I agree with mostly everything you said
1: Was nice for them to release HTEP again for the big fans at the time, because most people weren’t going to get their hands on a legit copy of the original album. I kinda wish they would do the same with the Xero demo tape now, too, since we really don’t have good quality versions of those songs still. Not as an LPU album though, as a side download or something.
2: Had a nice mix of songs. I still want to hear more potential Reanimation remixes. My December being there was kinda weird, though.
3: A somewhat weird album looking at it compared to other albums at the time. This was basically the leftovers from Live in Texas that didn’t make the audio CD, which is kinda cool and odd at the same time. Better than random songs that have no significance being there (LPU7).
4: Another nice album with a good variety of songs. I like live songs like this, they’re unique. I wouldn’t mind more covers on future albums. Also the start of Breaking the Habit’s LPU takeover.
Breaking the Habit Count: 1
5: This year’s album was decent. Public Service Announcement was cool. These songs don’t sound particularly amazing compared to the studio versions, but they really aren’t played live often.
Breaking the Habit Count: 2
6: Another good mix of songs. It’s weird to see the same song on it twice, but not in a bad way. I really like Announcement Public Service.
Breaking the Habit Count: 3
7: Awful album in my opinion. All the songs are just general performances, nothing special about them at all. The only appeal I could see from this would be is if you were at one of these shows. Really should have been a Projekt Revolution sampler or something. I really liked the art direction with this year of LPU, though.
8: My first year of LPU, too. Got it accidentally when trying to get Songs from the Underground. I thought the album was put in there accidentally at first, because I knew nothing about LPU at the time and didn’t know Linkin Park ever made songs like this. Loved the art this year, too (not the Mmm… Cookies art, the darker art of the website and stuff).
9: In my opinion, the ideal LPU album. Had a great mix of demos from different time periods in their career and a variety of instrumentals and lyrical demos. I didn’t like though that they edited the demos. It makes you wonder what other demos are edited. There were also rumors that Pictureboard was supposed to originally be on here, which makes sense since this was the first album that was dedicated to just demos. Drawing was pretty awesome.
Breaking the Habit Count: 4
10: Really bad year in general. It’s the reason LPU is as slow as it is now. Album wise, it was decent. Too many instrumentals, in my opinion. Coal, even though it was an instrumental, was my favorite. I’m still confused though, was Mike’s What I’ve Done remix a demo, or just meant to be included in the album? Because it’s slightly different than the Minutes to Midnight version.
11: This year’s album was pretty good. I question the reason to add the In the End demo, though. It wasn’t significantly different than existing demos out there. I guess I’m kinda contradicting what I said about LPU1, though.
12: Like the previous year, it was pretty good. I really like So Far Away. Same thing with In the End’s demo, forgotten kinda stands out.
13: Also about at the same level at 11 and 12. Primo was pretty great. The Until it Breaks demos were nice, as well. The songs from the other artists that won the contest were good, but it’s still kinda odd they were included on an LPU album.
14: Really can’t say I liked this album that much. Breaking the Habit was probably the most interesting, and that’s just because I liked to see how it evolved given it’s backstory, on it’s own, it’s not a good demo.
Breaking the Habit Count: 5
15: A bit too soon to tell right now, but this year seems pretty good so far. I do wish we would have gotten the other 6 on CD, but it still can happen.