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Classic Album Review: Linkin Park | Reanimation

The nu-metal superstars buy some time with this inessential remix collection.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Obviously, nu-metal rap-metallions Linkin Park have been hellabusy.

It’s been less than two years since they released their album Hybrid Theory, and they’ve already had a handful of hits, played an insane amount of shows — over 300 last year alone — and copped a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for Crawling. Trouble is, when you spend all that time striking while the iron is hot, you never get a chance to put any new irons in the fire. So, presumably as a stopgap release, we now have the remix album Reanimation. And if you’re a stone cold Linkin Park fan, perhaps you’ll want these reworked versions of Crawling (featuring Staind’s Aaron Lewis) and One Step Closer (with Korn’s Jonathan Davis). As for the rest of it, well, let’s just say I spent two weeks listening to this CD one night. Time to reanimate your songwriting chops, guys.