I know I’m really quite new to this place, but I have a little peeve here that I want to get out of my system. I sense a sort of... hostility here. I know I must sound like a psychologist or something, but it’s true. It could be my imagination, but is there a division here? Between people who like certain albums by LP? Is it considered to be impossible to thoroughly enjoy every album? It seems to be the way here. Go to the HT forums and they’re full of criticism for Meteora, and vice versa. Go to the Reanimation forums and everyone hates it, and complains that the album should never have been made. I LIKE ALL THREE ALBUMS. EQUALLY. WOAH. Yes, it is possible. I love Linkin Park’s music – ALL OF IT. And in fact, it is very important to me in a very personal way – it actually changed my life. But that’s not the point. The point is that I like all the albums. Yes, even Reanimation. I’ll admit it took me a few plays for me to get used to a track or two, but I actually enjoy listening to it. And I certainly don’t think it should never have been made. It’s an exploration of sound, interesting, different and exciting. It toys with the emotions evoked by the songs and, if anything, punctuates them. I think P5hng Me A*wy is a masterpiece. Pts. Of Athrty is just a little bit more Points of Authority-ish than the original, if that makes sense. Krwlng is disturbingly brilliant. Yes, I do like it. Hybrid Theory is a great album that explores imagery and obscure poetry that is really very cool as well as provocative. It begins to play with the unusual style of sound that is LP’s trademark, most obvious in Cure for the Itch. It really doesn’t need much of a promotion from me, seeing as most people seem to love it here. Meteora is the logical next step from HT. Though I admit the lyrics are less interesting and variable than those in HT, the music itself is far more mature and evolved. It’s amazing to listen to if you find a silent space, stick the album in your discman and listen to it in loud, full stereo. There are some incredible minor parts that work together flawlessly to make the unique sound, and it’s interesting to listen out for each individual part. I don’t think I’ve found all parts in every song, and you have no idea how often I’ve done that. You see? It’s possible to like every one of the albums. If everyone could stop assuming everyone loves either HT or Meteora and hates the other, and that everyone just hates Reanimation, I think the hostility around this place could be alleviated. Hmm. We need a rants section in this place.