Today, our new album A Thousand Suns is out everywhere. We're thrilled for you to finally hear and see this ambitious project in its entirety.

To those of you who pre-ordered it or have already gone out and purchased it, thank you. If you have not, we’re offering a number of different bundle packages at LinkinPark.com. The album is also available on iTunes. Thanks for your continued support, and we’re looking forward to seeing you on tour.

-Mike

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Comment by Gabriel Focco Botti on September 15, 2010 at 6:18pm
i can't stop listening the cd!!! over and over again!
Comment by tim on September 15, 2010 at 6:13pm
WOW, A Thousand Suns is COOL!! :D
it is different from LP's previous albums.For now, I like Burning In The Skies & Waiting For The End the most.
I enjoy this album very much. Nice job LP. ^_^,,b
Comment by Josh Magill on September 15, 2010 at 5:57pm
...I was complementing you on your post dallas because you gave your reasons why you didn't like the album and what you felt in a semi-appropriate way.
(Forgot to add when posted)
Comment by Josh Magill on September 15, 2010 at 5:54pm
DallasLP6... I have also been a fan as long as you have...I understand how you feel and I can see how the longtime fans of LP will not like the album, but I have listened to it and The Art and the sound concepts are amazing. I really give you, Linkin Park, Kudos for going out on a limb and creating "A Thousand Suns". As a longtime fan I love this album and everything about it. I admit, I was extremely worried when I heard the songs separate from the album. When I first listened to the album all the way through, I was stunned. The different amount of sounds in each song. The creativity of these sounds and the effects of each on the the song. "A Thousand Suns" isn't just an album it's a story. I love the old LP to death, but LP is trying something new. They hit a homerun with me on this album.
Dallas is also right about those who are flaming on here...there is no need for it. If you want to stand up for LP then say so and backup why. Don't disrespect others for it or about it. Everyone has their own opinion and they are entitled to share it with others on here without consequences.
By the way Dallas, some of those sounds and effects are done with guitars.
Great Concept Chester, Mike, Brad, Phoenix, Joe, and Rob.
Great post Dallas. :)
Comment by DallasLP6 on September 15, 2010 at 5:03pm
I'll also add that I feel bad for Brad and Dave the most...exactly what is their role at a Thousand Suns concert? Watch Hahn loop electronic sound effects while Mike plays the piano? This 'concept' album- and it's at least good they called it that- is a failed concept. Can't wait to see the real LP stand up (hopefully within the next two years).
Comment by DallasLP6 on September 15, 2010 at 4:56pm
I think it's important for everyone to respect each other's opinions- but even those who support this album are getting out of hand with the flames.

I'll just say this much- I've been a diehard fan and supporter of LP since the Hybrid Theory underground tracks...That was a LONG time ago, some I'm not some young kid or bandwagon jumper recently aboard the LP gravy train.

I feel that as a band, it's important for you to grow as artists over the years as new albums come out. Its important to show different sides of your music, who you are, etc. A perfect example of this is Incubus- they have grown so much since their early days, but they have grown into something beautiful.

With that in mind, I think there is a barrier you can cross with yourself and your fans, and become something totally different than what got you there, what defines you as a band, what makes you unique 'musically', and what binds you to your fans. With a Thousand Suns, I think a line was crossed into a word where many Lp fans do not wish to follow- and thats a respectful opinion.

Not only do I not like this album- I think its absolutely terrible, and might as well be a different band making this altogether with the exception of some 'LPish' sounds and moments. I think they literally have 1 good song (The Catalyst) on this entire album after two years of work, which is beyond dissapointing. Its one thing to say this is a deep record, you found yourselves, this album is for the soul, etc. etc. etc.- but at what cost? I can make a song about my soul and depths of my personality, but that doesn;t mean it;s going to be good music quality. I wish the people commenting on this blog using that as an excuse would take that into consideration. SO what if this album is deep if it sounds like garbage and the songs are not good?

Can someone seriously make an argument that this 'album', if you can even call it that with the minimal amount of music on it and over-lengthy song intros, would even come close to anything LP has ever released? Absolutely not, and they'll get a dose of reality very soon. Its one thing to evolve, but its totally another to turn your music into douchey emo club music. LP was NEVER about that, never sounded like that, and seemed to really rage against that style for so long..Now they want to become that?

Listen- thats fine..LP can become whatever they want to- it's absolutely their music. Just don't expect me-and evidently ALOT of other people now- to buy anymore of this garbage until they actually start getting back to the fundamentals of who they are, and what made them global rock icons.
Comment by Mikael Olsson on September 15, 2010 at 3:40pm
I do not bother me any more what they could have done differently, the album is finished, we have "our" album now. Everything is perfect, I love it. The music goes deep into the heart of me. I expected a masterpiece, and I got it.
Comment by Gert Bakhuizen on September 15, 2010 at 3:36pm
@JustinGiles & @ MartynBott

Hey guys,

Just respect each others opinions!
Everybody has its own and there is no right or wrong!
Apart from that, discussions about taste will never end :-)
Comment by Justin Giles on September 15, 2010 at 3:30pm
@ Martyn
the album is perfect just as it is, only one of the interludes is just pure sounds, but they build up to the next song perfectly. I wouldn't trade any track on this album for anything else. I see it as one 47+ minute song, not 9 full songs and 6 fillers.
And I can determine how much time they spent on the album anyway I like, so don't try and tell me what I can and cannot do, prick.
Comment by Martyn Bott on September 15, 2010 at 3:00pm
@Justin Giles

May 2007 to Sept 2010 is 3 years & 3months,what they do in between is imaterial, you cant turn 3 years into 2.
some bands can actually write & record an album while on tour Zooropa by U2, for example and that was an experimental album. There are ofcourse many other examples.

LP members have had their side projects over the last 3 years, but other musicians seem to do it with no problems.

I wonder if the haters of this album would prefer it if this was a side project? I dont hate it, I just dont love it.

9 full songs is poor in my mind, they would have wrote 30+ for this album, im sure.

now what would you prefer, 9 songs + 6 mins of sounds /speeches or 12 full songs?

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