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One of the most popular bands of all-time. The accessibility of their music is often mistaken for them being a pop or boy-band. The first official release, 'Hybrid Theory', established a much-copied rap-metal sound, then unique to the band. Their next release, 'Reanimation', lost the band several fans; people who could simply not comprehend the fact that a band can re-interpret their songs, and use hip-hop & electronica to do so. The third album, 'Meteora', managed to come somewhat close to the raw power created in the first, but with overall more chilled, melodic vibes. The fourth LP is seen as the 'sell-out' CD, in which the band collaborated with hip-hop star Jay-z, literally saying 'here we are, MTV. We offer you our backsides.' Many believe that the band can recover from this error, but we'll have to wait till 2006 ends for that.......
'I really liked Linkin Park, up until that project with Jay-z. That killed them'.
'Well, there's always the future........'
by El B February 10, 2006
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A band that are undoubtedly superb. They are not a band that whines about their parents etc etc. If these fuckers above actually listened to their music they would understand that they are not just crying about their parents. The people above who are critisizing them should actually experience what they are critisizing before they judge it.
Example of person who has not listened to Linkin Park: milkshake
by starsandpencils March 02, 2005
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A very successful band that created their own incredible sound by combining rap, metal, and pop. LP released two awesome albums and two not so awesome albums. One of the bad albums was a collaboration with the rapper Jay-Z, which was a mistake because there is already a rapper in the band and the stuff that JZ raps about is niggaz, pimpin, and other shit that does not suit Linkin Park's style. Linkin Park's rapper, Mike Shinoda is currently working on a project called Fort Minor.
Linkin Park is an awesome rock band.
by I LISTEN 2 EVERYTHING July 25, 2006
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One of the most famous rock groups today. Subjects to critics online that no one knows.
I'm a Linkin Park fan, and I don't see the whole point of dissing them online. Keep your opinion to yourselves, you don't see me dissing your favorite band do you!?
by army_azn January 11, 2005
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omfg linkin park is so fucking awesome!!
by tyler... January 06, 2008
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A kickass band from Agoura Hills, California. The only GOOD band that can combine rap and rock together. And despite their song Breaking The Habit, the band is NOT emo. Some good Linkin Park songs are Numb, Faint, From The Inside, What I've Done, In The End, Crawling, Somewhere I Belong, Paper Cut, Given Up, One Step Closer, Hit The Floor, Nobodys Listening, and many more. Anyone who says that they suck can lick a shit-stained taint.
Idiot: Linkin Park sucks!
Me: Go lick some balls. Linkin Park kicks ass.
Idiot: Oh yeah, well the main singer has a whiny, crybaby voice.
Me: Shut the fuck up. You can tell me that Linkin Park sucks when YOU can sing like Chester Bennington!
*Beats the living shit out of Idiot*
by Death Shredder June 26, 2007
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Linkin Park is a band that developed a huge fan base around 2000 with the hit single "One Step Closer". Many dismissed the band at first, but the few that did listen, pushed it on their friends, and those that listened to the whole CD, were awe struck with the different emotions the band could bring out.

From the "raps" Mike Shinoda threw down in "Place for My Head" to the wave of fans that were drawn by the voice of Chester Bennington in "Crawling", Linkin Park could appeal to every fan in the world. They became a music phenomenon, that quickly became amazing. Hybrid Theory, their first album, contained 12 tracks.

Re-Animation, their next album, remixed all 12 songs, and was released the next year. Many other artists appeared on the CD, working with the band to make the songs the fans loved, that much better. Some fans didn't agree with the decision, simply hoping for a new album, and disregarded it immediately.

Meteora was released the following year in 2003, and the fan base just grew more and more. The song "Somewhere I Belong" grabbed most fans, but some again disregarded them as an "emo" band.

{"Emo" had become a popular and stupid term around the time, as every single "new" band seemed to come out with the same tired LP wanna-be songs, that screamed and yelled the WHOLE song, and had nothing to offer.}

Regardless, the fans stuck to the band they loved. The song they released next was called "Faint". This song was nowhere near 'emo' and was not even close to be considered a failure. The band literally took off even more with this intense, fast paced song. Many people were drawn in because of this song.

The next song that came out nearly killed the band: "Breaking the Habit". What should have been an incredible song, was immediately turned into an out-cry of LP-Haters calling the song and the band 'emo'. As depressing as it sounds, and as petty as it is, the fan base started to slip. Meteora was and IS one of the most incredible CD's released in the world, and listening to it, will never fail to impress you. The final song they released to date is "Numb" bringing their song releases on one CD to 4! Numb, too, was another outcry of 'emo', but fans saw by that, listening to the lyrics, and not the people who hated them.

You will literally find yourself listening to each album so many times you'll learn the lyrics without ever looking them up.

The "unfortunate" next CD to be released was a collaboration with Jay-Z. Because many fans of LP didn't like rap/hip-hop, the collaboration seemed horrific and stupid on the part of the band. Some believed it was a desperation move to regain fans or get money.

The CD (Which remixed the songs: Lying From You/Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Papercut/Big Pimpin', Faint/Jigga What, Numb/Encore, In The End/Izzo, and Points of Authority/99 Problems) was decent to many fans. Some believed it was amazing, others believed it was an utter disaster.

Today, the band is on a bit of a "vacation". Chester is currently working on a side project, but rumor is he is going to hold off on that until the next LP CD is done. Mike Shinoda started the band Fort Minor as a side project, and the CD "The Rising Tied" is yet another amazing job well done, which gained not only much of the LP fan base, but a whole new base of rap/hip-hop supporters!

Their next CD is due...and news on websites is that they're working hard, coming up with bits and pieces for songs and putting them together to come up with a CD that is Linkin Park, and something entirely new. It should be amazing after 3 years of wait. It took two for Meteora, and that was considered very much emo, so LP fans are hoping for a CD that turns EVERYONE'S heads, not just their own.

--(As of July 2006)
Me: I know almost every lyric to every Linkin Park song...it's all Reanimation's fault. Too much rapping to keep up.

Friend: Loser.

{Later that Day}

Me: *mumbling* I can't feel the way I did before...

Friend: *Half paying attention playing games* Don't turn your back on me, I won't be ignored...

Me: Loser.

Friend: Okay, okay. Linkin Park rules. But Fort Minor still sucks.

Me: *Punch*

Friend: X_X
by KJohn July 03, 2006
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