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6/10. Bands evolve and change and that's good, but this? Directed by Mati Diop. The best album I have bought all year. I give it a 9 out of 10. The band is trying to expand their sound but overall it just does not work, it seems like there is no direction. MY VERDICT. Stepping away from their conventional sense of music, Linkin Parks latest release produces a much more melodic and relaxed vibe. It is no less than the next step for this band combining the alternative sense found in Minutes to Midnight and a newly found electronic style. Those giving this album a negative review sound ignorant. This is a very conceptual and artistic album. Upon its release, A Thousand Suns was well-received by critics, although some were less enthusiastic. Like the boring pop-song qualities found in Minutes to Midnight. The sound is way too pop in comparison to the other three albums and the amount of interludes on this album is ridiculous. True, they may have lost many of their fans, but by the same token, have gained far more. On October 30, 2014, a frightened eleven year old Joshua Parker is found at a Halloween fair in San Diego. What I've done and Leave out all the rest were the only two tracks which allowed me to feel that my money spent was worthwhile (all the tracks in meteora made me felt its worth the. The Catalyst was Linkin Park evolved somewhat from Minutes to Midnight and not to removed from the Transformers 2 work. There's one or two tracks which are alright, such as Iridescent (feels like leave out all the rest without the climax) and the catalyst (the only song which felt like Linkin Park, similar to somewhere I belong/What I've done), but that's it. It is incoherent and does not carry the sound that Linkin Park is famous for, not even the Minutes to Midnight sound. concept album? This track manages to break through the wall of dull emotions that this album is built on and manages to actually be an enjoyably different sound from Linkin Park. A Thousand Suns este cel de-al patrulea album de studio al trupei rock americane Linkin Park, lansat pe 8 septembrie 2010, prin Warner Bros. Records.Albumul a fost produs de Mike Shinoda și de Rick Rubin, care a lucrat și la precedentul album "Minutes to Midnight"(2007). Directed by Stephen Marshall. I don't need to explain the rest because it's like the first several tracks repeated over and over. A Thousand Suns on yhdysvaltalaisen rock-yhtye Linkin Parkin neljäs studioalbumi, joka julkaistiin Suomessa digitaalisesti 13. syyskuuta ja fyysisesti 15. syyskuuta 2010. I'd give this a high mark of 9/10, and a spot in my top 25 best rock albums of 2010. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This album is different from the other but also is way more good and power full lyrically i think this album is unique as they created their own genre with hard work congratulations guys. I just love the way A Thousand Suns turned out. When they Come for Me would have been awesome, MINUS the SWEARING. THIS SUCKS. Which is more than I could say for the bands that are considered popular in recent times. Could have used a few more songs, then have the filler tracks integrated into the songs though. I hope they see what they did wrong and go back to the old style, the real LP, that i used to love. And now with A Thousand Suns, which everyone is correct, it doesn't sound like their previous stuff yet again. LP, You have fans who are KIDS!!!!!! But the album is actually quite a departure in many respects. Michael : [about Bianca] What's there is a snotty little princess wearing a strategically planned sundress to make guys like us realize we can never touch her, and guys like, uh, Joey realize they want to. At first I listened to Wretches and King and I liked it, but more I listen to it, sooner it became clear to me it sounds more like a remix. Initially when I listened to samples of this album I was massively disappointed - I was hoping for a return to their roots rather than a sidestep into a completely different sonic world. Pickens condemns! Of the rest of the 9 tracks, there are few tracks that. The album seems very repetitive throughout, songs reverting back to a slow release of energy. Those giving this album a negative review sound ignorant. This is a very conceptual and artistic album. This is one of those albums, like Metallica's St. Anger, that should never have existed. I played it many times but it could not win me over. It's something new to sink our teeth in. A huge disappointment from Rubin again, who is absolutely destroying Linkin Park. Then when you listen to it again, you're like, "okay, this is getting boring." A Thousands Suns may not meet a lot of your expectations, especially if your not acceptive to new ideas. A Thousand Suns is the fourth studio album by American rock band Linkin Park. It's not meant to produce hit singles that stand alone while every other track is garbage, it's meant be listened to as a whole. It might just be me , i might have had a bad day listening to the new album but at the moment not much is making me think "this is the one" I bought the CD/DVD in which is only a little more expensive but is worth it, the DVD is a good watch and is good to look behind the scenes of an album.. I