This was the first album that I waited for the launch of. When I was a kid I just had the Meteora cassette that I listened to. I properly got into listening to music after MTM was released. All the puzzles and hype for this album were amazing. I still remember waiting for The Catalyst to debut on BBC radio, and being just amazed by it. Each song of this album is perfect, except for The Messenger, I just cannot get into that song. I think it doesn't belong on the album anyways, they just put it there because Brad loved it so much.
I think the reaction to this album was way worse than that of OML. People just hated it for some reason. Maybe it got worse reactions because by the time OML released, a lot of people had just given up on the idea of Linkin Park making a HT/Meteora type album.