I have never been the biggest fan of Linkin Park. In fact, if you asked me to name any song or any album after this one, I doubt that I could do it.
But Hybrid Theory was huge when it was released, and it even cracked the radio mainstream market, so exposure to the singles at least was always going to happen. Still, there is a lot to like about parts of this album even today, such that people who enjoy an array of different genres can probably find something to take from it.
I've been giving it a spin again today in memory of Chester Bennington, who decided too hang himself in his California home this morning Australian time. It is yet another senseless waste of a life, and I feel for his wife and children, as well as his bandmates who have not only lost a friend but an important part of their make up. Suicide is never the answer, it can't be. there has to be a better way of dealing with whatever is going on in your life or your head. It is such a disappointment.