know how mixed the reception towards Minutes to Midnight was, and with a thousand suns I'm pretty much on the middle of the fence here (hence the five-out-of-ten rating). Released 14 September 2010 on Warner Bros. (catalog no. His case mimics that of Tommy Wilcox, who went missing on Halloween 2012 in Los Angeles, only to be found on Venice Beach October 30, … A Thousand Suns isn’t quite the return to the magic of debut album Hybrid Theory, as it has been billed in some quarters, but neither is it a straight re-enactment of the turgid attempt at a stadium-filler that was 2007’s Minutes to Midnight. What I've done and Leave out all the rest were the only two tracks which allowed me to feel that my money spent was worthwhile (all the tracks in meteora made me felt its worth the money spent). Well you all we're partially right linkin park did make this album alot different from any other album they've come out with but it was definitely for the better all of you so called "linkin park fans" out there that are ragging on this song apparently dont know how to listen to music first of all when you listen t this album you have to listen to EVERYTHING they say thru out each song and if you do listen to it you'll realize that every song has a meaning and if you listen to the album as a whole you'll soon realize that this entire album has a hidden meaning and if you do your research you'll figure it out this entire albums' lyrics is about the manhattan project and if you couldnt figure it out then you shouldnt even think about calling yourself a linkin park fan so again they did make this album alot different than any other album this cd actually has a hidden meaning behind it and from reading these reviews it looks like none have you figured it out and im sorry to have to tell you the meaning to this album but it looks like noneof you were going to figure it out so hopefully youll actually listen to this cd and give LP a chance before you start talking **** about it as a matter of fact i like this album so much im listening to it as im writing this every song on ths album is amazing if you actually take the time to listen to it and think about what they say and see the meaning in the lyrics and find the meaning behind the album and on that note im going to end this review by saying Linkin Park is a lyrical **** genius. True, they may have lost many of their fans, but by the same token, have gained far more. They didn't want whatever their next album was to be predictable, and while A Thousand Suns might have emerged by accident compared to previous LPs, it's certainly a far from plays-to-perceived-type affair. Even though the other songs on the album are more experimental (When They Come for Me, the Messenger, Blackout and Robot Boy), doesnt make them bad songs. AllMusic gave the album a positive review saying, "Amo is a genre-bending thrill ride that marks a brave new era for the band." A Thousand Suns, a highly disappointing album for myself (huge fan of Linkin Park). A Thousand Suns Academy is… A modern day mystery school, digital educational media production house, and talent management company. I have seen many old LP fans are humiliated by new LP fans. A concept album is not easy to pull off. Do not waste yout time on this... better listen to silence... if you're schizophrenic you might even hear better music in the silence. Just think about the In The End remix made in Reanimation album. Full Review. Seriously, this is what Linkin Park releases? A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns is a well- written novel by Khaled Hosseini. The rest seem a bit weird. Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 4, 1965. It is such a diverse album and it can attract many audiences. [Overview] If you want another Hybrid Theory or Meteora, you won't like this album. This album is experimental again. the sound is terrible like the song. On this album most of the actual songs they nailed (Burning in the Skies, Wretches and Kings, Waiting for the End, The Catalyst and Iridescent). I haven't listened to any of the songs in this album since November (it came out in late September), except maybe "Wretches and Kings." But for me - "Fallout" takes the cake. Forty years after her uncle Djibril Diop Mambéty's landmark of Senegalese cinema TOUKI BOUKI, Mati Diop revisits its lead actor, Magaye Niang, to explore the legacy of a film that continues to loom large. So, I think to make the songs Genre-Busting (so called) Mike and his gang made rough versions of the songs and mixed them heavily to sound like Genre Busting. It's the sound of Linkin Park feeling their way toward a new identity, but their skill for melody is obvious. Directed by Ghost Town. As a long time fan of the band i can see why a lot of hardcore LP fans would be disappointed with this album as they stray even further from the sound that made them famous but this is a good thing. A Thousand Suns is on track to being one of Linkin Park’s most complex albums. See more of A Thousand Suns on Facebook. Obviously it's a slightly different genre of music than it was in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, but if they kept. disgrace to be called an album disgrace to be called an album disgrace to be called an album disgrace to be