Linkin Park - Meteora
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Release date: 25 March 2003
...as if the band had simply reprogrammed the Pro-Tools machine that they'd made the first album on...
Out of all the shitty bands from the unexciting and artistically retarded nu-metal scene, Linkin Park was the only one with more than minus-five original ideas to its name. Essentially a pop band with heavy production and good epic choruses that you could sing along to when you were drunk in a heavy metal bar, their debut album 'Hybrid Theory' sold 13 million copies in under...
- Apr 2, 2003
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- Don't Stay
- Somewhere I Belong
- Lying From You
- Hit the Floor
- Easier to Run
- Breaking the Habit
- From the Inside
- Nobody's Listening
- Lying From You [Live LP Underground Tour 2003]
- From The Inside [Live LP Underground Tour 2003]
- Easier To Run [Live LP Underground Tour 2003]
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A predictable earache
- Jun 22, 2012
Minutes To Midnight
- May 16, 2007
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Linkin Park - Meteora: Wikipedia Album Entry
Meteora is the second studio album by American rock band Linkin Park, released on March 25, 2003. Following the collaboration album Reanimation which featured remixes of their debut album Hybrid Theory. Linkin Park released singles from Meteora for over a year, including "Somewhere I Belong", "Faint", "Lying from You", "From the Inside", "Breaking the Habit" and "Numb".
It is the most successful album in the history of the Modern Rock Tracks chart, a chart that specializes in radio play of alternative rock songs. "Numb" was the biggest song of the year on the chart. The album has sold 4 million copies in the United States, and over 16 million worldwide to date.
The album was named after the Meteora rock formation in Greece. After seeing these monasteries on a trip to Europe, the band was inspired by the way they were built, almost defying gravity. It was this feeling of greatness and awesome accomplishment that Linkin Park wished to convey with their music, thus the name.
Don Gilmore co-produced the album. Linkin Park comprehensively rehearsed the album, recording more than 40 choruses for the first single "Somewhere I Belong". Like the band's first full-length Hybrid Theory, Meteora was recorded using multitrack recording methods in which each instrument is recorded individually rather than played all at once, as is done in a typical studio setting. In its first week it sold an estimated 810,000 units. To date, it has well over 4 million copies in the U.S. alone, nearly 16 million copies worldwide.
The music in Meteora represents significant changes since the release of Hybrid Theory. It is characterized by more relevant influences from rap metal ("Lying from You", "Hit the Floor", "Faint", "Figure.09", "Nobody's Listening"). Their instrumental song "Session" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 2003. "Nobody's Listening" featured a small sample from the band's track, "High Voltage", which appeared on the B-side of One Step Closer and the bonus disc of Hybrid Theory. The sample was a distorted version of Mike rapping, "Coming at you from every side" which comes from the chorus of High Voltage.
The instrumental track "Session" was featured on the soundtrack of the 2003 movie The Matrix Reloaded and on the Season Five Sopranos episode "In Camelot".
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(When this began)
I had nothing to say
And I get lost in the nothingness inside of me
(I was confused)
Yeah, thank you
Thank you, thank you, you're far too kind
Can I get an encore, do you want more
When I pretend everything is what I want it to be
I look exactly like what you always wanted to see
When I pretend, I canât forget about the criminal I am
Stealing second after second just 'cause I know I can but
Yo, peep the style and the kids checking for it
The number one question is how could you ignore it
And drop right back in the cut over basement tracks
Rap stack got you back in the sub black rewind that
Like opening the wound
I'm picking me apart again
I don't know who to trust, no surprise
Everyone feels so far away from me
Heavy thoughts sift through dust and the lies
Itâs easier to run
Replacing this pain with something more
Itâs so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone
Nothing ever stops all these thoughts
And the pain attached to them
Sometimes I wonder why this is happening
It's like nothing I can do will distract me when
There are just too many times that people have tried to look inside of me
Wondering what I think of you and I protect you out of courtesy
Too many times that Iâve held on what I needed to push away
Afraid to say what was on my mind afraid to say what I need to say
Sometimes I need to remember just to breathe
Sometimes I need you to stay away from me
Sometimes Iâm in disbelief, I didnât know
Somehow I need you to go
I am a little bit of loneliness, a little bit of disregard
Handful of complaints but I can't help the fact
That everyone can see these scars