okay well i've only listened to the clips so I can't make a fully informed decision, but from what i've heared i'm actually quite disappointed in this album. Linkin Park got where they did because they were exiting, lively nu metal. If they want to get away from that fine. But this just seems like exactly what i was afraid of. They're so desperate to escape their old sound that they've just gone for something completely different without a care in the world for alienating their fans. HOWEVER, I hated Meteora when i first heared it but now i love it so this will probably turn out the same.