Best Linkin Park Albums


The Top Ten

1 Hybrid Theory Hybrid 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!

The best album I've ever heard in any genre.

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2 Meteora Meteora

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!

2nd favorite album.
All the songs are so nostalgic, I heard most of them in YouTube videos back in 2007-2008 - wrests

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3 Minutes to Midnight Minutes 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.

Hands Held High is a masterpiece. It speaks about a lot of current issues. And there are a lot of underrated songs in this album like Valentine's Day, In Pieces and The Little Things Gives you Away. This is the first album where I totally love all the songs.

Just an all around great album. I like all their music but I always find myself listening to this one the most. They put a lot of effort and time to make this, and it shows. They touch political topics, show their metal/rap side (Bleed it out) as well as a softer side. GREAT album. Thanks LP

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4 Living Things Living 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!

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.

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.

Great album. Honestly probably my favorite. The songs take a while to grow on you, but they're really well worked on and have a lot of depth to them. Easily one of my favorite albums ever.

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5 A Thousand Suns A 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.

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.

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.

One of the most underrated albums ever. A lot of people didn't get it at the time, but personally I think this is their most diverse and creative album.

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6 The 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 just floored me. Linkin Park has aged quite a bit, but can undoubtedly still kick ass. With the high amounts of screams, raps and guitar solos, this is easily their best album in years. Amazing work Chester, Mike, Joe, Brad, Rob and Phoenix!

Come on! You can't say 1000 suns is better than the hunting party. I am not saying hunting party is their best but definitely better than that electronic . When I first heard a 1000 suns I couldn't believe it was a Linkin Park album. Then after 4 years they returned to their hard rock music. Sure its mot as good as hybrid theory or meteora but at least Linkin Park is back. So according to me the best Linkin Park albums list is as follows:-
Hybrid theory
Minutes to midnight
The hunting party
Living things
A thousand suns...

This album deserves fourth spot better than living things and a thousand suns especially in case of instruments

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7 Reanimation Reanimation

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 should be higher. Definitely. The reasons I say this is because how they made there songs a lot better than they were originally. For example "KRWLING" which is the remix of crawling. How they changed this song is almost unbelievable. every time I hear this remix, I get goosebumps and feel several emotions. How they made it so more emotional and meaningful than it originally was. Like for most of these tracks, they changed them so much, adding different styles, and lyrics. Which made this album so unique, to a lot of remix albums. This album should be higher, not the top. But a close 4th or 3rd

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8 Hybrid Theory (EP) Hybrid Theory (EP)

Not many people know this album even exist. This album was made back when linkin park wasn't called linkin park. Songs like step up with Mike shinoda's rapping is my personal favourite

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.

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9 Songs From The Underground Songs 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.

I love across the line

Qwerty is great

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

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10 Collision Course Collision 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

Dis album is corny

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The Newcomers

? One More Light One More Light

Gonna be a new good experiment but heavy doesn't sounds linkin park

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The Contenders

11 Road To Revolution Live At Milton Keynes Road 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

12 Live in Texas Live 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".

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

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

In my opinion one of the best live performances and Chester had an awesome look

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

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

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19 Underground X

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

20 Underground XI Underground XI
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