Linkin Park first got their start in 2000 with their, now diamond certified, album Hybrid Theory. They started off the new decade with an exciting way to join hip hop and rock without it clashing. Linkin Park was thrown into the genre of "nu metal" becuase of the different type of music. They were compared to Limp Bizkit because of their heavy sound. But since then, they've tried to venture away from that name. And ya know what? Theyve succeeded. In a good way of course. :D
10 years later, Linkin Park is again, starting off the new decade with a new sound. A Thousand Suns isnt exactally something you'd expect from the "nu metal" band, but like I said, they've succeeded in venturing away from that genre. It was obvious in "Minutes to Midnigh" and now its very apparent in A Thousand Suns. It seems like their new sound is creating a controversy of something no one can stop talking about. "Where are the heavy guitar riffs?" "Wheres the heavy choruses?" "Wheres the old Linkin Park?"
To all those questions and more, I have the answer - Linkin Park grew up.
Simple as that.
The way I look at it is: Do you really want a repeat of your favorite hits from Hybrid Theory or Meteora? Do you want to listen to version after version of A place for my head, or In the End, Somewhere I belong and Hit the Floor? Wouldnt that be kinda monotonous? Honestly, would you continue to buy album after album of the same music that theyve already done?
Like I said: Monotonous.
In my opinion, isnt it better for a band to grow so their music can keep getting better?
Sure this isnt Hybrid Theory.. Heck, this isnt even Minutes to Midnight. But it sure is Linkin Park.
To me, A Thousand Suns inevated the way you look at rock music.
Isnt that something Linkin Park wanted all along?