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Music Review: Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns

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Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns


1.     “The Requiem”
2.     “The Radiance”
3.     “Burning in the Skies”
4.     “Empty Spaces”
5.     “When They Come for Me”
6.     “Robot Boy”
7.     “Jornada del Muerto”
8.     “Waiting for the End”
9.     “Blackout”
10.     “Wretches and Kings”
11.     “Wisdom, Justice, and Love”
12.     “Iridescent”
13.     “Fallout”
14.     “The Catalyst”
15.     “The Messenger”

~ It’s been awhile since I’ve listened from Linkin Park so when I heard the *The Catalyst* Preview, I was absolutely stoked! They sounded fresh and new as the day they came bursting into the scene a few years back.

Now that I’ve listened to the whole album, I’m more convinced that the boys are back on track to light up the airwaves with their music. The whole album is a bit mellower than their usual ones but I guess it comes with the age? Still, they do have a few hard rocking hits.

It seems that they’ve mixed in Mike Shinoda’s work from Fort Minor, integrating drum beats and the mixes. It almost sounds like the boys are progressing more and more into Prog Rock as you listen to the album more and more and over and over [which I have].

It opens with a brief intro and a quote from Hindu Scripture then followed by the  hauntingly beautiful “Beautiful Skies” [sample lyric: “I’m losing what I don’t deserve”]. It is immediately somewhat overpowered by the heavy drumbeats of *When They Come For Me* which makes your head just bop up and down with the rhythm.

The whole album is full of great songs that can cater to different kinds of musics old and new Linkin Park fans are accustomed to. The main single of course, *The Catalyst*, is very, very well done and is somewhat gives of a *trippy* vibe and feel to it. It even became the new opening theme for the new Gundam Vs. Gundam game on the PSP.

All in all, the whole album is a great listen to for old and new fans. For an older fan like me, the whole thing is a breath of fresh air and IMO reinvents the whole band into a whole new package. For the new fans, it will give them the opportunity to listen to how versatile Linkin Park is and on how they’ve musically matured to the years. It’s a solid buy and a wonderful addition to your music library.

Here’s hoping for a remix album! :]


Written by The AlanSong

October 12, 2010 at 3:00 am

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