I can remember the first time I heard One Step Closer on the radio. It was described as a “Papa Roach” kind of sound. Of course, this was a small local station who played mostly oldies stuff and obviously didn't fully appreciate rock music.
I fell in love at first sight. Thereafter, the hits just kept rolling off this album – Crawling, With You etc. By the time the album came out in New Zealand stores I was dying to get my hands on it! To this day, I have never anticipated another album as much as I did this one, not even Minutes To Midnight.
This album is truely fantastic in the fact that I and many of my friends know every track – how many other albums do you get that? Linkin Park are truely a magnificent band and this was undoubtedly their greatest album to date. If you don't have this album, you have nothing.