"Session" - Song by Song, Let's Talk Linkin Park

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  1. Andreina

    Andreina Proud Venezuelan LP fan. LPA Contributor

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    Oh fuck I missed Crawling :( damn it was probably cause of the world cup craze :lol:

    Runaway, well I do like the melody on the verses, the guitar riffs are really catchy and the bridge is a punch to the face despite the lyrics, but at the end of the day I do sincerely say it's probably one of the weaker tracks both in HT and Reanimation for me, it's not like one day I go and deliberately choose it to play on my MP3, but still it's an enjoyable song (I'm a sheep I know lol).
     
  2. Michele

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    My least favorite on HT.

    I like the intro but the rest isnt that interesting.
     
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  3. lime treacle

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    I LOVE the melody and the lyrics of the verses, as well as the interesting electronic sounds in the intro and elsewhere.

    And Tony, the album was well-received by professional critics...
     
  4. Top2Bottom

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    The bridge blew me away every time as a kid lol. Definitely one of the sections of HT that won me over. The rest of the song is nice, good melody, but it's a build up to that manic bridge that carries the song.
     
  5. brady

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    Runaway is my most hated Linkin Park song ever. I can not stand that song. The chorus especially is the worst part of the song with its laughable lyrics. On The other hand the Reanimation version is much better and is actually tolerable.
     
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  6. Louis

    Louis Message me if you need to talk. We love you all. LPA Team

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    "Runaway" and its Reanimation mix don't exactly impress me. I mean, I find the Reanimation version to be a lot more interesting - changed verses, more atmospheric, etc. I like the chorus without the alternating lines. At the same time, it's just not a song that ever stuck with me. It's one of those songs that I think makes people hate Linkin Park, because it's so childish.

    Not memorable, but it's not the worst song in Linkin Park's catalog.
     
  7. Sonic

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    They should have just remastered Stink 'n Move instead of changing it all to what became Runaway.
     
  8. minuteforce

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    Oh.

    Well, that might just have been my bias talking, then. I guess what Louis said might be more accurate:

     
  9. UltimateLegend

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    One of my least favorites by the band. Again, interesting instrumental, but the lyrics are so bad, which honestly makes it unlistenable for me.
     
  10. The Joesen One

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    I don't like this song at all. I only like the instrumentation and the bridge. That's about it.
     
  11. Filip

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    Runaway. The first time I heard it was on this video. I thought it was freaking great, the bridge just fucked me in the head. So for months I'd play that version, not really realizing the studio version is gonna be different. My first listen of the studio version left me really disappointed, I was like... wtf is this shit? The bridge seemed so weak to me, and it kinda still does, I still prefer the live version I linked to earlier. I don't have much complaints about the lyrics - they're fine, I actually like the lyrics in the bridge. The instrumentation is fine, apart from the drums. The drums kinda sound weak and uninteresting. Kick kick snare. I do quite like the synth though, it makes a nice atmosphere for the song. So Runaway isn't my favorite from Hybrid Theory these days. It's just ok.

    [email protected] Not my favorite on Reanimation either. At some points a step up from the original, but overall another meh song.
     
  12. polleo

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    The verses are beautiful, too bad the chorus ruins everything. LP make good lyrics if they want to I guess.
     
  13. Tyler

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    Probably the best thing about this song is that it is what gave us One Step Closer. When they were having trouble writing Stick N Move/Runaway, they wrote OSC to take away the stress.
     
  14. Atticus

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    Runaway has always felt like such a cookie-cutter nu-metal track to me. While the verses are in fact the highlight, the chorus is overly silly and feels like what a 12 year old kid would say to his mom when she didn't buy the right brand of cookies. The screams in the bridge used to be absolutely badass, but they've become overshadowed by just about every other screamy bridge the band has made since (including the remaining songs on this album) it's just rather soulless.

    That said, the instrumentation has a nice kick to it, and the added electronica is a nice touch to try and set it apart form the rest of the album. Sadly it fails in that regard.
     
  15. lime treacle

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    A 12-year-old would not react like that to his mother not buying him the right brand of cookies.
     
  16. AaronJxD

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    Speak for yourself :p
     
  17. lime treacle

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    :huh:
     
  18. hawk

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    By Myself / By_Myslf



     
  19. Snail

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    By Myself is definitely a mega favourite of mine. A hard-hitting track with a dark, beautifully atmospheric undertone.
     
  20. lime treacle

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    I don't think there's anything I dislike about this song.
     

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