Is there a "But, seriously, what's wrong with it?"-core chart yet?
It's a 4/10.
The lyrics are cringe-inducing, and the instrumentation is lacking, but they at least had a handle on melody and catchy choruses. And Christ knows they knew how to market to edgy pre-teens. Plus, I think "Cure For The Itch" is actually interesting.
It's good at what it does, but what it does is cater to teenagers who want some easily accessible "edgy but emotional" music that sounds tougher than rock but not quite as gritty as hip hop or metal, and less silly than Limp Bizkit.
So yeah, it gets good marks, but for hitting an easy target.
I have a little nostalgia for them and even with that I can't really enjoy it
Genuinely anxious but also dumb kids fall into these things as a trap all the time.
Someone should make one now desu
Hybrid theory is decent, but not special. Some songs are okay, some even good.
Lots of cringe inducing lyrics that try to be deep but end up falling short bother me a little. Talking about addiction, for example, and people interpreting it just general teenage-whine white noise.
There's a reason it's by far their best production to date, because they actually put half a decade's worth of work into it.
Nothing, it's a very enjoyable album and it does what it does well.
I don't really care for the lyrics much but there's definitely something in there that everyone can relate to, which is why so many people and especially teens love it.
We could spend all day hating on them, but in the end, it doesn't even matter.