Linkin Park Launches LPU XIII - Tracklisting And Other Details Here

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  1. Gibs

    Gibs The Prog Nerd Über Member

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    Never mind, your write. I have no clue why I thought it was What I've Done. I was thinking of the Iridescent solo. Some LP fan I am, lol. :p
     
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    Pretty Birdy, eh? Intriguing.
     
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    What do you think of it? I particularly like the guitar work over the original.
     
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    I always have a hard time with these LP demos, because I'm always torn between liking these different interpretations but ultimately preferring the original. SIB on the album for example I like because it has a lot more punch to it. The guitar work is interesting, but it's rather more mellow than the song deserves I think.

    And then there's what I came back here to post, which is my reaction to the three different UIB demos. I think hearing them separately has given me more of an appreciation of how they were compiled together on the album. They're each nice, but none of them really move in my opinion - combined, UIB sounds like it goes places. Maybe the final track we got could've been stretched out a bit more to give each song more breathing room, but they definitely work as one fluid song. It kinda needs to - separately, they're very neat but ultimately tedious songs.
     
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  5. Gibs

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    I totally agree. That's the reason they put the three demos together in the first place. Part of me wishes that they would have expanded on Three Band Terror to a full song though. Ahh, the potential.
     
  6. Nicholas

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    Just some thoughts after listening to the album

    Basquiat: Demos like this, Homecoming, and Debris make me feel like MtM could have been way different, for the better too, imo. Would have preferred more sounds like these over songs like "In Between" and "In Pieces".

    Holding Company: I love it. If their next album took this softer approach I think it would be a lot better than LT. LT had too much electronic, I much prefer good old drums and guitars, it just feels more natural. I also prefer the softer tone, but that's just me.

    Primo: Aside from the lyrics, It barely sounds like I'll Be gone. It's different for sure, but I don't really care for the song structure and the lyrics aren't as good as I'll Be Gone. It was interesting to hear what I'll Be Gone could have sounded like, though.

    Hemisphere: At first I thought this sounded like Ice Cream Truck music. I like it, but I can't really describe how I feel about it, it sort of has the same sound consistently throughout the entire length.

    Cumulus: Just wow. I love Meteora, but I can't help but wonder how the album would have sounded like had more tracks sounded like this. I feel like had more tracks been like this Meteora would have sounded a bit more unique rather than sounding like a sequel to HT. I'm not knocking Meteora though, I love that album.


    Pretty Birdy: I don't have much words for this, the heavy guitar is decent but I still like the final version of SIB better.

    Universe: Anybody feel like this sounds similar to a song in the Persona games? I got a Persona vibe from it. Really like it.

    Three Band Terror: I really liked this track. As much as I love the screaming in some of the LP songs, this sounds so much more smoothing to me. If LT sounded more folk like this it might have been my favorite LP album.

    I honestly think some of the LT, MtM, and Meteora demos sound better than some of the songs from the albums. It makes you really wonder what those albums would have sounded like had they kept with those styles. I know a lot won't agree, but I really wouldn't mind if their next album were similar to "Holding Company" and "Three Band Terror". I really enjoy the softer side to LP, it's so smoothing to the ears. For a band that started with Nu Metal they sure adapt to different styles really well. Now I'm really curious to hear what their next album is going to sound like. Just like their last albums I'm expecting something really different sounding, but for the better. I'm expecting half the album to have their old heavy style with the other few tracks having a softer approach like Holding Company. I wasn't the biggest fan of LTs and I think Recharged is DnB/Dupstep garbage (Aside from that Skin To Bone remix that was awesome), so here's to hoping for a less eletronic and more natural/calmer LP album.
     
  7. minuteforce

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    More guitars, live drums and less electronics doesn't seem like a "softer" approach to me but, okay

    You and just about everybody else :rolleyes:
     
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    LP should avoid overproducing the album.... That's why they need to avoid relying use of computers heavily..
     
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    Well, maybe that'll happen on the next album. You never know ...
     
  10. Nicholas

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    I mean less hectic sounding than all the upbeat electronic sounds we got with LTs. Just because it has more guitars and drums doesn't mean it has to be heavy, as show in that song. I'd consider Holding Company mellow and "soft" sounding whereas songs from LTs (like LGM, IBG, Victimized etc) have more heavier sounds to it. Holding Company has a more cheerful sound when compared to a lot of songs from LT.
     
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    Funny how we can be so pumped for new heavy stuff from LP, while at the same time wanting more of this soft stuff.
    Next album should be called "Contrast", with every other song sounding like "Hit The Floor", then "Three Band Terror" lol.
     
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    In all honesty, I would have absolutely no problem with this happening.
     
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    I know why, but I won't say, because I might get labeled as some kind of a conspiracy theory lunatic... :)

    Anywhoooo, this album is great. interesting stuff.

    Standout tracks:

    Primo
    Apaches
    Basquiat
    Cumulus
     
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    Meh very boring I want chester singing over a xero demos and take away my pride
     
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    The main standout tracks for me on this release are Three Band Terror and Primo.

    The acoustic guitar is so refreshing to hear, and really outdoes The Messenger by a long shot. Primo is a lot more interesting than the final version of I'll Be Gone, and was more or less what I was expecting from Living Things, even though that's not what we really got.
     
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    Do they email you the songs or what? How does it work? I bought a Digital Subscription, but not received anything.
     
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    You don't get the music if you get the basic Digital Subscription. If you only bought the 20 dollar package, you have to buy the music separately.
     
  18. Christos

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    Ah, right. For some reason I thought it was included. Thanks.
     
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    Do you get the same chance for Meet And Greet with tha basic subscription?
     
  20. Rebel Traj

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    I just relistened Universe fully, and I must say, this song could have been/is already flippin' amazing! You can just imagine Mike rappin' over it, and then at the end with the guitar, love love! Demo from 2006, hope they'll make such music with meaning again on their next album. It sounded kinda like Fort Minor, but the end with the guitars made it Linkin Park! But obviously also Rob's drumming and *cough* wonderful Dave :hodor: It sounds deep, Fort Minor had deep lyrics/themes/music, so it is within our Mike Almighty. Chester with Dead By Sunrise had just like within the MtM-ATS period; deeper/more straight to the point lyrics than in Linkin Park, songs like 'End of The World', 'Walking In Circles'. They've stated multiple times that Linkin Park is not so much a political band, or any 'profound/deep' band, but I think and somewhere hope that's been the label stopping them. They're truely good by making simplistic songs, with easily-for-people-to-attach-to-lyrics. Look at their song 'Dedicated', that song was very profound, lyrically, instrumentally, it hit me real hard in the heart somewhere! But it didn't make it on Hybrid Theory, or the EP. So, what exactly goes wrong in such a process? I hope they step out of it real soon, and get it done with.
     
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