So I've been thinking about this for a while now, ever sine Minutes to Midnight was released and a lot of LP's fans cried in agony at what they had become and how they were better off staying firmly in the Nu-metal genre. For me personally my friends who were making these complaints were very big into heavy metal and similar genres where the songs were not sung but screamed or growled. I came to the conclusion that they actually were more fans of the genre than they were of any single band and if they were a fan of a band it was because they were personifying that genre more than anything else. This is not an unusual thing really as we can all say we have at least one favorite genre that we feel produces the best kind of music but it also means we don't care about individual bands or stop liking them because they diver into new territory that can't be classified as one genre. Linkin Park is a pretty unique band because their efforts have put them in a spot that is hard to define. MtM was a solid rock album that many thought moved them away from the more electronic side of their act until ATS pops up and it's a game changer again, my father who was a very big fan of MtM did not like ATS at all because it wasn't rock and my heavy metal friends even told me Linkin Park had gone completely soft. the album once again polarized some fans who were happy enough with the electric guitars and Chester's unaltered voice. Personally I fucking love that Linkin Park can not be defined by one genre alone and their songs will always leave me guessing as to how they will sound and I'm most definitely a Linkin Park fan rather than a fan of a genre they happen to have been a part of. Now I have seen some discussion on LPA about ATS being the best album and others getting really excited about Chester's screams for THP. So my question to you guys (If you haven't fallen asleep reading through the wall of text) is this Are you a fan of Linkin Park and all their efforts or do they simply just fall into a genre that you count as your favorite?