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|3.0 good||Andrew W. Gold CONTRIBUTOR | June 10th 14|
Sludgy, proggy, intense and one hell of a ride. I'm not surprised that Linkin Park is becoming more popular; their discography is too damn awesome to not be recognized.
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|0.0 ||Vegeta of Nazareth | June 10th 14|
I come back to Sputnik after a huge absence, and a new linkin park album has a 4 overall rating, and Death Grips collaborated with Bjork.rEveryone is my enemy, and I rival the north.
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|3.0 good||RivalSkoomaDealer | June 9th 14|
Sorry guys, but this is still a LP record in the year 2014.
That said, they haven't sounded this good in years.
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|4.0 excellent||Jeremy Bentham | June 9th 14|
Its been over a decade since Linkin Park released a record that has had any lasting impact. The Hunting Party feels like the true follow up to Meteora in the sense that it really is a solid rock record and sounds like a natural progression from their original sound. In no way is it perfect, and the flaws in their sound still show, but even with these faults the album succeeds because it shows the side of the band that we all fell in love with in the first place more than any of their past 3 records have. An unexpected surprise indeed.
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|1.0 awful||chambered99 | June 10th 14|
fucking atrocious. they have moved beyond self parody into destroying expression. this is everything that is wrong with modern mainstream music.
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|4.0 excellent||Green Baron | June 9th 14|
This'll suffer from Chevelle syndrome.
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|2.5 average||Jake Kean | June 23rd 14|
The hype surrounding the release of The Hunting Party excited the inner teenager of Linkin Park fans worldwide. Fans were promised a throwback to the seminal nu-metal albums they fell in love with; the Linkin Park of old was back.rDisappointingly, The Hunting Ground fails to recreate the magic of Hybrid Theory or Meteora. Instead, the listener is subjected to a sloppy battle of genres - with no clear winner.rSome of the tracks are decent, and at times it sounds like their classic approach is working. However, a memorable vocal hook on Until It?s Gone, and solid instrumentation on Final Masquerade doesn't save the Hunting Party from being a high-energy, but lifeless record.rI may have matured, but Linkin Park need to continue the hunt. r
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|3.5 great||Brendan Schroer | June 18th 14|
Linking Park is Back with bang! Be ready to be Hunted!
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|3.4 great||Trey Spencer STAFF | June 18th 14|
I've never disliked a Linkin Park album (although Minutes to Midnight came close), but my favorite was the electronics-filled 'A Thousand Suns'. Having said that, I'm not overly impressed with this but it's not bad. I guess they needed to return to a rock sound, but they could have kept some of the electronic stuff.
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|4.0 excellent||2453 | June 10th 14|
You shouldn't debate whether Linkin Park are really back at their game right now or not, because they definitely are.
The only important question is:
For how long will they be?
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|3.5 great||bcl | August 1st 15|
An album that is mostly enjoyable and proves that Linkin Park still has it.
|2.0 poor||altertide0 | June 2nd 15|
The problem with LP is that even when they have good ideas, like here or on A Thousand Suns, they always have to simplify it so that it appeals to an average radio listener, and in the process they lose all the substance. This, for example, was supposed to be a raw and heavy shock of an album and what it ended up being is another soulless, lifeless, overproduced, sugar-sweetened set of poppy radio songs for the masses.
|3.0 good||Kyle Hallman | July 3rd 14|
Arguably Linkin Park hasn't put out an album worth much notice in over 10 years. I didnt actually dislike MtM but a lot of that was my teenage self projecting a desire to really enjoy it. ATS was overall really really poor save for maybe 2 songs. I think I was one of the few who did enjoy Living Things however and it was a step in the direction the general populace wanted to see LP take. rIs The Hunting Party worth your time though? It still heavily depends on how much patience you've given LP in the past. If you've been waiting patiently the last 10 some odd years waiting for another Meteora like experience you'll be half pleased and half disappointed. There are some solid songs on this album that show they still have some of their former prowess. "Guilty all the Same" "A Line in The Sand" "Wastelands" "Until Its Gone" are all solid examples of this. It's not a bad album. It just doesnt have the same force that Hybrid theory and Meteora did. It's still worth listening too. Especially if you enjoyed Living Things.
|2.0 poor||Ghost22446 | July 1st 14|
The only pros here are change in direction (which I respect), Chester's vocals and Rob's
drum play. Everything else just feels hollow and boring. Definitely, a dissapointment.
|1.5 very poor||noonespecial | June 29th 14|
A lot of this album sounds like they're emulating
other bands work from when hybrid theory came out.
