Ok since everyone is just posting OPINIONS. Let’s actually get a real definition...free from most OPINIONS
Linkin Park is a Sol-Cal band that is often thought of as nu-metal, alt. rock, or something else where-as the band themselves thinks to have their own style of music and has two successful albums, "Hybrid Theory" and Meteora, and two remix albums that not only went high in the charts when they were released(believe it or not), most people seem not to like "Reanimation" nor "Jay-Z Linkin Park: Collision Course" except people who enjoy hip hop more(they seem to like them a little more than Linkin Park's albums).
The band consists of six members:
Chester Bennington (vocals)
Rob Bourdon (drums)
Brad Delson (guitar)
Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass guitar)
Joseph Hahn "Mr. Hahn" (turntablist, samples)
Mike Shinoda (backing vocals, sampling, rap emcee, keyboardist, occasional rhythm guitarist)
Before there was Linkin Park there was the band called Hybrid Theory. This was Linkin Park before they were signed onto Warner Bros.
And Before Hybrid Theory there was Xero which was more focused on hip-hop music.
Most people look to their lyrics as "shitty" and "have no thought in them at all, only made to get emo teens to listen to them" When this is not true at all.
Their lyrics are taken from 'sappy therapy time' as Mike says, and broken down until they reach a happy medium. On average their lyrics are rewritten at least twice for every song.
Where the Lyrics branch from is stuff they have gone through (not from relationship problems most of the time) and as Mike once said "You don't want to know where the lyrics come from...You wouldn’t know how the hell we got it to become that song."
This band has become loved by many and hated by many as well. They are seen as 'untalented' when this is truly wrong. Linkin Park has a sound that, as of now, has not been duplicated (and many have tried). This band is greatly respected in the music business and seems to be one of the most successful bands to mix hip hop and rock.
"Hey dude did you read that definition of Linkin Park on UrbanDictionary.com?"
"Yeah man...it seems like the guy was posting a biography! At least all that were there was facts and no opinions."