Sound — 10
When this album first came out it was so unlike anything anybody else had been doing at the time. The sound Was the perfect blend of Rock, Hip-hop, and a little bit of Rap. Linkin Park was the first, and really the only, band to mix all these different sounds and make it sound just amazing. With Chesters' screams and rock tone and Mikes' Hip-Hop vocals Linkin Park can sing about just about anything.
Lyrics — 10
One of the things I love about Hybrid Theory, and all Linkin Park albums to follow, had a message in EVERY song. Not just one or two for good measure and the rest just for fun, no every single song had a message. Something to inspire and really make you think when you listened to the lyrics.
Overall Impression — 10
In my opinion Hybrid Theory was, and still is, one of the best albums Linkin Park made and possibly of all time. I can still throw it in and listen to every single song 1000 times and never get tired again. Like I said before every single song on this album is amazing and carries a message with it. This album has seen more play time then any other album I own and still sounds great... never skips, freezes up, or anything else like that.