This absolutely is the best album Linkin Park has ever come out imo of course, but also in terms of lyrics and diversity. So far this has been the only album I've ever listened to all the way through every time I've listened. I'm sure that will change eventually but so far it hasn't. I fully understand the joke Chester (or maybe Phoenix) made about turning a 47 minute MP3 to Warner. I also agree with the poster that said ATS is more "Linkin Park" than MTM and doesn't get people saying that NOW they don't sound like Linkin Park. I like MTM for the most part and it had two of my favorite LP songs (In Pieces, LOATR) but they didn't sound like the band I had imagined them developing into when I heard HT and Reanimation for the first time. ATS sounds like LP is back on track to becoming the band they seemed destined to be in July 2002. They're a shape-shifting genre-less outfit that seamlessly blends elements of rock, hip hop and electronica. Are they best at any of those particular genres? No, but they exist in a world all their own.