by Linkin ParkLinkin Park

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Considering that several million people were won over by the hard-rock-meets-hip-hop sound of Linkin Park's multi-platinum debut, Hybrid Theory -- one of the most successful rock debuts of the last decade -- it's no surprise that the Los Angeles group stick pretty close to the same recipe on their follow-up, Meteora. "Hit the Floor," replete with whiplash time changes and Chester Bennington's signature howls, is probably the disc's heaviest moment, while the speed-crazed "Breaking the Habit" concentrates on hitting that perfect beat. The fellas in Linkin Park do, however, take a few liberties with the recipe this time around, stretching out on the dusky instrumental "Sessions" and stripping away just about all the rock trappings for a straight-ahead hip-hop workout, "Nobody's Listening," which borrows the Beasties' tried-and-true flute-loop backdrop to good effect. Much like their last outing, Meteora is a breathless blast of sound: The songs are spliced together with samples and all manner of sonic effluvia, which sustains the momentum and keeps noise levels at a fever pitch. Drawing on their tested sonic formula, Linkin Park once again shoot high -- and hit the mark.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2003
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624818625
catalogNumber: 48186
Rank: 74

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linkin Park   Primary Artist
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Larry Corbett   Celli
Joel Derouin   Violin
Mark Robertson   Violin
Evan Wilson   Viola
David Zasloff   Shakuhachi
Joseph Hahn   Background Vocals,Sampling
Mike Shinoda   Vocals,Master of Ceremonies,Sampling
Bob Becker   Viola
Chester Bennington   Vocals
Brad Delson   Guitar,Background Vocals
Rob Bourdon   Drums,Background Vocals
Dan Smith   Celli
Michele Richards   Violin
Sarah Parkins   Violin

Technical Credits

Don Gilmore   Producer
John Ewing   Engineer
Joseph Hahn   Records
Mike Shinoda   String Arrangements
Linkin Park   Composer,Producer

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