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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
Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 328
  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. Mar 1, 2017
    9
    is good, but is not nu metal. Linkin Park lose thei way in the nu metal but still been a good album. Viva Given up and What ive done. theis good, but is not nu metal. Linkin Park lose thei way in the nu metal but still been a good album. Viva Given up and What ive done. the album has more good songs but... Expand
  4. Feb 7, 2018
    7
    While it isn't as good as Hybrid Theory or Meteora, I still like it more than many other fans. The album being softer isn't inherently a badWhile it isn't as good as Hybrid Theory or Meteora, I still like it more than many other fans. The album being softer isn't inherently a bad thing, and in fact, the softer songs can still be among my favorites. Unfortunately, the first half of the album is a little underwhelming, though a great second half makes up for it. Expand
  5. GrahamH
    Jul 14, 2007
    5
    Average album that is surprisingly selling very well. I guess people are buying beofre hearing it. I did. Hopefully next time they try to Average album that is surprisingly selling very well. I guess people are buying beofre hearing it. I did. Hopefully next time they try to combine the good elements of this sound with there old sound Expand
  6. AronJ
    May 30, 2007
    3
    There was only about two decenct songs on this album, I think they just ran out of what they were once, the sound is just redundant and the There was only about two decenct songs on this album, I think they just ran out of what they were once, the sound is just redundant and the lyrics are poor. Expand
  7. Tyler
    May 12, 2007
    0
    Trash. But what did you expect?

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