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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: 53 out of 121
  2. Negative: 44 out of 121
  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. Jun 11, 2017
    10
    Most people see this album as a commercial stunt, that LP is looking to set a new standard which is more widely accepted. I don't see One MoreMost people see this album as a commercial stunt, that LP is looking to set a new standard which is more widely accepted. I don't see One More Light as a such. The major of LP's previous albums and tracks picture a narrator that is very discontent with their life and their problems. With One More Light, that narrator is now realizing that change is possible and they can make a difference in their life. This album sounds different because it comes from a different perspective, yet is still the LP we know and love. Expand
  3. May 19, 2017
    9
    Sorry For Now, Halfway Right, One More Light, Sharp Edges, Talking to Myself are all solid songs and I understand why the band did not releaseSorry For Now, Halfway Right, One More Light, Sharp Edges, Talking to Myself are all solid songs and I understand why the band did not release these as singles. They really kept the best for the last.
    There are some down moments in this album. Heavy and Good Goodbye are still poor songs. Every song follows the conventional song pattern without really experimenting in that aspect. The album opener, Nobody Can Save Me is an average song as well.
    However, almost all melodies in this album is catchy and goes well with the lyrics. Speaking of lyrics, the unreleased songs had the best lyrics the band has ever put out in their career while Good Goodbye and Heavy feature some of their weakest in their career.
    All in all, I'd give this album an 8 but Sorry for Now alone makes me bump it up to a 9.
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  4. May 27, 2017
    6
    John - This was an interesting listen. First of all, I don't by any means think this was a bad album. There were a few tracks that could'veJohn - This was an interesting listen. First of all, I don't by any means think this was a bad album. There were a few tracks that could've done with not being on there, Sorry For Now being one of them - purely because they were just incredibly forgettable - but for the most part I enjoyed One More Light. The production was a bit hit and miss, but the lyrical content was good mostly, and I actually quite liked the majority of the instrumentals, which I wasn't expecting at all. The highlights were Heavy, Good Goodbye, Battle Symphony and Sharp Edges, the latter being the best on the album for me. Chester Bennington's vocals are as good as they've ever been, and this is very much demonstrated by his versatility on different tempo tracks. Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised by One More Light. It's definitely not a perfect album - especially not when compared to some of their best work - but it's not a bad effort either.

    Tilly - I'll be the first to admit that I know very few songs by Linkin Park. Of course, I have the obvious ones all on my rock playlist, but aside from those, I know next to nothing about them. One More Light was probably an odd place for me to start delving into their extensive discography but it surprisingly wasn't a bad place. Sure, it's certainly more poppy than what I know of their music, but the decent lyrics and catchy chorus' are still very much a part of their new sound. Heavy and Good Goodbye were the highlights and obvious single choices, whereas songs like Sharp Edges and One More Light felt like potential gems dragged down by a multitude of unfortunate lyrics. It was still a really cohesive and enjoyable listen, and I wouldn't be opposed to adding all of the songs to one of my playlists - bar Sorry For Now - to see if I end up liking it more than I feel like I do right now.
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  5. Jun 13, 2017
    4
    This album encompasses all varieties of modern day pop, from Kygo to Years & Years to Milky Chance.
    But never actually do a good job at
    This album encompasses all varieties of modern day pop, from Kygo to Years & Years to Milky Chance.
    But never actually do a good job at either. Most songs are boring and predictable. However, the drum beats are catchy, but that's where the buck stops. 3 out of the 10 songs are decent, but never really hit the mark. I feel like this album should have been a spin-off as they've done before with Hybrid Theory/Reanimation and Living Things/Recharged. It would have been a good supplement rather than a full release. But at least it is more palatable than the Hunting Party, which I struggled to listen to in one play-through. Don't want to be too harsh, so 4 out of 10 stars is more than what this album deserves.
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  6. May 20, 2017
    2
    Wow. I an honestly say I am gutted/disappointed/sorry for this album. We all know that LP like to evolve their style, but this is 100% a ppoWow. I an honestly say I am gutted/disappointed/sorry for this album. We all know that LP like to evolve their style, but this is 100% a ppo album! I have a huge range of music that I like but One Direction isn't part of that group. Very sad 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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