But the album is actually quite a departure in many respects. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. I'm betting that I'm not the only one that was polarised by this bizarre turn of events for the former Nu Metal juggernauts. It was too good to be true... Out of the first 4 tracks, 3 of. It's an "album album", something designed to be listened to as a whole rather than in bite sized pieces than what's usual, nowadays. Like the boring pop-song qualities found in Minutes to Midnight. With Rick Rubin co-producing, the band embraces not just synth-pop clamor but also dancehall-style chants and U2's grandiosity. Brad Delson takes a … I gave a 4, not because I like this album in any way, but because it's LP. This is garbage. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 66 based on 10 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". A moderately enjoyable album, yet very thin musically for Linkin Park's usual standards, gone is the almost iconic band they reforged back in 2007 with Minutes To Midnight, and in it's shadow emerges a pop electronic act who place filler above substance. Were they trying to base the album on some historical stuff or were they trying to be funny (cause its not)? A Thousand Suns, an Album by Linkin Park. The 8th track "Waiting For The End" already sounds like the 1st track a bit and Shinoda's vocals sound almost like the Black Eyed Peas' "Gone Going". It's up on the top of my list with Pink Floyd's The Wall and Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto. Płyta "A Thousand Suns" to śmiały wypad na terytorium elektroniki - wzbogaconej oczywiście partiami gitar, wpływami hiphopowymi i ekspresyjnymi partiami wokalnymi Chestera Benningtona. All work in forms of art, whether it be painting, drawing, music, poetry, woodworking, etc., came from someone with an idea. All the tracks are so different and it's easy to distinguish them all, they all have different artsy sounds and effects. Then when you listen to it again, you're like, "okay, this is getting boring." it's absolutely primitive. Mati Diop's lush and elegant A Thousand Suns requires only forty-five minutes to astutely consider weighty matters of history and legacy. I'm not sure all LP fans will make the adjustment, but I have given it half a dozen listens and its still getting better. It was released on September 8, 2010, by Warner Bros. Records. Thank god they did not persist on their former viewpoint of making music.For me it´s nearly perfect. The only good things that were enjoyable were the first two tracks and "The Catalyst". A concept album is not easy to pull off. It is...amazing. Magaye Niang, the main actor of Senegalese film classic Journey of the Hyena (1973), is an average farmer today. Look at it in a different light to the previous songs and you will enjoy it. A Thousand Splendid Suns. I for one thoroughly enjoy the instrumentals. 0:37 +++ Something is coming! Change is always welcome, but change has some negative effects too. "Catalyst" is the jewel in the crown, "Burning in the Skies" tells us why no one does self-pity better than Chester ... and the album ends with "Messenger", a fitting acoustic tribute to Chester's unparalleled pipes. I think if people can accept the birth of Auto-Tune , why not this new genre ? These songs are worse than most band's b-sides to be honest. Cook. My favorite bands don't keep putting out the same record with the same sound, they try to reinvent themselves. She, my friend, is what we will spend the rest of our lives not having, Put her in your "Spank Bank" and move on. Like the boring pop-song qualities found in Minutes to Midnight. I have anticipated this as there masterpiece as the other albums "i thought were the tip of the iceberg" and couldn't wait to buy it! 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). As such, some fans of Hybrid Theory and Meteora may be slightly disappointed that this has a very different sound, but at the same time this album may attract new fans because it has its own sound. I also wish there was a couple more heavier songs. Please sign in or create an account before writing a review. While there's a change, it's not for the better. I enjoyed "Waiting for the End" a lot and think that's one of my favorite LP songs. I challenge any "critic" to sit down and listen the the entire album as a whole, with it's beautifully haunting intro, iconic speeches brilliantly set to music, and epic full songs. Please include :) ! This album is stunning. human being instinctively doesn't accept innovation and new things, he tends to go on with the same old pattern of thinking, but get over it. I've been a Linkin Park fan for a long time, and this is definitely the best of the albums, IMO. Listen to A Thousand Suns: http://lprk.co/ATSHybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Edition out now: http://lprk.co/ht20 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. 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. Create New Account. I seriously thought that it was going to be a decent CD but its not like linkin park to crash this kind of success that was of their last CD Minutes to Midnight. With Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. He went missing on Halloween day the previous year. linkin park is so god damn good its just amazing. Some sort of Tribal / Alternative / Hip-Hop, whatever that would be. With every Linkin Park album to release there are usually three things. It is the most mediocre album LP have recorded so far. It exhibits a deeply moving story of Mariam, an illegitimate child, and Laila, a mere teenager. It was too good to be true... Out of the first 4 tracks, 3 of them are about 20-seconds long!! 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. Musician. Rise of Nebula. or. It was released on September 8, 2010, under Warner Bros. Records. Amazing songs, and with wretches and kings and Waiting for the End it is familiar territory for Linkin Park. But now, there is nothing resembling the original LP. As a fan, I hope they do not repeat this one and come up with something more enjoyable and less political. It is an album for people that likes music and the originality on it. It's the sound of Linkin Park feeling their way toward a new identity, but their skill for melody is obvious. And the ending track "The Messenger" is terrible and chester's signing is all over the place.Therefore unless you like U2 and sh*tty bands like them . Many Review site labelled it as mixed with Tribal sounds. I have been a fan since the Hybrid Theory EP, and Linkin Park has not disappointed me yet. Those giving this album a negative review sound ignorant. Linkin Park have gained a huge fan base through the years and have kept them on going with their hard rap-rock style of music, but have decided to change to an electronic base this time. musical capabilities of the band are pushed to their limits and the result is an amazing experience at first and a reliable blast for every other listing. I'd give this a high mark of. I played it many times but it could not win me over. Cook. Back in 2002 