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Old 04-14-2015, 02:38 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I've always thought this was their best album personally, a very well crafted and consistent album for that subgenre of the genre.

I remember seeing coming across a shelf with loads of copy of this on one side and loads of copies of papa roach's infest on the other. Having only heard last resort by papa roach I went with infest, listened to it, got a refund and exchanged it for hybrid theory.

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Old 04-17-2015, 12:34 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I've always thought this was their best album personally, a very well crafted and consistent album for that subgenre of the genre.
I agree. As a whole album, it's incredibly consistent and it's a comfortable listen from the first track to the last.

I still think this is one of their best tracks, even today:

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Old 04-17-2015, 03:32 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Is it odd for me to say probably their best track is off of A Thousand Suns, even though I think it's one of their worst albums?
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:07 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Is it odd for me to say probably their best track is off of A Thousand Suns, even though I think it's one of their worst albums?
Nope. I don't think that's strange at all.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:55 AM   #35 (permalink)
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It just has their best songwriting, lyrically. There are some of their best moments musically on A Thousands Suns too, but the album collectively did not stand up to well for me. My initial first listen, I liked it a lot. But then I listened again, a lot closer, discovered that my actual true impression or what I took away from it was that even though I get it was a concept album, what they were wanting to do, didn't really work. Some of it was too fleshed out, I think a lot of the songs could have benefited from maybe taking a less is more approach.
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:41 PM   #36 (permalink)
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The weakest point of the album is "Cure for the Itch", a fortunately short song (at 2:37). "Cure for the Itch" is a session for Linkin Park's turntablist, Joe Hahn, who runs through a few samples after we listen to people sniffle, cough, and some cat meows. This is the only track on the album I feel could really have been left off without missing something.
What?! This is one of the best tracks on the album! Hybrid Theory is a classic, but I wouldn't consider it a 10/10. Meteora was better musically, but it's not my favorite of the two.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:26 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I used to like them very much. But now, just so so.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:17 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I'm amazed at the amount of positivity towards Linkin Park! I admit I hadn't checked back here in a while, because all I expected was hate. I underestimated the fine folks of MusicBanter. Now it's time for a Creed album review

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Fuck this thread for making me listen to Linkin Park and enjoy it.

Or thank. Whatever.
Well, I'm very sorry. And you're welcome.

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I agree. As a whole album, it's incredibly consistent and it's a comfortable listen from the first track to the last.

I still think this is one of their best tracks, even today:

It is an amazing and very underrated song, I get the guitar stuck in my head more than the lyrics.

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Is it odd for me to say probably their best track is off of A Thousand Suns, even though I think it's one of their worst albums?
Which one? Personally, I thought When They Come for Me was great, in an odd sort of way. It was just a song no one else dared to do anything like, and these guys kind of just said "F*** it, we're Linkin Park!"
Robot Boy, Waiting for the End, Iridescent, and The Messenger were some other likable songs from LP's crappiest album IMO.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:36 PM   #39 (permalink)
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This album is awesome, it was a way to get into metal music for many people like me since it's quite digestible and easy to listen to unlike other bands.

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I used to like them very much. But now, just so so.
Me too.
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:30 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I discovered these guys back in 2007 around the time Minutes to Midnight came out, and I had this album on repeat throughout the summer of that year.

Meteora is a better album, though.
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