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

Top Track

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
Score distribution:
  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 197
  1. JanaF
    May 24, 2009
    10
    Really good album! As the others LP's albuns, meteora was perfect! Hello from Brazil.
  2. Feb 23, 2017
    10
    Foreword/Don't Stay: 9
    Somewhere I Belong: 10
    Lying From You: 10 Hit the Floor: 10 Easier to Run: 9 Faint: 10 Figure.09: 10 Breaking
    Foreword/Don't Stay: 9
    Somewhere I Belong: 10
    Lying From You: 10
    Hit the Floor: 10
    Easier to Run: 9
    Faint: 10
    Figure.09: 10
    Breaking the Habit: 9
    From The Inside: 8
    Nobody's Listening: 10
    Session: 10
    Numb: 9
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  3. CasperRex
    Aug 7, 2003
    10
    it is the best cd ever made and it's true it's so great
  4. Feb 29, 2012
    10
    best **** linkin park album its so amazing and kick ass. if you don't like this album your like gay or something. like all the songs are **** amazing!
  5. Jimmy
    Sep 8, 2007
    9
    Awesome! The production is slamming.
  6. Dec 31, 2011
    8
    Hybrid theory was just perfect, it was the first piece of music i ever got to own ( a casette recorded by my sister :D) and today after yearsHybrid theory was just perfect, it was the first piece of music i ever got to own ( a casette recorded by my sister :D) and today after years its still impressive to listen to...meteora is a good album, sad that mtm and ats got to be garbage...the rap and the electro fits perfect, some of their sounds are really tight and just make your body move...but still the texts are far from "pickly teenage crap", like the little haters with 0-rates say, there is a lot of heart in chesters texts, and his way of shouting his feelings out into the world is great and fun to listen to...a must have album in my opinion, even if it doesnt get to the strength of Hybrid Theory Expand
  7. OliverIgnatius
    Mar 27, 2003
    0
    We've been dooped again. What a SHITE band.

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