Linkin Park fans rejoice; after only a couple years your prayers have been answered, a new LP album is here!
Some fans have possibly fallen off over the past few years due to the progression of the band. Fans typically have the same thought, “Don’t mess with what works.” When you are a musician, you want to move forward, not stand still. Yes, there are bands out there in which their popularity dies down a bit because they change their sound, but ‘hey, that’s music.’ Not all performers are in it for the money. Linkin Park is one of those rare gems. Even if I wasn’t a Linkin Park fan, I could appreciate their highly anticipated new album, Living Things.
Right out the gate, the song “Lost In The Echo” gives you a left hook in the jaw leaving you stunned. Being that I am a fan of Linkin Park since their debut album, Hybrid Theory, I can honestly say this is their best work since 2000. I was one of many to go out to my local retailer to pick up a copy the first day of release. Although the album leaked a couple weeks prior to being released, there is no better experience than driving down the highway blasting some great tunes.
I immediately got goosebumps and chills from the opening minute of this sure-to-be-a-hit album. That’s what this band does…they strike emotion amongst their listeners. They have a way of grabbing the hearts of their fans and pulling them in for an emotional roller coaster.
Linkin Park fans, no worries. This album is a “hybrid” of all four of their major release albums, so no need to hesitate picking it up. I am completely blown away at how far this band has come over the past 12 years and how intricate each member is to this band. I must say, Linkin Park put their all into this one. Be sure to catch Linkin Park this summer on the Honda Civic Tour with opening acts Incubus and Mutemath. I have no qualms in guaranteeing this album of brilliance will hit number 1 on the Billboard Charts.
Written by Salvatore Spurge Jr