"Session" - Song by Song, Let's Talk Linkin Park

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  1. Michele

    Michele Praise Brad Delson, our Lord and Savior. LPA Addict

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    Well

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  2. Captain-EO

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    It's pretty much on the same level as the War solo if you ask me.
     
  3. Atticus

    Atticus Bullets lance the bravest lungs

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    In Pieces is absolutely fucking magical, and it's all thanks to the little details. Chester vocals are hauntingly beautiful, and the fact that you can actually hear him inhaling and exhaling just amplifies the passion. The vulnerability and desperation in his voice when he half growls ("I, I won't be the ONE / YOU, you will be ALONE") words in the chorus makes him seem incredibly human. The staccato guitar riff brings a light reggae-rock element that feeds energy to the rising first half. The lyrics are equally intimate and poetic. And then lightning strikes the bridge with a weaving guitar solo that ignites In Pieces, progressing the song from a solemn warning into a rock anthem that fires on all cylinders. The song will forever be classified as one of Linkin Park's "sleeper hits" in my eyes. Not always remembered by the fan base, but never forgotten.

    Of course, this is all coming from someone who suffered from a manipulative relationship a few years ago and basically absorbed this song into my soul as therapy. But even now in a happy relationship this song is flawless to listen to.

    Also a note to OP. They did add an additional line to In Pieces live at the end of the song where Chester would sing "don't lie, to me" as the song faded out.
     
  4. brady

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    I always thought "I won't be the one to leave this in pieces" meant that the singer wouldn't be the one to tear the relationship apart. If it failed, it wouldn't him to break it apart. It's all dependent on point of view, I guess.
     
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  5. minuteforce

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    I can't believe it's not butter.
     
  6. TobinKnowsBest

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    The live performance of this on the iTunes SoHO EP was really good. Also as someone stated above, the addition of "Don't lie........to me" on the end gives the song an all-round better conclusion in my opinion
     
  7. polleo

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    Mintues to midnight on the whole is beautiful. The album is underrated. Too bad the band won't play anything except the singles from it live because except NMS, the other songs from the album aren't high energy enough for the hunting party tour.
     
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    i really like this song.
     
  9. GraveDigger388

    GraveDigger388 Nothing's gonna top my Jacky

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    NMS on THP tour?
     
  10. polleo

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    I meant that No more sorrow is the only track other than singles that could be played as the rest of the songs are not energetic enough for the THP tour :)(). I didn't mean that the band is going to play NMS :)
     
  11. GraveDigger388

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    Ah,a bit lost on that one
     
  12. Tyler

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    I love In Pieces. The way the instrumentation progresses throughout the song is very nice, starting from a marimba and drumbeat to a full-fledged rock song. A lot of things here that hadn't been done in LP's catalog before this: Different chord progression, different instruments, noticeable bassline, staccato guitar, and a guitar solo. The lyrics are pretty good, and Chester's delivery makes them better, like how Faint Into Pieces said he breathes hard on the chorus. The guitar solo is pretty nice too, I wish Brad had continued doing different guitar work like that onto ATS and LT. Live, it isn't that much different other than Brad changing the solo by adding some extra notes (and occasionally forgetting some) and Chester ending with "Don't lie...To ME"

    But it's an all-around good song and compared to In Between, it has just about as many new elements. The delivery of them in the song was just way better.

    Also, is QWERTY going to be used? Chronologically, we missed that, but that was also an LPU release so I understand. But NRL should be used after TLTGYA because we used My December and High Voltage too.
    We Made It? Will that make it?
     
  13. Filip

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    There is no edition of Minutes to Midnight with QWERTY on it, so we're skipping it. There's also that LPU Session thread, if you guys want to discuss it, go ahead.

    After The Little Things Give You Away, we're doing No Roads Left as it was a new track first released on Minutes to Midnight tour edition. We could do Across The Line aswell, but I'll still decide on that one. We Made It definitely not.

    EDIT: Skipping Across The Line as it was first released on LPU 9.0. Again, there's a thread for that too.
     
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  14. minuteforce

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    "New Divide", bro
     
  15. Michele

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    Yeah , its a SOng Itself!
     
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    The all important OP post says we do New Divide. :kappa:
     
  17. Filip

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    Fuuuuck. :lol:

    I was so excited about going on to A Thousand Suns.
     
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    see op.
     
  19. Michele

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    DO TLTGYA , damn it :kappa:
     
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