Sound — 10
The sound on this album is really, really good. I heard "In The End" and "One Step Closer" back in 2003 and they were the two songs that got me into Linkin Park. The guitars on this album are pretty good especially in songs like Points Of Authority, One Step Closer, Papercut and With You all have good guitars in them. The drums on this album are insanely good too in songs like Papercut, One Step Closer, Crawling and Pushing Me Away all have good drum beats. The bass is really good on this album on songs such as Runaway and Pushing Me Away. So I really like the way Linkin Park sound because I have never heard a band like them.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are amazingly good. Mike and Chester will always be one of the one of the best duo in writing lyrics for a band. With Mikes rapping and Chester's singing/screaming its a really, really good mix and I really like it when Mike raps because his rap beats are actually pretty good unlike 50 Cent and shit like that.
Overall Impression — 10
This album cannot compare to any other albums because as I said Linkin Park have their own nu-metal sound which I think is pretty cool because they tried something different. I don't really have favourite songs on this album because they all kick ass. I love everything about it and hate nothing about it. If it were stolen/lost I would defenitely buy it again because it is a kick ass album. I would reccomend this album to any fan of Limp Bizkit and Korn and any nu-metal fans.