Sound — 10
This is one of my all-time favorites not just by LP but by anybody. I like the mixture of digital effects and soft vocals with power chords and hard rock vocals in the choruses.I don't know what Meteora means. This is the LP album I've always loved, I love everything about this album. This is one of the greats of the many rap-rock albums made in the early 2000's. I am anxious to see how Minutes to Midnight (LP's new album) turns out compared to Meteora.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are my favorite of any band. The lyrics sometimes appear to have an obvious meaning but then turn out to have a hidden meaning. The lyrics are in perfect harmony with the band. The lrics are also very clever in my opinion. Chester (LP's singer) has always been one of my favorite singers. He can sing soft verses, hard choruses, and even some rap. He is one of the best singers of any genre right now I believe.
Overall Impression — 10
This is one of my most favorite albums of any genre, any time. My impression is that it has an urban, metal sound to it. It's more leaning towards rock than Hybrid Theory was. Nonetheless, Meteora still has rap in it's verses. My favorite songs on Meteora are Somewhere I Belong, Numb, Breaking The Habit, and Faint. I love the overall sound of the rock-rap mixture. Some bands (cough, Limp Bizkit, cough) are just not good at mixing rock and rap. But Linkin Park has created a new sound that you know is LP right when you hear it.