called an album disgrace to be called an album, Linkin Park used to make awesome kick ass stuff. The old fashioned method of cranking formulaic radio singles is gone. The band is growing up and maturing. This album is raw, and experimental. Quite a different sound from Linkin Park, more electronic I'd say. I thought you would hear another hard disk linkin park, but after Minutes To Midnight, I had high hopes to return with a hard sound and indeed were less hard now. Our fall TV preview concludes with a comprehensive guide to the new and... 2013 Fall TV Preview: Our Comprehensive Guide to the Season's New and Returning Shows. Different people have different views and different thoughts . Amazing songs, and with wretches and kings and Waiting for the End it is familiar territory for Linkin Park. It's been a few years since the release of minutes to midnight. A Thousand Suns – czwarty studyjny album amerykańskiej grupy Linkin Park, który swoją premierę w Polsce miał 13 września, a światową miał 14 września 2010 roku.Album wydany przez wytwórnię płytową Warner Bros. Records, zaś wyprodukowany przez Ricka Rubina i wokalistę zespołu Mike'a Shinodę.. Pierwszym singlem promującym wydawnictwo był wydany 2 sierpnia The Catalyst. Amo received critical acclaim from music critics. Create New Account. People complained about having too many skits , well the Hybrid Theory has 12 songs with 1 of the 12 an instrumental , Meteora has 13 songs with a skit and a instrumental out of the 13 , Minutes to Midnight has 11 songs and 1 skit and A Thousands Suns has 15 songs and out of the 15 , 6 of them are skits . A Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. King of a Thousand Suns book. The bass and electronic destroys the rest of the album. Now there just some f**ked up band it's like they died in 2006 R.I.P. A terrorist hacks a passenger's tablet and uses it to take control of the auto pilot of a … I wonder WTF do these guys think before writing their songs. To this day I won't understand why so many people dispise Linkin Park, sure "Runaway" isn't the most smartly written tune around but there is always light to be found in the darkness. Change is always welcome, but change has some negative effects too. Directed by Thomas Gibson. Change is always welcome, but change has some negative effects too. But it do not stand as it has to be. This is evolution? The Best Album Of The Decade ............................No Doubt Linkin Park Have Created Their Own Beautiful Genre, this album is so emotional the song songs on this album are just so **** good its just amazing. The melodies stick out in a calm and peaceful way, which is ironic considering the theme of the album. That being said, I still feel the album didn't live up to its potential. Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming, Renew/Cancel Odds for TV Shows Still on the Bubble. Just because YOU aren't, that doesn't mean these guys are "sellouts" or any of those other harsh names given to them. The album was written by the band, while production was handled by Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin who previously worked together to produce the band's third studio album Minutes to Midnight (2007). Most people, have searched their new songs, like "The Radiance" and "The Requiem" on Youtube, and have questioned, "How is this considered a song?". Linkin Park used to make awesome kick ass stuff. It's not rock, metal, nu metal, rap metal or anything like that. I can only hope they change back. Back in 2002 I bought Hybrid Theory and Reanimation altogether. And, sometimes, true remorse penetrates the devastating cycle. The band reformed their sound with Living Things, however that doesn't excuse the atrocity that is A Thousand Suns. It is an album for people that likes music and the originality on it. On the other hand there was also no track that I can hate. In summary if your open to. I'm surprised at people liking this album, but well different people, different strokes. With such impressive previous efforts, it's easy to mark this one down, but it has to be said that Linkin Park have a hit an all time low with this lumpy attempt at a concept album. What killed this album was that it consisted a few poor instrumentals and even though it did feature a few good songs (that I liked a lot more then the songs on their previous album), They simply didnt pull through with this album. It is more an album so show the bands maturity and development as a whole, to leave behind the nu-metal scene that they were so heavily involved in, and produce something that the knew all along that would not please all their fans. It exhibits a deeply moving story of Mariam, an illegitimate child, and Laila, a mere teenager. Ambient and electronic alt-rock meets tribal beats. When looked at as a whole, this album is essentially one long, beautiful song. There are wonderful songs on this album (Waiting for the End, Iridescent) but other songs are awful. Don't spend money on this, because you'll regret it. I want to love the album, i really do but at the moment i am trying to find words to defend them, i have listened to it about 4 times already and not much is growing on me... "Waiting For The End" "The Catalyst" are the songs at the moment to hit me as LP.. It's not even Linkin Park. Linkin Park's A Thousands Suns has a whole new genre , taking music to the next level . For instance the transition between "Wisdom Justice and Love" and 'Iridescent' highlights why it must be heard as an album. This album is superb the only bad thing i can say about it is too much interludes, but some of them are pretty good such as the Requiem and Wisdom, Justice and Love. Burning in the Skies, Catalyst, Irridescent, and Waiting for the End are the main songs on the album and they are all fantastic. 