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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. May 22, 2017
    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: 57 out of 133
  2. Negative: 47 out of 133
  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 22, 2017
    10
    this is the best pop album. What has happened to others. Seriously guys. this is awesome. Pls linkin park continue this kind of songs in nextthis is the best pop album. What has happened to others. Seriously guys. this is awesome. Pls linkin park continue this kind of songs in next album. Talking to myself , nobody can save me , sharp edges and others are all excellent. keep it going LP Expand
  3. May 24, 2017
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Creo que es un buen álbum, quizá perdieron el estilo que caracterizaba su sonido, pero a mí me gustó mucho y están en su derecho de cambiar de género las veces que quieran.
    Las letras no son malas, pero me he dado cuenta que muchos fans se van por generalizar que por sonar pop, ya es basura, lo siento pero Linkin Park no tiene la culpa de que todas las canciones que suenan en la radio suenen "igual".
    ¡Felicito a LP por este nuevo álbum!
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  4. May 31, 2017
    6
    Should you listen to it? If you're a Linkin Park fan, yes! It gives you more insight into what mostly Mike and Chester are going through.Should you listen to it? If you're a Linkin Park fan, yes! It gives you more insight into what mostly Mike and Chester are going through. Tracks like Talking to myself, Sorry for now, Invisible are really personal, though I would like if they would have more lyrics. I really like Chester's performance on Heavy. It's nice to see him weak for a change. If he can be brave enough to do it, so can I. And the first verse feels like they read my mind and know how I feel right now. Expand
  5. Aug 18, 2021
    4
    I agree 'One More Light' is a masterpiece, 'Heavy' is also quite interesting since LP never put out a style like that, but it is mostly not myI agree 'One More Light' is a masterpiece, 'Heavy' is also quite interesting since LP never put out a style like that, but it is mostly not my thing, the whole record is too maroon 5 ish for me, tries too much to be dramatic and the instrumentals sometimes don't quite fit Chesters neither Shinodas voices and verses. Every LP album had some reason for me to buy it, this one at least just doesn't, it barely has anything that is satisfying and catchy to me, though i can understand why people like this record, it just doesn't hit the right spot for me. Expand
  6. May 19, 2017
    2
    I've waited until the release to analyse and judge the album with a neutral look on it. And i have to say that is really a shame that LinkinI've waited until the release to analyse and judge the album with a neutral look on it. And i have to say that is really a shame that Linkin Park decided to tarnish their discography with such a weak album.

    You can't even notice any trace of real instruments being played on the record. Mike and Chester dominated the production of the album and led the group toward a complete pop direction.

    With electronic beats taking over the guitarist space, short lenghted songs and even multiple featured guests, Linkin Park clearly shows their intentions with a Radio friendly album that was made to sell-out.

    The only radical change made by the band was to give a middle finger to their oldshool fans that made them successful in the first place. They didn't wanted another Hybrid Theory like the group likes to insist. They wanted an original album with a Heavy sound that only them could make.

    You would think that they were walking toward the right direction with the release of The Hunting Party, but in reality all they wanted to be mainstream like everybody else.

    Mike Shinoda says that the Band likes to innovate and experiment new things each album, but this argument totally backfires when you listen to this album. This is not new, this is not original and this sure doesn't seems like innovation to me. Pop nowdays always sounds the same and One More Light is no different. Linkin Park has betrayed their own roots and fan base with the Band's weakest album yet.
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  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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