- Harsher in Hindsight: As with most of his body of work, several of the songs on the album, such as "Somewhere I Belong", "Numb", "Nobody's Listening", "Easier to Run" or even "Breaking the Habit," speak to Chester Bennington's depression that would eventually claim his life 10+ year later. Hell, the video for "Breaking The Habit" literally begins with Chester jumping to his death.
- Misattributed Song: Speaking of "Breaking the Habit", while it was Chester who sings the entirety thereof, the track was actually one of Mike's earlier ideas that was six years in the making.
- Suspiciously Similar Song: Considering that the band was told point-blank to make a second Hybrid Theory, the album features quite a bit of Self-Plagiarism.
- "Don't Stay" and "Figure 09" - "One Step Closer"
- "Numb" and "Easier To Run" - "Crawling"
- "Session" - "A Cure For The Itch"
- Surprisingly Improved Sequel: While it was initially dismissed as a rehash of Hybrid Theory (which it was, albeit not by choice), it's now considered by most fans to be an improvement of the ground work that it laid and their only album after their first not to suffer from the Broken Base of the others.
- True Art Is Angsty: This and its predecessor Hybrid Theory are widely considered to be when Linkin Park was at its best, despite Nu Metal becoming a Dead Horse Genre.
YMMV / Meteora