I read your post Mike. I listend to your album, multiple times. I dont like it.
I have like literally every other linkin park song/cd. I dont like this one. You can only lean so far over the edge before you eventually fall. That is what you have done with this cd, its to much. To much soft sounds mixed with awkward beats and did I hear some reggae in that?
Listen, I dont care what you say or how you try to portray it. You can sit there and say we didn't listen or didn't give it a chance. Thats fine, that means your in denile and are obviously egotistical. Your songs can't be that bad, we just didnt listen to them yet! YA OK MIKE.
I have loved all ur music, from rap/rock to a little more mainstream rap/rock to a really soft linkin park with some sounds i didnt like a whole lot but still liked the music overall... But now, I just dont dig techno/pop/reggae/underground rap/electro.
What enrages me about this whole deal is that you can be content with that fact people dislike it. I made you rich pal. I paid to see you live, i paid for your sticker, I paid for your cds even though i downloaded the shit first, and I bought your shirts. And now, I basically get told my opinion doesn't matter or I didn't give it a chance. That is what pisses me off. You should be grateful. You dont have to stick to one sound, I dont tell you what to do. But for god sake dont act like you have no idea whats going on here.
I once made up a story to paradoy Mike Shinoda's. Their was a man who became a rich and famous MLB pitcher. He had the best slider every seen. Nobody could touch it, regardless how close they came, his slider was simply unique and the best. One year, the pitcher saw fit to stop throwing slider's...he'd already done that for so long, it was time to try something new and fresh. So he went out that year and threw alot of fastballs. His ERA shot up above 10 and he was released. He was forced into early retirement. What he thought he needed was actually his downfall.
Take heed, its coming if you continue this trend. You will murder Linkin Park and all that are in it's careers.