Reanimation (remix album)
Due to the success of “Hybrid Theory”, Linkin Park‘s debut album, the band decided to remix the songs from the album which made up the remix album “Reanimation”. The album achieved international success after reaching the top 10 in many countries. It reached number 2 in the US and achieved platinum status from RIAA.
Pts. OF Athrty (Points of Authority remix)
“Pts. OF Athrty” was released as the supporting single for the remix album “Reanimation”. The track was the remix of its original “Points of Authority” from “Hybrid Theory”. The original was released in Asia and the remix was also released. I think the original sounds better as the remix sounds overproduced. The single went to top 10 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10
“FRGT/10” (Forgotten remix)
“FRGT/10” was not officially released as a single but had a music video which hit the charts in Asia including Philippines. The original rock track was “Forgotten”, and the remix sounds more hip-hop”. Comparing the two tracks, the remix this time sounds better. It charted in music video charts in Asia.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10
Collision Course (extended play) (with Jay-Z)
“Collision Course” was considered as an extended play or EP. It only has eight tracks with some videos on it. It is actually a mash-up of songs by Linkin Park with collaborator Jay-Z. It has been a successful collaboration project from the two different artists as the record reached number 1 in United States and has gone 2x platinum by RIAA. It did well internationally as well.
Numb / Encore
“Numb / Encore” was released as a single for “Collision Course”. It is a mash-up of Linkin Park’s hit rock single “Numb” and the hip-hop single of Jay-Z “Encore”. The mash-up sounds well resulting to the success of the single. It reached the top 20 of both US and UK. In Europe, it has been a number 1 hit.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia