"By Myself" was one of the songs on the album which really captured my attention on first listen because of its arresting intro. I love the pads in the verses and Shinoda's relatively calm rapping delivery, and how they contrast so much with the aggressive guitars and Chester's screaming in the pre-choruses. It was one of my top favourites from "Hybrid Theory" as a kid, and, despite the ... dated-ness of it all, I still enjoy listening to the song every now and again (along with the rest of the album, I guess). It's one of those songs which properly encapsulate the so-called "one-two punch" of Linkin Park's two lead vocalists. The "Reanimation" rmx is alright. I like that virtually everything in the beat is new and that there are new vocals to match. That's something which is, I guess, a running theme of sorts throughout "Reanimation". I like the re-written chorus - it really stood out to me when I heard the album for the first time - but I don't like it as much as the original chorus. Just the same, the sheer amount of effort that went into switching up the songs from "Hybrid Theory" is just amazing, even to this day. Anyway, I'm a big Deftones fan, so my favourite thing about "By_Myslf" now is Stef's guitar in the ending section. I dig Manson's rmx quite a bit as well, especially the way they manipulated various samples from the original song and made everything a little more sinister. Even with new halftime rhythms, new gtr parts and so on, to me, it still feels too much like a "traditional" remix somehow, rather than a reinterpretation which "breathes new life" into the song or whatever. So I personally feel like I understand why they opted for the rmx which was more strikingly different from the original song, but Manson's version still definitely has its merits.