What is the LPA's overall opinion on Guilty All The Same?

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    Delicious Dave

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    Since the hype wore off I haven't seen much of what people think about the song besides Rakim's verse. What do you think about the lyrics, the guitar work, the song structure etc? Just want to know if the song is generally liked around here.
     
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    I can give you my opinion, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will be the opinion of the LPA.
     
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    Maybe we can give our current opinions here? You know, not the ones we had when we were like 'holy fuck, new song, awesome, best of all time!' :lol: I'm sure people can give a more unbiased opinion now. I believe that's what @Comstock meant.
     
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    As with every lead single, I hope it turns out to be one of the weaker tracks on the album.
     
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    This: :chuck:
     
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    Hope it's one of the softer ones on the album.
     
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    Unlikely.
     
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    Delicious Dave

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    I know, I'm talking about the majority opinion, what the general consensus is. Like how most here consider ATS the best album, BID to be a shitty first single etc
     
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    Brandon

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    I think most people like the song pretty well. Then again, we haven't been talking about it much recently because of all the interviews and then the Until It's Gone hype.

    My current thoughts are pretty much the same as they were: I really don't like the lyrics. You may find this hard to believe, but Linkin Park does not want to be told what to do and thinks you're a hypocrite. As if that didn't come across over the decade+ they've been writing songs. And this one is especially simple.

    I do, however, like the way the song builds. And the chorus melody is good.
     
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    Broman

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    I actually think BURN IT DOWN is one of their better first singles. I personally don't like One Step Closer or Somewhere I belong, tend to skip them when they come up on my playlist.

    Anyway, just as a perspective between now and then, Guilty All The Same was an absolutely orgasmic single when I first heard it, but first impressions are definitely not something to go by (just look at the LPA page when BURN IT DOWN released).

    Looking and listening deeper into the song, I feel like everything is as it should be with the exception of the lyrics. They are very Meteora like, kind of reminds me of Don't Stay or Somewhere I Belong. Just gives off a very redundant vibe. Something else I would have liked which really doesn't seem possible now is Chester having stronger vocals. Since 2008, he has slowly declined in vocal performances and its sad to see how its now even noticable in the studio. On a more positive note, he does an exceptional job on the chorus.

    Aside from those things, I am still very much content with GATS and play it about 5 times a day if not more (great work out track!).

    For future references, when the album hits, I'll probably take a break from GATS, but in a couple weeks it'll be back in, I'm not too critical or judgemental on first singles once the full album releases because we spoil ourselves by listening to the song which makes it seem inferior to the rest of the tracks on the album.
     
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    Generally, my opinion on a LP song 2 months after its release doesn't change much anymore.

    So yeah, I'd say GATS is definitely a (very) good song. Nice to get an almost 6 min track, nice progression within it, and nice intensity. Plus the raw sound/mix is such a welcome change seeing how polished LP songs usually are. Also, the instrumental in particular is very strong, especially that piano-intro part and the outro. The drumming is insane for an LP song, and I'm personnaly a big fan of the bridge guitar riff. Rakim lyrics and flow are top notch too.

    Overall, very pleased with the song, even though it would be good to get a second one from the record now :lol:
     
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    "Breathe of fresh air" is how I would describe the song. We were hearing stories about the album being heavier, and it was great having this song confirm how that would actually sound. Also, anytime LP collabs with another artist it's always interesting, so having Rakim on the track was a welcomed change. When it comes to the lyrics, I can't say that this song is the most ground-breaking for LP's standards, but the chorus is catchy as hell, which is a must for any lead single.
     
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    Barring The Catalyst, of course.

    When Burn it Down released, I was completely meh on the track. It's safe to say for me it hasn't changed. :lol:
     
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    I can't say it's my favorite but it is up there.
     
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    Love the song.
     
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    For me, it had the ATS-syndrome.
    First I thought: "ok it's a heavy song, but something is missing. Oh and the rapper is not Mike, mhh...".
    But after hearing it a few times, it got better & better and now I really like it (Only the intro could be shorter)
     
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    lime treacle

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    They decided to go for a very raw take on the vocals. Like someone on the forums has already mentioned, the result is closer to Chester's actual delivery live. I don't think this song is a step down for Chester, I think his vocals were meant to sound that way on the song.
     
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    Delicious Dave

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    I don't get people wanting a shorter intro. LP songs are short enough as it is. The long intro is probably my favourite thing about the song.
     

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