Jun 30 2012
Living Things is the fifth studio album from rock group Linkin Park, which includes 12 tracks with a total run time of just under 37 minutes. The album is not bad by any means, but is just a solid release and a minor effort in the impressive discography of the band.
Linkin Park have changed, but their roots are apparent on this album than on what they have released recently. The album is not metal in any way, with an electronic sound replacing the metal music which the group previously made. It’s a big improvement from the “too experimental” album A Thousand Suns and even though none of the songs really compare to the classic tracks found on the groups first three albums, however they are still good songs. Living Things standout tracks are electronic influenced like Burn It Down, Lies Greed Misery and Skin To Bone. The album has slower tracks which are pulled off very well such as Roads Untravelled, Powerless and Castle Of Glass. Multiple songs also combine those two sounds well like Lost In The Echo, In My Remains and I’ll Be Gone. While the album does have many good tracks, many tracks were dissapointing as well such as Victimized, Until It Breaks and Tinfoil on an album which runs very short at only 37 minutes. Living Things ranks as the fourth best out of five albums from Linkin Park for me, but is still a solid album from the group.
Living Things is a solid release from the rap group Linkin Park, but is a much weaker album from the group when compared to their past releases. The album runs short and has some dissapointing tracks, but sees the band somewhat returning to their earlier sound and has many good tracks. Living Things is a solid album which gets 3 stars.
Top 5 Tracks: Burn It Down, Lies Greed Misery, I’ll Be Gone, Roads Untraveled, Skin To Bone
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