My thoughts on Linkin Park's new CD- A Thousand Suns

well Linkin Park new CD is out. i finally got to listen to it. I thought that it was just alright. i still think that their first two CD's are a lot better than Minutes to Midnight and A thousand suns.  it was produced by one of the linkin park's member Mike shinoda. 
 
the CD feels like it wants to be  techno. Which some of the songs had those beats that techno would have then there is singing mixed in.  the songs feel like they are DJ a lot of it.
 
One thing that i enjoyed about the CD was that they included a remixed of the catalyst. Linkin park had released the single and had a contest to remix the song. the best one that got voted would get put onto the CD. they said from wiki that they plan on releasing the remixed sometime with another CD, if they release another one. 
 
in the end i don't think that this CD is very good. it is just a decent CD. it feels just like minutes to midnight. hyped that they are releasing a new CD but different type of music to them.

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Posted by iam3green

well Linkin Park new CD is out. i finally got to listen to it. I thought that it was just alright. i still think that their first two CD's are a lot better than Minutes to Midnight and A thousand suns.  it was produced by one of the linkin park's member Mike shinoda. 
 
the CD feels like it wants to be  techno. Which some of the songs had those beats that techno would have then there is singing mixed in.  the songs feel like they are DJ a lot of it.
 
One thing that i enjoyed about the CD was that they included a remixed of the catalyst. Linkin park had released the single and had a contest to remix the song. the best one that got voted would get put onto the CD. they said from wiki that they plan on releasing the remixed sometime with another CD, if they release another one. 
 
in the end i don't think that this CD is very good. it is just a decent CD. it feels just like minutes to midnight. hyped that they are releasing a new CD but different type of music to them.

Posted by PerryVandell

I got all the Linkin Park I needed when I saw Transformers. Just not for me I guess.

Posted by EVHKwick

Boy, it kinda limped onto the scene, didn't it? This is the first I've heard of a new LP disc. I was done with them after Meteora. 

Posted by iam3green
@hack745:  yeah, it wasn't that great. i thought they were great with Meteora and hybrid theory are the good ones.
Posted by Interfect

I really like the album. Way better then Minuets to Midnight.. Maybe with enough listen it might become my personal favorite of theirs. 

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Posted by scarace360

Hold on are you telling me linkin park is still around?

Posted by InfamousBIG

I liked that one remix of Hybrid Theory about 5 years ago.

Posted by iam3green
@scarace360 said:
" Hold on are you telling me linkin park is still around? "
yep, they just released a new album that came out yesterday. actually chester (singer) was in another band that he is in and that came out this year also.
Posted by hai2u

not as good as hybrid theory/meteora/reanimation but still way better than that piece of shit that was minutes to midnight.  Although all the speeches and interludes were annoying and pointless. And linkin park never disappeared, every album they put out has sold extremely well. 

Posted by UnsolvedParadox

That's disappointing, I picked up the deluxe edition yesterday...hopefully there are some solid cuts on there.

Edited by Jeust

I don't like the cd much. One of the things I was most fond of in their musics were the lyrics, and now they are either absent or coded into the trance beat. Disappointing... 

Posted by chilibean_3
@scarace360:  
Isn't that nuts?  16 year old me would be so excited!  Too bad 16 year old me had terrible taste in music.
Posted by m1k3

Linkin Park seems to be one of those bands that are well received around the world. Especially in the Asia countries. Obviously in the US they aren't as well received. but i still love them.

Posted by scarace360
@iam3green: Wow i thought they just disappeared.
Posted by scarace360
@chilibean_3: I bet he did.
Posted by Meteora
@m1k3 said:
" Linkin Park seems to be one of those bands that are well received around the world. Especially in the Asia countries. Obviously in the US they aren't as well received. but i still love them. "
Yeah, they really are popular worldwide. They just get a lot of hate in America though, for more than one reasons.
 
I'm a pretty dieheard LP fan. I think that ATS is one of the better albums (though they've only had 4 albums to date). Its not as great as Hybrid Theory, but its certainly better than Minutes To Midnight and maybe Meteora depending on your mileage.
Posted by Zidd

I listened to the iTunes previews and didn't care for it. It was the same as Minutes to Midnight.

Posted by Reuben

I bought the album, some songs are good but this is definitely not a rock album. I hope that there next album has a mix of their old stuff and new stuff. 

Posted by WickedCobra03
@UnsolvedParadox said:
" That's disappointing, I picked up the deluxe edition yesterday...hopefully there are some solid cuts on there. "
I can tell you that it is not as terrible as "Minutes to Midnight", but it does not hold a candle to the first two albums.  Now I get where people try liking these songs and saying that they are great albums.  As a band they are going in a different direction.  They are just growing... ect...
 
