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Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
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  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. Kerrang!
    May 17, 2017
    60
    A record that's at times so flat. [13 May 2017, p.50]
  3. 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.
  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
    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.
  7. 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.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 481 Ratings

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  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 19, 2017
    9
    You cant expect a band to remain musically the same for 17 years, The fact that every album should sound the same is the problem with musicYou cant expect a band to remain musically the same for 17 years, The fact that every album should sound the same is the problem with music these days. Linkin Park is experimenting, and its appreciated. This record is lyrically beautiful, especially songs like Sorry for Now and Battle Symphony. Musically, even though I think the drummer took a huge sabbatical, the vocalists and the producers have done a commendable job. Even though there are no screams, no loud drums or heavy guitar riffs, its refreshing music. Full Review »
  3. May 19, 2017
    9
    The evolution of Linkin Park is not for everybody but there's no denying that they know how to write a good song, whatever the genre. "OneThe evolution of Linkin Park is not for everybody but there's no denying that they know how to write a good song, whatever the genre. "One More Light" is a polished gem of a pop album - approach this album with an open mind and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Full Review »