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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  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: 45 out of 67
  2. Negative: 12 out of 67
  1. SatchmoA
    Jul 9, 2004
    10
    This album is utterly spetacualr... Almost 100 different artist join together, to form a new genre of perfection. Rap, Hip-Hop, Alternitave This album is utterly spetacualr... Almost 100 different artist join together, to form a new genre of perfection. Rap, Hip-Hop, Alternitave and more than you could hope for. From Mike's melodic rapping, to Chester's raging vocals of pure insanity, the whole album is Top-Shelf goodness. And I come to conclude that this album is a must have for anyone who likes "music". And Yes MATT P, You SHOULD try your mother on a plate, just like CHRIS B had told you to. Well matt you did that even before chris's excellent advice eh? Expand
  2. KivK
    Mar 17, 2007
    10
    best cd ever
  3. JamesT
    Jul 6, 2008
    10
    Great Album! Like a new album!
  4. Apr 11, 2012
    8
    It's the atmosphere across the whole of this remix album which gives it such an interesting listen, Mike Shinoda was very involved withIt's the atmosphere across the whole of this remix album which gives it such an interesting listen, Mike Shinoda was very involved with getting the whole album to sound cohesive and dark, with everything from techno anthems to old school hip-hop, it's on overdrive melodically with all aspiring talent onboard. Expand
  5. DME
    Sep 30, 2013
    7
    In short, the album has a range of awesome and disappointing tracks. It's at least worth checking out.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
    5
    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 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
    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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