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<a href="http://www.linkinpark.com/" target="_blank">Linkin Park</a> could very well be the rock band of 2001. <a href="http://www.live105.com/" target="_blank">Live 105</a>, the Bay Area's modern rock station, did their annual New Year's top 105 countdown and Linkin Park had 3 songs in the top 10 (#s 2, 7, 10)... Amazing!

I like LinkinPark because they are creative, dynamic, and original. Unlike many groups nowadays, they actually write and "play" their own music rather than having it manufactured for them.

So who else likes the band?
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post #2 of 39
[quote]I like LinkinPark because they are creative, dynamic, and original.<hr></blockquote>

*dies laughing*
post #3 of 39
I liked them better when they were called limp bizkit..... oh yeah and they suck too.
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post #4 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Xool:
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I like LinkinPark because they are creative, dynamic, and original. Unlike many groups nowadays, they actually write and "play" their own music rather than having it manufactured for them. </strong><hr></blockquote>

lol.

wait, they actually write their own music!? wow
post #5 of 39
Xool, I'm afraid I'm going to have to join this chorus of anti-Linkin Park.

However, I understand *why* you like them, and I'm sure your age has deprived you of some good hard rock. They are what is available to you, and I'm afraid you just don't have much to choose from anymore.

A few songs I encourage you to pick up, back when hard rock wasn't as much of a commodity:

- Anything off of Deftone's "Adrenaline" (1995)
- Anything from Korn's first album (1994), nothing after, they went straight downhill. (especially "Divine" or "Ball Tongue")

This new wave of synth-metal 16 year olds who are more into their costumes than their music might be your thing, though, but all power to you anyway.
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post #6 of 39
Oh my god that's the band that does that horrible freaking crap music.
post #7 of 39
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So if I mention Nine Inch Nails, what kind of discussion does that bring up...?

Sure LinkinPark is new... I'm really excited about what their Sophomore album will bring, as it will make or break them IMHO.

What is great about 'Park is the diversity. How many bands can successfully mix so many genres? They are not just one thing. And while they can't be everything to everyone, I think their mix of lyrics (both vocals and rap) and music (hard and yet soothing at times -- keep in mind that I swoon the second I hear a piano in any rock song) are their chief assets.

And what's the age comment about? While I'm not a geezer I'm not some young'n either... *sheesh*
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post #8 of 39
Great... another Linkin Park thread. Wasn't the old one when AI first came back enough?
post #9 of 39
I was on my mates boat and his dads mate was playing the park on his discman so me and my mate got sick of over hearing it so we stood and stomped on his mates earphones.

was anyone at the bdo with limp bizkit, i was in the auckland one and they well yes
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post #10 of 39
[quote]So if I mention Nine Inch Nails, what kind of discussion does that bring up...?<hr></blockquote>

Talented Joy Division protege.

[quote]What is great about 'Park is the diversity. How many bands can successfully mix so many genres?<hr></blockquote>

U2 can mix and match genres like there's no tomorrow.

Linkin Park is like a shit sandwich.

Nuff said.
post #11 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Xool:
<strong>What is great about 'Park is the diversity. How many bands can successfully mix so many genres?</strong><hr></blockquote>

"successfully" <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
post #12 of 39
Linkin Park = <a href="http://purerubbish.com/www/" target="_blank">Pure Rubbish</a>

Watch out for these guys...
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post #13 of 39
U2... mixing genres...



U2 hasn't had an above-average song in a decade.
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post #14 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Xool:
So who else likes the band?<hr></blockquote>
I do.

[quote]Originally posted by spicoli:
I liked them better when they were called limp bizkit..... oh yeah and they suck too.<hr></blockquote>
Since when were they called Limp Bizkit? Never. They don't even sound anything like Limp Bizkit so why the reference?

For the record, they used to be called Hybrid Theory before changing their name to Linkin Park. Go to mp3.com and do a search for 'hybrid theory.'

[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
wait, they actually write their own music!? wow<hr></blockquote>
Yes. Mike and Chester write the lyrics/music.

