History YMMV / LinkinPark

6th Feb '16 11:15:05 AM Freshmeat
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* LoveItOrHateIt: ''A Thousand Suns''. Boy howdy. Some see it as the band's GrowingTheBeard moment, showing that they're actually capable artists with a glowing future from this point on, comparing it to ''[[{{Radiohead}} Kid A]]'' and praising it as the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic best album]] [[MagnumOpus they've ever made]]. Also similarly to ''Kid A'', the rest see it as a failed attempt to be [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible "artful"]], or at least that their ventures into other styles all fell on their faces, [[SoOkayItsAverage rendering nothing able to truly stand out]].
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* LoveItOrHateIt: ''A Thousand Suns''. Boy howdy. Some see it as the band's GrowingTheBeard moment, showing that they're actually capable artists with a glowing future from this point on, comparing it to ''[[{{Radiohead}} Kid A]]'' and praising it as the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic best album]] [[MagnumOpus they've ever made]].made. Also similarly to ''Kid A'', the rest see it as a failed attempt to be [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible "artful"]], or at least that their ventures into other styles all fell on their faces, [[SoOkayItsAverage rendering nothing able to truly stand out]].

** Each NewSoundAlbum tends to get this once the hoopla over the different musical style dies down. ''A Thousand Suns'', once considered by some as one of their worst albums, is now acknowledged as having some of their best songs, to the point that it has been viewed as a MagnumOpus contender to ''Hybrid Theory.''
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** Each NewSoundAlbum tends to get this once the hoopla over the different musical style dies down. ''A Thousand Suns'', once considered by some as one of their worst albums, is now acknowledged as having some of their best songs, to the point that it has been viewed as a MagnumOpus contender to ''Hybrid Theory.''songs.
31st Jan '16 3:44:31 PM Quilladin206
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Removed Nightmare Fuel and put all examples in Linkin Park.
* NightmareFuel: With "Wisdom, Justice, and Love" on ''A Thousand Suns,'' Linkin Park has managed to make a speech from freakin' MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. into this by distorting his voice to hell in the latter part of the clip. And then they replay it a couple times just for good measure. ** It starts off normal, and ends up sounding almost exactly like [[Franchise/MassEffect Sovereign]]. ** Counting the videos, the one for "Final Masquerade" had so much cryptic symbollisms that it's both confusing and disturbing at the same time. ** The cover of the [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/syV7gir3eN0/maxresdefault.jpg Xero demo tape]] features what can only be described as a {{Fetus Terrible}} with green skin and {{Black Eyes of Evil}}.
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* NightmareFuel: With "Wisdom, Justice, and Love" on ''A Thousand Suns,'' Linkin Park [[NightmareFuel/LinkinPark Now has managed to make a speech from freakin' MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. into this by distorting his voice to hell in the latter part of the clip. And then they replay it a couple times just for good measure. ** It starts off normal, and ends up sounding almost exactly like [[Franchise/MassEffect Sovereign]]. ** Counting the videos, the one for "Final Masquerade" had so much cryptic symbollisms that it's both confusing and disturbing at the same time. ** The cover of the [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/syV7gir3eN0/maxresdefault.jpg Xero demo tape]] features what can only be described as a {{Fetus Terrible}} with green skin and {{Black Eyes of Evil}}.own page.]]
28th Jan '16 3:06:35 AM MorgenReiter
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per TRS
* MagnumOpus: ''Hybrid Theory'', being one of the best-selling debut albums of the 21st Century. Although some fans would consider ''A Thousand Suns'' to be this instead, due to the level of experimentation they used in creating it.
9th Jan '16 5:37:12 PM Virodhi
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Parvum Opus is being cut, per TRS.
* ParvumOpus: ''Minutes to Midnight''. Although it had [[CriticalDissonance positive reviews and excellent sales]], it was ''thrashed'' by the fandom who wanted another ''Music/HybridTheory''[=/=]''Music/{{Meteora}}''. The general consensus being that they [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks gave up everything that made them original in order to be as generic as possible]]. Instead of their unique brand of NuMetal, {{rap}}, and [[RockAndRoll rock]], it's just generic ArenaRock that could've been done by any band, with [[SpotlightStealingSquad Chester taking up all the spotlight]] and [[DemotedToExtra Shinoda being reduced to an instrumentalist and backing vocalist]] [[StepUpToTheMicrophone with only three songs in the limelight]] (and only one that featured their signature VocalTagTeam). While their later material has its fans that are [[BrokenBase at odds with the nu metal fanbase]], this is widely considered to be their worst album from all sides. In fact, its discography is mostly forgotten by the fanbase today except for "What I've Done" and maybe "Bleed It Out"[[note]]The latter being the only song on the album to keep the band's SignatureStyle, whilst the former is mostly remembered due to its tie-in with the first Transformers film[[/note]].
18th Nov '15 7:18:19 PM Spyspotter
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* ParvumOpus: ''Minutes to Midnight''. Although it had [[CriticalDissonance positive reviews and excellent sales]], it was ''thrashed'' by the fandom who wanted another ''Music/HybridTheory''[=/=]''Music/{{Meteora}}''. The general consensus being that they [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks gave up everything that made them original in order to be as generic as possible]]. Instead of their unique brand of NuMetal, {{rap}}, and [[RockAndRoll rock]], it's just generic ArenaRock that could've been done by any band, with [[SpotlightStealingSquad Chester taking up all the spotlight]] and [[DemotedToExtra Shinoda being reduced to an instrumentalist and backing vocalist]] [[StepUpToTheMicrophone with only three songs in the limelight]] (and only one that featured their signature VocalTagTeam). While their later material has its fans that are [[BrokenBase at odds with the nu metal fanbase]], this is widely considered to be their worst album from all sides. In fact, its discography is mostly forgotten by the fanbase today except for "What I've Done" and maybe "Bleed It Out".
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* ParvumOpus: ''Minutes to Midnight''. Although it had [[CriticalDissonance positive reviews and excellent sales]], it was ''thrashed'' by the fandom who wanted another ''Music/HybridTheory''[=/=]''Music/{{Meteora}}''. The general consensus being that they [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks gave up everything that made them original in order to be as generic as possible]]. Instead of their unique brand of NuMetal, {{rap}}, and [[RockAndRoll rock]], it's just generic ArenaRock that could've been done by any band, with [[SpotlightStealingSquad Chester taking up all the spotlight]] and [[DemotedToExtra Shinoda being reduced to an instrumentalist and backing vocalist]] [[StepUpToTheMicrophone with only three songs in the limelight]] (and only one that featured their signature VocalTagTeam). While their later material has its fans that are [[BrokenBase at odds with the nu metal fanbase]], this is widely considered to be their worst album from all sides. In fact, its discography is mostly forgotten by the fanbase today except for "What I've Done" and maybe "Bleed It Out".Out"[[note]]The latter being the only song on the album to keep the band's SignatureStyle, whilst the former is mostly remembered due to its tie-in with the first Transformers film[[/note]].

