Thursday, 16 August 2007

My History On Linkin Park

From: LPTimes

Linkin Park is a band from Agoura Hills, California. They formed in 1996, and have since sold more than 40 million albums and won two Grammys. They first achieved mainstream success in 2000 with their debut album, Hybrid, which has since been certified Diamond by RIAA. The band’s following studio album, Meteora, also garnered success, topping the Billboard 200’s album charts in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world.

Linkin Park is recognized for adapting the nu metal genre into a radio-friendly style and creating many successful singles, such as In The End, Numb, and What I've Done. They are also known for their several collaborations, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mash-up album Collision Course, and a plethora of other artists on Reanimation. The band’s latest studio album, Minutes to Midnight, which was released in May 2007, has stemmed away from their previous nu metal sound venturing into various other genres. The album topped the Billboard Charts by selling nearly 625,000 copies in its debut week, making it the best debut week of any album for the year.

From: Wikipedia

Linkin Park is my favorite rock band. Some of my close friends may know that I love them very very much and crazy about them. Well, quite true haha. The 1st appearence of LP in my memory is the One Step Closer MTV, which is the 1st single of their debut album "Hybrid Theory" around 2001-2002. I still remember saying "who the hell are they, they look like monkey and damn noisy" lol. But who knows I started admiring their music after they released the 2nd and 3rd single which is "Papercut" and "Crawling". After that, I decided to buy the original album. After listening over and over again , I love the song "In The End" the most and I predict that it would be the next single. Few weeks later, it really become the 4th single of the album lol.

After the release of 2nd album "Meteora", I love them even more. I started to collect any single of their videos, mp3s, live audio & video bootlegs, concert and etc. Until now, I got a big collection of their stuff. My friends and gf also can't stand it cause I always talk about LP in front of them haha. The reason I love them so much is due to the the combination style of their music. Mike's rap, Chester's scream, Mr Hahn's scratching, Brad's electrical guitar and etc, combining all and become a very unique music "Nu-metal".


I believe anyone who listens to LP music will know that Chester's voice is very unique. Maybe some of you will disagree, but for me, his voice is really cool and awesome. The latest album "Minutes To Midnight" has been reviewed and many people say that it is not as good as previous 2 albums because this album has totally changed. That's why some of the fans can't accept it. For me, no matter what type of music of your idol changed to, you will still love them, accept them, and support them. LP rocks 4ever! :D


Alex Allied said...

wow!!! LP must be damn pleased to have such a loyal fan as you!!!!

MingKAI said...

lol..normal..there's a lot more fans crazier than me haha :D

Anonymous said...

another Lin-Kun-Part freak!!!

MingKAI said...

lol..anonymous? dun hide la :D