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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive.,
This review is from: Reanimation (Audio CD)I'm a huge underground rap fan and this album was like a dream come true to me. This is the best remix album I've ever heard in my life, and I dare anyone to go and find me a better one.
4.0 out of 5 stars Different, but still really good,
This review is from: Reanimation (Audio CD)Those who bought this cd expecting to find rock remixes of tracks from "Hybrid Theory" were sorely mistaken when they purchased the cd. This cd contains "re-interpretations" of all 12 tracks from "Hybrid Theory" and some even remixes of tracks that were previously unavailable to the US.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Different but Unique,
By A Customer
This review is from: Reanimation (Audio CD)I loved this CD, but bought it with totally different expectations. Half of the CD is absolutely amazing, and the other half is just rap/techno remixes with different artists which I find really annoying. Personally, I prefered the originals, but I love this CD because some of the songs are so unique and different. I hated this CD at first, but it's grown on me so much! My fave remixes are Points of Authority, With You, Crawling (Awesome at 5:40!!) and My December. If you're dissing this CD, remember remixes are always different and always have different beats. You will probably hate this CD if you hate remixes in general. This CD has a more techno and dance beat than the others.
I listen to LP because it's different, and their lyrics are so awesome. If you listen closely, they make a lot of sense. As well as the fact that LP doesn't just fit in one specific category in Alternative (If that makes any sense).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underground Rising!,
This review is from: Reanimation (Audio CD)This album, in my mind, is without a doubt, Linkin Park's best album. They experiment more with a hip-hop/hard rock cross that comes off with a very original style, worthy of recognition. I myself am a hard-core fan of underground hip-hop, not the ridiculous rap you hear more than often on the radio, but the clever, positive messages that intertwine their way through the master wordplay of a talented emcee. Oddly enough, "Reanimation" showcases some of the most talented underground emcees, backed with EXACTLY the potent, emotional production and melodies they need to showcase their talent. This is rap, rock, and music in general at it's very best.
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. Track 9, although lyrically very odd (seeing as it focuses largely on X-Men type of superpower), is a genius cut. Linkin Park this time calls in the talented rhyme and production masters of Dilated Peoples, Evidence and DJ Babu. That's not the end of it though. The grand finale is easily Pharoah Monch's magic touch on the track, courtesy of my favorite record label, Rawkus.
Finally, we make our way to the BEST track of the CD. 13.) "PPR:KUT", remixed by Cheapshot and Jubacca, featuring the underground master emcees Rasco and Planet Asia. They blow every other song on this record out of the water, adapting their flow to Linkin Park's cryptic, dark, and emotional sound with lines like "Now it feels/like my back's against the wall/I'm taking the fall/Whenver I call/nobody's responding at all/But I don't know who I can trust/they're screaming my name/I need somebody to help me out of the flame." When written down, these rhymes may not be terribly impressive, but the passionate delivery that accompanies them makes them great.
Overall, I recommend this CD to anyone who admires good musicianship, anybody with versatile tastes in music, and any fans of good rock or hip-hop. A very, very solid showcase of Linkin Park's talent, as well as the overlooked skills buried in the underground hip-hop market.
5.0 out of 5 stars I've got my reasons.,
This review is from: Reanimation (Audio CD)I give this a five because I'm very fond of this album, but there are two easy standouts.
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.
3.0 out of 5 stars Let's face it guys, we got scrwed....,
This review is from: Reanimation (Audio CD)I am a HUGE Linkin Park fan. Nevertheless, let's cut our losses. You should get this album, but you should be disappointed. There are some GREAT songs on here, but they are outnumbered by total spit. Let me list the songs that are good.
2. Point of Authority remix.
So yeah, go get it. But be disappointed at all the weak numbers.
5.0 out of 5 stars Rumors of Metora being Reanimated,
This review is from: Reanimation (Audio CD)I just read over on LinkinPark.com, that Mike has some ideas for redoing a couple (not the whole CD) of the songs from Meteora and releasing them. not much is known, but that would be cool, because I loved Meteora (even though a lot of people trashed it because it wasn't the same LP from before) and I would love to hear it remixed. Hybrid Theory was an amazing album before Reanimation, this CD just made it better. I mean if you hate electronica and rap, then I suggest you stay away, because that is what you will get here.
This CD is for hardcore LP fans. Plus if you bought the Pankake Festival DVD and listened to the audio only tracks the remix for One Step Closer is on here, just a little shorter.
For those of you who are into underground rap and stuff, some of your favorite artists may have worked on this CD! CHECK IT OUT MAN!