[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
A few songs I encourage you to pick up, back when hard rock wasn't as much of a commodity:

- Anything off of Deftone's "Adrenaline" (1995)
- Anything from Korn's first album (1994), nothing after, they went straight downhill. (especially "Divine" or "Ball Tongue")<hr></blockquote>
I'll second that. Both are great CDs.

[quote]Originally posted by Xool:
What is great about 'Park is the diversity.<hr></blockquote>
Some songs that you wouldn't hear if you've only heard their CD:
My December (personal fav.)
High Voltage
Step Up
Part of Me
And One
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[quote]Originally posted by crawlingparanoia:
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Some songs that you wouldn't hear if you've only heard their CD:
My December (personal fav.)
High Voltage
Step Up
Part of Me
And One</strong><hr></blockquote>
the reason for the comparison is
its the same type of music...shity no talent guys trying to rap.. oh and i forget screaming. the only time that metal and hip hop sounded good was anthrax and bad brains.

i could care less what there old name used to be.
they are a horrible band.
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post #16 of 39
Do I like Linkin Park? Yes.
Am I going to get into this pointless argument? No.
Whether or not a form of art is "good" or "bad" is strictly based on opinion. Music is no exception. I don't know why people make posts that serve no purpose other than to insult another's taste. It is possible to discuss things without insulting the other party involved in the discussion.
post #17 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by spicoli:
i could care less what there old name used to be.
they are a horrible band.
<hr></blockquote>
I'm just trying to make a clarification. If they're horrible, well then that's just your opinion.
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post #18 of 39
I like Linkin Park. Not all of there songs, but Crawling and In the End are good songs.
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post #19 of 39
Anybody heard Backstreet Boys' new hit???

:: ducks ::

JK!

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post #20 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Falcon:
<strong> In the End are good songs.</strong><hr></blockquote>

That's the one I hate the most. My wife and I laugh at that song when it's on the radio. What trite crap.
post #21 of 39
[quote] I like LinkinPark because they are creative, dynamic, and original. Unlike many groups nowadays, they actually write and "play" their own music rather than having it manufactured for them. <hr></blockquote>

First off, I don't hate Linkin Park, I think they have some good pop songs, but beleive me there's not that much difference in the way a Linkin Park record is put together and the way an NSYNC record is. More like different target markets.


[quote]Talented Joy Division protege. <hr></blockquote>

Gonzo,Just got the box set for Xmas. You really need to check out <a href="http://www.thedopes.net" target="_blank">www.thedopes.net</a> Well actually you don't really need to, but I would love to get some feedback as to what you think.
post #22 of 39
[quote]My wife and I laugh at that song when it's on the radio. What trite crap.<hr></blockquote>
Its all personal opinion. I guess its just not your kind of music. But that dosnt meen its trite crap.
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post #23 of 39
I remember I liked Linkin Park over a year ago when the album first came out, and wasn't on EVERY single radio station. Now it's just over-played, poppy shit.

People try to look deep into their lyrics to find something, but Linkin Park just manufactures them to "sound" deep... it's just crap.

They'll be gone in 2 years, I guarentee it.

[edit]

I just turned on the radio and I heard none other than In The End on the local Pop/Rap station... and guess who was "DJ"? Yep, Mr. Carson Daily... : pukes : crappy stuff I tell ya...

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post #24 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Falcon:
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Its all personal opinion. I guess its just not your kind of music. But that dosnt meen its trite crap.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well when they recycle the same old teen angst BS lyrics it does.

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post #25 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by AppleProphet:
<strong>I remember I liked Linkin Park over a year ago when the album first came out, and wasn't on EVERY single radio station. Now it's just over-played, poppy shit.

</strong><hr></blockquote>

Umm so they weren't poppy a year ago, but now they are? last time i checked their cd was the same a year ago as it is now
post #26 of 39
While we are on music, anyone like Punk/ska?

Im looking for some good old stuff like the clash and Ramones...

