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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for the rock band features guest appearances from Kiiara, Pusha T and Stormzy.
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  • Record Label: Warner Bros.
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Post-Grunge, Rap-Rock
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Heavy
I don't like my mind right now Stacking up problems that are so unnecessary Wish that I could slow things down I wanna let go, but there's comfort in... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. May 30, 2017
    74
    One More Light sees the band embracing its melodic core, and offering no apologies as they expound upon it.
  2. May 17, 2017
    60
    Sure, the relative absence of co-frontman Mike Shinoda saps some of the band’s unique character and they get bogged down in sluggish, downcast dirges in the final stretch, but there’s also a sense of liberation running through these 10 tracks; the mark of artists unshackled from their past, stepping into the unknown.
  3. Kerrang!
    May 17, 2017
    60
    A record that's at times so flat. [13 May 2017, p.50]
  4. May 18, 2017
    50
    The issue isn't that it's a pop effort; indeed, they get points for a brave attempt so outside of their wheelhouse. The problem is that much of One More Light is devoid of that visceral charge that previously defined much of their catalog. It's a provocative challenge that ultimately fails to satisfy.
  5. 33
    A muddled mess of a record from a band that completely abandoned any sense of identity.
  6. 20
    It’s not an issue that this is a pop album. The issue is that it’s weak and is a contrived commercial move.
  7. 20
    They’ve stripped away the guitars to the point where only trace elements remain. ... The whole thing makes Ed Sheeran sound like Extreme Noise Terror.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 118
  2. Negative: 44 out of 118
  1. May 19, 2017
    10
    I don't know whats wrong with most of the people on the internet.
    This album is absolutely an Amazing one, way better music than most of the
    I don't know whats wrong with most of the people on the internet.
    This album is absolutely an Amazing one, way better music than most of the trending music these days.
    Its all about change and evolution of music. And that doesn't mean Linkin Park cannot make what they have made before, its just that they follow change & innovation, these guys could've continued in their old style but the truth is that they've risked their career for their Fans & the Music heads to feed them something different than before every-time they show up. These guys don't care about the number of albums they gonna sold. They don't release 3 albums a year. They're not mean. They love Change, and that's what Linkin Park is all about.
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  2. May 29, 2017
    10
    Its amazing and awesome music changes for Linkin Park Band, Personally, either in these new songs and albums, are indeed very different. IIts amazing and awesome music changes for Linkin Park Band, Personally, either in these new songs and albums, are indeed very different. I myself even feel like being Linkin Park released an album debut. Very enthusiastic, and so can do which is different from the previous Expand
  3. May 19, 2017
    9
    Great sounds, great lyrics and great vocals, all you need to make a great album, whether it's their style or not they made a good job, It'sGreat sounds, great lyrics and great vocals, all you need to make a great album, whether it's their style or not they made a good job, It's not a strong nu metal/rock album like some others, but that was not the purpose in the first place. the only problem that i have with the album is that almost all the songs are at the same level, the only song that stands out is ''One More light' which is the album title, but still that ''same level'' it's pretty good. Expand
  4. May 19, 2017
    5
    I have been a fan of Linkin Park from the moment I heard "in the end" when it was released, They brought me into they rock/metal genre. AndI have been a fan of Linkin Park from the moment I heard "in the end" when it was released, They brought me into they rock/metal genre. And even though they have changed their sound from time to time I still liked what they put out. From Hybrid Theory to the Hunting Party, each album had some good songs. But this album is a real disappointment, rock/metal has been completely replaced by commercialized pop songs. I wouldn't have minded if they were really good, but most sound really dated to me. This album sounds like a different band to me, I hear mostly Chester Bennington singing, and almost no Mike Shinoda. They have lost their own original sound, and now sound like many other pop groups. When the single Heavy came out I was already a bit worried for the direction they are going, and this cements my fears. The conclusion, a subpar outdated pop album. Expand
  5. May 28, 2017
    4
    Listened to this album for the first time and I don't know what to think. I guess I was hoping they would have returned to the hard angst ofListened to this album for the first time and I don't know what to think. I guess I was hoping they would have returned to the hard angst of their first couple albums. This album just seems so soft and sleepy, so far from where they started and nothing like what drew me to them. Not saying it's horrible but if I need that does of Linkin Park I will be going back to their earlier stuff that made me fall in love with them in the first place. Expand
  6. May 21, 2017
    2
    Disappointing, especially after a solid record like The Hunting Party. While I'm relatively open minded to musicians experimenting withDisappointing, especially after a solid record like The Hunting Party. While I'm relatively open minded to musicians experimenting with different sounds and musical styles, LP's foray into a more mainstream pop soundscape only manages to come off as forgettable, awkward, and at times unbearably bad. The songs on this record lack character and personality, and there's nothing minacious or edgy about this record, qualities that seemed omnipresent in the band's catalogue. Hopefully they can recover from this misstep, ASAP. Expand
  7. Jun 9, 2017
    0
    This is not about the evolution of a band. This is all about trying to make more money. Sad how this band sold themselves, and for worst, isThis is not about the evolution of a band. This is all about trying to make more money. Sad how this band sold themselves, and for worst, is not even a good pop album. Expand

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