this album is horrible after hybrid theory each album got progressivly worse u cant even put this album in any "rock category" cause theres no rock in it. the only decent song from this album is wretches and kings which hints at when LP first broke into the music industry. all the songs sound the same, same beats, same tone, same vocals. cmon LP bring back the hybrid and meteora. 1000 suns is like an emo backstreet boys album!!!!!!!!!!!!! im so disappointed with this album i signed up just to write this
My honest opinion? The album was completely and utterly terrible.
Now I don't want any of you people saying "oh you can't say its terrible just because you don't like it". Truth is, I can. Judging any kind of art, whether it is music or a painting is subjective and if you consider it terrible, then it is, for you. Others who said "oh it's cause you didn't pay attention to the lyrics". Here is another revolutionary idea, MUSIC IS NOT ALL ABOUT THE LYRICS! There is more to it, for example rhythm and beat. If you excel at one but fail at another, you haven't made a good song.
Oh and I love how some of you said that this new album is for mature audiences. What the hell is that suppose to mean? I can make the same silly argument saying that their old music was considered stronger and darker so its intended for more mature audiences, while this new stuff is too soft and intended for young Bieber fans. And since when was their old music considered childish? To even make such a statement is absurd. None of these styles (new or old) should be considered more "mature" than the other so just throw that argument away.
As someone previously said, don't fix what is not broken. Sure, LP will have new fans with their new music but as it can be clearly seen on these forums and even youtube comments, there is a lot of anger from the older fans for changing their style. There are many bands that are even older then LP that continued the same style of music for years and have always been loved for it so LP did you really have to change?
Let's spin the situation here. Let's just say Linkin Park STARTED with this album instead of Hybrid Theory. Would they be where they are now? I think not. So how about it LP? Why don't you go back to your old style of music where the original fans made you to who you are today.
I just want to close off by saying there were only two albums out in the world that I enjoyed EVERY song from. That was Hybrid Theory and Meteora. Now I love you guys but I am sad to have to say that I hope this album doesn't sell for you guys and it becomes a complete failure. Maybe then you guys will get the message on what your fans really want but until then I am not gonna buy a single LP song.
I was drawn to Linkin Park initially by their first two albums - I'd never listened to much out of the mainstream before I'd heard Hybrid Theory and Meteora; I'm fairly sure Linkin Park were the band that got me appreciating real music. The Angry Nu-Metal of Hybrid Theory and Meteora gave me a means to channel all of my fustrations in life and I apprecited that every day... But as I grew a little older I started thinking a little less of my own problems and more about the world around me (this was probably due to my discovery of bands like Rise Against) . Minutes to midnight arrived just in time; "What I've Done", "Hands Held High", "The Little Things Give You Away" are just a few of the songs that I fell in love with after a few listens. I was a little suprised about weak sounding Linkin Park like everyone else, but really appreciated that they weren't the type of band that pumps out the same records for a decade. Then on to ATS: Of course the new sound is a load more "radio-friendly", but it's also another sign of the band doing what THEY wanted to do - after all, wasn't that why Hybrid Theory is one of the most appreciated albums around today?
I think these lyrics pretty much sum up what LP are trying to say...
Linkin Park - When They Come For Me
"Cos' once you have the theory of how the thing works
Everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first"
I personally love this album for it's concept as well as the experimental sound. I have friends who tell me they hate ATS which is fair enough, I have one who loves it, and one who's growing to it. Because of this, I really understand why (quite) a few feel offended by LP's new album - But I just believe they have too much to say to sound the same.
There are many bands that are even older then LP that continued the same style of music for years and have always been loved for it so LP did you really have to change?
Why don't you go back to your old style of music where the original fans made you to who you are today.
Fuck Rick Rubin, when I knew he was one of the major influences of LP change, i hated him... come back Don Gilmore!!! please!!!
I wish I could talk with LP members face to face and ask them wich style they prefer... Nu metal, alternative rock, or pop electro...