Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park's freshman album (Produced by Don Gilmore), tastefully fuses intense rap with straight edged rock. This album blends Linkin Park in with other modern rock groups such as Crazy Town, Limp Bizkit, and other bands that mix the sound of rap and rock together to create a great sound that is gaining popularity in today's music. Oddly most rap/rock groups have swearing but Linkin Park doesn't in this album. "Crawling" and "One Step Closer" are songs which start off with a calm and relaxed sound that explodes into intense, adrenaline pumping
music. One of the songs, "Points of Authority", adds a deep and heavy style of music to be on a comedic movie called "Little Nicky", which stars Adam Sandler. The music videos from the chart topping songs have great visuals. "Crawling" includes a broken up world and a girl that is crying from being beaten. Her mascara is running down into the drain, which starts
the song off to a slow quiet intro, and then suddenly the lead singer screams the lyrics. Throughout the video the world is being pieced back together. In the end the girl has a great smile and looks vigorous. This album features positive and negative lyrics with plenty of contrasting sounds that lead the listener along a spectrum of emotions.