753 ratings
2000 Ratings: #68
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Sputnikmusic
An album that changed and empowered a generation of teenagers.
90
AllMusic
Even without the fine print to undermine its sincerity, Linkin Park sounds like a Johnny-come-lately to an already overdone musical style.
60
NME
If Linkin Park had applied that less-is-more logic to the rest of ‘Hybrid Theory’, it could have made a decent album great.
50
Rolling Stone

This Southern California five-piece knows its way around a hook: Crashing, loud-soft dynamics run through the album, and producer Don Gilmore gives the guitars and samples a raw-meat heft that will sound right at home on modern-rock radio.

Scre4meh
77
My GF's Picks #1

Linkin Park. A band that i actually have a lot of memories from. The sad part is that they aren't that clear. As far as they go, i can tell that i used to love every time i heard their songs in the soundtracks of many games that i used to play as a kid --including Need For Speed, NBA or FIFA. Naturally, once you have fond memories of a specific game AND you're a music fan, you get to love songs included in it. That's why, the moment we started listening to this i felt so much ... read more
Plats
85
Not only is “Hybrid Theory” a great debut (and the start of many cliches to come), it’s also one of the biggest high points in Linkin Park’s career. While it has lost its edge, it’s still a headbanger of an album!

Fav Tracks: Points Of Authority, In The End, Crawling, One Step Closer, Papercut, Runaway, Pushing Me Away

Least Fav Track: Cure For The Itch

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8.5
Awesome
Docky
92
It's no secret that I love Linkin Park, I'm basically right in their demographic lol. Also to nobody's surprise, this albums a huge banger for me. This is a straight up classic.

Sure they weren't the first to blend rap, electronica, alt and metal but they are the first to do it this well imo. Rap Metal has always been a genre with huge potential but for some reason most of the time, rap metal just comes off as a stupid gimmick... however with Linkin Park it definitely doesn't feel like a ... read more
TheAxx
80
My pick for Valentines Day gift to my BF. ❤

Damn, this brings up a lot of memories. I used to listen to them when I was younger, knew most of their songs by heart. I'll admit, I forgot some of their songs from this album, but they reminded me of why I liked them in the first place. They were original, relatable, had amazing production, and Chester's voice and his ablity to pour his heart and soul into the lyrics were out of this world. Was kinda hard to listen to this album as well, last ... read more
Flamingooooo
20
Combining heavy music with rapping is a terrible idea
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