Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The 11 Best Linkin Park Remixes


Thirteen years ago, I had my own email blast that went out to about 1000 people called The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown.  Funny, huh?  Each week, I would review 3 albums.  A good album, a bad album, and an unknown artist.  I would review each album song by song in a humorous way.  One week I took a break and reviewed 4 of the trending nu metal bands.  I didn't include the song reviews...but it's interesting to see what I thought of the band then, and now how my review stands up.

Papa Roach “Infest”
The new favorite sons of the metal movement.  Not sure why.  The singer sounds like his tongue is too big for his mouth.  Sylvester the cat has better pronunciation skills.  And the music is just okay.  No skill required.  It’s supposed to hardcore, but it sounds like they just got out of bed. Of course, who said it takes skill to get played on the radio?

How this album ranks: C
Will they be around in 5 years? 15%

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Disturbed “Sickness”
They’re from the south side of Chicago.  So I can understand the burning anger building up inside of them.  But I’m confused at how making bizarre animal noises is an outlet for that anger.  I knew a kid in junior high school who used to make animal noises in class.  He's in jail now.

How this album ranks: C-
Will they be listened to in 5 years?  10%

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Slipknot “Slipknot”
What do call a bunch of dorks who dress up in clown costumes and pretend to be something they’re not?  Okay, if you said Republicans, then you’re half-right.  It’s actually the band Slipknot.  Since their music bares no originality (they sound like Korn), they’ve decided to dress up like clowns because no one has ever done that before (Insane Clown Posse).

How this album ranks: C-
Will they be around in 5 years?  20%

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Linkin Park “Hybrid Theory”
Don’t know a lot about this band except they sound exactly like a cross between Stabbing Westward, God Lives Underwater, and Depeche Mode.  Poor Depeche Mode.

How this album ranks: B

Will they be around in 5 years? 50%


Here are the 11 Best Linkin Park Remixes:
  1. Numb/Encore (Collision Course)
  2. Enth E Nd (Reanimation)
  3. Frgt/10 (Reanimation)
  4. Nobody's Listening - Evil Genius Remix (We Major)
  5. The Catalyst - King Fantastic Remix (The Catalyst)
  6. 1stp Klosr (Reanimation) 
  7. Jigga What/Faint (Collision Course)
  8. Rnw@y (Reanimation)
  9. H! Vltg3 (Reanimation)
  10. What I've Done - M. Shinoda Remix (LPUX)
  11. WTH> You (Reanimation)
Buy Linkin Park's new remix/reinterpretation album, Recharged...now!

2 comments:

tune pilots said...

Hybrid Theory, a B?

Darrell Gough said...

Have you considered this remix?

http://soundcloud.com/stereovandals/one-step-closer-stereo-vandals