Wasn't Living Things supposed to be more political?

Discussion in 'Linkin Park Chat' started by Gorgeous Nightmare, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Gorgeous Nightmare

    Gorgeous Nightmare Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Living Things is probably one of my favorite albums to date. But I'm confused about something. Didn't Linkin Park say their music would be a lot more political and controversial, unlike their older music which is more personal? I expected the meanings of the songs to be similar to A Thousand Suns but LT sounded more personal like Minutes to Midnight
     
  2. Xero21

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

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,225
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chester at one point said the album was going to be polarizing. That was in the middle of 2011 though, and at that point they were probably still buzzing off of A Thousand Suns. They obviously didn't end up continuing in that direction, at least for this album.
     
  3. Erica

    Erica Grab your hammer and heels LPA Über VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    11,490
    Likes Received:
    0
    lol take everything the band says before the release with a grain of salt. They do this quite often.
     
  4. Mark

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

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2002
    Messages:
    24,442
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't recall that at all.
     
  5. Ree

    Ree a female witch. LPA Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    7,842
    Likes Received:
    2
    I don't recall that either. I just remember them saying this album will be more personal compared to ATS, hence the name "LIVING THINGS". Do you have a link for the interview you're talking about? The band members say all sorts of cryptic things in the lead up to an album release. :lol:
     
  6. Filip

    Filip Not Robert. LPA Contributor

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    10,215
    Likes Received:
    18
    I remember them saying it was going to be more personal, less political.
     
  7. Vriska

    Vriska Wiki Staff LPA VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,777
    Likes Received:
    0
    I remember a comment about POLARIZING music. The band does this all of the time. Albums evolve as they are writing and that is why they don't like to disclose much information until the album is pretty much done. If they start describing it early then it tends to be wrong.
    :dino:
     
  8. Robert

    Robert Not Filip Über Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    10,788
    Likes Received:
    15
    So, you're people are saying the album isn't polarizing?

    Considering people's reactions to the record, that's weird.
     
  9. mastae

    mastae Some Honky

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    3
    I remember a comment Chester made about the album including lyrics commenting on religion without being preachy hahahaha but that was in 2011 so they obviously chose to go in another direction.
     
  10. Blake

    Blake Leave a Trace LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4,236
    Likes Received:
    0
    po·lar·i·za·tion   [poh-ler-uh-zey-shuhn] Show IPA
    noun
    1.
    a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions.
    2.
    Optics . a state, or the production of a state, in which rays of light or similar radiation exhibit different properties in different directions. Compare circular polarization, elliptical polarization, plane polarization.
    3.
    Electricity .
    a.
    the deposit of gases, produced during electrolysis, on the electrodes of a cell, increasing the resistance of the cell.
    b.
    a vector quantity indicating the electric dipole moment per unit of volume of a dielectric.
    c.
    the induction of polarity in a ferromagnetic substance.
    4.
    the production or acquisition of polarity.

    I'd say it fits definition 1 of polarizing. and polarizing does not = political necessarily
     
  11. Andreina

    Andreina Proud Venezuelan LP fan. With adorable feet. LPA Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    4,736
    Likes Received:
    8
    Wait, what? They've said kazillion times that this album would be more personal and the lyrics more about "you and me" ..

    I don't know where you got that from :lol:
     
  12. mastae

    mastae Some Honky

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    3
    They did recently, but there WAS an interview with Chester WAAAAAAAAAY back. He didn't say political, but he said they were going to be attacking more "social" issues, if I remembered correctly.
     
  13. Gorgeous Nightmare

    Gorgeous Nightmare Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    I got that information from the NME interview I saw a while back. But I just read over the interview and I guess my mind twisted some of the words around. Weird.

    It's a shame though, in my opinion. I would've loved to see more political/controversial stuff like A Thousand Suns. I dunno, the personal stuff is kinda played out already, it's getting a bit tiring. But that's just me. I still love the album though
     
  14. mastae

    mastae Some Honky

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    3
    I completely agree. Although LP switched it up enough on tracks like Castle Of Glass, Victimized, and Roads Untraveled for me. COG is so poetic and Roads Untraveled is very heartfelt. If LP could write more "personal" lyrics like that I'd be for them.

    Also I still think it'd be interesting to hear an LP song about social issues such as religion. Would be cool for LP to be polarizing lyrically instead of just musically.
     
  15. Snail

    Snail LPA Super Member LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,045
    Likes Received:
    1
    LIVING THINGS actually lived up to the band's claims for once.
     
  16. Blake

    Blake Leave a Trace LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4,236
    Likes Received:
    0
    TBH, thus
     

Share This Page