|Top 10 Linkin Park Songs|
Just feeling a little nostalgic. I've always loved Linkin Park's softer and more experimental side. All of their albums after Meteora have been pretty inconsistent but most of them contain at least a few excellent tracks. I know a lot of people will say that it's heresy to not include any tracks from Hybrid Theory but I've always preferred Meteora. And I wanted to include some tracks from their later albums which I feel might be underappreciated.
This is the song that got me into Linkin Park. It's the song that I would share with someone who has never heard one of their songs before. This entire album helped me feel a little less isolated as an angst-filled child growing up.
|2||Breaking The Habit|
It was honestly a toss up between Numb and this song for the top spot. On a record full of songs with top-notch production, Breaking The Habit stands above them all. Special mention to the awesome music video.
|3||Easier To Run|
I swear this list is not just Meteora tracks...
|4||Burning In The Skies|
See? Not from Meteora! In all seriousness, I fucking love this song. I wish A Thousand Suns had kept the vibes from this song going throughout the entire album.
|5||Somewhere I Belong|
It's impossible to ignore my nostalgia for these tracks...
|6||Leave Out All The Rest|
This is a very powerful song, especially in retrospect. I had stopped listening to Linkin Park by the time that Minutes to Midnight released but I think it actually holds up pretty well. It's definitely more consistent than any of the records that followed it.
This is a bit of a hidden gem for me since I hadn't fully listened to Minutes to Midnight until very recently. Chester's vocal performance here is beautiful.
|8||Burn It Down|
A lot of people seemed to dislike the direction that Living Things took but I honestly don't think that it went far enough. I wish the entire album had fallen somewhere between Burn It Down and Breaking The Habit.
The only track on A Thousand Suns that felt like it delivered on the promise made by Burning In The Skies. An entire album with these vibes would have been incredible.
My cousin went to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in theaters way back in 2009. When he came back I sarcastically said, "I bet the movie ends with the main characters staring up at the sky and Optimus Prime narrating over a new Linkin Park song". He just replied... "Yep". This song is catchy as fuck though.