Reanimation - Linkin Park
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. The dominant sound is of flickering sequencers and heavy-handed synth-pomp which showcases Linkin Park's keen interest in the work of Depeche Mode, but also often leaves them sounding about as cutting-edge and dangerous as Jesus Jones.
  2. 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.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 147 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 66
  2. Negative: 11 out of 66
  1. Nov 14, 2011
    0
    Easily the worst they have ever put out. A completely pointless remix album that does nothing but butcher and ruin classic LP songs for no reason at all. Full Review »
  2. Apr 1, 2014
    9
    Opening/Pts.Of.Athrty (9) I just really like this song because it is against whole rat race ideology that is associated with growing up. The chorus is great and the Reanimation album is really a great mix of all of Linkin Park's best tracks. The people who like to give me hard time should have listened to this song a little more.

    Enth E Nd (8.5) I really like the original version of this song better than this one but that is just my opinion. I think it was smart that Linkin Park did this album though to attract people from the Hip Hop scene to their music. The DJ'ing is good as well. Linkin Park needs to get Hybrid Theory up.

    [Chali]/FRGT/10 (9) This is where the album really picks up I think and the remixes really get awesome. The use of filters on the voices I think is interesting and gives the piece a good sound. The rap elements are what really made me like this song. Rap is more than just music, it is a motivational message to people understand the urban culture.

    P5hng Me A*wy (9.25) This song does a great job at using builds effectively and the chorus is my favorite part. I know that I've said that alot recently but whatever. This was the song that wrapped up Hybrid Theory I believe and that album will always be carried with me because I remember listening to it in middle school. It's really interesting I think that Linkin Park changed their sound as their listeners grew into adults. #AngryTeenagers

    Plc.4 Mie (9.25) I really like how the tempo picks up in this track and the harmonic NuMetal elements in this song really give it a really good sound. It does a great job of incorporating rap and rock and that is what Linkin Park is known for to people who listen to alot of music. The best part is in the middle end of the piece when they incorporate Piano and screamo elements.

    X-Ecutioner Style (8) This piece shows off the DJ'ing ability of Linkin Park and it's fine but nothing really sticks out of me. It is a bunch of interesting sounds with aggressive rap lyrics with no real inspirational message.

    H! Vltg3 (8.5) This track is very rap heavy and it fine. But like Enth E Nd, I like the original version better because of the type of rap that is being laid down. Yes it shows good rhyming skill but sometimes I just look at it as jibberish.

    [Riff Raff]/Wth.You (9.25) This is one of my favorite songs on the album. The heavy guitar is very melodic and is a great track to workout to I think. I think this track does a great job of giving Chester and Shinoda an equal vocal time frame. Like I've stated in previous Linkin Park reviews, I think that is why Linkin Park is always going to be successful, because of how they blend different types of music together (ie. NuMetal). When they have the guest rapper come on the track, the song really picks up when the heavy guitars kick back in. The Piano in the fade is good also.

    NtrMssion/Ppr:Kut (9) With the original Papercut being one of my favorite tracks by Linkin Park, this version is great as well. The rap elements in the track are good as well. When the tune and lyrics change and the guitars kick back in, I think it makes the song better and allows me to give it a solid 9.

    Rnw@y (9) This song is a really good rendition of the original, and I actually like this remix as much as the original because of how Linkin Park made the sounds more complex and unique. I do think the guest rapper does kind of ruin the track just a tad because he didn't do nuttin I fank.

    My.Dsmbr (9.25) This is one of my favorite ballads by Linkin Park because of how I can really identify with it. I like how the remix speeds up the beat up and gives it a brand new sound for any Linkin Park fan. I do like the original better though because that song was playing when my mp3 player died on crazy brain lane.

    [Stef]/By_Myslf (9.25) I think the heavy guitar in the beginning of the song is really good and the song does carry a good message that I can really relate to varying degrees. The chorus is good as well and while the tempo is the same as the original, I like this version better because of the middle end part of the song.

    Kyur4 Th Ich (8.5) This song has some of the cool instrumentals I think because it is a sound that really is unique. The record scratching is good as well and is a good song that could be labeled as an intro to another track but it's not.

    1stp Klosr (9.5) I think this remix of Linkin Park's debut hit is done perfectly because of how they incorporate the builds within the piece and how Korn's Jonathon Davis jumps on the track as well. Let's just say I don't play this when I drive for a reason. While the original is good, the lyrics are funny to me as I've gotten older because of how they stereotype angry teenagers. In a nutshell, this track go hard. #GoBlue

    Krwlng (9) I like this song but it's depressing and I'm running out of characters. The instrumentals are what kept the score high. The chorus is really good and the tempo and violin ends the album well.
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  3. Mar 16, 2014
    7
    Reanimation is effectively a mix album of songs from, I believe, Hybrid Theory. Whilst that concept seems, in principle, like this may just be electronic and mixed up garbage, it is far from it; each song manages to keep the raw aspects intact whilst giving them a slightly jittery, electronic feel, sending the songs almost beyond formal recognition, and landing them as something new, fresh and unique. Great album, but that sense of "we've been here before" creeps in, and it is not to be forgotten that these songs already existed, making the album kind of feel slightly cheap overall. However, if you are a Linkin Park / Hybrid Theory fan, give it a go; it will not disappoint. Full Review »