What do you think about Meteora

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What do you think about Meteora?

  1. It is the best Linkin Park album yet

    12 vote(s)
    11.3%
  2. It's a great album

    49 vote(s)
    46.2%
  3. It's okay

    31 vote(s)
    29.2%
  4. It's bad

    9 vote(s)
    8.5%
  5. It sucks

    5 vote(s)
    4.7%
  1. FromTheInside1413

    FromTheInside1413 Member

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    I'm 18. Yes, the lyrics aren't great. I just like the sound of the album. The screams and stuff. That's what I like about that album.
     
  2. Agent

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    I can barely listen to to Meteora anymore. It's pretty bad in terms of production and most of the lyrics are cringe-worthy to me now. It's sad because Meteora used to be my shit back when I was between the age of 13-15. It gradually lost its appeal over the years.

    I'm 22 now btw.
     
  3. Apop

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    It did it's purpose for me (making me a fan) and will always be special to me because this and Collision Course is how I first heard them. But, they kept me around as a fan because of the great work on Minutes To Midnight and A Thousand Suns.
     
  4. Erica

    Erica Meh LPA Über VIP

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    I'm on this dude's boat. He said better than I ever could have. I'm leaving this alone now
     
  5. Sonic

    Sonic Searching for the last Chaos Emerald... LPA Super Member

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    I always felt Meteora would be better had it not been so overproduced. Chester's vocals are layered so much it just kills it and Rob's drum work is barely heard in Easier to Run. Maybe if they strip it a little bit, or even remaster it and give it a little bit more rawness then maybe it would be a little more bareable.
     
  6. Agent

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    Could've helped the album I guess. It does sound extremely slick and overproduced.
     
  7. Rocky

    Rocky Well-Known Member

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    There's no such thing as "over-produced". It's "pop" and it was produced and mixed like a pop record. Same with Hybrid Theory. That's what Don Gilmore is good for...but Andy Wallace didn't do the greatest job mixing this record.
     
  8. lime treacle

    lime treacle You are not alone Über Member

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    I don't get the person who said they loved how raw Linkin Park was back in the HT and Meteora days. I don't think they were raw at all, but very layered.
    I think Minutes to Midnight is their rawest album and What I've Done is their rawest track. When I heard WID for the first time - yeah I was 8, but I was old enough to get it - the first thing that came into my mind is how rawer it is than their work before. Also, Chester mentioned this:

    "The lyrics in the first verse are 'In this farewell, there's no blood, there's no alibi,' and right away, you'll notice that the band sounds different: The drums are much more raw, the guitars are more raw and the vocals aren't tripled. It's just us out there."

    Just proves my point.
     
  9. Pyro

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    I think it was a great album. It doesn't matter to me that it was the same as HT. All that matters is that I personally enjoyed the songs it had to offer and that's all the matters to me.
     
  10. Jack_Farrell

    Jack_Farrell KTTK is Chester suicide-diving off a cliff naked

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    In terms of rawness Bleed It Out wins.
     
  11. lime treacle

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    Yeah. The guitars..
     
  12. Vriska

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    One person's overproduced is another person's close attention to detail.

    I never cared for listening to lyrics - I still couldn't sing to a number of LP songs - but I like Meteora for how it sounds. 23 btw.
     
  13. TheZlajaZlo

    TheZlajaZlo Closing LPA Super Member

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    Here's my take on all songs on Meteora:

    Great:
    Numb - catchy, emotional, great melody
    Faint - killer riff, killer chorus, killer bridge, catchy, great beat
    Breaking The Habit - epic, original, great lyrics
    From The Inside - heavy and melodic, emotional

    Good:
    Nobody's Listening - original, great lyrics
    Session - original, unconventional
    Figure 09 - catchy, great riffs, great flow

    OK:
    Lying From You - great riff, ok lyrics

    Meh:
    Don't Stay - great scratching, great drums, negative points for trying to be One Step Closer
    Hit The Floor - instrumental is good, so is chorus, bad flow
    Somewhere I Belong - good instrumental, annoying chorus and bad lyrics
    Easier To Run - Crawling wannabe
     
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  14. Moridin

    Moridin Death Contagious Deity

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    I loved it when it was first released (I was 14 then). It hasn't aged well at all for me. I listened to it the other night along with their other main albums and it just sounded very weak.

    Any creative points it gets for stuff like Session, SIB intro, NL flute, great riffage etc. are really neutered by the formulaic structures & weak lyrics.

    Looking at the poll, with over 50% saying it's "great" to "the best", people can now stop saying LPA hates Meteora.

    Also, I still really want to hear the reggae vibed demo of Don't Stay. Fingers crossed for next LPU.
     
  15. Apop

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    I've never heard that the original demo had a reggae vibe. I'd definitely love to hear that one in the future!
     
  16. Manu

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    Yup, and it was called "Sick". I remember when I first read that in the booklet of Meteora I thought that version would be way cooler, even though I was 14 and hated reggae, just because it would be so different to the rest of their songs.
     
  17. LiveForChazy

    LiveForChazy Bennington's Angel. =)

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    Great album, but I can't call it the "best". Actually I don't say it for any of LP albums. I love them all, and each of them has differences.
     
  18. Promofrog

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    At the time I thought it was pretty groundbreaking, probably their most diverse album to date, everything from heavy metal to hip-hop, techno, drum and bass, pop rock, i'm hoping the next album will be similar and have the same energy across the whole spectrum.
     
  19. shwcobb

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    So, for me it's like this.

    Hybrid Theory > Meteora > A Thousand Suns > Minutes to Midnight, as far as the quality is concerned.
    A Thousand Suns > Meteora > Hybrid Theory > Minutes to Midnight, as far as the sound and personal likeness is concerned.

    Yeah, I think I like it. :leo:
     
  20. Agent

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    Exactly.
     

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