This is my opinion on the album, what's everyone else's? My taste in music has vastly changed since Meteora was released, so this first listen was interesting. This album is Pop Rock with a Linkin Park twist IMO. They did change their style, in some postive ways and some negative ways. What got to me was that they went ballad crazy, more than I ever thought they would do on an album. That hurt the album for me personally, its the softest Linkin Park has sounded (I was expecting more raw, harder songs). Also, the lack of Joe Hahn to me was disappointing, more DJ/Electronic would've benefited the album. But other than that...I liked how melodic they have gotten with their sound. What really stood out to me was Mike's rapping, anytime he rapped on this album, it was one of my favorite parts of the album. Fort Minor really helped him in his lyrics and his flow. My favorite track off the album so far is 'In Pieces', this to me was one of those 'Breaking the Habit' type songs where they show how creative they can get.