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Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns

4.17
Reviewer :
Johan Wippsson Format: Album
Year: 2010
Label: Warner Music
Genre: Metal
Producer: Rick Rubin, Mike Shinoda
Artist discography



Review

Linkin Park should have a lot of cred for their fourth studio album as they continue to develop their sound. And am very glad that they did not choose to go back to the”classic" numetal sound that made them one of 2000's biggest and most successful bands. That genre is more or less dead and feels very dated at the moment. Instead, "A Thousand Suns" is a continuation of "Minutes to Midnight", but in a much more progressive and digital packaging. Can imagine that many think this is all for the electronic and danceable at times. However, I personally think that the band have created a very cool and unique sound, where they really have tried to take their sound to a new level. Songs like the fabulous "Blackout" and "When They Come For Me" is really innovative and certainly far from their early sound. This was risky from the band, but everything feels very thoughtful and well made, so can’t say anything else that this is clearly their most exciting album. The debut had better tunes, but "A Thousand Suns" is an album that I will play a lot more in the future for sure.

Tracklisting 1. The Requiem
2. The Radiance
3. Burning In The Skies
4. Empty Spaces
5. When They Come For Me
6. Robot Boy
7. Jornada Del Muerto
8. Waiting For The End
9. Blackout
10. Wretches And Kings
11. Wisdom, Justice, And Love
12. Iridescent
13. Fallout
14. The Catalyst
15. The Messenger


Comments 

Melodic Net Comments 

wippsson
I'm a sucker for atmospheric and electronic rock so that's probably why I like so much. It's definately a love or hate album and it's great with all comments even better with all that doesn't agree with me. Music is very subjective and there's no righht or wrong in it!

rman
I have to agree with jo that this is the worst LP album to date. I found that I only liked every other song on "Minutes to Midnight" and this one had me skipping every song. It seemed like the album couldn't quite establish an identity and experimented with every song. Too much digital synth/techy sounds and too much of a departure from rock for my taste.

rickard/melodic.net
yeah, i have to side with Ghost here, horrible horrible record. the only song worthy of any kind of attention is the last one, the acoustic "The Messenger". the rest.... well this band has fallen far since their debut album which actually sounded good back in the day.

Ghost
Could not find one single song that was worth playing through, and if this is cool, innovative and unique than that is what I hate right now.

Loyal reader
I agree with the review, but that said, if a review is going to be so late, can it at leats be proof read? I don't mean to be so rude, but there are NUMEROUS typos, and it even begins with the first word, "Linkingpark."

wippsson
cool jo, yeah he must have been bored recording this album :) Respects your different opinion of course; it's a very different album that people will love or hate!

jo
the worst linkin park album no guitars i'm sorry for the guitarist he has to find another band. deception of 2010

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