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  • Posted July 25, 2012

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    “Living Things” by Linkin Park contains music that c

    “Living Things” by Linkin Park contains music that creatively embodies emotional vulnerability and resilience. It is completely different from any of their other albums, but this change really fits with the “Living Things” title of the cd. For example, “Castle Of Glass” brilliantly touches on how tragically it is human nature for many to judge others from the metaphor of “glass houses”. “Lost In The Echo”,”Victimized”, “Roads Untraveled”, “Skin To Bone” and “Tinfoil” are some of the compelling songs that touch a chord on the transformation that challenges can bring. “Living Things” by Linkin Park is a good selection for those who like electronica and rock and/or at least two Linkin Park albums.

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  • Posted June 27, 2012

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    Let me start this off by saying I love LP they are in my Top Ten

    Let me start this off by saying I love LP they are in my Top Ten bands without a doubt. I'm not one of those people who thought everything after Meteora was lame wuss music. I loved Minutes To Midnight and A Thousand Suns, in short I love LP's entire catalogue. But this one I have to say this is the first time I've felt honestly let down, the band amazed and enraged many people with MTM and with ATS they continued along that same path. "Living Things" honestly feels like a regression, like they decide to throw all there albums in a blender and then throw in some Techno/Electronic Spice. I find this disapointing as it really felt like they were going somewhere with A Thousand Suns, and here we find them plowing the same old fields, playing the same old songs, the albums shortness at just over 36 minutes doesn't help either. Admittedly the album does have some standouts with tracks like "Castle of Glass", "Roads Untravelled" and "Skin To Bone". "Until It Breaks" also tries to mix things up a bit with a ton of (glad to hear it) swear free rapping from Mike a nice part sung by Chester and then out of nowhere a beautiful sequence sung by none other than Brad Delson the bands guitar player. I loved all those parts but the rest of the album sadly sounded like Linkin Park just doing what they've done before with a bit more of an Electronic Bent. I'm just a bit bummed at the lack of Innovation not counting the aformentioned highlights, it also would've been nice to hear some more positivity from these guys songs like "What I've Done" "Bleed It Out" " " Robot Boy" "Waiting For The End" "Irridescent" and "The Messenger" all had positive themes of redemption and happiness amidst the dark even the second half of "Blackout" seemed like things were looking up, "Living Things" doesn't offer to much of that besides a suprisingly touching lyric at the end of "Roads Untravelled". Its an enjoyable ride but c'mon its LP! so that shouldn't be a suprise. I just hope next time around we can get a little more innovation, more tracks like "Castle of Glass" "Roads Untravelled" and those parts of "Until It Breaks", Linkin Park is still LP and we'll always rock but I just hope they can pull together some more original stuff in the future.

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