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Meteora [Enhanced, Import]

Linkin Park Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,518 customer reviews)
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1. Foreword
2. Don't Stay
3. Somewhere I Belong
4. Lying From You
5. Hit The Floor
6. Easier To Run
7. Faint
8. Figure.09
9. Breaking The Habit
10. From The Inside
11. Nobody's Listening
12. Session
13. Numb

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Linkin Park’s second studio effort (not counting the 2002 remix album Reanimation) overflows with glossy production values and Big Rock oomph, fully embracing the pop instincts of their Hybrid Theory debut. For many, Theory sounded inexcusably corporate, from its too-timely rap-rock sound to the long list of product endorsements included in the liner notes. Meteora will only amplify those complaints, but this album is actually truer to the band’s nature. It’s still impossible not to hear strains of Limp Bizkit, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, and the like. None of those acts, howeve, would try something as blatantly anthemic as "Easier to Run," which would sound fine to a Def Leppard fan, or as borderline danceable as "Breaking the Habit" and "Session." Linkin Park is what Trent Reznor was always afraid of becoming, but if you ever wished he would drop the pretenses and just make a hair-metal record, you'll find Meteora to your liking. --Matthew Cooke

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Linkin Park: [Meteora] Aug. 13 2003
By Matt
Format:Audio CD
Linkin Park's "Meteora" is an incredible album. There isin't much on the CD but it is worth buying. Here is my opinion on each track rating from 1-10:
1: Foreword: This track is very short. It should have been in one of the songs on Meteora rather than the intro. [2]
2: Don't Stay: Good but not superb. I think it could of inproved with the chorus, they are too smooth rather than jumpy in sound. [8]
3: Somewhere I Belong: This song has great samples in the track along with moving guitar sounds. Chester was actually sick when he recorded the vocals in this song as the same with "From The Inside." I wounder how he pulled that one off? [10]
4: Lying From You: The samples for this song are incredible but the singing and rapping could have been improved. [7]
5: Hit The Floor: "Hit The Floor" is the heaviest track on Meteora but yet it has rapping in the process. The flanger in the guitar and vocals make the song pretty interesting. [9]
6: Easier To Run: Similar to the hit single from "Hybrid Theory," "Crawling." The vocals are smooth but very moving at the same time. [9]
7: Faint: I don't get why so many people take interest in this song. It's the worst track on the album. The samples for the song are really good. The rapping in the song was quite impressive too. It would have been superior if the chorus wasin't so poor. [5]
8: Figure.09: The guitar in this song are pretty good and so is the rapping. The chorus could have been better though. [6]
9: Breaking The Habit: "Breaking The Habit" is very similar to "My December," the best song Linkin Park has ever recorded that should have been on "Hybrid Theory.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Sophmoric Effort April 20 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is Linkin Park's third full length album, but it's only the second one that features new material. That is to say, Park fans have been waiting a long time for this CD. Does it live up to the hype? Let's look at the CD Track by track...
1. Foreward: It's about 10 seconds of nothing. A beat that gets progressively faster with a glass shattering sound. Whoopdeedo.
2. Don't Stay: A heavy guitar combined with excellent sratches makes a good, rage-filled opening.
3. Somewhere I Belong: This is the first radio single. It's a bit slower then most LP songs, but that doesn't take away from the music. Excellent rapping by Mike.
4. Lying From You: Probably the worst song on the CD. Brad's guitar doesn't go anywhere special; and the backround loop gets a little annoying. Fortunatly, the chorus doesn't include it.
5. Hit the Floor: A good old angry song. Mike raps espcially fast, and Chester screams espcially loud.
6. Easier to Run: The boys bring it down a bit. Chester does the singing. Really nice, harmonical sampling.
7. Faint: A strange loop comes in at the beginning, but Brad does some nice guitar work to match the loop exactly. Put together nicely, includes a screaming bridge.
8. Figure.09: This is one of those songs that only LP fans will like. Nothing special, but a good song none the less.
9. Breaking the Habit: The CD booklett says this song took 6 years to finally complete. It shadows the eariler 'Eaiser to Run', with Chester singing the majority of the song. Magestic.
10. From the Inside: Again, only a song LP fans will enjoy. Nothing really special, except it's in 6/8 time.
11. Nobody's Listening: A Japanese flute humms in the backround while Mike raps about the band. It's not bad, but most people will probably skip the track.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meteora Represents Progress for Linkin Park April 8 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Time after time, a band gets popular with a certain style and then becomes afraid to make changes. Linkin Park could have easily made an exact copy of Hybrid Theory and the album would have sold millions. However, the band did not take the easy road and the fans reap the benefits.
