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.

It was tough to decide between Hybrid Theory and Meteora, genuinely. But the main reason I decided to pick their sophomore album over their debut was that I love Meteora as a whole more than Hybrid Theory. Hybrid Theory had many amazing songs, as a fellow commenter pointed out, but Meteora had more good songs and made the album flow better. It is very fast-paced and always pumps me up. I love both albums, but I lean towards Meteora just a tad bit more. Both are the best things Linkin Park put out, in my opinion. Both have a high place in my top albums of all time. Highlights of the album for me are: The Whole Album! Really, there is not one song from the album I cannot jam out to. My absolute favorite song from the album is Nobody's Listening!

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 ever 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.

Old school Linkin Park seems like they put much more work into this album than into Meteora, but Meteora is still great and rocks, nevertheless. Every song on this album is just awesome (With You is my favorite, haha). The debut album is the best album in many artists' cases, and I think that's the case with Linkin Park too. It's no surprise this is their best-selling album (25 million copies worldwide!). Well, that's a number!

3 Minutes to Midnight

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, but 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.

Personally, I think Minutes to Midnight perfectly encapsulates and sums up Linkin Park's kind of music. It's got songs like Given Up and Bleed It Out, complete with heavy guitars and ear-shredding screaming, but it also has melodic songs like Shadow of the Day and Leave Out All the Rest, which point towards Linkin Park's later albums, like The Hunting Party and One More Light. It's even got a Mike Shinoda rap single, Hands Held High, which is incredible. To top it off, Minutes to Midnight has What I've Done, which is a nice cross between new Linkin Park and old.

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.

I hate how people say this album sucks. It does not. This is very unique and experimental. Linkin Park did a wonderful job with this almost masterpiece. I used to think this album was horrible, but if you listen to it a lot, you really get used to it, and then you fall in love with it.

A Thousand Suns contains great songs like Waiting For the End. I also like Blackout, Wretches and Kings, and Burning In The Skies. The only song on this album that I don't like as much is Robot Boy, but it's not bad. So, in conclusion, stop hating on Linkin Park. They did a great job.

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.

Choosing between The Hybrid Theory, Minutes to Midnight, and this one was so difficult. Of course, The Hybrid Theory deserves the top spot. It's a legendary album that pioneered a new genre, showcasing how exceptional rap-rock/nu metal can be. But I'll go with Living Things because it blends so many rock elements, creating a new, exotic rock sound.

There isn't a single track on this album I don't want to listen to again, unlike previous albums, which have a few not-so-good tracks. Every track is good. All of them. From hard rock like Castle of Glass to the soft and unique sound in Roads Untraveled. The music LP experimented with in The Thousand Suns (which wasn't that good) gave birth to a new rock sound in this album. I give it 5/5.

6 The Hunting Party

Who the hell put The Hunting Party in the 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!

Come on! You can't say A Thousand Suns is better than The Hunting Party. I'm not saying The Hunting Party is their best, but it's definitely better than that electronic one. When I first heard A Thousand Suns, I couldn't believe it was a Linkin Park album. Then, after four years, they returned to their hard rock music. Sure, it's not 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
- Meteora
- Minutes to Midnight
- The Hunting Party
- Living Things
- A Thousand Suns...

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.

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

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/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, you know my favorites 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.

People should have given this album another chance. Look at what their criticism, combined with severe depression and the death of his late friend Chris Cornell, caused Chester to do to himself. Too bad most people didn't know how depressed he was up until then.

9 Hybrid Theory (EP)

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 is my personal favorite.

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.

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.

I love Across the Line.

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

They played 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. 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.

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

14 Xero

This was before Chester joined, and it was just a demo album of 4 songs recorded at Mike's house, but 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.

Best band and best 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 Lpu9: Demos
24 Underground XI
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