History YMMV / LinkinPark

26th Jun '16 3:28:38 AM gewunomox
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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 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.

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** LinkinPark Music/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 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.



* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/LinkinPark Now has it's own page.]]

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* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/LinkinPark Now has it's its own page.]]
2nd May '16 4:55:54 AM aye_amber
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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]] 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}} ''[[Music/{{Radiohead}} Kid A]]'' and praising it as the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic best album]] 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]].
28th Apr '16 3:44:21 PM GothicProphet
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** Mike pokes fun at Phoenix and his Twittering on his blog. He even made a banner that says "Blogging Totally Pwns Twittering" for fans of his blog to post on their websites in a response to one of Phoenix's Twitter posts.

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** Mike pokes fun at Phoenix and his Twittering on his blog. He even made a banner that says "Blogging Totally Pwns Twittering" for fans of his blog to post on their websites in a response to one of Phoenix's Twitter posts.posts.
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25th Apr '16 4:20:01 AM aye_amber
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* FandomRivalry: Many {{Deftones}} fans are resentful towards Linkin Park for allegedly copying the band's sound. The Deftones are indeed a major influence on the band, although many Linkin Park fans enjoy the Deftones, and the two bands have gone on tour together many times.

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* FandomRivalry: Many {{Deftones}} Music/{{Deftones}} fans are resentful towards Linkin Park for allegedly copying the band's sound. The Deftones are indeed a major influence on the band, although many Linkin Park fans enjoy the Deftones, and the two bands have gone on tour together many times.
15th Apr '16 7:51:17 PM ImNotMonty
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** There was one specific incident where [[Bring Me The Horizon]] was accused of stealing Linkin Park's style. Can be averted, but that depends on which you're a bigger fan of.
15th Apr '16 7:50:51 PM ImNotMonty
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** There was one specific incident where [[Bring Me The Horizon]] was accused of stealing Linkin Park's style. Can be averted, but that depends on which you're a bigger fan of.
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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* 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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* 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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* 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]].
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