Hey guys, for the people who like Hybrid of theory n Meteora n dislike MTM n A thousand suns just keep listening to the old stuff. why you guys don't get it, This band had to bring something new and they can't do the same stuff over & over again, and that's what i like about Linkin Park, they are not afraid of taking a chance no matter what critic or haters said' so stop comparing This album with Hybrid ... n Meteora and accept it the way it is, if u don't, don't even bother yourself with listening to it.
Bye the way when I read stuff like that from you i can't even call u LP Fan
Fair points nerd! Maybe I jumbled my words a bit, but I do agree with you. I wasnt putting it all on Rick... But I do feel that names like Rick Rubin, Bob Rock etc... there just names. They don't guarantee you a good album.
Im not picking apart what you said... but when you were talking about how mtm was good, but not as great as the previous work. I feel.. it should be great! Your 100% IN...or your OUT. Or, you (the band i mean.. when I say "you") stop listening to the press, rolling stone, mtv, etc who do nothing but praise you... and listen to what the fans think. Take notes, see what works etc.
Its been well over a year... this is the best they could put out in a year?? If your unsure... bring in some fans... play some and see what they think. Beatles have done it, Bruce Springstein etc... whether you like them or not, they test songs out to see what the audience thinks. Why all these albums have to be a secret till the release is beyond me. And they do have responsibility to pleasing their fans that are paying money.
On the other hand... like you were saying with BT.. that album is great, and was more popular. He wrote POP for NSYNC. Great song... I dont think that song would have been as great if HE did it. He wrote a great song and aknowledged that it may not be something HE could do, but would sound great if a group like them did it... and it was!
Theres bands that spend less time, and a lot less money on their albums with better results. Gallows recorded Grey Britain in less time and the vocals from his bedroom. You dont have to like them.... but its just the point you can do anything..anywhere. Not enough people telling them "No". Elvis tested out his music in disguise to random open mic nights...