Has LInkin Park sold out?

Discussion in 'Linkin Park Chat' started by PT37, Jun 22, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mark

    Mark I'm Ron F***ing Swanson. LPA Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2002
    Messages:
    24,442
    Likes Received:
    0
    Didn't read that wall of nonsense, but isn't taking a huge departure from the sound that got you more than 20 million album sales the exact opposite of selling out? The band had perfected the formula on radio-friendly nu-metal. They could have continued cashing in on that check for the better part of the decade.

    Evolving as a band and pushing creative boundaries has come at the expense of airplay (slightly) and fans (majorly). Seems to me like the band just wants to continue challenging themselves creatively instead of worrying about album sales or popularity.

    People are stupid.
     
  2. Adam.

    Adam. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    0
    1) Are you seriously enlisting this forum to help you sound smarter in an argument with this guy? I'm just curious how much of our responses you're reposting.

    2) Any band worth their salt in the public world has sold out dozens of times. The Beatles were the very definition of sell outs and that unleashed their creative genius on the world. Linkin Park absolutely avoided going down with the Nu Metal ship, if they'd stayed with it they'd be in the same place as Korn and Limp Bizkit—where are their tracks on the billboard ratings now? Any objective listener of Linkin Park's music today will admit it is of a wholly different quality than their earlier work and anyone who's giving them shit for not being nu-metal is experiencing some sort of early mid-life crisis.
     
  3. Xero21

    Xero21 I was Ree's 100th follower on Twitter.

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,225
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love all your posts.

    As for the guy on the other forum, Hybrid Theory sold 10 million units in the U.S. alone. Linkin Park has been a mainstream band since day one. Mike Shinoda loves electronic music, you'd know that if you bothered keeping up with his personal blog. He makes music like that because he enjoys it, regardless of current mainstream appeal. Is the timing maybe not the best? Sure, I'll give you that. But don't mistake his intentions.
     
  4. Blackee Dammet

    Blackee Dammet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Implying liking their Xero material is something to be proud of.
     
  5. lilj4425

    lilj4425 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    0
    :facepalm: Almost TEN years later and idiots like this still can't get over the fact LP changed their sound? This makes me question the future success of the human race. I'm willing to bet the squirrel I saw in my backyard earlier today is smarter than at least half of the human population that currently inhabits Earth.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2012
  6. Tim

    Tim My perversion power is accumulating LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    7,017
    Likes Received:
    0
    This. So hard.

    And their change in sound wasn't that drastic. The band has had some growing pains, but their evolution has been smooth for the most part. Some of you guys act like they went from playing death metal to polka.
     
  7. ChuckCheese

    ChuckCheese Did somebody order some cheese? LPA VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,587
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lol at "techno", and saying that the music they make now is like what's popular now. Only time I have heard an LP song along with pop artists was when WFTE was a single. And that song isn't exactly pop. Sounds like an angry 14 year old.
     
  8. PT37

    PT37 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    No, just wanted to show you guys this guys post. I could really care less.
     
  9. Robert

    Robert Not Filip Über Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    10,789
    Likes Received:
    15
    I don't know what to say, everything has been said, so, just:

    :facepalm:
     
  10. KillerUndies

    KillerUndies Never Forget. Never Surrender. LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    3,924
    Likes Received:
    1
    Staying with their original sound would be selling out.
     
  11. LPChris

    LPChris LP Fan Since 8/2001

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    0
    I will personally poop on any person's face if they say that Linkin Park has sold out. Linkin Park has done the exact opposite.
     
  12. KillerUndies

    KillerUndies Never Forget. Never Surrender. LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    3,924
    Likes Received:
    1
    Way off topic here, but if that's you in your sig I'd let you poop on my face.
     
  13. CylockDNB

    CylockDNB Cytophite

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    0
    Add "I love you" and "Fuck you" to that list then, as well. :p
     
  14. Bennington_Hahn

    Bennington_Hahn This goes out to everybody still hatin' LPA VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,242
    Likes Received:
    0
    is this guy the ultimate troll or what? If it wasn't bad enough him calling QWERTY "Behind your lies", he had to go on to say that burn it down - the most mainstream song off LT - is the only redeeming feature on the albums. Jeeze, when will these people just disaper? Either like it or GTFO
     
  15. arbiter

    arbiter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is nothing mathematical about that statement. And there is no such thing as the "hardest of fans". And changing their style here and there and mixing things up will cause them to loose some fans but they also attract new fans with each new release because an album may not work for one person, but it will be another person's favourite album.

    This is more of actual reality than anything written by that sad person.

    Condescending much? I could say the same thing about you in terms of their first two albums and that genre with a dose of nostalgia. It is very possible to like every single album Linkin Park makes without it having to do with idolizing. It's not the end of the world if Living Things doesn't hit that spot for you. It doesn't make you better than the person who every album does hit the spot for them.
     
  16. minuteforce

    minuteforce Danny's not here, Mrs. Torrance. LPA Team

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    10,863
    Likes Received:
    101
    In the context of everything they've said, the fact this person considers "Burn It Down" to be the new album's "saving grace" is, like, :lol:
     
  17. Elaine

    Elaine The One They Call Elaine. LPA VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,651
    Likes Received:
    3
    I smell a troll. :trollface:
     
  18. minuteforce

    minuteforce Danny's not here, Mrs. Torrance. LPA Team

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    10,863
    Likes Received:
    101
    Go and take a shower, then.
     
  19. mastae

    mastae Some Honky

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    3
    If you want to talk about "selling out," which, in my mind, is compromising the music for moneys sake, then Meteora is the only album LP "sold out" on.
     
  20. The Joesen One

    The Joesen One Waiting for the OTHER end to come LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    5,187
    Likes Received:
    3
    Sellout = Hybrid Theory Part III.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page