NO YOU GUYS ARE WRONG. THERE IS HUGE LP FANS OUT THERE THAT WERE VERY DISSAPOINTED.. THEY CANT JUST LEAVE LP FOR ONE CRAPPY ALBUM. YOU HAVE TO LET THEM EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT THE ALBUM AND STILL BE FANS. I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF LP FOR MANY MANY YEARS.THEY GOT ME STARTED INTO ROCK AND I LOVE THEM FOR THAT BUT THEY REALLY SCREWED UP THIS TIME.. I THINK WE ALL HAVE TO ADMIT..NO MATTER HOW MUCH OF A BIG FAN YOU ARE. THIS IS NOT THEM. THEY SHOULD BE IN THE TECHNO SECTION AT THE RECORD STORES. ITS NOT ROCK ANYMORE.. ITS BAD MUSIC..I WONT STOP BEING A FAN BECAUSE THEY MEAN ALOT TO ME BUT I HAVE TO SAY THAT I AM VERY DISSAPOINTED.
I think it is them, it reminds me of some of the side projects, I don't like them either, but I am giving it a chance, but what got me, was the amount of noise on the album. Fillers, skits....I pay for an album, I expect 12 or so long songs. Not four or five fillers, that is something I expect of a rap star.
And just because I am not keen on the new Album does not mean I should quit following my favourite musicians!
I have been with them since then too. But a lot of fans that just say "oh fuck linkin park you guys aren't good anymore" if you feel that strongly about it then quit listening. It IS that simple. I have quit listening to many artists because I have grown tired of the same old stuff the keep rehashing, I have more respect for LP to do what THEY WANT TO DO because it is THEIR MUSIC, instead of trying to cater to fickle fans.
Sara Lobb- Ya i agree, at first i was annoyed with the mini songs. But if you listen to the record as a single song, the "skits" help bring a coherance to album. After i listened to it a few times, I began to try and look through the eyes of the group, and step into their shoes to see why they set the album up the way they did. It is truly creative in my opinion, but i must say that it can seem to be a bit disjointed, but i think thats was also their intention.