Meteora represents true progress on the musical style of Hybrid Theory. Meteora still sounds like LP, but they took some chances and expanded the sound. The new disc may not grab you right away like Hybrid did, but repeat listenings will reveal the depth and texture in the music. "Somewhere I Belong" is a great first single because it contains all of the classic LP sounds. As for the rest, almost every song could be released as a single. Here are my pics: Faint (best track on the CD, adds some stings to a fast song, has a sense of urgency), Breaking the Habit (sounds like the best song Depeche Mode never wrote, no rapping, great samples), From the Inside (classic hard-soft dynamic), and Numb (last track but one of the best, very fluid song).
Linkin Park proves with Meteora that they are here to stay. Buy this album, you will not be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Linkin Park... nothin special but worth buying March 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
Meteora is a very good CD. It has a lot more computer generated sounds and effects than Hybrid Theory, but they sound good. The songs are all very linkin parkish.. the songs all have the same format pretty much. What ..., is that it's only a little over 35 minutes. I rated all of the songs on the album to show what you should download or what you are about to buy...
1. Foreword - I don't know why this wasn't just put in the beginning of the next song. I mean, it's only 13 seconds and it goes well with the transition to track 2.
2. Don't Stay - This song has a cool intro beat, and a pretty good chorus. It is a good opening song for the album. 9/10
3. Somewhere I Belong - Good single. Great song. Yup. 10/10
4. Lying From You - Has a cool melody in the beginning, but is like all Linkin Park songs. Pretty good chorus. 8/10
5. Hit the Floor - Cool guitar effect and intro. Mike is not the best rapper I've heard, and this song proves it. Weird effect on the chorus, but it's pretty good. 7/10
6. Easier to Run - Good slow song and a good chorus. Very good drum part for this song. Whole song is good except for the fact that Mike Shinoda says "I would" about 30 times in the song, literally. 8/10
7. Faint - Cool melody and good beat for the intro. Mike actually raps pretty well in this song, and the chorus is very good. Good song. 9/10
8. Figure.09 - Nice guitar intro. Rappin is alright, but the chorus is better. This song should be called Part of Me, but they already have a song called that, so that's probably why they called this song Figure.09. 8/10
9. Breaking the Habit - This song, I think, is the best on the album. The melody goes very well with the drums, even though they are probably made by machines.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hybrid Theory pt2
The follow to LP's debut album was always going to be difficult.
Having spent most of their adult lives polishing "Hybrid Theory", they were under extreme pressure to... Read more
Published 5 months ago by M Sockel
5.0 out of 5 stars Best...
For me, this is their best album by far. Not much more to say, been looking for it for awhile since its an older album so retailers don't carry it anymore.
Published 5 months ago by nick jaggan
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a masterpiece
Their previous work "Hybrid Theory" was filled with innovative ideas and experimantal methods, as the name suggests. Read more
Published on Aug. 17 2012 by Tim
4.0 out of 5 stars good!!
item in great condition, good price!!! took a while for item to come in but didnt have to wait too long. i recommend this seller!
Published on Feb. 8 2010 by Joshua J. Rogowsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Darn Right Its Brilliant
I Love Linkin Park! This CD is awesome! A Perfect Follow-up to Hybrid Theory! I say the only better band than Linkin Park is Rammstein, but thats a whole different story. Read more
Published on Aug. 13 2006 by Count Rammstein
1.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant...
Something tells me that Korn, Limp Bizkit, the loathsome Linkin Park, and the rest of the genre could have acheived as much musicality if they were playing car horns and trash cans... Read more
Published on May 13 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Words cannot describe
I can go on and write a page about how good this album is , but I'm not. Listening to this album is not like listening to an average album , its an experience. Read more
Published on April 30 2005 by Metal head
escuse me while i puke on this cd, i urge you not to buy.
Published on April 4 2005 by Arodgerson
5.0 out of 5 stars linkin park- meteora
really good cd not quite as heavy as first one so it slimed down a bit there they have a bit of a different sound still though its a top cd
Published on March 9 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars great album from great band
meteora is a great album! all the songs flow into each other, and they are exactly what you expect from linkin park. Read more
Published on Nov. 9 2004
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