Best Linkin Park Albums

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1Hybrid Theory

Hybrid Theory and Meteora are both spectacular albums but I think that Hybrid Theory should be number one. This has better songs that Meteora and is their debut album. You can't get any better than this album.

I think people are getting a bit carried away here. Hybrid Theory is still their best album, Meteora is close but it's not better. Get this back to the top where it belongs.

Their debut album is also their most successful. From songs like In The End to Crawling to Points of Authority to Pushing Me Away. When Linkin Park came out with this album a lot of us fell in love with the nu metal sound. I am pretty sure that one day Linkin Park will make another album like Hybrid Theory and Meteora. Maybe as their final album they will do that. Just to bring good memories. Linkin Park forever!

Hands down the best of Linkin Park. Hunting Party is a close second.

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2Meteora

Meteora was the first Linkin Park album I owned. It was my favorite thing to listen to back when I was a kid. It still is today. Meteora has been my favorite Linkin Park album since forever. And now this album is my most favorite album of all time. It also contains some of my most favorite songs of all time too. Like Lying From You, Nobody's Listening, Numb (Of course), Breaking The Habit, Faint, Easier To Run and my most favorite song of all time... Somewhere I Belong. Meteora I have to say is better than Hybrid Theory by just a little bit. All Linkin Park albums are great... Even A Thousand Suns but Meteora stands out the greatest.

THIS is their best album. A Thousand Suns should be bottom of the list. I can't believe I wasted my cash on that trash.

It's one of the best albums I have ever heard for a long time! It has lots of unique songs and the lyrics are the BEST! Truly amazing work!

Favorite album of all time.

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3Minutes to Midnight

Minutes is by far the most frequent album that I listen to by Linkin Park. It sums up their essence the best. With Wake, it shows their instrumental side without lyrics, which they have been known to do some of, but this is not the whole album like A Thousand Suns. Given Up is one of my favorites on the album. It expresses their harder post-hardcore side, but still in a controlled fashion instead of going wild screamo. They incorporate Mike in songs like Bleed it Out and Hands Held High, both fantastic songs, and Chester's voice is right on as well in Leave Out All the Rest, one of the slower songs on the LP. The first side is better than the second, but that the same with most albums. The hits come on the first side. Minutes has to get farther up, it's just an all around great album for them.

I think that Minutes to Midnight should be third, mainly because it has some great songs like Given Up, What I've Done, and No More Sorrow, and some songs from Living Things have too much "artificial sounds", but I have to admit that Lost In The Echo, Castle of Glass, and Victimized are pretty good.

Why is this not at least 2nd. Meteora and hybrid theory are great, but a thousand suns and living things can't compare to the previous three. I hate that they changed their music style. All the famous bands these days are changing because they are adapting to the music kids listen to pop basically. Their not changing because their "maturing" or "trying something new. "

I love how in this album, they were much more diverse, and still created AMAZING songs. I particularly love Bleed It Out, Hands Held High, and Leave Out All the Rest.

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4Living Things

Yes the previous comment is true and the many tracks have been launched so I am very very happy on 17 june 2012 now I'm downloading its songs from youtube I'm feeling very very fun
I also feel that it will the best album 2o12 so I'm waiting for june 26 for its all songs and to buy these album living things

Heard their first two singles and I am already excited for the album to come out, obviously going to be one of their best albums yet!

Dang! I am not going to say this is the best album since Meteora, because it's the best album they've ever put out in my mind. Hybrid Theory and Meteora are both excellent and innovative, but this... This is so deep and so intense... I love it. Best album of 2012 right here.

This album has really good and unique sounds. Living Things has stood out since Meteora. It has really great song like my all time favorite Castle of Glass. The electronic sounds and heavy riffs make this a great album. It's not the greatest but it stands out the most kind of like A Thousand Suns. Living Things has proven that Linkin Park can change sounds and still be successful. Although I still wish the make another album like Hybrid Theory and Meteora it is still a very awesome album. This album is probably in my top 20 albums of all time.

To think I said I really hated this album. The only thing about this album that was terrible was the crappy remix album, Recharged. This album is what we call pure talent. No one can compare this album to any other album that is lesser quality than Hybrid Theory and Meteora. That's how good it is. - cjWriter1997

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5A Thousand Suns

I do not see why this album gets so much hate. It has a lot of good songs, some of which I can rank 5 stars (or Suns ;) Ohhoh, that was bad) out of 5. Besides Minutes To Midnight, it is one of the albums with the most diversity when it comes to style. It has Nu-Metal, it has Rap-Rock, it has that cross between Rock/Metal and techno. Wretches And Kings and When They Come For Me are very much like Hybrid Theory and Meteora. Again, some great songs like When They Come For Me, Wretches And Kings, The Catalyst, Burning In The Skies, Iridescent, Waiting For The End and I personally love Blackout (possibly because Chester actually says the line "F*** It! Are You Listening". Personally, this is my second favourite Linkin Park album, just barely beating out Hybrid Theory (even though my first and second favourite Linkin Park songs are One Step Closer and Papercut respectively) however it is still far behind the worthy-of-worship Meteora. God damn! Meteora is just one giant eargasm.

