Hybrid Theory - 20th Anniversary Edition

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory - 20th Anniversary Edition
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100
Kerrang!

Unlike the lavish box design suggests, this isn’t all gold, but that’s not the point. It’s as much about the journey as the destination, and this is a 20 year celebration and exploration of how Linkin Park worked their way from lo-fi 1998 demos to flame-haired world-conquerers just two years later.

100
Sputnikmusic

All in all, Hybrid Theory is brimming with single-worthy songs. Any track on here would represent the record’s prominence admirably, but the historic choices are obvious ones.

76
Pitchfork

The California band’s blend of rapping, screaming, and circuit-bending defied easy categorization. Their sharpest tendencies meshed on Hybrid Theory, the most popular rock music of the 21st century.

AndrewK
NR
The Hybrid Theory/Reanimation double bill was, in my opinion, peak Linkin Park. The 1999-2002 era found the boys still balancing their rock/hip hop sound, before fully shedding the hip hop in subsequent releases. The songs back then weren´t as tight and chorus oriented as they became and some may fault them on that. But I personally engage with the looseness of these songs, especially Reanimation´s disregard for accessibility.
So getting about 2h40 of unreleased material from that ... read more
aaron
90
Curtains pulled back, an unveiling of a sound there but not with its studio polished completion. A memoir of the scourge of 90's record labels. There is real texture worked upon here that I really enjoy. So happy I have so many pieces now to piece together what could have been a stunning debut instead of its suit and tie actuality. A great character study of what would become such a seminal record in its genre and the actual sound its members had made, you can see where the sound was pushed ... read more
Tielur
NR
Linkin Park fans are fucking wet over this. Chester is loved!
midnightbabe
80
This set has SO much material it's actually difficult to even wrap your head around it. It's 80 songs, it's got the original Hybrid Theory, the bonus tracks, Reanimation, the Hybrid Theory EP, the original Xero Demo, Unreleased Remixes, live tracks, and a million of old, ancient demos, some of them previously unreleased.

Hybrid Theory is, no joke, the first album I ever heard for real. I loved every single song when I was a kid. Joe Hahn's scratches and weird experimental noises are what got ... read more
Resontone
72
Hybrid Theory is a slice of early 2000's major label rock, a Big Mac in album form - specifically engineered for mass appeal. The angsty lyrics are often unintentionally hilarious ("runaway" is peak mad-at-mom-core), but this album is re-balanced by a set of strong instrumentals and memorable hooks. As was true for a lot of mid-period Nu Metal, this is less rap metal and more post-Cobain grunge with hip hop elements awkwardly grafted on. Goofy turntable scratches undermine the serious ... 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
  13. Opening
  14. Pts.Of.Athrty
  15. Enth E Nd (ft. Motion Man)
  16. [Chali]
  17. Frgt/10 (ft. Chali 2NA)
  18. P5hng Me A*wy (ft. Stephen Richards)
  19. Plc.4 Mie Hæd (ft. Zion I)
  20. X-Ecutioner Style (ft. Black Thought)
  21. H! Vltg3 (ft. DJ Babu & Pharoahe Monch)
  22. [Riff Raff]
  23. Wth>You (ft. Aceyalone)
  24. Ntr\mssion
  25. Ppr:kut (ft. Planet Asia & Rasco)
  26. [email protected] (ft. Phoenix Orion)
  27. My
  28. [Stef]
  29. By_Myslf (ft. Stephen Richards)
  30. Kyur4 th Ich
  31. 1Stp Klosr (ft. Jonathan Davis)
  32. Krwlng (ft. Aaron Lewis)
  33. Carousel
  34. Technique (Short)
  35. Step Up
  36. And One
  37. High Voltage
  38. Part of Me
  39. One Step Closer (Rock Mix)
  40. It's Goin' Down by The X-Ecutioners (ft. Mike Shinoda & Mr. Hahn)
  41. Papercut (Live from the BBC)
  42. In the End (Live BBC Radio One)
  43. Points of Authority (Live BBC Radio One)
  44. High Voltage (B-Side Rarities)
  45. Step Up (1999 Demo)
  46. My December
  47. A Place for My Head (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
  48. Points of Authority (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
  49. Papercut (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
  50. Buy Myself (Marilyn Manson Remix)
  51. In the End (Demo)
  52. Dedicated (1999 Demo)
  53. With You (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
  54. High Voltage (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
  55. Points of Authority (Demo)
  56. Stick and Move ("Runaway" Demo 1998)
  57. Esaul ("A Place for My Head" Demo)
  58. Oh No ("Points of Authority" Demo)
  59. Slip (1998 Unreleased Hybrid Theory Demo)
  60. Grr (1999 Demo)
  61. So Far Away (Unreleased 1998)
  62. Coal (Unreleased Demo 1997)
  63. Forgotten (Demo)
  64. Sad ("By Myself" Demo 1999)
  65. Hurry (1999 Demo)
  66. Blue (1998 Unreleased Hybrid Theory Demo)
  67. Chair (1999 "Part of Me" Demo)
  68. Pts.Of.Athrty (Crystal Method Remix)
  69. Dialate (Xero Demo)
  70. Pictureboard
  71. She Couldn't
  72. Could Have Been
  73. Reading My Eyes (Xero Demo)
  74. Rhinestone (Xero Demo)
  75. Esaul (Xero Demo)
  76. Stick N Move
  77. Carousel (Demo)
  78. Points of Authority (Demo 2)
  79. Crawling (Demo)
  80. SuperXero ("By Myself" Demo)
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Added on: August 13, 2020