Thoughts on Burn It Down?

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What do you think?

  1. I love it! I've replayed it a few times!

    74 vote(s)
    47.7%
  2. I like it.

    34 vote(s)
    21.9%
  3. Not bad.

    16 vote(s)
    10.3%
  4. Meh. Not as good as What I've Done/The Catalyst.

    17 vote(s)
    11.0%
  5. I hate it!

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    3.2%
  6. 10

    19 vote(s)
    12.3%
  7. 9

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    5.8%
  8. 8

    24 vote(s)
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  9. 7

    16 vote(s)
    10.3%
  10. 6

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  11. 5

    6 vote(s)
    3.9%
  12. 4

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  13. 3

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  14. 2

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  1. Xodus

    Xodus Well-Known Member

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    I like but don't love this song. It sort of reminds me of Somewhere I Belong where it feels like a step back from their previous album (BID is still infinitely better than SIB though). BID isn't a bad song by any means but it does lack a certain edge that nearly every song on ATS had (save for Robot Boy which is among my least favorite LP songs). The lyrics are pretty bland and this is certainly one of Mike's weaker raps of his career. I do miss the days of HT and Reanimation when Mike would consistently rip ship up with his raps (In the End, Forgotten-and the even more brilliant raps on the remixes of those songs, With You, APFMH, It's Goin' Down, High Voltage). It's a safe song and they're a bit on some "What I've Done shit" with this one. But I can deal with it if this is the only song that feels so safe.

    I really hope Mike gets more energetic and daring with his rapping on this album, though. I enjoyed his work on WTCM and Wretches and King but they still pale in comparison to his best work.
     
  2. Grizzly Bear

    Grizzly Bear The Downfall

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    I like it. It's catchy, almost dance-able, and the electronic synthesizer makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I don't really care for the lyrics, so the album might fall short of impressing me if the rest of the songs follow the theme of relationship problems.
     
  3. lime treacle

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    Wait till you hear Lost in the Echo...
     
  4. Super Sonic

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    Have you heard it?
     
  5. hybridsoldier1989

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    Probably not. Just going on the 717L3 and the d35cr1p710n.

    'Cuz those two indicators have never been wrong before!
     
  6. Agent

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    Well the song definitely hasn't grown on me. If anything it has already become quite forgettable in the span of a week.
     
  7. Super Sonic

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    My point exactly.
     
  8. Jack_Farrell

    Jack_Farrell KTTK is Chester suicide-diving off a cliff naked

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    I like the song, but between the weekend and today, I've heard it only 10 times. Need more LP goodness.
     
  9. Blake

    Blake Leave a Trace LPA Super Member

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    Top 10 LP song for me
     
  10. Snail

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    Agreed. Mike had already established a style of which he could call his own prior to the slight mimicking of Jay-Z's style, and it couldn't be any more apparent with his rapping on 'Burn It Down'.

    [YOUTUBE]D1b08bRBoiE[/YOUTUBE]

    ^ I don't think it would be a step backwards by any means if Mike Shinoda went rapid-fire with his rap once more. But of course, this style of execution most likely does not appeal to Mike Shinoda no longer as the past few years have shown us.
     
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  11. Brandon

    Brandon I was Ree's 100th follower on Twitter.

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    Same. I haven't even taken the time to download the song for free. I just don't want it.
     



  12. I actually think WTCFM has pretty good rapping, but I know what you mean. He really needs to go back to his MC roots. Remember the xero days? His rapping was on the top level.

    I miss rapping like this. [video=youtube;ZAcPHtgN9TY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAcPHtgN9TY[/video]
     
  13. Andreina

    Andreina Proud Venezuelan LP fan. LPA Contributor

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    High Voltage is one of my all time favorites. And I wouldn't mind Mike making a few quick-paced rap songs on the future.

    And as for BURN IT DOWN, I like the rapping, it's slow definitely but I think that the attitude on which he delivers the lines make it up for me, it's kinda emphatic I don't know, that's the impression I get, and I love the song.

    I wouldn't describe how much I like the song in terms of how many times I've repeated it, because I don't do that, I can only play the same song twice, three times in case I'm learning the lyrics, but that's it. I like the song but it won't take long playtime, I vary my playlist a lot. Some people like a song and they keep playing it over and over and over, I can't.
     
  14. RapidGunner

    RapidGunner The Catalyst

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    Well, according to me, this is a GOOD song. That's it. It's just harmless, energetic electronic rock music. As almost everyone is saying, it sounds pretty similar to the "What I've Done" brand of songs that they do (WID, New Divide, BITS), and its not necessarily a bad thing. They are pretty good at writing catchy, "compact" songs like this (that's what made them popular in the first place).
    My ONLY problem with this song is the "drums". I mean, where on earth is Rob nowadays? Is he even in the band anymore? :( Why are electronic drums being used as a replacement, instead of an addition?
    They should combine drum programming with real drums, Like they did on the first two albums... Now THAT'S something I'd love to see being re-used from the :toolbox:
     
  15. Minus

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    [thumb]http://www.pmtmanchester.co.uk/pmtonline/st/22250.jpg[/thumb]

    This is an electronic drum kit. Any questions?
     
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  16. Hybrid

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Rob was the one that said "I think using an electric drum kit would really fit what we are going for in the song."
     
  17. Minus

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    I don't think he knows what an electronic drum kit IS.
     
  18. The Prisoner

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    I thought he uses an ipad. 0o
     
  19. Minus

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    My quote was referencing the person Hybrid quoted, not Rob himself. Just as clarification.
     
  20. The Prisoner

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    it was nearly impossible to realize that...²
     

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