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post #27 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Cosmo:
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Umm so they weren't poppy a year ago, but now they are? last time i checked their cd was the same a year ago as it is now </strong><hr></blockquote>

That's not what I said. I said I liked them a year ago, and now I don't... but everyone, and I mean most people, do like them now. Understand that?
post #28 of 39
[quote] While we are on music, anyone like Punk/ska?

Im looking for some good old stuff like the clash and Ramones...

-Paul <hr></blockquote>

I'm not the biggest ska fan, but I love The Clash and The Ramones. I was lucky enough to have seen The Ramones at least a dozen times, simply kick ass rock n roll.

Anyone excited for the Reverend Horton Heat's tour, or how bout The Breeders tour?
post #29 of 39
[quote] How many bands can successfully mix so many genres? They are not just one thing.<hr></blockquote>

and what genres would those be?

and I hate to tell you but a ton more bands can "succcessfully mix genres" than Linkin Park.

I just bought a Los Lobos double cd. its amazing. they go from traditional mexican music to cream to marvin gaye to blues to country, folk and then mexican influenced rock.

[quote]U2 hasn't had an above-average song in a decade. <hr></blockquote>

above standard according to what? 80% of All That You Can't Leave Behind is "above average".

[quote]Yes. Mike and Chester write the lyrics/music.<hr></blockquote>

and :confused:

it's sad when people start justifing whether a band is good or not ased on the fact whether they write their music or not.
post #30 of 39
Linkin Park = blech
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post #31 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Cosmo:
<strong>

Umm so they weren't poppy a year ago, but now they are? last time i checked their cd was the same a year ago as it is now </strong><hr></blockquote>

Right, the CD's the same. The difference now, at least in my opinion, is that all the radio stations play Linkin Park so much now it gets annoying and I get sick of hearing the song. The only time I listen to Z100 here in NY is when I'm in the shower and sometimes when I'm brushing my teeth and most of the time In The End is on. The song got played out by them. They've done the same thing with Staind and Nickleback. They do it to a lot of groups/artists. Most other stations do that too and it's horrible.
post #32 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
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Right, the CD's the same. The difference now, at least in my opinion, is that all the radio stations play Linkin Park so much now it gets annoying and I get sick of hearing the song. The only time I listen to Z100 here in NY is when I'm in the shower and sometimes when I'm brushing my teeth and most of the time In The End is on. The song got played out by them. They've done the same thing with Staind and Nickleback. They do it to a lot of groups/artists. Most other stations do that too and it's horrible.</strong><hr></blockquote>

That is why I try not to listen to commercial radio...
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post #33 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by RyanTheGreat:
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That is why I try not to listen to commercial radio...</strong><hr></blockquote>

exactly.

WFUV 90.7 forever
post #34 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
<strong>it's sad when people start justifing whether a band is good or not ased on the fact whether they write their music or not.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I did not say, "Linkin Park is a good band because Mike and Chester write the music." I was merely responding to someone who said they didn't.
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post #35 of 39
Yes, when you compare LP to Britney, Agulerra, and NSync the yare great.
However that is saying just about as much as saying that in comparison to dos Windows has a good interface.

THey are moderate at best, and even low at that level.
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Most young popular music today does suck...it really needs a kick in the balls...Like POD though. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #37 of 39
I'm wondering if I should start a thread about creed cuz the singer brushes his own hair...you know, cuz he can mix a weave and a tease so effortlessly...
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post #38 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by crawlingparanoia:
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I did not say, "Linkin Park is a good band because Mike and Chester write the music." I was merely responding to someone who said they didn't.</strong><hr></blockquote>

no, but the original poster did
post #39 of 39
Linkin Park sounds like Depeche Mode mixed with something else I cannot think of right now... hmmmf.

Anyway, as for Punk, there is plenty besides the Ramones and the Clash. Rancid is a good re-Punk band.

Ska is a hard one. There's so much and a lot of it sucks. I like Maddness, however a lot of people think that they're "too commercial" and "sold-out" with Our House. Whatever. If the music makes you warm and fuzzy, let no one take that away from you. A band I saw YEARS AGO that I liked was Mephaskapholies. I saw them years before their album came out. Great stuff.

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