With the release of "A Thousand Suns" ended a long period in which I was anxiously awaiting the new album from Linkin Park. Before "Minutes to Midnight", I admit that I didn't know Linkin Park as well as that, but when I heard the album I was immediately a fan of the band. Never a band or artist had achieved a work that summed up everything that really mattered to me until I heard that album. The tri-dimensional approach from the album, the wisdom and strength of the lyrics touched me in a way that I can't explain. With "Minutes to Midnight" I got to know the best band in the world!
Soon after, I heard "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora" and just like "Minutes to Midnight", it also matched my expectations for music I could relate to.
With that said, for me it's a bit strange to hear people who loved "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora" criticizing "Minutes to Midnight" and "A Thousand Suns", just because they feel like it or because they want another "Meteora" or "Hybrid Theory". Linkin Park never make the same album twice, and I love them for that, they actualy respect the fans, respect music and respect and trust in themselves, and that's what you expect from a band like Linkin Park!
Because to me Linkin Park are Linkin Park!
From "Hybrid Theory" to "A Thousand Suns", it doesn´t matter!
With A Thousand Suns, Linkin Park prove they are the best band in the world, as they innovate without fear, revolutionizing music and producing an EPIC ALBUM!
What matters is the music, not the genre! GO LINKIN PARK!