3.0 out of 5 stars whatever,
This review is from: Reanimation (Audio CD)this is an ok album, if u're an LP fan, u might want 2 buy it just 2 see how itz like, but u're better off just getting meteora and hybrid theory- the guest singerz really suck.
5.0 out of 5 stars One absymal low can't stop this sonic powerhouse.,
This review is from: Reanimation (Audio CD)Reanimation is the kind of album I wish we saw more of. Linkin Park, probably for both commercial and inspirational reasons, took some time to completely rework their debut, Hybrid Theory. Teaming up with some of the best MCs of underground hip-hop and producers from the harder rock world, LP essentially gives their original songs something of an andrenal stimulant, turbo-charging the tracks into edgier, angrier, more industrial sounds. The drum set is dropped in favor of the drum machine, the Marshall stack for the ProTools...the entire album is an unholy fusion of industrial electronica and rock that works so well it's, well, evil. Forgotten is completely reborn in a bass-heavy, dark hip-hop act. Jay Gordon of Orgy gives Points Of Authority a kinetic digital boost. Mike Shinoda unloads his less mainstream baggage in the standout and absolutely unbelievable remixes of Pushing Me Away and Crawling, the latter gifted with an amazing vocal cameo from Staind's Aaron Lewis and a spine-chilling assortment of strings. LP's resident DJ Joseph Hahn punches up the intensity in the distortedly epic remix of With You, while the Humble Brothers and Jonathan Davis of Korn up the complexity and length of One Step Closer in a jaw-dropping act.
There is one low on this muscular masterpiece. It's the remix of In The End, featuring Motion Man. It's, well, awful. It completely butchers the original, stripping it of it's best assets and adding nothing new. The remix of High Voltage also lacks the kick of the original, though it's not nearly as bad as this disaster.
Still, this album deserves its 5 stars for intent and execution. Though most fans will probably write it off as "commercial cash-in" on the Linkin Park and Hybrid Theory names, it's ironically far from it. Instead, Reanimation is probably more what Linkin Park would sound like if commerical success were not a factor, if they didn't have to worry about appeasing their mainstream fans and just wanted to go all out. It's more creative, more experimental, and more aggressive than you'd believe, and arguably more interesting than both Hybrid Theory and Meteora.
4.0 out of 5 stars Some songs are better and some are worse,
This review is from: Reanimation (Audio CD)Overall, I like this CD, but I thought that some of the songs were fine the way they were while some were better.
Good opening, not too long, but not quite the genere of the CD
I thought LP improved this song a lot. It was great before, but now it's awesome.
Enth E Nd: 3/5
This song is OK. I thought it was better the way it was before because LP threw away the rock and made it completely rap. Rap and rock is good together, but not weak rock and a giant portion of rap.
Not really a song, just a message for Mike (the rapper).
If LP kept the rock part in, I would love this song, but the sound makes up for it. The rap part sounds really cool. It's a tie between the original and the remix
P5hng Me A*wy: 4/5
They made this song a little better. It was never really a good song in my opinoin, but LP added some things that made the song sound pretty neat.
Plc.4 Mie Haed: 4/5
LP did a good job on remixing this song. They did a good job of keeping the rock and rap combined. It's overall better
X-Ecutioner Style: 1/5
I have no idea why LP even put this in. It's just a little screaming with Black Thought rapping. Sounds horrible, and is probably the worst LP song ever.
H! Vltg3: 2/5
LP didn't really change this song at all. The rap is just stronger.
Just another message for Mike.
It's a tie bewteen the original and remix. They made the song stronger, but Aceyalone's rapping was terrible.
Just a little piano.
I think the remix is better than the original. The whole song has a great sound.
The original was better. The chorus is OK, but the verses and the Backyard Bangers aren't OK.
Much better than the original. The rock is stronger, and Kelli Ali sounds great.
Yet another message.
Wow, LP really improved this song. The new chorus sounds fantastic, and the verses are better.
Kyur4 Th Ich: 4/5
Sounds a lot better than the original. The techno sounds great,but it's too short.
1Stp Klosr: 5/5
Who thought LP could possibly improve such a great song? They made it longer, and Jonathan Davis sounds awesome. The ending part where LP and Davis sing is the best part of the song.
Another great song. Aaron Lewis really makes the song sound cool.
The above reviews for each song is why i give this CD a 4/5. The first songs aren't that good, but the last ones are great, making up for the horrible ones.
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Reanimation by Linkin Park (Audio CD - 2002)
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