Rock Sound Interview: Chester Discusses One More Light, Personal Struggles And More

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    minuteforce

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    So ... you guys are complaining about something that is nothing more than an extremely distant possibility? :huh:
     
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    Some of us are.

    What I just read is so hilarious I gotta share. "What if the band got brainwashed? Explains their shift in direction, especially after Mike said this: "Rock music is gone in this direction, basically it become indie pop jingle. It's like songs that can be on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and Disney Channel. I can't see myself writing music that it's like that, i don't wont follow that trend, forget it" "
     
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    Mr. Hahn is the real mastermind. He brainwashed Linkin Park into becoming a shitty trend-following pop band and, then, he wrote all the songs for them to play. It explains everything

    :kappa:
     
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    An argument could be made that if it was all so personal then they wouldn't talk about it at all. To me it kinda sounds like a marketing ploy for the album.

    And I'm sorry but their standards dropped big time if they thought they were creating 'great' music here. The fact that they had to bring in producers for each song speaks volumes.
     
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    Because masterpieces like Until It's Gone, Burn It Down and Somewhere I Belong are such a high standard. :lol:
     
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    I'm sorry, but I find it hard to believe that Chester would talk about serious things like that only as a marketing ploy.

    And only because you don't like the music doesn't mean they dropped their standards. They brought producers because they wanted to try something new.
     
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    Bringing in producers doesn't mean their standards dropped. Lots of artists do this, it's not uncommon
     
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    "They're talking about it so it must not be personal" is some serious reaching, wow
     
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    Hi I'm Luke I like to play devil's advocate.

    Also I find it totally hilarious people acting like they know the band and what their true motives are. Truth is no one on this site has any real connection to the band. We've scored interviews with band members and the band may be aware of one or two members, but when you actually stop to think about it no one knows shit about who they are as human beings.
     
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    Uhhh seriously? If you would even consider thinking that Chester would use his friends' attempted suicide and his own (past) suicidal thoughts as a marketing ploy, you must not think very highly of him. Are you going for "most controversial member" or something? Jeez.

    And no, none of us know the bandmembers personally, but they seem like decent guys and I'd like to give them a slight bit more credit than this.
     
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    What blows me away is how some people can be so narrow minded to truly believe that because a band or artist decides to collaborate with other writers, this somehow automatically means they are inferior and they've gone downhill as a band.

    Are you serious?

    There are countless amounts of successful artists and bands who branch out and create great material with other collaborators.
     
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    Yeah you're right but there's examples of it working and totally backfiring. In this instance I hear serious regression and a lack of inspiration. I also hear sonic recreations of dollar bill signs and the sound of a band who's lost it's way entirely.

    We'll just see how this album does. It could be a real chart success and shoot them back in to the spotlight (albeit for what I perceive to be for the wrong reasons) or it could flop entirely. I don't think this will be an album that does sort of okay or sort of bad, it will be a career altering point. I could be totally wrong though.
     
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    I'm genuinely curious, a regression from what? This is the band whose very last album had Until It's Gone as a lead single, one of the most basic, uninspired sounding, generic alt-rock songs they've ever put out. The album before? If I were more cynical, I'd tell you that they put out a generic, poppy, uninspired lead single clearly written and marketed to cash in on fans who bailed after Meteora.

    Point is, I get what you're saying, but I just don't get how you can call these songs "uninspired" or "a regression" for a band whose lead singles (with the rare exception of The Catalyst and GATS) have always been relatively boring, poppy, and uninteresting unless you're already interested in the genre they happen to be in or the band who made them. You're totally entitled to feel the way you feel, and by no means do I love the new singles, but the point is that criticism like this sounds exactly the same as what people said in 2007 when What I've Done dropped. Sure, I get not liking the songs, and saying they're uninspired is fair enough, they're certainly not the most groundbreaking tracks ever released, but if Heavy and Battle Symphony are uninspired, then so is almost every single the band has put out thus far, so the "sound of a band who's lost its way entirely" remark doesn't really make much sense to me. :shrug:
     
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    Truth is we can't say much about the album's direction yet. Maybe these two singles really have been the most generic songs on the album. It wouldn't be a surprise. Even though Battle Symphony is one of their worst songs IMO, Until It's Gone was even worse. I mean there is hope. Stormzy and Pusha T on one song is already great news. But we'll see. If the albums turns out to be dominated by songs like Battle Symphony, I'm out.
     
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    Agree, I don't call Heavy & BS "generic" or "uninspired" but they're far far away for being in anytime great songs imo, so i really hope they're the "worst" songs on OML.
    After seeing all this clips & snippets from the album process last year. I really thought that we get a second experimental album after ATS :cry:
    But I still hoping to hear some of those sounds on the album though.




     
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    Kinda agree with this, granted I know that the 7th album will sound nothing like ATS. I hope at least the essence of it is in this album. I really hope these 2 singles are the 'worst' ones in the album.
     
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