I bought Hybrid Theory and Reanimation altogether. The other inbetween short tracks help build the mood of the album and lead into these climactic and brilliant songs. With this album LP could be on tour with Coldplay......unfortunately. Directed by Stephen Marshall. © 2021 METACRITIC, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. The only good things that were enjoyable were the first two tracks and "The Catalyst". With Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Instead of just making another Linkin Park album, they created a new and fresh sound. I wonder WTF do these guys think before writing their songs. My favorite bands don't keep putting out the same record with the same sound, they try to reinvent themselves. But the only down side is how a little over half the tracks are just fillers. I'm surprised at people liking this album, but well different people, different strokes. If you want another Minutes to Midnight, you won't like this album. Rick Rubin showed again that can be a genius at what he does. I can't believe they could make crap like that. 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. The songs Iridescent and Waiting for the End are really good but many songs in it are fillers and should have been completely omitted, such as Wretches and Kings, When They Come for Me, even the lead single The Catalyst and Blackout. With Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Linkin Park's A Thousands Suns has a whole new genre , taking music to the next level . **** just **** some electronic **** with some unmelodic **** plus some primitive riffs and some VERY primitive solo. They seem to go in a different direction, In my honest option it was a wrong direction, nothing better than a 4/10. A Thousand Suns might be a drastic shift in sound for LP, but the fans and the haters alike should be impressed. Log In. On every album Linkin Park have there commanding moments and times when it is more experimental. Besides that your talking to a guy who listens to Four Tet, Yeasayer, Deerhunter, Talking Heads, and Led Zeppelin all in one day. A Thousand Splendid Suns is the painful, and at times violent, yet ultimately hopeful story of two women’s inner lives. You may hate it at the beginning , but when you actually care about everything in the album and how this is something that you didn't expected and you hate to like it. They are keeping their music fresh and I will keep listening to it and loving it, no two songs are the same. I have 2 opinions about this...as an album by a band, it is wonderful. [46] A Metacritic tirou um índice, que vai até 100, dos reviews dos principais críticos, e deu ao álbum uma média de 66, baseado em dez reviews que foram bem favoráveis. When you pre-order from their site, you will get the single and the album digitally the moment it's ready for download via your e-mail. I was hoping for something a bit different from Linkin Park for their next album. Somewhat synthy, but left you no doubt who it was. It FELT like that, but didn't have the same punch or draw that some of the best concept albums have. In conclusion, this album is brilliant to me, just like all the others. Der Wilko. Everybody complains about how Linkin Park isn't what it used to be and that the new album is terrible, these are the sort of people who listen to bands like Everlast, who pump out the same song with a different rythym a few hundred times until they have an album series. I … That plays the entire album in the order it is meant to be played and gives a use to all of those interludes. It is incoherent and does not carry the sound that Linkin Park is famous for, not even the Minutes to Midnight sound. This is evolution? Other than that, this album is not Linkin Park's best work. 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 . But what A Thousand Suns is and does is superb. "Wretches and Kings" wasn't bad for a rap song, download that one and skip the rest of this turkey. A thousand suns is unreal. The band have always had a particular aesthetic, but somehow I'm left with the feeling this is the record they have always been trying to make. I gotta say that when i listened to MTM i was not blown away as usual when i listen to a Linkin Park album, i was like, hey where are the old songs and their typical energy, i was kinda disappointed. I listened to and loved their nu-metal style music on the Hybrid Theory album, as for each one of their next albums, noticing the changes in their style with each one. One only needs to take the time. 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 . 8/10. 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. The fans, the critics, and the fans who respect the bands attempts of change of style and/or genre. It shows the lives of a group of people who are all living in the real world when this happens, "The burning in the skies of a thousand suns", hence the name. The band seemed to stray away from all the big producer influences and all the mainstream-song qualities. Directed by Thomas Gibson. The lyrical themes are just downright amazing and the way they sound is very unique. There are 16 tracks on A Thousand Suns. Lyrically its dark and intense, and musically its different than anything you've ever heard. linkin park has always been one of those bands who amaze you every time they come out with an album.A THOUSAND SUNS is no exception...there just one word that can describe this masterpiece:wow. 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. At least people like me on God's green earth would not expect a scream-oriented song layered up by techno-disco beats. Other than that, the rest of the album is too full of filler and sound effects instead of genuine musical passion. the sound is terrible like the song. Cook. Now if you normally listen to the regular Linkin Park stuff from their previous three albums. On October 30, 2014, a frightened eleven year old Joshua Parker is found at a Halloween fair in San Diego. 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, … I say this because out of the 15 tracks there are only 6 full length songs, the rest are lame filler tracks. It's pretty much the ultimate kiss of death for any fan base. Overall that means an average score of 5/10. 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. Released 14 September 2010 on Warner Bros. (catalog no. It's an album that you have to put in and listen to from start to finish to truly enjoy. A THOUSAND SUNS +|Linkin Park.com Archived 2011-07-13 at the Wayback Machine. Time has changed and is changing. A big experimental change for LinkinPark that came out in their favor, with heavier sound and a big mix of genres in the album and each song for at self. I'd give this a high mark of 9/10, and a spot in my top 25 best rock albums of 2010. As there are no pop music tracks, it's hard to pick just one song from the album that you would call the best song. Yhdysvalloissa albumi julkaistiin 14. syyskuuta 2010. A Thousand Suns is a completely original and creative album, but not without flaws. 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