|3. Enth E Nd|
|6. P5hng Me Aw*y|
|7. Plc.4 Mie Haed|
|8. X-Ecutioner Style|
|9. H! Vltg3|
|10. Riff Raff|
|17. By_Myslf - Josh Abraham/Mike Shinoda/Stephen Carpenter|
|18. Kyur4 Th Ich - Chairman Hahn|
|19. 1stp Klosr - The Humble Brothers/Jonathan Davis|
|20. Krwlng - Mike Shinoda/Aaron Lewis|
You can't really call this a "remix" album like P. Diddy and J-Lo have done because all they did was re-think the beats. Linkin Park DEFINITELY re-do the beats, but on most occasions, they offer different lyrics as well. Like the track "ENTH E ND," Mike Shinoda and Motion Man offer different lyrics to a Raukus Records-esque hip-hop beat. It's really different and really entertaining. However, The best tracks come at the end and are not hip-hop influenced. "1STP KLOSR" and "KRWLNG" are the tracks that feature Jonathan Davis of Korn and Aaron Lewis of Staind, respectively. Both artists add their completely different, yet hypnotic voices to the tracks. Each one's voice make the track stand out just that much more than how Chester Bennington was able to do on the original album.
Overall, I can't give this album 5 stars because even though it is revolutionary, it's not the best album it could have been. "MY<DSMBR" is too techno for my liking and i still prefer the original over the remix to that song. The four skits are pointless, but nonetheless, seem requiste for any album nowadays, except for "Hybrid Theory" which had no skits. Still, despite some minor flaws, this is still a great album and i highly recomend it to anyone.
Linkin Park actually doesn't need any help in the production area of things, but even so, just to be absolutely sure they prove that they will not be musically outdone, the sophomore rock group recruits the talented Kutmasta Kurt, Alchemist and Evidence, among others. I suppose this is needed, since this is technically a remix album, though I can see Linkin Park handling this aspect of the album without any help.
Linkin Park's emcee is very talented, all by himself, however, he has one of those voices that needs variety to counter-act him. His lyrics are strong and his flow is fluent, he just needs a different sound to break the monotony of his flow on every track. Linkin Park does a superb job of balancing the chemistry of this album. Track 5, "FRGT/10" is one of the best cuts on the whole CD, the original Linkin Park track being remixed by talented Alchemist. Lyrically, however, Chali2Na stands out like a floodlight in the dark. If only his verse was a little longer! Track 5 is nowhere near the only worthy track on this CD.Read more ›
High Voltage is a classic, and also is the remix of In the End. two of the illest songs to smash the genre lines for a LONG time.
too tired to review in depth, just doing this for myself.
2. Point of Authority remix.
6. Pushing me Away remix. (Simply amazing)
11. With you remix
15. My december remix (better than the original)
18.Cure for the itch (I don't know about you but I like this one)
19. One step closer remix (very mysterious)
20. Crawling remix (incredible harmony)
So yeah, go get it. But be disappointed at all the weak numbers.
I am a Linkin Park fan, most people either love or hate Linkin Park. I find that the people who hate them are generally more narrow minded because ther're usual... Read more