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Linkin Park

Linkin Park

Date: Apr 21 2003

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Linkin Park blew up in 2001 when their first album, Hybrid Theory sold over 14 million copies worldwide. The band, made up of 6 young friends from Southern California, recently released their sophomore album, titled Meteora. It’s already #1 on the charts, but the boys of Linkin Park don’t need to sell another 14 million albums to feel successful.
“We don’t ever want to have the mindset where we need to sell 10 million albums each time out. That’s ridiculous,” says singer Chester Bennington. “It’s a blessing to sell that many albums; it doesn’t happen very often in this business—even once in your career is an achievement. Our obligation is to our fans. We’re not going to get too comfortable and say it’s a given that people will run out and buy our albums.”
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The music of Meteora is classic Linkin Park. It’s a mix of metal, rock and rap in the same vein as music by Limp Bizkit, Korn, and Rage Against the Machine. However, it’s different than Hybrid Theory in that the sound is much more glossy and refined. Linkin Park spent a lot of time making sure every song sounded perfect and it’s easy to hear the results of their efforts.
During a European tour in 2002, the band saw a travel magazine featuring destinations in Greece. On the cover was the word “Meteora ” and a photo. Meteora is a group of six monasteries on top of rocks 1500 feet above the plains of central Greece. The Greek word literally translates as “hovering in the air.” “It’s really epic and beautiful. It totally embodies the sense of timelessness and expansiveness we wanted the album to have,” says singer Mike Shinoda. “We’ve since met people who’ve visited Meteora,” adds DJ Joe Hahn. “People go there for solitude now-to find themselves. And that’s what the album is about-finding yourself. Each song is about looking within and letting out emotions.” Check out some of the lyrics to the first hit single from Meteora, “Somewhere I Belong:”
I wanna heal,
I wanna feel what I thought was never real
I wanna let go of the pain I’ve felt so long
(Erase all the pain till it’s gone)
I wanna heal,
I wanna feel like I’m close to something real
I wanna find something I’ve wanted all along
Somewhere I belong

 

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Discussion

Linkin Park is one of the most popular bands in the world, but I have no idea why. I really dislike their music. It’s totally annoying to me. If one of their songs comes on the radio, I always change the station. I’m not saying their music is bad, I’m just saying it’s not for me. It’s not the kind of thing I’m into.
If you like Linkin Park’s rap/rock formula, you’ll probably love Meteora. It’s probably just as good as Hybrid Theory. I can’t really tell you, because I couldn’t listen to either one.
Rock on,
Migs

 

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S&W

S&W

China

I am a big fun of Linkin park.I had many of their songs played on my MP3 over and over.I can gain power from their music and the lyric is also amazing .


When my time comes ,forget the wrong that i’ve done


help me leave behind some resons to be missed


Don’t resent me ,when you feeling empty


Keep me in your memory,leave out all the rest

02:55 AM Jul 20 2014 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

wow .i am into listening to their musics.i have all their music videos.they are really cool


05:26 PM Jul 19 2014 |

arman19940326

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think their former albums are better than the one released this year.

09:41 PM Jul 15 2014 |

mozhan

mozhan

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

they are full of energy.i love them

01:14 PM Jan 25 2011 |

otrovlad

otrovlad

Ecuador

i love LP, they have the perfect formula to mix rap, rock and electronical sounds…to me Hybrid teory is the best disc of the band, but their other productions are good too like the song for the soundtrack of transformers movie….now their style has change a little, Bennington's lirycs has a deep message about be more human and create concience about earth destruction.

LP are awsome and i hope that their tour come to my country x)

03:42 PM Aug 20 2010 |

bambang hadi satriyo

Indonesia

i like mike shinoda the way he raps in every songs linking park have created

01:00 PM Jun 19 2010 |

AMILANC

China

Smile

01:48 AM Dec 19 2009 |

Just.Sara

Just.Sara

Syrian Arab Republic

I like their music..the best in the rock world!

10:37 PM Oct 02 2009 |

AnimeGirl

AnimeGirl

Russian Federation

Ohh, I like Linkin Park… It is one of my favourite rock bands Laughing

04:05 PM Jan 09 2009 |

madula

madula

Poland

:) I like it. I like them!

03:44 PM Nov 22 2008 |

agne846

agne846

Lithuania

for me linkin park is the #1 band in the whole world. <3 them!!

04:35 PM May 13 2008 |

amyliu828

amyliu828

China

i like them so much ,  it's powerful Cool

07:42 AM Oct 25 2007 |

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