I knew that Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, who died this week at 36, had a gift: His confessional, powerful prose could level you. In the gathering hurricane of his lyrics -- often painted across gloomy, electric post-punk -- fans recognized pieces of themselves. And in them, they often found sanctuary, even as Hutchison dipped into the grim and the grimly comic.
Linkin Park producer/songwriter Mike Shinoda kept tinkering with breakout album 'Hybrid Theory' and eventually recast its harshness as something more subterranean. The following summer, that patchwork came alive as the remix album 'Reanimation,' released 15 years ago.