Mike Shinoda Discusses Direction of LIVING THINGS with NME

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  1. Top2Bottom

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    If Living Things is a shorter, up tempo version of Minutes, which I don't think it will be anything like, I'd likely rate it my favourite album thus far.

    While I liked ATS, it wasn't an album I could listen to at any point, in any mood. By nature, I like high tempo music, and ATS just felt a little slow for me. I feel Living Things could be the album that many early LP fans have truly been waiting for. Energetic. A word that on its own is able to sum up the LP of old. That's what they lost along their experimental path.

    And to all the Meteora haters/dislikers, need I remind you of what album produced one of LP's greatest, if not THE greatest, songs, Breaking The Habit? For mine, that song is a stand out from all albums so far. In a time where nearly all their songs had rap, they made this beautiful, deep, emotional, yet catchy, pop song.
     
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    Definitely agreed with Derek. As long as they make music that I find pleasing and enjoyable, I don't care if it's not the next DSotM or Sgt. Pepper.
     
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    Whoa man! I totally agree! ;)
     
  4. Top2Bottom

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    Harsh man, harsh Lol. But, each to their own I guess.
     
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    So what's inside the Linkin Park toolbox? :toolbox:
     
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    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

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    It's like the ark of the covenant in Indiana Jones. Only those with the power to open it may do so and use it's contents, others get melted away and their eyes fall out of their sockets in a really cheesy but awesome show of special effects. :toolbox:
     
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    Also, potatoes.

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    I'd interject but your disappointment faces will be funny. :trollface:
     
  9. Joe

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    NME article has been updated again. First post now has the band talking about why they named the album "LIVING THINGS", say it will have "cathartic screaming" as well as strong lyrics, rapping and melodies and also the quote about them getting back to the Hybrid Theory state of mind.
     
  10. AndreyKamensky

    AndreyKamensky hakuna matata

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    Hell yeah!
     
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    There are definitely moments of cathartic screaming.


    I AM FANGIRLING EVERYWHERE"Q!!!!!!!"!!111
     
  12. Joe

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    :flugen:
     
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    Ok so probably no songs like catalyst, little things or WTCFM regarding the lengths :D Nevermind.
     
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    The more I hear about this record the less excited I am for it. Sorry.
     
  15. Jack_Farrell

    Jack_Farrell KTTK is Chester suicide-diving off a cliff naked

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    MTM was organic. Burn It Down is electronic as fucking shit.
     
  16. Rocky

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    but fucking shit is organic
     
  17. Blake

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    Burn it down does have some electronics but it doesn't really feel totally that way to me when I listen to it. When I listen to it it brings back to MTM plus a rap tbh.
     
  18. Jack_Farrell

    Jack_Farrell KTTK is Chester suicide-diving off a cliff naked

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    The songs is almost completely made around synths, it has electronic drums, the bass has been effect'd... There is almost nothing organic to Burn It Down. It feels completely hollow to me.
     
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    Yeah Burn It Down is all synths. So? LP already said they have guitars, hopefully ones you can hear properly this time too and add more to the music
     
  20. Blake

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    i still get the MTM feel listening to it
     
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