I listen to the entire album last night and honestly I have to say I am impressed with what Linkin Park has done. I always have and always will be a fan of their style that was shown in Hybrid Theory and Meteora and wish there were a few similar songs on TS. Unfortunately this is not the case, the entire album consists of a lot of piano parts and "duets" with Mike and Chester.
Has anyone else listen to the album and if so what did yo guys think about it? Please refrain from comments like "This isn't LP, it's garbage." Bands change over time, you cannot expect the same exact music to be produced over and over again. Hell id feel bad for Chester if he went another 10 years screaming at the top of his lungs.
I agree with some people who say that this isn't Linkin Park to an extent. They've changed genre slightly although I still feel the emotion each song they create has will stay unique to Linkin Park. I'm currently in love with their new album and The Catalyst has got to be a number 1 favourite of mine.
I'll admit, it's a step down from the songs on Meteora and Minutes to Midnight in my opinion (not saying their new songs aren't good. I mean, they're still catchy and recognizable in their voice and sound).
I still have the tune for "the catalyst" stuck in my head.