Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
Buy On
  1. Nov 19, 2013
    60
    This is the kind of album that appeals primarily to hardcore fans looking for a new spin on the familiar; in other words, this is unlikely to convert EDM listeners to the pleasures of Linkin Park.
  2. 50
    Rick Rubin’s final Primal Scream-gone-hip-hop remix of ‘A Light That Never Comes’ saves Recharged from disaster, but you might need resuscitating after this lot.
  3. Kerrang!
    Nov 19, 2013
    40
    Too many other songs fall victim to the eternal curse of the remix album: either going too far or not far enough. [26 Oct 2013, p.52]
  4. Nov 19, 2013
    40
    There’s a built-in redundancy to a Linkin Park remix album. Their music already sounds like hard rock that’s been tweaked by a knowledgable 15-year-old on his first laptop.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 68
  2. Negative: 18 out of 68
  1. Nov 30, 2013
    5
    I must admit I'm biased, because I loved their first remix album so much ('Reanimation', a remix of their debut 'Hybrid Theory') and wasI must admit I'm biased, because I loved their first remix album so much ('Reanimation', a remix of their debut 'Hybrid Theory') and was expecting something along those lines. As Linkin Park generally leans more towards rock than hiphop, 'Reanimation' was a refreshing walk to the hiphop side, heavily relying on band members Shinoda and Hahn to keep true to the Linkin Park sound.

    Comparing 'Reanimation' to 'Recharged' makes it very hard for the latter to stand out. 'Recharged' is a compilation of remixes of tracks from their last album 'Living Things'. The remixes are done by current electronic producers like Datsik, KillSonik and Tom Swoon, leaving as little as two tracks up to Shinoda himself. Hahn is nowhere to be found. Three tracks from 'Living Things' are even remixed twice, and apart from the lead single 'A Light That Never Comes', the album does not contain new (or previously unreleased) material. The result is an incohesive blend of different tastes and sounds, too pop for true dubstep/D&B fans and too bland for true LP fans looking for a revisit of existing material.

    Up to now all Linkin Park records were sure to get you hooked to their new sound after a couple of spins.
    Though the lead single and a few interesting features like Pusha T will have you revisiting 'Recharged' a couple of times, you'll find it ends up being your first LP record ever to start collecting dust.
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  2. Sep 22, 2016
    1
    Absolutely a disgusting Dub-Step remix garbage that im ashamed that LinkinPark published it under their name, it has no redeeming factor withAbsolutely a disgusting Dub-Step remix garbage that im ashamed that LinkinPark published it under their name, it has no redeeming factor with the only bearable song being "A Light That Never Comes" Full Review »
  3. Jul 28, 2016
    2
    I hate linkin park and this is their worse album yet and for good reasons. Their songs are trash and the music and the singer is so highI hate linkin park and this is their worse album yet and for good reasons. Their songs are trash and the music and the singer is so high pitched it hurts my ears so bad! Full Review »