Music review by
Cynthea Riesenberg, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Themes of conflict overtake this rockin' album.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 54 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Almost every track describes conflict, distrust, or a pessimistic search for independence.


Any violent acts described are in the nature of assaults against truth.


There are stark images of conflict and anxiety, but no foul language or obscenity.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the album from Southern California rockers Linkin Park contains messages of conflict, distrust, and independence. The subjects -- although fairly heavy -- are presented without using any objectionable sexual or violent content, or foul language, and it fine for teens to listen to.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byThe The September 12, 2010

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This is one of the best albums ever. I don't know why they rated it 13+ though. Music can't be art without emotion. The emotions they tend to use are... Continue reading
Parent Written byPlague March 2, 2010

Linkin Park: Meteora

Linkin Park is a fantastic band. Love all the songs from this album. But wheres the Hybrid Theory? ;)
Teen, 17 years old Written byPahrokkal October 1, 2014

Your Teen Is Going to Love This Album.

I'm not going to sugar coat it. This album is incredibly heavy rock/metal. Although, the music is always energetic and it is sure to grab the attention of... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old December 7, 2020

One of the best Linkin Park albums.

This is a great soft nu metal album,you should definitley listen to
Don't Stay,Somewhere I Belong,Lying From You,Hit The Floor,Faint,Breaking the Habit,Num... Continue reading

What's the story?

Inspired by a super-rocky terrain in Greece -- atop which monasteries were somehow, astonishingly, erected -- Linkin Park's latest CD, METEORA, strives to create in music the visual impact of that landscape. For the most part, Linkin Park succeeds, stunning the listener with songs of energy and power, with lyrics as blunt and inhospitable as those Greek boulders. \"Don't Stay\" captures the particular brand of anguish and self-loathing that can only be inspired by betrayal, with lines like, \"Forget our memories/ Forget our possibilities/ Take all your faithlessness with you/ [Just give me myself back and]/ Don't stay.\"

Is it any good?

Explosive, creative, meticulous: these seemingly contradictory terms all describe Linkin Park's Meteora. The recurring themes of conflict, distrust, and anxiety are too mature for younger listeners, but teens will find these topics to be familiar country.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the process of making an album. The song "Breaking the Habit" took six years to create. Was it obvious from the finished product? What do you think of bands that put out albums every year? Every 10 years? Can you put a time limit on creativity?

Music details

  • Artist: Linkin Park
  • Release date: March 25, 2003
  • Label: Warner Brothers
  • Genre: Rock
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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