Talking music at my July 4th party yesterday, my friends and I had a drunk discussion about Linkin Park's LIVING THINGS. The consensus was that Linkin Park essentially 'gave in' and made an album targeted towards the Hybrid Theory/ Meteora fans just so they wouldn't lose the die-hard fans disappointed with M2M and ATS. But then, there were arguments about LIVING THINGS being a label-driven album because of all the radio-friendly hits on the album and that maybe Warner Brothers had their hands in Linkin Park's business more than the previous albums. Then there was Jonathan, a bearded hippy who said that Linkin Park genuinely wanted to make fast paced, Meteora-esk songs because they really wanted to. Jonathan argued that Linkin Park got a little tired of their excessive creativity from M2M and ATS and of the negative things being said by consumers. Anways, what do y'all think?