Reanimation - Linkin Park
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  • Summary: Not quite the next Linkin Park album, 'Reanimation' is instead a remix of their entire debut album, 'Hybrid Theory' (actually, a remix of the Japanese version, which contained extra tracks). The 19 songs here have been reinvented by an array of alternative and hip hop musicians and producers, including members of Korn, Jurassic 5, Orgy, and Staind, and given cryptic new titles such as "Rnw@y" and "My{Dsmbr." (You'd think with all the money they're making they could at least buy a vowel.) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. 80
    A freakazoid musical pastiche. [Oct 2002, p.83]
  2. 70
    Ultimately, the set is a little schizo, but it channels enough rap-rock frisson to make it more than just a between-albums snack. [Sep 2002, p.128]
  3. 70
    As on Hybrid Theory, there's a definite formula at work in all 19 songs, but it's flawless and effective.
  4. The remixes are extremely liberal, cutting and pasting with little regard for the originals in question.
  5. Some of this works quite well, some of it is kind of juvenile, much of it is only slightly recognizable from the original, it's too long and compared to contemporary arty rock, it really isn't that arty.
  6. The music isn't exactly groundbreaking, and none of the remixes improve on the Hybrid Theory originals, but the boyish energy of Reanimation has its own appeal, and it's not too far emotionally from the tried-so-hard spirit of "In the End."
  7. Chester Bennington's anguished man-child howling is largely left on the shelf, as are the thrusting hooks that were Linkin Park's big draw.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 68
  2. Negative: 12 out of 68
  1. AnnS
    Jul 1, 2004
    This cd is excellent!!
  2. Dave
    Sep 11, 2006
    As the Listener states well Linkin Park stepped out into the unknown in this album. They have my full respect for such a move. What an awesome album that came from it too, full of emotion and great music. 10/10 Expand
  3. JamesT
    Jul 6, 2008
    Great Album! Like a new album!
  4. Nov 3, 2011
    Not their best album, but deffinitley one to keep on the iPod. Remixing their song was a smart, yet dumb idea. "H! Vltg3" and "Kyur4 th Ich" they should of left original. But on the other hand, "Krwlng" , "Pts.of.Athrty" and "By_Myslf" are better remixed than original in my opinon. Expand
  5. DME
    Sep 30, 2013
    In short, the album has a range of awesome and disappointing tracks. It's at least worth checking out. Expand
  6. Mr.Bobertz
    Mar 26, 2003
    It seems like this is a sad attempt to cash in before LP's 15 minutes of fame is up. A few (key word: few) of the mixes are good. I especially loved the remix of One Step Closer. Others had potential but were killed seconds in. Hardcore fans would like it, but I was disapointed LP would stoop this low. Put the good ones as bonus tracks on a cd or just forget about, I say. Expand
  7. JG
    Aug 19, 2002
    Let's take a mediocre, uncreative rock album, and strip away the hooks. We'll add a bunch of noise, spell everything wrong, and sell it back to our fans. it's not new, but it's kinda new! what crap. Expand

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