* VindicatedByHistory: ''Meteora'' was seen as a cheap rehash of ''Hybrid Theory'' when it came out, but when the band changed their style, more fans warmed up to it.
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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Meteora'' was seen as a cheap rehash of ''Hybrid Theory'' when it came out, but when the band changed their style, more fans warmed up to it. Especially since they noticed that the album ''did'' try different things, like a heavier style and greater focus on electronics.
3rd Sep '15 11:55:24 AM Kingault
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** LinkinPark wrote "Crawling" about Chester's genuine struggles with abuse as a child, and "Papercut" about someone struggling with meth addiction, but they were widely adopted by teenagers as songs to express their frustration at their parents for petty reasons. "One Step Closer" was not serious either, the lyrics were just taking out their frustrations at the producer for making them do endless retakes of "Runaway" because they couldn't make the arrangement work. The band were so conscious of the audience they were attracting that they moved away from the nu-metal genre and started writing lyrics about other things.
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** LinkinPark wrote "Crawling" about Chester's genuine struggles with abuse as a child, and "Papercut" about someone struggling with meth addiction, but they were widely adopted by teenagers as songs to express their frustration at their parents for petty reasons. "One Step Closer" was not serious either, either; the lyrics were just them taking out their frustrations at the producer for making them do endless retakes of "Runaway" because they couldn't make the arrangement work. The band were so conscious of the audience they were attracting that they moved away from the nu-metal genre and started writing lyrics about other things.
29th Aug '15 6:06:49 AM CelPrevXXVI
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** Each NewSoundAlbum tends to get this once the hoopla over the different musical style dies down. ''A Thousand Suns'', once considered their worst albums, is now acknowledged as having some of their best songs.
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** Each NewSoundAlbum tends to get this once the hoopla over the different musical style dies down. ''A Thousand Suns'', once considered by some as one of their worst albums, is now acknowledged as having some of their best songs.songs, to the point that it has been viewed as a MagnumOpus contender to ''Hybrid Theory.''
18th Jun '15 1:48:26 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Every! Single! Album since ''Minutes To Midnight''! ** Some reactions to ''Reanimation'' as well.
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Every! Single! Album since What most of the fanbase's reaction to ''Minutes To Midnight''! to Midnight'' amount to. It became more and more divisive with the folowing two albums, until the release of ''The Hunting Party''. ** Some reactions to ''Reanimation'' as well.well during its initial release, being a remix compilation rather than the ''Hybrid Theory'' sequel they were hoping for.
8th Jun '15 11:34:39 AM NWolfman
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: ** Many of the fan responses to ''Minutes to Midnight''.
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: ** Many of the fan responses to TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Every! Single! Album since ''Minutes to Midnight''.To Midnight''!
28th May '15 6:00:56 PM FALLOFALL
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** The cover of the [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/syV7gir3eN0/maxresdefault.jpg Xero demo tape]] features what can only be described as a {{Fetus Terrible}} with green skin and {{Black Eyes of Evil}}.
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