After an unprecedented debut with the multi-platinum Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park delivered an equally monstrous follow-up that solidified their place in the pop-rock pantheon. That album, Meteora, hit its 20-year anniversary last month, and now the band is celebrating with a reissue that’s teeming with live tracks, rarities and beautifully refurbished art.

Linkin Park 'Meteora' 20th Anniversary Album Art

“Numb,” “Faint,” and “Breaking the Habit” all dominated radio in 2003. Years later, the songs hold up, and Radio Sara examines these Linkin Park hits alongside rare tracks and multiple live sets contained in the new box set.

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When asked if they were intimidated by a potential sophomore slump after their first album was such a smash, guitarist Brad Delson said in a recent interview, “It was really a fun album to make. Hybrid Theory was stressful; this album was awesome! It was very different.”

That freedom of expression is apparent across Meteora in the different samples, blending and tempos that you can hear the band experimenting with, and the effect is magical. Another spellbinding element is Chester Bennington’s emotional delivery, and the never-before-heard songs in this reissue (“Lost,” “Fighting Myself”) remind us of what made him one of the greatest vocalists of the 21st century.

The 20th anniversary edition of Meteora is available now at Watch Sara unbox the set for the first time, and enter to win your own super deluxe copy on the contest page.

Video: Nick Murphy

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