Ok, yes it's not their best album but it doesn't deserve all the hate it gets. BURNING IN THE SKIES is just epic, amazing, even better than Leave Out All The Rest and I thought that was the best "ballady" song by Linkin Park, this is even better. Listen to it. Other good songs include Wretches And Kings (sounds like old Linkin Park) and The Catalyst is quite good but overrated. Waiting For The End is "OK" but it's so overrated, as is Iridescent. BURNING IN THE SKIES is way better! Go vote for it in the "Best Linkin Park songs" list or vote for the classics like One Step Closer, Crawling, Points Of Authority etc.

I've been a fan since Hybrid Theory... I was 17; Now I'm 29 and I love every album LP has released since, but I must say that "A Thousand Suns, " was the largest artistic contribution they have offered. I could elaborate on how fantastic every other release was equally perfect for the time, however, "A Thousand Suns, " was the first (and only) time I had to really take time out to understand the construction of any of their albums. When it finally clicked as to what Chester and co. Were trying to accomplish, I fell in love. A beautiful montage of the euphoric and the raunchy, sadness and confidence, new sounds and an attempt at painting the same picture. This is their most sophisticated album in my opinion.

Great album. Mix of everything

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6The Hunting Party

Who the hell put The Hunting awesome Party to the 6th place? This album is. just. awesome! When I heard the singles for this album, I just stayed on the same place for next about two minutes until I loudly screamed - "Oh my god! This. Is. Amazingly awesome! " This album is, how I think, the best ever. Songs are heavy, melodic and powerful! It can took you out of depression almost immediately - just listen to War or Keys to the Kingdom. After I heard the singles, I immediately pre-ordered the album and couldn't wait for it. After I received it I heard it completely, because I couldn't stop listening to that master piece. Love you LP. Keep it UP!

This album promised the return of Linkin Park's older sounds, which it did, but also did something so much more than that. It provided songs and sounds I never even knew I wanted to hear. The Hunting Party proves that Linkin Park can turn its sound on a dime, going from a more electronic centered feel, to the most organic album they've ever made in less than a year since their single with Steve Aoiki. This album reminds us that they are not a one trick pony and still have the same spirit that they had in Hybrid Theory back in 2000. Keep it up LP.

The band is back & not only is the album amazing, but they stretch out in completely different directions & they join forces with other artists. The songs are nice & soft, but yet stunning such as Final Masquerade & Until It's Gone. The best song in my opinion though is Keys To The Kingdom. It starts of a bit like a song from A Thousand Suns, with a bit of epicness added to it with mixes of screaming & more epicness. I think this album surpasses the other albums for the first time since the beginning of the greatest band LINKIN PARK! - ShadowFuture

Better than a thousand suns

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7Reanimation

The remixes fit in perfect with the real songs. Linkin Park and the guest rappers plus the sound effects turn each song into something new and spontaneous. Easily their third best album after Hybrid Theory and Meteora!

Much, much better that A Thousand Suns. I mean come on! A Thousand Suns put me to sleep. Either the songs are weird and exaggerated, or have the same technophobic pattern. That album is BORING. This one is not. A very, very underrated album.

Reanimation was one of their best albums. Sure it can't reach the fame as Hybrid Theory or Meteora but it still is one of their best collaboration/remix albums. I know most of the people are just 'fanboys' who think Linkin Park needs to go back are not including Reanimation, I mean come ON, this is at least #3 of their best albums guys.

This album is one of the best remix albums I have ever heard with ones like One Step Closer and Crawling.

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8Hybrid Theory (EP)

This hybrid theory and meteora should be what linkin park should do

I personally think this is better than most studio albums/:

Carousel and And One are amazing and should be on a later album.

There is not a single song from this EP I don't love. - CabadePartyhunter

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9Songs From The Underground

Songs like Qwerty, Across The Line, Pretend To Be, and "And One". These songs are only rare, which only Linkin Park fans know these songs.

Songs from LP Underground are just awesome... Just listen to them

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10Road To Revolution Live At Milton Keynes

Proof that they sound even better live. :) Great songs.

So awesome album, I have more video Linkin Park in my youtobee, so awesome and suck. My favorite album. - Jhosen_cool

The Contenders

11Live in Texas

I personally believe that all the songs in this album are the best ones put out by them. Most bands suck at live performances but Linkin Park really pulled through with this one and besides the interaction with the crowd it sounds like studio quality. And to reiterate all the songs are their top songs except maybe "pushing me away".

they sound so great when they're rocking it live! - yuni

Some great songs on this, unlike the more recent studio albums

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12Collision Course

How under rated this is album is..
I can't Blame if all Linkin Park songs are good but this album deserves
Just go and listen to Dirt Off your shoulders and 99 problems
And then try to rate, so underrated - shouryat2b

This deserves 6th place. Its a main album, but it's still incredible

Better than most of the stuff in this list at least

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13Recharged

A great new song and several great remixes. This album deservers way better!

WHY IS THIS IN LAST PLACE! It deserves higher than those Underground Albums...

Its not out yet but its gonna reck

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14Underground - 9 Demos
15Xero
16Underground XIII
17A Decade Underground
18LPU XIV
19Underground 8 (MMM...COOKIES: Sweet Hamster Like Jewels from America!)

Hilarious, everybody must to listen to this album laugh out loud

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20Underground X

Pretend to be is good, Pale is good, What We Don't Know is good
Album is good!

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