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01-25-17 6:22 am
In the early 2000s, Linkin Park were the voice for many adolescents growing up at the time. With their nu-metal, angst-filled sound they captured the interest of a lot of impressionable young listeners. It had a resonating effect, and for many it was what we needed. Hybrid Theory represents very personal fears, anger, and doubts, and it encapsulates what drew people to Linkin Park in the first place. It left an influence and impact on a generation.
One More Light
"Who cares if one more light goes out? / Well I do" Rest in peace, Chester.
Blue Sky Noise
I was caught off guard with just how much I really liked this given that I only mildly liked the band's earlier work. This album resolves my main problem with their previous albums in that they weren't wholly memorable. Blue Sky Noise is much easier to get into. It's full of memorable moments and songs that have their own distinct sound. Everything from the instrumentals, to the production, to Anthony Green's vocals shines from track to track. Blue Sky Noise is a captivating listen from beginning to end.
On Letting Go
An improvement with some great standout tracks, but much like Juturna it still has its forgettable moments.
Circa Survive as a whole are a good band, and while their debut is good, it lacks some real standouts. Even with many repeated listens I have found it hard to really remember most of these songs.
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