The "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora" albums were solid from the first song to the last song.  Sure, they still had some of those concept songs such as "Cure for the Itch" and "Session" respectively, but even those songs I LOVED just vibing too.  It made for good little; almost outro pieces that just broke up the main songs.   "Minutes to Midnight" was trash, pure and simple.  There was no direction for the album, it didn't flow, and it sounded nothing like Linkin Park; of which I would have been fine with a sound change if they would have kept the core intensity that they came with on their first 2 albums.
 
There are some songs on the new album such as; "Wretches and Kings", "Blackout" and "Burning in the Skies" show promise, but in the end just does not deliver as an album.  0:55 to 2:50 in the song "Blackout" really showed what this album could have been about.  Yes, it is a totally different sound for them, but it really showed how they could have mixed in more techno, but yet still kept their same feel.
 
I think I just found it disappointing that they went and took so long on this album.  It was just about 3.5 years since "MInutes to Midnight" released in May of 2007.  It seems way too over produced, under-delivers on the content end of it, and it leaves you wondering why they want to change so much, or so radically.  It is like they are trying to runaway from and semblance of their first two albums.  I would recommend you at least spend your 48 minutes to give their new album a listen, but I am not sure if I could recommend in any way that it is worth your $15 dollars for a few singles that are not even really singles, other than "The Catalyst" which the rest of the album isn't even really very similar to that song either.
Posted by DrPockets000

A gave this album a listen when I worked the midnight release of Halo Reach at Hastings.  I thought that a thousand cats were getting raped by robots in my ears.  

Posted by yakov456

I like Linkin Park a lot. But that first single that was released was just god awful. Even if the rest of the cd is okay, that song turned me off from it completely.

Posted by Skullo
@DrPockets000 said:
" A gave this album a listen when I worked the midnight release of Halo Reach at Hastings.  I thought that a thousand cats were getting raped by robots in my ears.   "
You could say this about all their damn songs. Awful band. 
 
@chilibean_3 said:
" @scarace360:  Isn't that nuts?  16 year old me would be so excited!  Too bad 16 year old me had terrible taste in music. "

 It took me one and half years of high school to realize how terrible Linkin Park. the other 3 years were spent listening to songs that weren't complete shit.
Posted by GunslingerPanda

Listened to it, it's trash. What happened to LP? Hybrid Theory was brilliant, but they've just diluted themselves into garbage since.
 
sadface

Posted by scarace360
@Skullo: Well sir you wasted part of your high school years.
Posted by Bucketdeth

Linkin Park, Anime.
 
LOL.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Its an album not a CD

Posted by BigBoss1911
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" Its an album not a CD "
2nd. BTW Linkin Park blows
Posted by baconbits33
@Bucketdeth said:
" Linkin Park, Anime.  LOL. "
Holy crap! Dude! I haven't seen you on here in fuckin forever! Hell... then again when you think about it, you don't really see any of the old members that much..... 
 
Yeah first two albums were actually quite good (My tastes personally) but this album... Hell I didn't even know it had been released, I heard the single "Catalyst" and thought it was shit so I just didn't care. Kinda surprised that they went through with this album though...
Posted by Skullo
@scarace360 said:
" @Skullo: Well sir you wasted part of your high school years. "
FU!
Posted by scarace360
@Skullo said:
" @scarace360 said:
" @Skullo: Well sir you wasted part of your high school years. "
FU! "
Well if you want to then fine.
Posted by Baillie

Anyone else want some more Fort Minor? Shinoda needs to start dedicating his career to solo work, Linkin Park's legacy is dwindling.

Posted by Bucketdeth
@baconbits33 said:
" @Bucketdeth said:
" Linkin Park, Anime.  LOL. "
Holy crap! Dude! I haven't seen you on here in fuckin forever! Hell... then again when you think about it, you don't really see any of the old members that much.....  Yeah first two albums were actually quite good (My tastes personally) but this album... Hell I didn't even know it had been released, I heard the single "Catalyst" and thought it was shit so I just didn't care. Kinda surprised that they went through with this album though... "
Haha hey man, I'm still around but really busy with college lately. It seems like a lot of newer members have joined within the last few months and bring the whole "4 Chan" vibe with them and it kind of annoys me so I don't post around as much. I'll be on more once I catch up with school.
Edited by bartok

If anyone is under 17 and a fan of Linkin Park I forgive you.  Hell I use to listen to Godsmack, Blink 182, and Korn but once you hit 17 it is time to knock that shit off. 

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