4th track another fail skit. After Linkin Park produce their best record, an unfortunate situation is unfolding - it's a record that many LP fans may not adhere to, and arguably the people who will like it will be deterred by the fact that, well, it's a Linkin Park album. I also liked Meteroa for alternative metal sounding guitar riffs with aggressive vocals. Each song blends into the next. Out of the 16 tracks on the album, 6 of them are filler tracks consisting of distorted speeches, piano chords, and what feels like parts of song that were not good enough to be developed into full tracks. cheers, I walked pass a audio shop one day and I was like "Woah, Linkin Park's new album is out". The band has caught onto it's old creative gleam of it's Hybrid Theory days, finding new ways to combine and make new sounds, which has been missed since their second album is an expansion of Hybrid Theory, and their third ended up with a lot of reinvented wheels. This album will grow on me i have no doubts it will just take a little time and getting used to the new sound.. A Thousand Suns can be considered as a concept album. It may not be what everyone was expecting, but in no way does that mean it isn't great. While my only complaint is that the album has maybe a few too many interlude tracks, the album comes out very solid, giving the listener a large variety of very different tracks that offer much more replay value than previous albums where tracks fell into sounding very similar. 0/10. Pick up a copy of A Thousand Sun and for regular Linkin Park fans comme moi. This album is stunning. I for one thoroughly enjoy the instrumentals. Other than that, the rest of the album is too full of filler and sound effects instead of genuine musical passion. This is NOT Linkin Park; it's a collection of filler and sound tracks with a few fully formed songs (that sucked mind you). I would agree, that their songs. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini.It is his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, The Kite Runner.Mariam is an illegitimate child, and suffers from both the stigma surrounding her birth along with the abuse she faces throughout her marriage. While i know they may lose a lot of older fans due to this, they have most likely already gained a new legion of listeners who previously could not stand their sound. I have been a fan since the Hybrid Theory EP, and Linkin Park has not disappointed me yet. A Thousand Suns is the fourth studio album by American rock band Linkin Park. I respect that a band sometimes has to improve and change over time, I just can not reccomend it anymore. Back in 2002 I bought Hybrid Theory and Reanimation altogether. Everybody remembers how surprising was M2M. Listen to A Thousand Suns: http://lprk.co/ATSHybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Edition out now: http://lprk.co/ht20 It was released on September 8, 2010, under Warner Bros. Records.  the sound is terrible like the song. This album is raw, and experimental. Not bad, but still not the Linkin Park I fell in love with. I can't believe they could make crap like that. A thousand suns is awesome. A Thousand Splendid Suns. This feels like a different Linkin Park, but it still feels like Linkin Park, all the while keeping everything fresh, new and awesome. So particular songs may be considered "filler" or "un-linkin park" by themselves, but they all serve a purpose in making the album as a whole great. Today, July 24th, I pre-ordered the "Deluxe Fan Edition Box Set" of A Thousand Suns from linkinpark.com. My suggestion is to just listen to this songs on a free site (like YouTube). I walked pass a audio shop one day and I was like "Woah, Linkin Park's new album is out". But the only down side is how a little over half the tracks are just fillers. Just play the music, it is a very minute task to put some songs into a playlist. It's also (basically) a concept album, while not like Pink Floyd's The Wall was. But what A Thousand Suns is and does is superb. These songs are worse than most band's b-sides to be honest. Musically in my Point of view the album is kind of a mix between U2 and Coldplay and the old Linkin Park with somehow African beats. I enjoy a few songs here but the majority of the songs on this album are boring. In summary if your open to different music tastes then I suggest you indulge in this absolute pleasure of an album, but please just don't expect to listen to the same music they produced 8 years ago. Relatively new listener to Linkin Park, not so much bias here. If your looking for a good Linkin Park album, you're gonna have to wait awhile, I would only recommend this album if you can get it cheap like I did. 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