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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name4.5 superbDream Theater Train of ThoughtThis album is one of the best for what it is.
It is relatively straightforward, epically written, ball-busting progressive metal. It's a furious assault on the senses that never fully stops, it simply catches it's breath.
Whether or not you enjoy listening to 3 minute solo sections and 11 minute long songs on a regular basis, the musicianship and headbangingness of this album cannot be denied.The Advaita Concept The Ratio4.0 excellentIn This Moment Beautiful Tragedy3.5 greatLinkin Park Minutes To MidnightHaving heard the album fully through now, I have to say this is a great album for what it is.
I am pleased with this album because not only does it truly show what a diverse group they can be, it contains songs that I can listen to when I am not in the mood to be a metalhead. I've always lamented that my collection was long on heavy riffing and brutality and short on chill out songs, and now I can proudly say that I will include this album in regular rotation. Why? Songs like "Leave Out All The Rest", "Shadow of the Day", "The Little Things Give You Away" are wonderful ballady tracks that are good to relax to. "What I've Done" is a great sing along track, even if overplayed by the radio at some point. "Given Up" and "No More Sorrow", the two hard rocking tracks, have great beats and are high energy songs. No, they aren't as heavy as "One Step Closer" or "Don't Stay", but it doesn't matter. I will admit I was a little disappointed. This is not the hard rock/metalish/rap combination that made me like them in the first place. I think "Bleed It Out" could've had far more guitar in it, and tracks like "Valentine's Day" and "In Between" are forgettable. But whether fans want to admit it or not, Linkin Park has indeed taken a step forward. Kudos to them for making an album that sounds virtually nothing like the previous albums because they wanted to. They've kept me as a fan, even if they aren't as heavy as they could've been
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