Meteora (Deluxe Edition)

LINKIN PARK

Meteora (Deluxe Edition)

Like Nirvana before them, LINKIN PARK’s gift was their ability to take brutal, monstrously uncommercial music and make it sound something almost like pop. Just revisit “Numb,” whose surfaces borrow equally from metal, industrial, and the clinical side of ambient music, but whose chorus—screamed, by the way—is as immediate as American pie. Where 2002’s remix album Reanimation took Hybrid Theory apart, Meteora expands on it in slight, clever ways: the New Wave lightness of “Breaking the Habit,” for example, or the gristly “Hit the Floor,” which strips their high-tech sound down to its rudiments.

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