Linkin Park
Sweet Hamster Like Jewels From America!


1.5
very poor

Review

by MiK USER (9 Reviews)
December 1st, 2008 | 96 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Linkin Park's latest Underground EP does nothing but admire Weird Al Yankovic's style, and packs a few good laughs.

Hybrid Theory, a moment in history when a nu-metal band from California blew up around the world. Meteora, a great follow-up to the debut that earned their spot as one of the most recognizable bands in modern music. Minutes To Midnight, the experimental album that lacked kick, but presented a mature view in their approach. You get it, the fan base is huge. And just like any band who cared about their fans without "maggots" labeled on their foreheads, they have released bonus material, simply called "Underground". 8 years in, 7 underground EP's have infiltrated the base with little-to-no surprises at all. Their latest LPU, however, is surprising. Nobody could've prepared me for what I was about to listen to. MMM...COOKIES!

The introduction track, strangely named You Ain't Gotsta Gotsta, has Mike and Chester doing a beatbox over a Steve Tyler impersonation. 'Nuff said. The following song, Bubbles, is a 2 and a half minute slow jam with Bennington singing in a distorted tone. The lyrics are funny, even though its nothing more than just the word "bubbles" repeated over and over... and then spelled out. Genius, ain't it" No Laundry is Bennington on an unplugged electric guitar singing about not doing laundry, only after mentioning "I don't do no God damn clothes/I ain't gonna do no laundry, Bitch!". There is no serious moment on the entire EP, fortunately, and not the slightest hint of anger or hate from other LPU songs like Qwerty. Da Bloos is the fourth track, a direct ode to Billy Rae Cyrus. Chester turns his voice into a mocking accent again, and its anybodys guess to what the song is about.

PB N' Jellyfish had me in stitches for at least one minute, before it turns into a crazy mumble of "Jelly jelly jellyfish! When you squeeze me I go squish!". The final song, 26 Lettaz In Da Alphabet is quite the dance extravaganza. Once again, Bennington raps (yes, raps), begins squeeling in a high-pitch tone about putting on shoes and not having friends. Oh, and shaking your "chocolate milk", whatever that means.

Granted, the LPU8 is nothing serious at all. It was initially meant to be a funny album, and serves its purpose well. Unfortunately, I can't take this band seriously at all anymore. Now every time I listen to Minutes To Midnight, I think of jellyfish. They have, in some ways, destroyed what could've been a promising EP release. Instead, they decide to enter the comedy central with style, mind. Each song is no less than 2 minutes long, except the final track, and poorly produced. Then again, LP deserve a break and do something they enjoy; getting stoned and singing songs about raw thongs and alphabets.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Auldy
December 1st 2008


350 Comments


haha what?!
is this a real EP?
sounds interesting but laughable. Can normal people find this to buy/listen?

MiK
December 1st 2008


240 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MMM...COOKIES_-_Sweet_Hamster_Like_Jewels_from_America!



This Message Edited On 12.01.08

McP3000
December 1st 2008


4049 Comments


this band has gone to hell

Bfhurricane
December 1st 2008


6215 Comments


I'm speechless

poweroftheweez
December 1st 2008


1297 Comments


Seriously. this is new?

bastard
December 1st 2008


3432 Comments


umm... lol?

Golgoroth
December 1st 2008


1084 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

When I saw this on the reviews page I honestly thought that some troll had made up a Linkin Park album to bash it. Wooow. o_o

Fugue
December 1st 2008


7371 Comments


strangely named You Ain't Gotsta Gotsta


from what I can see, they must have been high when coming up with the song names geez.

Nagrarok
December 1st 2008


8588 Comments


It will probably just suck, like all their albums.

VheissuCrisis
Emeritus
December 1st 2008


1384 Comments


'It will probably just suck, like all their albums.'

not that your biased before reading this.



also i agree it will suck, but i guess these guys just wanted to have some fun, one of my fave bands i grew up with.
Chester has had his unfair share of bad luck so i guess its a release

Chewie
December 1st 2008


4539 Comments


fucking weird

withintention
December 1st 2008


297 Comments


I have to hear this for some reason.

Captain North
December 2nd 2008


6793 Comments


I don't get it...you seemed to actually like this and you only gave it 1.5...

bastard
December 2nd 2008


3432 Comments


i've heard this despite my hate for LP and i have to say, i like this direction more than the direction they went with MtM, but then again, that album is a legitimate 1, so that isn't saying much.This Message Edited On 12.02.08

AbyssalCreation
December 2nd 2008


2064 Comments


I have to hear this for the Album Title alone.

MiK
December 2nd 2008


240 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I gave it 1.5 because it was crap. It was meant to be a fat 1, but I found enough entertainment to raise it up a .5.

Burn2Burn
December 2nd 2008


2374 Comments


wtf is this shit and where can i illegally acquire it?

kygermo
December 2nd 2008


1007 Comments


You know LP is one band Ive always detested, however I will say this is highlarious.

Asiatic667
December 2nd 2008


4651 Comments


This is the strangest thing I've ever heard

MiK
December 2nd 2008


240 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Jim Carey > Weird Al Yankovic > Linkin Park



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