American rock band Linkin Park has recorded material for seven studio albums , the most recent being One More Light , in Mark Wakefield was later changed to lead vocalist Chester Bennington. After failing to catch Warner Bros. Records attention on three previous attempts, Jeff Blue , now the vice president of Warner Bros. Records, helped the band sign a deal with the company in The band released its breakthrough album, Hybrid Theory the following year. Later in , the band released a Remix album , Reanimation which would include works from Hybrid Theory and non-album tracks. Following the success of the two releases, the band released Meteora , in early Linkin Park returned to the recording studios in to work on new material.
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Vocalists Mark Wakefield and Chester Bennington are former members of the band. Categorized as alternative rock , Linkin Park's earlier music spanned a fusion of heavy metal and hip hop ,  while they later transitioned into more electronica and pop influenced music. The band continued to explore a wider variation of musical types on their fourth album, A Thousand Suns , layering their music with more electronic sounds. The band's fifth album, Living Things , combined musical elements from all of their previous records. Their sixth album, The Hunting Party , returned to a heavier rock sound, and their seventh album, One More Light , was their first pop-oriented record. In April , bassist Dave Farrell revealed the band was working on new music.
But what are the best Linkin Park songs of all time?
It feels impossible to overstate the impact of Linkin Park on modern rock. Influenced heavily by the raw-edged alt. The sprawling, riff-heavy lead single holds its own, though, with a sense of uncontrolled momentum to match its Temple Run-inspired music video and that weightily climactic cameo from New York rap icon Rakim taking it to the next level. The subsequent attempt to recapture the slick bombast of their trademark sound without altogether jettisoning electronic experimentation produced only a few truly memorable tracks, but Burn It Down still stands out. Typical of a band determined to stay ahead of the curve rather than, er, getting lost in the echo…. Originally conceived as an instrumental track by Mike, Breaking The Habit had been in the works for five years before eventually clicking over the course of a couple of hours to become a central showcase — not to mention the fifth and final single — for Meteora. A fast-paced, genre-melding prototype of the next LP era — with numerous layers to the sound and far more slickly-deployed production than before — at its core this became a reckoning on the personal cycle of self-destruction. The heaviest — and, arguably, best — song on Minutes To Midnight is a serrated stand-out amongst the high-sheen of that third Linkin Park full-length. Perhaps the most nu-metal track the band ever recorded, this was proof that Linkin Park had the grit to counterbalance their platinum-selling glamour. The song was remixed as Pts.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. It's not the saddest part of today, but it's still absolutely heartbreaking that Chester Bennington didn't live to see rock's history writers come around on Linkin Park. It would have happened -- absolutely would've, eventually. The band was too big, too influential, too talented, too smart, too innovative. Sure, they had the misfortune of their commercial and artistic apex coming at a peak for mainstream rock music at its most blunt and least imaginative, and the double misfortune of being directly influential on a lot of the bands responsible for making it so. But that was never Linkin Park themselves. Their best music was electric, boundary-pushing and undeniably vital. Dismissing them along with the thudding misogyny that marked nu-metal deep into the '00s is no fairer than writing off Nirvana with the middling bands of '90s post-grunge.