Californian Nu-Metal Heroes LINKIN PARK Released 2nd Album ‘METEORA’ 20 Years Ago

Back in time

24 March 2023

20 years ago today, on 24 March 2003 (international release date,
the USA followed a day later) celebrated Californian nu-metal rockers
LINKIN PARK unleashed their 2nd album METEORA .

Rolling Stone said: The band squeezed the last
remaining life out of this nearly extinct formula”

Billboard Magazine: “A ready-made crowdpleaser”.

NME: “A massive commercial appeal” but
it left the reviewer “underwhelmed”.

TUTV: Not a fan.

SINGLES/CLIPS: Where I Belong / Faint / Numb



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LINKIN PARK: Facebook – Instagram

PORTISHEAD Released Innovative Debut Album ‘DUMMY’ 25 Years Ago…

22 August 2019

Bristol’s PORTISHEAD, one of the pioneers of trip-hop, released their innovative debut album DUMMY on 22 Augustus 1994, 25 years ago. An experimental piece of work where blues, soul and jazz were drenched into a sort of ambient sci-fi soundscapes transferring you to an otherworldly sonic universe.

NME Magazine wrote at the time “This is, without question, a sublime debut album. But
so very, very sad. From one angle, its languid slowbeat blues clearly occupy similar terrain to soulmates ‘Massive Attack’ and all of Bristol hip-hop’s extended family. But from another these are avant-garde ambient moonscapes of a ferociously experimental nature.”

Here are the three singles…

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Album in full…

PORTISHEAD: Facebook – All Albums