Hybrid Theory

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 647 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.

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

Score:
8.5
Awesome
BuffaloStaple
63
When I was younger I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this band so much it's ridiculous, they were like my favourite thing ever lmao. Obviously now that i've matured I see their music as painfully cringey, but I can't lie, I still enjoy this album (and most of their other material really) a lot based purely on sheer nostalgia, despite having incredibly corny af songs like In The End, One Step Closer, Crawling, By Myself & Runaway. And if i'm gonna be totally honest, I still bang Points of Authority, ... read more
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
LetalShertly
66
It's not bad really, just pretty cheesy and mediocre.
Notorious_Man
78
Growing up Linkin Park always used to be one of my least favorite bands, so... Why am I enjoying this so much? As time passes and we reflect on the tragic suicide of Chester Bennington I think more and more people realize that Linkin Park's older music was damn good. Their mix of Hard Rock and Rap wasn't anything new, but the did it with so much energy and passion that they immediately stood out in the Nu-metal Scene. What separates them from Limp Bizkit and other Nu-metal bands is their use of ... read more
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Track List

  1. Papercut 
  2. One Step Closer 
  3. With You 
  4. Points Of Authority 
  5. Crawling 
  6. Runaway 
  7. By Myself 
  8. In The End 
  9. A Place For My Head
  10. Forgotten 
  11. Cure For The Itch
  12. Pushing Me Away
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