Hey, what up? It’s Sam Mwak, the king of creative, about to give you the full scoop on the American nu metal band that goes by the name of Linkin Park…
You may have known that I have matched up the Linkin Park songs to the correct albums. Anyway, have fun!
Hybrid Theory is the debut album by the American nu metal band Linkin Park, released on October 24, 2000 through Warner Bros. Records. The album was a huge commercial success, selling over 10 million units in the United States alone and peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 while also reaching high positions on other charts worldwide, despite receiving mixed reviews from publications. It has also sold 24 million copies worldwide as of 2009, including over 10 million in the U.S. which makes it the band’s best-selling album, the second best-selling album of the 21st century so far, and the second best selling debut album. It is also one of the few albums to be certified Diamond in the U.S. that was released in this century. 
Recorded at NRG Recordings in North Hollywood, California, and produced by Don Gilmore, the album’s lyrical themes deal with problems lead vocalist Chester Bennington experienced during his adolescence, including drug abuse and the constant fighting and divorce of his parents. Hybrid Theory takes its title from the previous name of the band.
Four singles were released from the album: “One Step Closer“, “Papercut“, “In the End“, and the Grammy Award-winning “Crawling“, which along with “In the End” was responsible for launching Linkin Park into mainstream popularity. At the 2002 Grammy Awards, Hybrid Theory was nominated for Best Rock Album.
“One Step Closer” is the debut single by the nu metal band Linkin Park released in 2000 and the second track of their debut album, Hybrid Theory. It is also the song that catapulted the band to stardom, especially towards the rock audience, as well as one of the band’s well-known songs. The song reached number 79 on the Hot 100 on February 20, 2001. Richard Cheese has covered the song on his album Tuxicity.
The track was firstly known as ‘Plaster’, a supposed “demo” version of One Step Closer. This early version featured Bennington screaming “shut up” in the beginning of the song, as well as during the bridge.
“Papercut” is a song by the nu metal band Linkin Park. It is the first track from their 2000 debut album Hybrid Theory, and was the third single to be released from the album in 2001. The “Papercut” single was never officially released in the US. The song reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart in 2001 and was in the chart for 6 weeks. It also reached number 32 on the Modern Rock Tracks Chart in 2002.
“In the End” is a nu metal song written by Linkin Park from their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000). Its lyrics are mainly based on one person’s failure. It is considered symbolic of an ending relationship. However it can also be symbolic of a long-lasting friendship’s trust between one another that has gone away.
“In the End” is Linkin Park’s most well known and successful song, appearing in the top ten in most charts it appeared in, including a band high of number two on the Billboard Hot 100, in which it peaked on the week beginning March 30, 2002. It also reached number one on the Z100 Top 100 songs of 2002 countdown. This song also ranked at #121 in Blender magazine’s The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.
“Crawling” is a song by the nu metal band Linkin Park. It is the fifth track from their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000). It was released in 2001 as their second single and won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2002. The song reached #74 on the Hot 100 on July 31, 2001.
A demo version of the song recorded during the production of Hybrid Theory features an interlude of Mike rapping before the last chorus.
Meteora is the second studio album by American nu metal band Linkin Park, released on March 25, 2003. Following the collaboration album Reanimation which featured remixes of their debut album Hybrid Theory. Linkin Park released singles from Meteora for over a year, including “Somewhere I Belong“, “Faint“, “Lying from You“, “From the Inside“, “Breaking the Habit” and “Numb“.
It is the most successful album in the history of the Modern Rock Tracks chart, a chart that specializes in radio play of alternative rock songs. “Numb” was the biggest song of the year on the chart. The album has sold 4 million copies in the United States, and over 16 million worldwide to date.
“Somewhere I Belong” is a nu metal song written by Linkin Park from their second studio album Meteora. The song was released as the album’s debut single in early 2003 and entered the top ten on the majority of the charts on which it appeared. It reached #32 on the Hot 100 on April 22, 2003.
The song was released as the album’s second single in mid-2003 (see 2003 in music) and entered the top thirty on the majority of the charts it appeared on, including the Hot 100, in which it reached #48 on August 26, 2003. The song reached #1 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, becoming the band’s third number-one hit on the chart.
Well, this one didn’t have an album picture…
Something’s strange about this song, VERY strange…it isn’t a nu metal song.
“Breaking the Habit” is an electronica-influenced song by the nu metal band Linkin Park, from their 2003 album Meteora. It was released as the sixth and final single from the album in 2004. It became the fifth consecutive single from Meteora to reach #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, a feat unmatched by any other artist in the history of that chart. It was also the third single from the album to reach #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It was a pop hit, peaking at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 7, 2004.
Breaking the Habit features many electronics, live strings and guitar. There are no distorted guitar riffs and it features on backing vocals from Mike Shinoda which starts with the second verse.
A common misconception about this song is that it was written by lead singer Chester Bennington, when in fact, band member Mike Shinoda was the original writer. The song was based on a close friend’s drug addiction. It is a common idea that it was written about Bennington due to his extended drug abuse issues, although Shinoda began writing the song before he met Bennington. The rumour has its roots in Bennington’s reluctance to play the song at early live shows, because he was able to relate to it so closely.
“Numb” is the thirteenth and final song on the 2003 album Meteora by the Nu Metal band Linkin Park, and is also the album’s third single. “Numb” topped the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for 12 weeks. The song spent six weeks at the top of this chart in 2003 and six weeks in 2004, making it the only song in history to be the most successful song of the year on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for two years. The song also spent three weeks atop the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was later combined with Jay-Zs song “Encore” to create “Numb/Encore“, a massive hit for both artists which was featured on the album Collision Course. In addition, a techno remix of Numb has also been seen on YouTube receiving favorable reviews and over 3 million views.
Now, the next album after Meteora, Wikipedia didn’t say it was the THIRD album. Reanimation is a REMIX album.
Reanimation is a remix album recorded by the American nu metal band Linkin Park as a follow-up to their first studio album, Hybrid Theory and released on July 30, 2002. Recorded during the Hybrid Theory tour in 2001, it features hip hop and electronica-influenced remixes of songs from Hybrid Theory including One Step Closer, Papercut and In the End. The songs are retitled with different sorts of titles, for example, One Step Closer being “1STP KLOSR” and Papercut being “PPR:CUT”.
Live in Texas is Linkin Park’s first live album and third DVD, originally released on November 18, 2003. Live in Texas includes some songs from Hybrid Theory, including Papercut, One Step Closer, and Crawling.
Minutes to Midnight is the third studio album by American nu metal band Linkin Park, released in May 14, 2007 through Warner Bros. Records. The album has been certified double platinum in the United States and shipped over 3.3 million copies worldwide in its first four weeks of release. It is their first studio album with a Parental Advisory label.
The album debuted at number one in the United States and in 15 other countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada, around the world. In the United States, the album had the biggest first week sales of 2007 at the time, with 625,000 albums sold. The album reached number twenty-five on Rolling Stone’s list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007. The album has sold 6,515,560 copies worldwide as of March 16, 2009. The album is named in reference to the Doomsday Clock. Now, just to tell you, this Linkin Park album isn’t nu metal. It’s ROCK.
Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes is the second live CD/DVD compilation by Linkin Park. It was recorded during the band’s annual Projekt Revolution festival tour at the Milton Keynes National Bowl on June 29, 2008. It was originally planned to be released on November 25, 2008 but was changed to November 24. The concert featured material from all five of the band’s albums, including Collision Course with Jay-Z and The Rising Tied by Fort Minor. The package also includes hidden bonus tracks and a multi-page booklet that includes exclusive, never-before-seen live photos.