Great album except for the iTunes remixing
Was originally going to buy this but decided against it because of Shadow of the Day and No Roads Left. If you want to remix them for iTunes, then that’s fine, but at least allow the option to buy the original for those of us who don’t want them. Other than the remixes everything sounds great, but I can’t give more than two stars and especially can’t bring myself to drop $11.99 for an album that doesn’t feel complete.
Sounds Good 👌
Good music 🎶👌👍!
Grew up with this album
I have been listening to this album since I was 5, 8 years ago. Great album, I know it's not nu metal like hybrid theory, but the sound in this album is awesome. Plus there's given up and no more sorrow. Idk why I'm writing this review so late
So happy for Across The Line! My favorite song by far.
Great cd but??
What the hell happened to shadow of the day? The original one was perfect someone produced it differently now it has an accident sound bring back the original. Take my advice get the hard copy
Here we go
Hands Held High was the first song by the I heard and in the beginning I didn't like these guys not cause I don't like rap which I don't but cause he used a certain word that started with f but as I listened on I began to like them and I started listenin to some more stuff by them. I give this album 5 stars not because I've heard the whole thing which I haven't but for starting my Linkin Park journey
Why itunes why
You ruined these songs with editing and pitch changing, i want to hear linkin park, not what some guy did to their songs. Put back the non mastered ones
Linkin Park's Best Album
Minutes to Midnight isn't just a great musical experience, it is a work of art from a band that has matured and are no longer angry at the world. Here are my thoughts:
The start off of this album is exciting and breathtaking. It shows the new, different sound of Linkin Park, and that's not a bad thing. You can hear every band member participating in this piece and it shows what they've been up to all these years.
2. Given Up
The quick transition from Wake to Given Up makes your heart stop a beat before the killer chords come in. Linkin Park's most powerful song of all time. With Chester's 17-second scream, it mixes in elements of Hybrid Theory and Meteora and puts in a groovy touch that begs for some head bobbing. It also shows Linkin Park and still rip it. Dat Bass tho.
3. Leave Out All the Rest
A big slow down comes in with this song. This song proves that Chester can sing without the need of throat-wrenching vocals. It speaks of such a sensitive topic as well.
4. Bleed It Out
After the confusion some fans might of had after listening to Leave Out All the Rest, Linkin Park decides to mix it up with another fast song. Bleed It Out is the first in MTM with Mike rapping and it shows what Linkin Park truly is with the two's amazing vocal interplay. Best song on the album.
5. Shadow of the Day
This song discusses the subject of war and is powerful in it's own way. The drum beat, the new synths, everything takes you in. Shadow of the Day is truly beautiful.
6. What I've Done
The transition to What I've Done makes you take a really deep breath until the piano drops in. The unique drum beat is genius and it deserved to have its single on Transformers.
7. Hands Held High
Mike showcases his rhyming skills here. But this isn't the typical rap song. It has Mike rapping about all the casualties of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The melody at the end literally wants to make you put your hands up.
8. No More Sorrow
Right from the start of this song you know what you're getting into. One of the more rocky songs and presents Chester at his screams and shrills once again.
9. Valentines Day
Valentines Day could be the successor to My December on Hybrid Theory. You can feel the emotion and the loneliness that Chester feels. And on the last quarter when everything goes crazy you can tell this isn't just another typical slow song.
10. In Between
This is the perfect song and the one that can send chills down your spine almost immediately. It's also the first with Mike singing by himself (if you don't count Chester's back up vocals).
11. In Pieces
One of the more unique songs, In Pieces starts with a groovy drum beat and surprises everyone with their more "cheery" guitar chords at the climax. Once the amazing guitar solo finishes off, they end it with a blast of power chords.
12. The Little Things Give You Away
I still can't understand how they do the beat to this song and it sounds a little weird at first but when the guitar comes in you can feel the atmosphere of the song. Chester hits some high notes and he's still only in the verses. As the song progresses, the music becomes more and more complicated and vivid. The whole song deserves a listen and it makes a great ending to the album...
13. No Roads Left
... Or is it? Right when The Little Things Give You Away fades out, we are kicked right back in with some intense guitar. Minutes to Midnight is the most productive time span of Linkin Park. They say they have hundreds of demos that never made it and these two bonus songs which were previously on LP Underground really show that there's more the meets the eye (sorry I couldn't help myself). No Roads Left is an amazing song with the first with Mike by himself. I don't think anyone knew Mike could hit those notes and the epic music switch at the climax takes you in deeply.
14. Across the Line
The final song makes an intense and amazing experience to end MTM. If you listen closely to all the elements that are in play here (especially the keyboard) you will start to truly appreciate this song.