"Where were you when you heard Hybrid Theory for the first time, and how did you hear it?" The first time I heard Hybrid Theory, I was in the car with my mom and she just bought the album a few years after it's debut. We were listening to "With You" and I remember thinking, "This sound awful." A year later I caught Points of Authority on the radio. I loved the music that I previously hated and went searching for the band who did that song. I have been a Linkin Park fan for about 5 years.