Like I've said before... if the band is making an album for THEM.. they should do it on THEIR dime, and put it out for free.
Hey can i just say that this area is for FANS only and you you want to say this album was a dissapointment. ill really put this into perspective mike shinoda is a better artist than any of you will ever be if you dont understand music dont break the tracks down thinking you know what the hell your talking aboutevery sing portion of this album was important the messaged they were trying to relay to the fans was powerfull they linkin park sets the stage with the beat of their music and they perform with their music chesters voice is so impactfull and he puts us in a trance for over forty minutes he takes us to a world we can comprehend in our minds this is a true art piece,,,,guys respect your artist of sick of all of you calling youself fans of linkin park so you even know what a fan is a fan is someone who loves the band for the gift they have given them and would stick by their fans side forever no matter what they deserve to do this album made me relize something it made me relize that people dont understand true artwork. do you guys really want to be hearing the same linkin park over and over again because i gonna tell you it gets redundent. i love every linkin park album EVERY SINGLE ONE reanimation, collision course meteora minutes to midnight ect. listen im saying dont change your mind about linkin park all im saying is dont call yourself a true fan of linkin park their are people like me who love everything about linkin park and get offended. i want more of this linkin park the new linkin park this is art at its peak this is music, this is linkin park.
"And I'm not a robot
I'm not a monkey I will not dance even if the beat's funky" WTF? Seriously that whole song, when I heard it, it made me want to puke.
For the record everyone trying to defend this album by saying that they're evolving and that fans should respect their favorite artist's work no matter what...you sound pathetic. Honestly. Also, you shouldn't have to listen to an album over and over and over again for you to start to like it. Good music instantly makes you happy. You instantly love the song. Mediocre music that you desperately want to like but can't really, takes warming up to.
Evolving is called gradually adding and developing your sound. Not starting over from scratch and hoping whatever comes out sounds okay. I feel like at some point Mike said that you can't just be like "i'm a punk rock man and imma do whatever i want and it's gonna be new and innovative" if you haven't already listened to what's out there. I think the band approached this album thinking this has never been done before, when, sadly, it already has. There are plenty of bands (mainstream as well) who have political messages in their songs. There are plenty of bands that have electronic keyboards and drum machines. I mean this is not evolution. This is tossing rocks into a river and hoping that they land at the harbor down south 500 miles away.
A band shouldn't be able to put out whatever darn well pleases them and expect everyone to love it. In fact if they do expect that and are angry at the fans who don't enjoy it then that's a serious handicap on their part.
Also to the people who claim that these are the greatest artists of our time and that no one on here will ever amount to anything half as great as them you can go suck it. Because some of us have ambition. Unlike you, a weakass follower. So grow up and learn that in life not everyone is going to hop on a bandwagon that has broken wheels, broken axles, and looks freaking hideous. Okay? Got it? Great.
Have u heard his fort minor album? Yeah... He is an amazing rapper.