Minutes To Midnight

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  • Summary: Rick Rubin co-produced the band's third album, which is the result of over a year spent in the studio and represents a move away from their established rap-rock sound.

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What I've Done
In this farewell There's no blood, there's no alibi 'Cause I've drawn regret From the truth of a thousand lies So let mercy come and wash away What... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Most of Minutes is honed, metallic pop with a hip-hop stride and a wake-up kick.
  2. Whatever else it is, Linkin Park's third studio record is a nu-metal record at heart.
  3. Blender
    70
    There's no great leap into maturity... They've kept their salient feature--scorching, adolescent tantrums--unchanged. [Jun 2007, p.109]
  4. These half-arsed stabs at nu-AOR end up pleasing no one, least of all the band itself.
  5. Amid the stabs at growth, every new effect sounds borrowed.
  6. As you might imagine, the band’s emo makeover doesn’t always go smoothly.
  7. What follows is the sound of a band trying and failing to forge a new identity - boy-band balladry, U2-style stadium rock and Metallica-esque melodic crunch are all attempted with predictably patchy results.

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  1. Negative: 83 out of 313
  1. RanelG
    Mar 30, 2010
    10
    This is an excellent album, listen to it. The haters here on this site just hate this album because they don't like Linkin Park's This is an excellent album, listen to it. The haters here on this site just hate this album because they don't like Linkin Park's music. They accuse us LP fans of having poor taste in music, well what do you guys listen to? Exactly. Expand
  2. LaurenB
    May 28, 2007
    10
    i love linkin park
  3. SG
    Jun 16, 2008
    9
    Overall a great CD; absolutely worth purchasing. The whole album is quieter than Hybrid Theory or Meteora, but who says being quiet is bad? Overall a great CD; absolutely worth purchasing. The whole album is quieter than Hybrid Theory or Meteora, but who says being quiet is bad? Besides, if you consider MTM from a lyric-wise point of view, you would see that they had matured. They're no longer talking about ex-girlfriends - the lyrics are much, much more deeper than that kind of stuff. *smile* Mike doesn't rap as much as before, but he did a perfect job on "Hands Held High", and he even sings on another track - "In Between". And Chester's 17 second scream on "Given Up" was beyond impressive. Buy it; you won't regret it. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2017
    7
    The singles from this album are pretty good, whille less amazing than their previous releases. Among the other tracks, some tracks are ok, butThe singles from this album are pretty good, whille less amazing than their previous releases. Among the other tracks, some tracks are ok, but Hands Held High, In between are bad. I think they started to produce mediocre track right from this album. Expand
  5. MysteriousNJ
    Jun 21, 2007
    5
    i have been a great fan of linkin park and i loved their image and style they had before .their lyrics were amazing but now some songs in i have been a great fan of linkin park and i loved their image and style they had before .their lyrics were amazing but now some songs in this album are nonsense and they sorta turned out to be like other bands that makes u wonder if they are listening to what they are singing.Their music is still rocking and i supprt their antiwar thing.i like only 6 songs from this album that's it.this album is just good not excellent not the best. Expand
  6. JohnnyR.
    Apr 5, 2008
    3
    I was a huge Linkin Park fan. When I heard that Linkin Park was recording a new album, I was pretty excited. The fact that they were going to I was a huge Linkin Park fan. When I heard that Linkin Park was recording a new album, I was pretty excited. The fact that they were going to be 'introducing a new, more mature sound' really stoked my interest as well. I listened to 'What I've Done' when it was released, and got pretty disappointed, but still shrugged it off, simply telling myself that the other songs on the album would be better. Was I ever mistaken. I listened to the CD in my friend's car, and I had to ask her whether she put in the right CD. Only a few songs, like Bleed it Out, were good. The others could be thrown in the garbage. I'm glad I didn't buy the new CD. One thing that really pissed me off about this new direction that LP is taking was the completely useless cursing. No doubt about it, LP has grown and changed. But, in my opinion, not for the better. Expand
  7. Tyler
    May 12, 2007
    0
    Trash. But what did you expect?

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