This is their most underrated album. As a whole it stutters in place but has some really great stuff if you give it a chance.
WAY different, but still (mostly) good
A few tracks were boring, and the sounds were strange in a few ways, but overall this is still a great album. Way to keep the consistency.
By The Crescent Music Reviews
Blackout is truly an amazing song, representing the aggressive and passive sides of the band. I personally have enjoyed Minutes to Midnight and A Thousand Suns. Although the band’s style has changed, I think it’s a welcome change.
The Worst Linkin Park Album
By Ring tin thirty
Every Linkin Park album (except One More Light) has that awesome electronic-hard rock sound. Even One More Light, a pop and pop rock album has good songs like good goodbye and talking to myself but this album sounds terrible and has no good songs.
Worst one I’ve listened to so far
Going through Linkin Park’s discography and I’ve got to say it’s been the worst album from them I’ve heard so far. The album has absolutely no consistency in ANY regard. Not sound. Not message. Not structure. The only thing that is consistent is how bad most of the songs are.
The album has no idea what it wants to be, changing from a more hard rock feel in one song to a piano ballad in another to some electronic noise in the background as an interlude. The sound and feel is all over the place, and while some songs are decent (Blackout, Wretches and Kings, The Catalyst) the rest of the album falls completely flat in sound, message, and structure. It honestly feels like they felt the need to put out an album and so Mike made most of it using a laptop and a decent microphone. Also Chester gets to shine in some of the songs, which he does really well. That’s honestly the best thing this album has going for it.
Moving away from sound and onto the message of the album, it once again misses the mark. It seems to be a lot more political than any of their previous albums using snippets of political speeches, but then fails to deliver any sort of cohesive message (I don’t mind the band taking a political stance or making a statement, but they don’t seem to do anything outside of saying “this is political” and that really ruins the ability of the listener to interpret it in their own manner). The most coherent message it seems to send is “War is bad” but that’s not really anything new; and even then it’s not that coherent.
If Linkin Park really felt like they needed to put out an album, I would’ve just taken some of their most completed songs from their underground tracks and put that out. It would’ve made for a much better album and possibly introduced their existing fan base at the time to some new songs. 1.5 out of 5 for not being the worst album I’ve ever heard, but definitely able to crack my bottom 10.
Maybe I’m in the minority here
This might possibly be my favorite album of all time by LP. Absolutely love “Waiting for the end” and “Iridescent.”
A little yummy
By ParkingLot P.K.sexy
Worth listening to, but kind of lazy
The album is worth listening to for sure, and I would buy it in a hearbeat if I didn't have it, but it contains a lot of crap and redos of the same thing. A lot of lyrics are recycled from the third track, and there's a lot of tracks that aren't really songs, but more parts of a different song, which is great in small quantity, but not in the quantity that this provides. I reccomend this album for sure, but buy all of LINKIN PARK's other successes first, or just buy two or three songs off of this and call it a day. You can look at the popularity meters to determine what is a song and what's not. Two bars are non-songs, anything above is an actual song, just maybe not that popular.
This is a good album. I like it. The only songs I listened to in this album is waiting for the end and iridescent and they're both the best songs in this album.
Btw the song,”wretches and Kings” is explicit.