After I listened to LP's new album , I felt GREAT!! Each song conveys a messsage and each song is fantastic.
Now, I have seen so many people criticizing them , saying they don't sound like before. I agree. But I feel that
LP now sounds better than anyone in the class of music they have created with AST.
No wonder they worked hard for almost 3 years before releasing this album. All those people who are saying things about LP's changed sound and all, well, I don't care. Find someone else. Hope you find your previous taste of "nu-metal, rap-rock" style, but you won't. LP was the best there too.
I think Linkin Park's experimentation with music "began" with Minutes to Midnight. A Thousand Suns is the product, the awesome, heart-pounding and thought-provoking realization of LP's dream.
It takes a great deal of dedication to create something. Some stereotypical people and hypocrites cannot destroy it.