Linkin Park: Song Grades

Linkin Park

Linkin Park is my favorite band of all time. I grew up with their music, I’ve attended a meet and greet in Denmark, I’ve flown to the United States to attend a concert for Chester Bennington’s Dead By Sunrise-project. I love Linkin Park.

Previously, I reviewed a couple of their albums on a 1/10 scale (Living Things & The Hunting Party), but seeing as my tastes have changed a bit those reviews won’t have an impact on these scores. I rewrote the original 1/10 scores in March 2016 to fit the A+ to F-scale. Any and all future studio or remix albums will be graded on the aforementioned letter grade-scale.

Hybrid Theory – 2000 – A+

  1. Papercut – A+
  2. One Step Closer – A+
  3. With You – A
  4. Points of Authority – A-
  5. Crawling – A+
  6. Runaway – A-
  7. By Myself – B+
  8. In The End – A+
  9. A Place For My Head – A-
  10. Forgotten – A-
  11. Cure For The Itch – B
  12. Pushing Me Away – A
  13. (Deluxe) My December – B
  14. (Deluxe) High Voltage – B-

Reanimation – 2002 – B

  1. Opening – B-
  2. Pts.OF.Athrty – B
  3. Enth E Nd – B
  4. Frgt/10 – B+
  5. P5hng Me A*wy – B
  6. Plc.4 Mie Hæd – B
  7. X-Ecutioner Style – B-
  8. H! Vltg3 – B-
  9. Wth>You – B+
  10. Ntr/Mission – B-
  11. Ppr:Kut – B
  12. Rnw@y – B+
  13. My<Dsmbr – A-
  14. By_Myslf – B+
  15. Kyur4 th Ich – B
  16. 1stp Klosr – B
  17. Krwling – B-

Meteora – 2003 – A+

  1. Foreword – B-
  2. Don’t Stay – A
  3. Somewhere I Belong – A+
  4. Lying From You – A-
  5. Hit The Floor – A-
  6. Easier To Run – A
  7. Faint – A-
  8. Figure.09 – B+
  9. Breaking The Habit – A-
  10. From The Inside – A+
  11. Nobody’s Listening – A
  12. Session – B+
  13. Numb – A+

Collision Course – 2004 – B+

  1. Dirt off Your Shoulder/Lying From You – B+
  2. Big Pimpin’/Papercut – B+
  3. Jigga What/Faint – B
  4. Numb/Encore – A-
  5. Izzo/In The End – B+
  6. Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer – B

Minutes to Midnight – 2007 – A

  1. Wake – B-
  2. Given Up – B+
  3. Leave Out All The Rest – A+
  4. Bleed It Out – A-
  5. Shadow of The Day – A
  6. What I’ve Done – A+
  7. Hands Held High – A
  8. No More Sorrow – A-
  9. Valentine’s Day – B+
  10. In Between – B+
  11. In Pieces – B+
  12. The Little Things Give You Away – A-
  13. No Roads Left – A-

A Thousand Suns – 2010 – A-

  1. The Requiem – B
  2. The Radiance – B
  3. Burning In The Skies – A-
  4. Empty Spaces – C+
  5. When They Come For Me – A-
  6. Robot Boy – B
  7. Jornada del Muerto – B-
  8. Waiting For The End – A
  9. Blackout – B+
  10. Wretches And Kings – A-
  11. Wisdom, Justice And Love – A-
  12. Iridescent – A-
  13. Fallout – B-
  14. The Catalyst – A-
  15. The Messenger – A

Living Things – 2012 – A-

  1. Lost In The Echo – A-
  2. In My Remains – B+
  3. Burn It Down – B+
  4. Lies Greed Misery – B+
  5. I’ll Be Gone – B+
  6. Castle Of Glass – A-
  7. Victimized – B
  8. Roads Untravelled – A-
  9. Skin To Bone – A-
  10. Until It Breaks – B-
  11. Tinfoil – C+
  12. Powerless – A-

Recharged – 2013 – B

  1. A Light That Never Comes (Steve Aoki) – B+
  2. Castle Of Glass (Shinoda Remix) – B
  3. Lost In The Echo (KillSonik) – B
  4. Victimized (Shinoda Remix) – B+
  5. I’ll Be Gone (Vice) – B+
  6. Lies Greed Misery (Dirtyphonics) – B-
  7. Roads Untravelled (Rad Omen) – B
  8. Powerless (Esterno) – B
  9. Burn It Down (Tom Swoon) – B-
  10. Until It Breaks (Datsik) – B-
  11. Skin To Bone (Nick Catchdubs) – B
  12. Until It Breaks (Money Mark) – B-
  13. A Light That Never Comes (Rick Rubin) – B+

The Hunting Party – 2014 – A-

  1. Keys To The Kingdom – A-
  2. All For Nothing – A-
  3. Guilty All The Same – A-
  4. The Summoning – B
  5. War – B-
  6. Wastelands – B+
  7. Until It’s Gone – B+
  8. Rebellion – A-
  9. Mark The Graves – A-
  10. Drawbar – A-
  11. Final Masquerade – A
  12. A Line In The Sand – A

Other Notable Songs

  1. Blackbirds – A
  2. Darker Than Blood (Steve Aoki) – B+
  3. New Divide – A
  4. Not Alone – A-
  5. We Made It (Busta Rhymes) – A-

Notable Side Projects:

Dead By Sunrise (Chester Bennington):

  • Out of Ashes – 2009 – A
  1. Fire – A
  2. Crawl Back In – A
  3. Too Late – B+
  4. Inside of Me – A-
  5. Let Down – A
  6. Give Me Your Name – B+
  7. My Suffering – B+
  8. Condemned – B
  9. Into You – A
  10. End of the World – A-
  11. Walking In Circles – B+
  12. In The Darkness – A-

Fort Minor (Mike Shinoda):

  • The Rising Tied – 2005 – A-
  1. Introduction – B
  2. Remember The Name (w/ Styles of Beyond) – A
  3. Right Now (w/ Black Thought & Styles of Beyond) – A-
  4. Petrified – B
  5. Feel Like Home (w/ Styles of Beyond) – B
  6. Where’d You Go (w/ Holly Brook & Jonah Matranga) – A
  7. In Stereo – B
  8. Back Home (w/ Common & Styles of Beyond) – B
  9. Cigarettes – B+
  10. Believe Me (w/ Eric Bobo & Styles of Beyond) – A-
  11. Get Me Gone – A
  12. High Road (w/ John Legend) – A
  13. Kenji – A+
  14. Red To Black (w/ Kenna, Jonah Matranga & Styles of Beyond) – B
  15. The Battle (w/ Celph Titled) – B
  16. Slip Out The Back (w/ Mr. Hahn) – A-

Other Notable Songs (Not listed on official studio albums):

  • Morning After (Chester Bennington) – B+
  • Welcome (Fort Minor) – A-
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