Guilty All the Same sounds like a early 00s
Marilyn Manson track and War was a laughable
attempt at a punk song. This album made me laugh
out loud just at how fucking dated it sounds. And
they don't even manage to make it sound like
Hybrid Theory or Meteora
|3.0 good||Chris Maitland | June 24th 14|
Chester's strained vocals hold back the surprisingly heavy and consistently interesting instrumentation. Even with its flaws, its still easily the best thing they've done since Meteora.
|4.0 excellent||metalsavedmylife | June 20th 14|
finally they're back. waiting for this moment since i doubted their future listening to minutes to midnight
|2.0 poor||Antonius | June 20th 14|
The band claimed prior to the release of The Hunting Party that it would go "back to its roots" musically. My perception was a completely different one: it seems to me like a band which is trying in vain to find it's style with continuous experimentation. Many many characteristics (both old and new) in various songs, testing the waters for new and old fans. This led to a result not cohesive, unbalanced and unpleasant. Of the 12 tracks I could barely distinguish "Guilty All The Same" (for its nice melody), "Wastelands" (for its catchy chorus), "Until It's Gone" (probably this is the style that LP should follow from now on) and "Final Masquerade" (which reminded me LP of older days)
|4.0 excellent||Christopher Geriak | June 11th 14|
Not exactly a "return to base form" as everyone would think.
|4.5 superb||Shaun David II | June 11th 14|
Holy hell, never have I felt so engaged into an album like The Hunting Party. Bravo, Linkin Park, this a big time favorite in my book.
|4.0 excellent||NorwichScene | June 11th 14|
Excellent album for dudes nearly hitting 40. Various genres flaunted including a pop punk song, overall a solid rock album
|2.5 average||Dodenakker | June 11th 14|
It sure is a step in the right direction. But Linkin Park was never ever really good. Hybrid Theory was great, went downhill from there. And this album is no different. It's a 3 out of 5 at most. Some really great songs, about 3 of them, the rest is the same boring shit.
|5.0 classic||Antih8er | June 10th 14|
Cuz there you go h8ersr;DrI did it cuz I can so plz haet moar plz
|2.5 average||vermillionZ | June 10th 14|
Feels like linkin park. Not like hybrid theory or meteora though. They finally went away from the dumb electronic sound exept for mark the graves, wich also is the weakest song of the entire album imo. Not too special but also not too awful sounding guitar riffs even though they aren't that complex in general, its actually the first time since 2008 that I don't want to punch their faces after a new album got released.. still not even close to their old glory.
|3.5 great||cloakanddagger | June 10th 14|
Although its a little inconsistent (the song with Tom morello is just filler and really isn't needed), this is definitely a huge step up from their last 3 efforts, and musically the best album they've ever released. lyrically it leaves quite a lot to be desired, but I dig this a lot.
|0.0 ||Evan Mester | June 9th 14|
just sounds like linking park to me. don't get whats so remarkable bout this oh well
|4.0 excellent||iasookia | June 9th 14|
Nice heavy album, connecting back to my teen years BUT RIP in peace Joe Hahn. I think all he did on this was a 4 second Scratch on "All For Nothing"rNotable tracks: Keys to Kingdom, All For Nothing, War, Mark The Graves and A Line in the Sand.rEverything else is eh and meh.
|3.5 great||Alexander | June 9th 14|
After the slightly lackluster Living Things and the disappointing remix album Recharged LP come back swinging with The Hunting Party. Like A Thousand Suns, LP takes a somewhat surprising left turn here churning out some of their heaviest material since their Hybrid Theory/Meteora days. What is surprising is how hungry these men sound for exploring 15+ years into their career. Ultimately a statement to being able to remain relevant as one of mainstream rock's elites.
|3.5 great||dismember55 | June 9th 14|
Underwhelming when compared to what we were told...
"What if this is as good as it gets"
|4.0 excellent||MegaJake1024 | June 9th 14|
It may not be awesome or even close to as heavy as it was cracked out to be, but All For Nothing is my favorite
track they've done in a long time and Keys to the Kingdom and Line in the Sand are other great tracks.
Edit: Album is a for sure grower. Line in the Sand is fucking dope as all fuck.
|4.0 excellent||Lapagen | July 26th 15|
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