One More Light | Review Round-Up Thread

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    Joe

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    Reviews for Linkin Park's new album One More Light are starting to appear online and in print from some music publications so we figured we'd start a thread that rounds them all up. Feel free to discuss the reviews and add your own in the comments and I'll try and update the OP as they come in. Click on the tiles for full interviews with excerpts below.

    AltWire (Derek from LPA) - A

    Kerrang! Magazine - 3/5 (Good)

    Rocksound - 6/10

    HeavyMag

    Stack JB Hi-Fi

    Associate Press

    USA Today - 2 out of 4

    NME - 1 / 5

     
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    Iopia

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    It's almost like these guys don't even listen to the album...
     
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    LohithMohan

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    So reviews are mostly saying it's not bad but nothing spectacular either.
    So, like the reception of all of their previous albums then?

    Where's Derek and his review? :think:
     
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    These reviewers really don't know anything about the band?
     
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    Michele

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    They drop a pop album and dont get full hate by the reviews. I see this as a good sign somehow.
     
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    Sonic

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    These are portly written reviews. Period.
     
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    Iopia

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    Same, I was expecting a lot worse. :shrug:

    99% of music reviews are poorly written IMO. :lol:
     
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    dontFindOutMe

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    I am really excited for Nobody can save me. Almost all of the reviews are showering praise on it. Plus, no matter the album, the openers have always been great.
     
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    Sasuke

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    This album is a pop album, of course they never gonna like it. they're rock magazines.
     
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    You know, I can't help but notice that this album is kind of like a sister album to Living Things. I think both sound similar and share a lot of the same qualities in the sense that they both were kind of ''pop'' albums and also the fact that they're both kind of ''firecracker'' albums as well. For example, I can see a number of songs from One More Light fitting in well on Living Things, and vice versa. Something like Burn It Down or Powerless or any of those could fit in fine on One More Light.
     
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    Iopia

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    This is why I find the hugely negative reaction on Youtube etc. really strange. OML isn't worlds apart from what they've done in the past, Living Things in particular.
     
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    Eeeeh... OML = LT is quite a stretch. LT was more a "radio rock" album for sure, but they still made rock songs. One More Light is them unabashedly wanting to sit themselves in with the 21 Pilots and the Chainsmokers in between the new Katy Perry song. Maybe even get a little of that old Coldplay vibe in there as well.

    There's "old Linkin Park" elements in most of the OML songs for sure, and they do have a seasoned pop history, but this new material is still all those turned up to a way higher degree than they've ever done before.
     
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    Qwerty19

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    LT was pop rock. OML is pop.

    By default, it's gonna be the LP record to which it's gonna be compared the most, even though they're not carbon copy of each other.
     
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    Actually it seems like the ABC review is from Associate Press and is being used on a shit load of sites, Washington Post, ABC, Mail Online etc, lol. Shit that the reviewer sucks and that review will be used on a bunch of sites.
     
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    "Even then, those are the most adventurous songs on the album. The rest fall into the same category of morose rock anthems that Linkin Park has been dutifully putting out for years. Only these are riddled with generic platitudes about how "if I fall, get knocked down / I'll pick myself up off the ground" (Battle Symphony) and "what doesn't kill us makes us stronger" (Sharp Edges). Played in succession with Laughter, Light is an illuminating reminder that not all bands can get better with age."

    -USA Today
     
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    God, this is an awful review, much worse than the other ones which brings the question if they've always hated what LP made or they haven't really listened to OML. Yes, it's different, it's pop but it can't be that bad if all other reviews give it an average mark.
     
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    Since when did reviews matter?

    I mean, ATS has 66% on Metacritic. That was the point I stopped paying attention.
     
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    ATS, in the big scheme of things, would be about a 6,5 / 7 in my opinion. Which is good.
     
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    Most of the reviews didn't mentioned SORRY FOR NOW:hypo:
     

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