Linkin Park's fanbase REALLY fetishizes LP's demos even when some of them are complete crap. People flipped shit for Holding Company which is, at best, mediocre. We want what we can't have. Man the posts about the "lost/deleted" Joe Hahn hard drive... "OMG I WONDER WHAT WAS ON IT!?!" Meteora was their only Part II album and most hardcore fans wish it didn't exist. So they went in a different direction every album and some fans are mad they didn't make a Part II Indie Rock album. I read a Haim interview where Mike was at their show and asked them about their song writing process. I LOVE Haim (as does Mike) but LP taking tips from Haim? Hell no. Find your own path. Which is what they did. Mike says the demos were derivative because he was trying to follow a trend. They may have been amazing songs but as an artist, if you feel you're chasing a trend you should probably trash those songs.