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Linkin Park is one of the best rap rock bands and considered one of the best nu metal bands ever. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Linkin Park albums, with the help of your votes. Merging alternative rock, nu metal and rap rock, with strong electronic influences, Linkin Park emerged from the suburbs of Agoura Hills, California with their 11-times platinum debut Hybrid Theory (2000) and quickly became leaders of a new genre of music that, at the time, was almost impossible to categorize. Led by their late singer Chester Bennington, Linkin Park went on to release seven studio albums, all which went multi-platinum except for their final release One More Light (2017), which went gold.

This Linkin Park discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Linkin Park albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Linkin Park singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Linkin Park album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves.

This list of popular Linkin Park CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Linkin Park album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Hybrid Theory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Linkin Park Albums of All Time
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Hybrid Theory


1. Papercut
2. One Step Closer
3. With You
4. Points of Authority
5. Crawling
6. Runaway
7. By Myself
8. In the End
9. A Place for My Head
10. Forgotten
11. Cure for the Itch
12. Pushing Me Away

Release Date: 2000

Artist: Linkin Park

Producer: Don Gilmore

Tracks: One Step Closer, In the End, Runaway, Forgotten, With You, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Alternative metal, Nu metal, Rapcore, Rap metal

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Meteora is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Linkin Park Albums of All Time
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Meteora


1. Foreword
2. Don't Stay
3. Somewhere I Belong
4. Lying from You
5. Hit the Floor
6. Easier to Run
7. Faint
8. Figure.09
9. Breaking the Habit
10. From the Inside
11. Nobody's Listening
12. Session
13. Numb

Release Date: 2003

Artist: Linkin Park

Producer: Don Gilmore

Tracks: Easier to Run, Figure.09, Numb, Hit the Floor, Session, + more

Genres (Music): Electronica, Alternative rock, Alternative metal, Nu metal, Rapcore, + more

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Minutes To Midnight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Linkin Park Albums of All Time
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Minutes To Midnight


1. Wake
2. Given Up
3. Leave Out All the Rest
4. Bleed It Out
5. Shadow of the Day
6. What I've Done
7. Hands Held High
8. No More Sorrow
9. Valentine's Day
10. In Between
11. In Pieces
12. The Little Things Give You Away

Release Date: 2007

Artist: Linkin Park

Tracks: Hands Held High, Wake, Bleed It Out, The Little Things Give You Away, In Pieces, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music, Alternative metal, Rapcore, Synth rock

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A Thousand Suns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Linkin Park Albums of All Time
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A Thousand Suns


1. The Requiem
2. The Radiance
3. Burning in the Skies
4. Empty Spaces
5. When They Come for Me
6. Robot Boy
7. Jornada Del Muerto
8. Waiting for the End
9. Blackout
10. Wretches and Kings
11. Wisdom, Justice, and Love
12. Iridescent
13. Fallout
14. The Catalyst
15. The Messenger

Release Date: 2010

Artist: Linkin Park

Tracks: Robot Boy, Papercut, Iridescent, The Messenger, In The End, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Alternative rock, Experimental rock, Electronic rock, Industrial rock, + more

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