Linkin Park has always been quite a blind spot in my musical taste since I like too many songs even though they all sound alike and are the quite the opposite of well composed or somewhat creative.
But this album is just awful!
Softer than ever, Chesters voice is so unbelievably ugly, the rap parts are something between disgusting and ridiculous. The electronical beats are below most things I ever heard in the emo sector. Possibly Indie(lectro)might be the only style that might prove to have even more dumb beats than this album.
Gotta mention two songs that are extraordinarily bad:
No More Sorrow
Bad, bad, bad. I'm still writing a list in my head how many times this riff has been ripped off. If someone believes to know the "original" one, let me know. But I've heard it a thousand times. The chorus is ... ah just listen to his voice, it sucks.
By the way, if you want to listen to a song with a similar tune, but done a lot better, try Nur mal angenommen. It's meant to be funny though. If you're able to understand the lyrics, you'll agree.
Bad. Watch out for that "guitar solo". Wow, never heard that before. Sounds like 12-year-old-Billie learning his first guitar tapping.
I usually don't write that hateful journals - but it's been a long time and this album really is so disappointing. I had to write about it.
And now to ensure I'm being heard:
You people should listen to the following (almost randomly picked) artists:
He Is Legend
You'd make the world a better place!