Meteora Enhanced, Import
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Meteora, the follow-up album of the new material to Linkin Park's phenomenal eight-times-platinum-in-the-United-States (international sales approaching 6 million) debut album, Hybrid Theory, promises to be one of the most important albums of the year. A deluxe 40-page booklet accompanies the Enhanced CD presented in a Digipak.
Linkin Parks 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 bands nature. Its 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: Foreword: This track is very short. It should have been in one of the songs on Meteora rather than the intro. 
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. 
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? 
4: Lying From You: The samples for this song are incredible but the singing and rapping could have been improved. 
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. 
6: Easier To Run: Similar to the hit single from "Hybrid Theory," "Crawling." The vocals are smooth but very moving at the same time. 
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. 
8: Figure.09: The guitar in this song are pretty good and so is the rapping. The chorus could have been better though. 
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.Read more ›
Having spent most of their adult lives polishing "Hybrid Theory", they were under extreme pressure to emulate success in only a few years.
Meteora is a good album, but is similar to its predecessor to the point that you could put them both together and consider them a double LP.
If you enjoyed Hybrid Theory, you will love this. If not, then try their third album "Minutes To Midnight".
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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Therefore "Hybrid Theory" have created great sensation among the listeners of the Heavy and Mixture Rock scenes all over the world.
On the other hand, this album "Meteora" have focused on Chester's philosophical and personal lyric, furious and sensitive melody, and singing/shouting voice to express these in loud and clear.
Especially, "somewhere I belong" is brilliant track.
As a result, they've bidden farewell to the position of "Heavy and Mixture Rock's new comer".
Additionally, Linkin Park's sound in this album is greater than sum of its part.
So each sounds are functioning as album's totality.
And then making the feeling like a solemn place such as "Meteora".
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.
Most recent customer reviews
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 on March 27 2014 by nick jaggan
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
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 morePublished on Aug. 13 2006 by Count Rammstein
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 morePublished on May 13 2005
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 morePublished on April 30 2005 by Metal head
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 cdPublished on March 9 2005