Linkin Park‘s highly rated, bestselling album, Meteora was released on this day, exactly 10 years ago.
Since then, the band have evolved, experimenting with various musical styles and genres in the process and released several other successful studio efforts. Linkin Park have become a force in the music industry with a unique vibe to their music.
But Meteora is a special album. Thousands of people connected to the lyrics and the music on the album, and it’s got them through tougher times in their lives making the band unforgettable and special to them.
If Hybrid Theory was a dark place – Meteora was a light at the end of the tunnel.
For me personally this is very special. Although my most favourite album is Hybrid Theory, their debut record, it was around this time before their second record’s release that the band gained quite some publicity here after their success and I heard them, becoming a instant devotee. Linkin Park became not just a favourite band, they were my religion. Their music helped me overcome many difficult times growing up, and I felt an emotional connection which isn’t possible with something or someone else.
Today after all these years, they continue to be my most favourite, inspirational and heroic band, and continue to help me in becoming a better person. Despite the fact I’ve been a die-hard fan for about a decade, being a member of the Linkin Park Street Team (we call ourselves proud LP Street Soldiers) and the LP Underground, the official fan club of the band, I haven’t been fortunate enough to see them live even once. But that is not quite disheartening, as I have met many wonderful people all over the world throughout the years thanks to them, along with my devoted fellow fans here co-run India’s biggest LP fansite Linkin Park India, officially recognized by the music label EMI Music India here and the biggest online store flipkart, and following Mike‘s own words, not only we are trying to bring my favourite band to my country, but following it in every aspect of our lives.
When we started the band, it was because we were waiting for a sound that never happened. We got tired of waiting, and we decided to just do it ourselves.
– Mike Shinoda
Here is to amazing 10 years of music and memories. 🙂 Waiting for the day to meet my most favourite band on the planet and see them live. Until then.
Some of my lil’ LP collection throughout the years. Above pictured is all the studio albums, dvds, LPU albums, extended plays and some samplers from the street team.