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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Continuing their slow crawl toward middle age, Linkin Park opt for moody over metallic on A Thousand Suns, their fifth album. A clear continuation of 2007's Minutes to Midnight, A Thousand Suns also trades aggression for contemplation, burying the guitars under washes of chilly synthesizers -- a sound suited for a rap-metal band that no longer plays metal but hasn't shaken off the angst, choosing to channel inward instead of outward. So few rap-metal bands have chosen to embrace their age that it's easy to admire Linkin Park's decision not to shy away from it, even if their mega-success gives them the luxury to pursue musical risks. The subdued rhythms, riffs, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Continuing their slow crawl toward middle age, Linkin Park opt for moody over metallic on A Thousand Suns, their fifth album. A clear continuation of 2007's Minutes to Midnight, A Thousand Suns also trades aggression for contemplation, burying the guitars under washes of chilly synthesizers -- a sound suited for a rap-metal band that no longer plays metal but hasn't shaken off the angst, choosing to channel inward instead of outward. So few rap-metal bands have chosen to embrace their age that it's easy to admire Linkin Park's decision not to shy away from it, even if their mega-success gives them the luxury to pursue musical risks. The subdued rhythms, riffs, and raps of A Thousand Suns maintain a brooding mood.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624963332
  • Catalog Number: 525375
  • Sales rank: 27,537

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Requiem (2:01)
  2. 2 The Radiance (0:57)
  3. 3 Burning in the Skies (4:13)
  4. 4 Empty Spaces (0:18)
  5. 5 When They Come for Me (4:55)
  6. 6 Robot Boy (4:28)
  7. 7 Jornada del Muerto (1:34)
  8. 8 Waiting for the End (3:51)
  9. 9 Blackout (4:39)
  10. 10 Wretches and Kings (4:15)
  11. 11 Wisdom, Justice, and Love (1:38)
  12. 12 Iridescent (4:56)
  13. 13 Fallout (1:23)
  14. 14 The Catalyst (5:39)
  15. 15 The Messenger (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Linkin Park Primary Artist
Martin Luther King Jr. Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Mike Shinoda Vocals, Group Member
Mario Savio Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Chester Bennington Vocals, Group Member
Brad Delson Background Vocals, Group Member
Rob Bourdon Background Vocals, Group Member
Dave "Phoenix" Farrell Background Vocals, Group Member
Joe Hahn Background Vocals, Group Member
Robert Oppenheimer Interviewee
Technical Credits
Rick Rubin Producer
Martin Luther King Jr. Composer
Mike Shinoda Lyricist, Producer, Engineer, Pro-Tools
Linkin Park Composer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Chester Bennington Lyricist
Brad Delson Pro-Tools
Ethan Mates Engineer, Pro-Tools
Frank Maddocks Art Direction
Peter Standish Marketing
Kymm Britton Publicity
Josh Newell Engineer, Pro-Tools
Josh Vanover Artwork
Jerry Johnson Drum Technician
Czeslaw "Nobrain" Sakowski Programming
Anton Brooks Publicity
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  • Posted March 4, 2011

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    awsome

    i liked the first album, the second one was fair, the third one was crap, but this one was amazing, the sound, and lyrics blew me away, the best song on hear is wretches and kings, but it is also completely different than the other albums they did, it reminded me of pink floyd, do yourself a favor and buy this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2011

    evolution

    outstanding progression of Linkin Park. Needs to be heard from start to finish... perfect for travelin! Wretches & Kings is best song. Iridescent is a nice alternative track.

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  • Posted December 8, 2010

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    Like The Radiance of A Thousand Suns

    Linkin Park was changing everybody knew it. After the 2007 Minutes To Midnight album which largely could be classified as Alternative Rock many fans we're angered longing for the glory LP days of Hybrid Theory,Reanimation, and Meteora. Is Linkin Park going back? I doubt it. Linkin Park is one of the few bands I trust my money on, I will buy any piece of material they put out be it good or bad for they are LP. Definately one of the best artists of the 2000's, and so far, one of the best of the 10's. Linkin Park belongs amongst the ranks of Arcade Fire, and Coldplay in my opinion. They have every album unstoppingly produced Epic music they're are very few Artists one can say this of, particularly in my generation so it's nice to have a few to look forward to. And they're not just "changing" they're maturing these are not the same guys who felt "numb" or we're " one step closer" this is LP and this rocks. This album to me is incredible because not only does it rock in the stereo it's great on headphones, most musics one way or the other, I should've known LP can rock any form. As for the musical direction they've taken, I couldn't be any happier. It is admittedly odd hearing Chester or Mike sing softly but they seem to be hitting all the right notes literally and metaphorically. For those worrying that this album would be all just soft songs go check out " When They come for Me" or " Wretches and Kings" or even " The Catalyst" prove that LP is still innovating. It's not as if Linkin Park is not aware of the " Classic LP" fans disputes over MTM in "When They Come For Me" Mike strikes back proclaiming " I am not the fortune and the fame, or the same person telling you to forfeit the game" and " Cause once you got the Theory of how the thing works, everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first" both lines recalling the old days, Hybrid Theory and Points of Authority in particular. Mike also justifies they're new direction " I'm not a Robot I'm not a monkey, I will not dance even if the beat is funky" It's hard to classify a favorite song on this album they're all good. Some of my favorites right now would be Robot Boy a strike against the common Cynical attitude, and Blackout a song which begins as a scream fest but about halfway through changes in a way you would not expect. If I had to choose a favorite I'd say The Catalyst this song is so powerful turn the lights off and listen to it with headphones and you will be blown away, the unexepected album ender The Messenger is great as well taking LP a beautiful place I would've never imagined they'd go. After MTM I defended LP against my friends and waited for the coming greatness I knew and expected LP. I would worry that they've got a lot of pressure but after this masterpiece, I'm sure they can take it. Whenever the next album rolls around be it 3 years 4 years or a decade. I'll still be here waiting and LP will still be there innovating and exploring new frontiers.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    amazing album amazing band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    amazing album amazing band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    amazing band amazing sound amazing new album

    amazing album by linkin park!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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