Actually this is a very good and well written review, even if I don't think it's how I'll feel toward the album. At least the guy actually knows how to write a professional piece without relying on bad jokes like "apocalyptic piano" guy. But for those who said the review is mostly judging the album on Linkin Park's past reputation has it down pat. It's as if these critics don't want to accept this particular band is capable of creating high art and resort to denial. At least that's how this review reads. Maybe not exactly "honest," but at least it provides a well written opposing viewpoint.