Top 10 Best Linkin Park Albums

The Top Ten
1 Meteora

Meteora was the first Linkin Park album I owned. It was my favorite thing to listen to back when I was a kid, and 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.

I have to say, Meteora is better than Hybrid Theory by just a little bit. All Linkin Park albums are great, even A Thousand Suns, but Meteora stands out as the greatest.

2 Hybrid Theory

Hybrid Theory is Linkin Park's best album. I'd even say by far if it weren't for Meteora. HT is my favorite album of all time, and I can listen to it on repeat for hours. I don't do that anymore, but I used to in my teens, and I never got bored.

Meteora is globally less good, even though it's close to perfection too.

I like their other albums as well, but they're very different from what they used to do. It seems like Linkin Park put more work into their first albums than they did in the later ones. But since they're as awesome as can be, all of their albums are still pretty amazing, with no exception to that rule.

3 Minutes to Midnight

So, Minutes to Midnight. It sounds way more mature than the previous work of LP. This showed that LP is not just another nu metal band, but actually an excellent alternative rock band.

I think that this is their best album objectively speaking, but I prefer Meteora and Hybrid Theory. Oh, another thing, you should listen to In Between from this album. It's extremely underrated, but definitely one of the best LP songs ever made.

Minutes is by far the album I listen to most frequently by Linkin Park. It encapsulates their essence the best.

Wake showcases their instrumental side without lyrics, a trait they are known for, but unlike A Thousand Suns, this is not the theme of the entire album. Given Up is one of my favorites on the album. It expresses their harder post-hardcore side in a controlled manner, avoiding a wild screamo approach.

They incorporate Mike in songs like Bleed It Out and Hands Held High, both of which are fantastic. Chester's voice also shines in Leave Out All the Rest, one of the slower songs on the LP.

The first side is better than the second, a common trait in most albums. The hits are predominantly on the first side. Minutes needs to be ranked higher. It's an all-around great album for them.

4 A Thousand Suns

To be honest, this album made me appreciate Linkin Park again. I had started to get a bit bored of them, and then I heard A Thousand Suns the whole way through. It made me remember when I had just heard Linkin Park for the first time.

I had some of their songs that I listened to again and again. From this album, I had Waiting for the End, The Catalyst, and Iridescent. Although I succumbed to peer pressure about how bad A Thousand Suns supposedly is and deleted it without fully appreciating it, hearing this album the whole way through for the first time brings back memories of those times.

5 Living Things

This album has really good and unique sounds. Living Things has stood out since Meteora. It has really great songs, 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 they would 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.

6 The Hunting Party

Who put The Hunting Party in 6th place? This album is just awesome!

When I heard the singles for this album, I just stayed in the same place for the next two minutes until I loudly screamed, "Oh my god! This. Is. Amazingly awesome!" This album is, I think, the best ever. The songs are heavy, melodic, and powerful. It can take 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 listened to it completely because I couldn't stop listening to that masterpiece. Love you, LP. Keep it up!

7 Reanimation

This album should be higher. Definitely. The reason I say this is because of how they made their 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. They made it so much 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 compared to a lot of remix albums. This album should be higher, not the top, but a close 4th or 3rd.

8 One More Light

Probably my favorite Hybrid Theory and another example of the fact that people hate change. The only difference between this album and albums like Meteora is that when the chorus comes, there isn't a huge guitar riff. Instead, it is replaced by something digital and more melodic, although it is just as loud and heavy.

Now, I've never understood the hate! I loved it since its release, and it really hurt to see so many people resent this record. This is an awesome album.

If you've looked across my favorites, you know they are Meteora and ATS, but this is still very good. Lyrics from Nobody Can Save Me, One More Light, and Sharp Edges are some of the deepest ever. Please give the album another shot. It's worth it.

9 Hybrid Theory (EP)

So, I started listening to LP in 2023, and I wouldn't have known about this one if it wasn't for Hybrid Theory's 20th anniversary edition. Believe me, this is WAY BETTER than LP's most recent work, even though the audio quality isn't the best.

Carousel is my favorite track. It's such a creepy song with a great meaning and sound. I love Hybrid Theory EP and Xero because they are the darkest LP works.

Not many people know this album even exists. This album was made back when Linkin Park wasn't called Linkin Park. Songs like Step Up with Mike Shinoda's rapping are my personal favorite.

10 Songs From The Underground

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

My favorite song is Pretend To Be. I love this song. It's beautiful and almost makes me want to cry.

The Contenders
11 Collision Course

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

12 Road To Revolution Live At Milton Keynes
13 Live in Texas

I personally believe that all the songs on 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. Besides the interaction with the crowd, it sounds like studio quality.

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.

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

14 Xero

This was before Chester joined, and it was just a demo album of four songs recorded at Mike's house. Despite that, I actually kind of liked it.

15 Underground - 9 Demos

It's a very good album and the best of all time.

16 One More Light Live
17 A Decade Underground

Nice one. The greatest band made this album. It's a very nice album every time.

18 Underground XIII
19 Underground 4.0

It's the best and a good album. I just like these album songs.

I love this album. It's a very good album.

20 LPU XIV
21 Underground 8 (MMM...COOKIES: Sweet Hamster Like Jewels from America!)

Hilarious. Everybody must listen to this album. Laugh out loud.

22 Underground X

Pretend to Be is good, Pale is good, What We Don't Know is good. The album is good!

23 Papercuts
24 Lpu9: Demos
25 Underground XI
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