Linkin Park
Living Things


4.5
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by cventura75 USER (1 Reviews)
December 11th, 2012 | 50 replies | 2,196 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Linkin Park has never had a dud album and Living Things is proof of this.

3 of 8 thought this review was well written

Linkin Park has created Living Things:

Linkin Park is a modern Alternative band that in the past decade has come out with several albums that have been huge successes including their most recent album, Living Things. The lead singer Chester Bennington along with co-founder of the band Mike Shinoda have again created harmonial bliss through the making of this most recent album in which they combined Mr. Shinoda’s rap influences and Mr. Bennington’s lyrical singing. “Living Things” proves that this band ceases yet to relinquish their seat as one of the great modern alternative bands that still exist.

Linkin Park’s first hit album Hybrid Theory brought them into the spotlight with the songs “Into the End” and “Crawling” being the two huge singles from the album which signified the band’s genre. Over the years though since this first album Linkin Park has changed and become more focused on Mr. Shinoda and his rapping. This is more prominent none other than the song “Until it Breaks” in “Living Things” in which Mike rapped throughout the entire song. This shows how the band has progressed since the release of the debut album in which there was no song in which Mike sung or even rapped.

“Living Things” even though it seemed slightly different than the sound of the band in its earlier years, still had Linkin Park written all over it. The album that helped to solidify the rapping sound within this alternative band would be “Minutes to Midnight”. Within this album there were more than a few songs that featured Mike as the lead vocalist including “Hands held High” and the hit “Bleed it Out”. These helped to integrate this rapping into Linkin Park’s already successful Alternative sound and therefore laid a basis for rapping to become more evident within more Linkin Park songs. This continues onto the band’s fourth album as well “A Thousand Suns” in which the hit “Waiting for the End” again features this rapping element and this element is similar to the song “Lost in the Echo” in “Living Things”.

Linkin Park is a band for those who want to feel emotion whenever they listen to a song. They are for those who feel like not just rebelling, but for those who feel that they need to do something in the world as evident in “Hands held High”. The album “Living Things” is for people that are tired of everything happening around them and just want to drown inside music. It is for the people out there that have ever been hurt or has experienced different instances in which they have been the fool. This album has a song for all those instances, like the main song of this album, “Burn it Down”; it is about a relationship in which after giving everything you had to this one person, they push you to the floor, but then they end up falling and you just let it happen. This is an album of emotions.

Linkin Park is recommended for those who have had past interests in bands such as Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin and even Evanescence. Just like all these bands Linkin Park first was rooted in alternative metal, but what distinguished them from all the rest was their intuitive rapping element in Mike Shinoda. The aggressive rock-rapping combination within Linkin Park is what made almost all of their albums great successes. Living Things among the other albums is proof of this, the rapping within several songs helped to glorify the album. Especially the break-out song of this album, “Burn it Down”. This single was the theme song for the NBA playoffs during the 2011-2012 season and this is what brought this album into the light. Living Things or any one of their previous albums were as a big a hit as their debuting album Hybrid Theory, but have all been successes with record sales.

Living Things is in my opinion just another great album released from a band that never disappoints. The rap-rock combo always works for them making their albums successful and making sure that they always stay atop on the charts. In the end, there are several reasons to purchase the Living Things album and those are:

Reasons to purchase this album:

1. The tone of the music that will just give you a sense of empowerment.

2. The amount of emotions that you can relate to on this album.

3. Linkin Park has never had a cd that turned to out to be a bust.

Linkin Park is a fantastic Alternative-Rock band that I know will continue to make great albums; I will keep my ears open waiting for their next album and will wait with great anticipation.


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EvoHavok
December 11th 2012



1338 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"the debut album in which there was no song in which Mike sung or even rapped.
I beg to differ.

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J0ckstrapsFTW
December 11th 2012



3652 Comments


old linkin park > new

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2012



3336 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Sorry man but this record is rushed and dull.

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
December 11th 2012



19471 Comments


"Linkin park has never had a dud"

Lol

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merpmerp
December 11th 2012



792 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

yeah we definitely needed another review for this album...

ChopSuey
December 11th 2012



2392 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is their worst cd

Toondude10
December 11th 2012



3402 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

An OK review for the most part, but dude really? "They never had a dud album" What about Minutes to Midnight and A Thousand Suns, those were dud albums. XD Wow!

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Toondude10
December 11th 2012



3402 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

But I will admit, I do love this album.

Toondude10
December 11th 2012



3402 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm not talking about the music, just the review

kwill15
December 11th 2012



134 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i like this album, it's a fun listen, but it does lose its flavor quickly

the review is too much about the history of the band and not enough about the music

merpmerp
December 11th 2012



792 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Chester's voice sounds so gay on this.

sixdegrees
December 11th 2012



16838 Comments


"This shows how the band has progressed since the release of the debut album in which there was no song in which Mike sung or even rapped."

pls fix this

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NightmareCinema16
December 11th 2012



2016 Comments


Meteora>Hybrid Theory>Minutes to Midnight>everything else.

CK
December 11th 2012



4888 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah it was

CK
December 11th 2012



4888 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

You went out of your way to look at my ratings just cuz umad soooooooooo

@snide: as legit as they come haha

DotEight
December 11th 2012



5476 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"Yeah it was"

No, it wasn't.

sixdegrees
December 11th 2012



16838 Comments


hmm

DotEight
December 11th 2012



5476 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I refuse to comment on things that like anymore.

Obviously you weren't very old when they were in their prime.

merpmerp
December 11th 2012



792 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

"You say his voice sounds gay and yet you listen to Mayday Parade."

I love when people have to look at my ratings to insult me.

sixdegrees
December 11th 2012



16838 Comments


their prime of 2/5



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