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  • Summary: This long-awaited follow-up to 2000's 'Hybrid Theory' contains 12 new tracks co-produced by Don Gilmore.

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Numb
I'm tired of being what you want me to be Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface Don't know what you're expecting of me Put under the pressure... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Through it all, the guys stay just as tight (translation: radio-ready) as ever, offering up tracks in near-perfect three-minute doses.
  2. A thunderously hooky album that seamlessly blends the group's disparate sonic elements into radio-friendly perfection.
  3. Isn't so much a revelation as it is a ready-made crowd pleaser that delivers on the familiar.
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    Meteora is less an artistic endeavour than an exercise in target marketing. [May 2003, p.104]
  5. The similarity of Meteroa to Hybrid Theory does not only raise the question of where do they go from here, but whether there is a place for them to go at all.
  6. Blender
    60
    Harder, denser, uglier. [#15, p.128]
  7. Mercifully brief but mercilessly repetitive, Meteora is little more than a tolerable rehash of a formula that's been on the wrong side of its sell-by date for some time now.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 202
  1. JanaF
    May 24, 2009
    10
    Really good album! As the others LP's albuns, meteora was perfect! Hello from Brazil.
  2. Jun 27, 2017
    10
    I really love this album and its one of my all-time favorites.
    A little bit better than Hybrid Theory and better than everything Linkin Park
    I really love this album and its one of my all-time favorites.
    A little bit better than Hybrid Theory and better than everything Linkin Park released after Meteora.
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  3. RockyP
    Sep 6, 2003
    10
    Meteora is by far the best album I ever heard in my life. Hearing it for the first time, my reaction was slightly disappointed. But after Meteora is by far the best album I ever heard in my life. Hearing it for the first time, my reaction was slightly disappointed. But after actually listening to it the second time, I loved it. Meteora is alot more inspirational, ambitous, and important then Hybrid Theory. Don't get me wrong, I love the first album with its great lyrics, melodies, and intensity. I think Meteora has more of a meaning with its more incredible lyrics and better instrumentation. Even though the album is shorter then Hybrid Theory, I think it is better that way because it gives Meteora a sort of meaningful and and "work of art" vibe. Linkin Park new what they were doing with this record and did a fantastic job at it. If your down with the LP I strongly recommend you buy this album, you won't regret it. I guarantee you! Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2012
    10
    By far the best Linkin Park LP ever! I really love every song in it, but my absolute favorite is "Breaking The Habits"! Linkin Park forever...
  5. David
    Aug 11, 2007
    9
    Awesome record! Forget what some of the critics say because they are biased against most nu metal bands. It is true that this album is Awesome record! Forget what some of the critics say because they are biased against most nu metal bands. It is true that this album is similar to Hybrid Theory from beginning to end. However, HT was also a great album and if you duplicate a great album, you'll get another great album. Expand
  6. Feb 24, 2020
    8
    Meteora bietet eine interessante Mischung aus Metal, elektronischen Sounds und HipHop-Elementen. Dabei findet es eine Balance zwischen ruhigenMeteora bietet eine interessante Mischung aus Metal, elektronischen Sounds und HipHop-Elementen. Dabei findet es eine Balance zwischen ruhigen Versen und explosiven Refrains, die zwar mit verzerrten Gitarren und Schreien aufwarten, aber trotzdem melodisch und eingängig sind, sodass sie hohes Pop-Appeal mitbringen. Die Lieder behandeln meist klassische Emo-Themen wie Selbstzweifel, Weltschmerz und dem Gefühl nicht verstanden zu werden. Schwachpunkte des Albums sind die Sterilität des Hochglanzstudio-Sounds und die "aufgesagte" Rap-Performance von Mike Shinoda. Insgesamt ist Meteora eine gelungene Genre-Mischung, die energiereichen NuMetal mit Elementen anderer Stile zusammenfließen lässt und in einem mainstreamtauglichen Paket abliefert. Expand
  7. OliverIgnatius
    Mar 27, 2003
    0
    We've been dooped again. What a SHITE band.

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