Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory (Vinyl)

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Hybrid Theory is the debut album by the American rock band Linkin Park, released on October 24, 2000 through Warner Bros. Records. The album was a commercial success, having been certified Diamond for sales of over 10 million units in the United States alone as of 2010, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200, and also reaching high positions on other charts worldwide. Recorded at NRG Recordings in North Hollywood, California, and produced by Don Gilmore, the album's lyrical themes deal with problems lead vocalist Chester Bennington experienced during his adolescence, including drug abuse and the constant fighting and divorce of his parents. Hybrid Theory takes its title from the previous name of the band as well as the concept of music theory and combining different styles. Four singles were released from the album: "One Step Closer", "Crawling", "Papercut", and "In the End", all of them being responsible for launching Linkin Park into mainstream popularity. While "In the End" was the most successful of the four, all of the singles in the album remain some of the band's most successful songs to date. 

Customer Review

Linkin Park were originally called 'Hybrid theory' but had to change their name due to another band already having an identical name. Hybrid theory is an incredible album! This band are hugely talented and it shows throughout the mix of songs. They are definitely the best band of the Nu metal genre and this debut album is 1 of the best debut albums I have ever heard. I bought this album after Minutes to midnight and I wasn't sure about the band at that point because I loved Meteora but after hearing this album I fell in love with the band all over again.

The band are talented musicians but instead of a straight-forward metal sound the band mix it up with Joe Hahn on turntables and have little electronic beats and clever pieces. That's what makes them unique.

The singles from the album are fantastic; Papercut, Points of authority, One step closer, In the end and Crawling (my favourite with its soft verses and powerful chorus). The rest of the songs are also strong, powerful, deep, emotional and aggressive numbers that are easy to relate to. My favourite non-single being With you. Chester's an incredible vocalist and really shows it off on this album with screaming vocals and soft, melodic singing. Mike is a pretty great rapper and the mix of the 2 is perfection! The songs are pretty intense and really move you as a listener.

This is Linkin Park pretty much at their very best! As far as I'm concerned everything after Meteora pales in comparison to this masterpiece!

By: Matt182


A1 Papercut
A2 One Step Closer
A3 With You
A4 Points Of Authority
A5 Crawling
A6 Runaway
B1 By Myself
B2 In The End
B3 A Place For My Head
B4 Forgotten
B5 Cure For The Itch
B6 Pushing Me Away

Warner Records

Catalogue No. 9 47755-2