Linkin Park aren't even original to themselves.
In a time when Limp Bizkit owned the rock/rap world, people began looking for a band you could take more seriously: a band where instead of a guitarist with black eyes there'd be a guitarist who never takes off his fucking headphones. As if rap metal wasn't unoriginal enough past 1996, Linkin Park takes it to a whole new level. Not only do they have same set up of 311, ignoring the fact that their worthless vocalist (Mike Shinoda as compared to S.A. Martinez) plays a guitar instead of being a DJ, but they borrow from everyone else, and most of all: from themselves.
Their first cd "Hybrid Theory" was considered a new innovation in America, where somehow rapping over loud distorted guitars is original. Needless to say, every song on that CD sounded the same. Continuing the pain, their new CD "Meteora" was released this past Tuesday, and let me tell you: I sure was impressed! cough. Every song on the cd was a clone of their 2000 hit "Crawling." Afterall, their songs only have 2 structures: the terrible structure, and the even worse structure.
The Terrible Structure
The Even Worse Structure
Max's Listening to a Linkin Park CD Structure
So there you have it, the reason why I'm right and you're wrong. I usually tell people that if they like the band support them by all means, but fuck it. Don't support Linkin Park. If we ignore them they might go away. If anything, they'll at least try something different with their songs, but that's a long shot.