Reanimation

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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 andNot 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

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P5hng Me A*wy
When I look into your eyes There's nothing there to see Nothing but my own mistakes Staring back at me Everything has to end, you'll soon find,... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Mixer
    80
    A freakazoid musical pastiche. [Oct 2002, p.83]
  2. 70
    As on Hybrid Theory, there's a definite formula at work in all 19 songs, but it's flawless and effective.
  3. Spin
    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]
  4. Why didn't they travel this far out of the box initially?
  5. When it works, the results are astounding.
  6. Blender
    60
    Linkin gain from their hip-hop daring, and the dance domos get to wedge a foot in the crossover door. [#9, p.151]
  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: 44 out of 67
  2. Negative: 12 out of 67
  1. AnnS
    Jul 1, 2004
    10
    This cd is excellent!!
  2. Dave
    Sep 11, 2006
    10
    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 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
    10
    Great Album! Like a new album!
  4. Nov 3, 2011
    8
    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"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. Kevin
    Aug 11, 2007
    7
    Their most hip hop driven album. It's a solid remix album that appeals to mostly people who love underground rap and Linkin Park. Their most hip hop driven album. It's a solid remix album that appeals to mostly people who love underground rap and Linkin Park. However, most of the original songs sound better than their remixes. Expand
  6. HipHop
    Aug 22, 2002
    5
    This album is just an attempt to make too much out of an already good thing. The original songs is hybrid theory were good enough and did not This album is just an attempt to make too much out of an already good thing. The original songs is hybrid theory were good enough and did not need to be remixed in this fashion. The rap on reanimation is not professionaly done and is by a bunch of unknown hip hop artists. However i give this album a five simply because the songs are not entirely sickening and they do have gripping qualities to them due to the techno instruments. Linkin Park is just killing Hybrid Theory with this remix album. My advice,hey, move on in life and don't dwell on past successes. Get some new material. Expand
  7. JG
    Aug 19, 2002
    0
    Let's take a mediocre, uncreative rock album, and strip away the hooks. We'll add a bunch of noise, spell everything wrong, and 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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