- Summary: Personal relationships influenced the lyrics on the fifth album produced with Rick Rubin for the alternative rock band.
- Record Label: Warner Bros.
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Pop-Metal
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Jun 26, 2012I kept refreshing the page to ensure that I got the first user review in. Guys and gals, IGNORE THE CRITICS. This is LP's best album sinceI kept refreshing the page to ensure that I got the first user review in. Guys and gals, IGNORE THE CRITICS. This is LP's best album since Hybrid Theory, and one of the best rock albums EVER. The amazing thing about this album is that not one song is weak or half hearted. All of them have some quality that makes them shine. The melodies are usual LP stuff, nothing out of the ordinary. What's new is a delicious mixture of electronica which means that every song is in a genre of its own. The deaf and dumb critics, while heaping praise upon smelly, skinny rock bands who can't wear a shirt decently and whose pimples show in their music, have always derided LP. We, the fans know better. I know their lyrics get heavy handed at times - they are not the best lyricists out there. But hey, the music - that INCOMPARABLE mixture of electronica and metal, coupled to earnestness about world and emotional issues, means that even a 33 year old daddy like me can't get enough of them. So go ahead and buy it without fear. LP fans will rejoice, while other rock music fans will find a remarkably consistent album that defies categorization and sounds different from everything else out there. If you're not willing to take that chance, listen to the stream on iTunes or the various videos on YouTube. I can't get myself off this album. The new Smashing Pumpkins album is good too, but the sheer bombast and ambition of Living Things keeps calling me to it. There is something to be said for the incredibly goovy rhythm section that LP have fashioned over the years. This stuff will eat Blink 182's and David Guettas of this world for breakfast. IGNORE THE CRITICS. DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. PLEASE.… Expand
Sep 18, 2014This album is so stunningly good. It grabs you and doesn't let go. This is a rock solid listen. The only song I tend to skip over is "LiesThis album is so stunningly good. It grabs you and doesn't let go. This is a rock solid listen. The only song I tend to skip over is "Lies Greed Misery" but I respect it. I just don't love it. There's a narrative quality in the way this album is arranged. It's about pain and destruction and healing and being human(Castle of Glass). Recommend. Also, I really like Roads Untraveled. There's a lot there.… Expand
Oct 15, 2012Linkin Park made it! This album is really a pleasant surprise and a proof that Linkin Park deserve their good stature as a rock band. I loveLinkin Park made it! This album is really a pleasant surprise and a proof that Linkin Park deserve their good stature as a rock band. I love all song of this one, it's an album I can listen to over and over again. A perfect job from Linkin Park; this is gonna be one of my top contenders for the best album of 2012.… Expand
Jul 17, 2012While not the strongest Linkin Park album, Living Things represents a return to form. The band seems to be through with experimenting and isWhile not the strongest Linkin Park album, Living Things represents a return to form. The band seems to be through with experimenting and is comfortable in their skin again. Some of my favourite Linkin Park songs can be found on this album. It offers plenty of emotion both lyrically and vocally, and it is great to hear the rap/rock interplay between Chester and Mike in full effect! It's not the best Linkin Park album, but it's still a good one!… Expand
Jul 9, 2012Living Things is a step in a direction that sounds both familiar, and new. Now of course the old fans of LP (not true fans) will be disgustedLiving Things is a step in a direction that sounds both familiar, and new. Now of course the old fans of LP (not true fans) will be disgusted and boycott the hell out of this album. But theres still good stuff in this music that LP fans will learn to enjoy. New stuff from good artists will grow on you which this album did for me.… Expand
Jun 27, 2012My score: 1 (for Burn It Down and Lies Greed Misery)... The rest of the record SUCKS!
I really miss the band that brought us Numb, Crawling,My score: 1 (for Burn It Down and Lies Greed Misery)... The rest of the record SUCKS!
I really miss the band that brought us Numb, Crawling, Faint, In the End...… Expand
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