History YMMV / LinkinPark

17th Oct '17 8:30:53 PM Heath0323
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Those who don't hate their post-''Meteora'' output considered it this at best.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: Those who don't hate Many people feel this way about their post-''Meteora'' output considered it this at best.post-Meteora albums.
13th Oct '17 7:28:47 PM KingClark
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* WinBackTheCrowd: ''The Hunting Party'' was the band's lone attempt to appease fans who desperately wanted to hear them play rock music again. While generally well-received, it was praised more in theory than in execution and didn't leave much of an impression. And then ''[[BaseBreaker One More Light]]'' [[BaseBreaker happened]]…

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* WinBackTheCrowd: ''The Hunting Party'' was the band's lone attempt to appease fans who desperately wanted to hear them play rock music again. While generally well-received, it was praised more in theory than in execution and didn't leave much of an impression. And then ''[[BaseBreaker ''[[BrokenBase One More Light]]'' [[BaseBreaker happened]]…happened…
11th Oct '17 11:54:20 AM Angeldeb82
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* BetterThanCanon: While the original version of "Numb" is still considered to be one of their best songs, the mashup they did with Music/JayZ's "Encore" take everything great about both songs and makes it better, as the minor key melody better compliment's Jay's lyrics and gives weight to what was once a generic BoastfulRap. It was one of the biggest hit singles for both acts, reaching #1 on the charts and bringing together both rock and rap fans in the process. Jay-Z also liked the mashup of "99 Problems" and LP's "Points Of Authority" enough to include a snippet of it in his live shows.

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* BetterThanCanon: While the original version of "Numb" is still considered to be one of their best songs, the mashup they did with Music/JayZ's "Encore" take everything great about both songs and makes it better, as the minor key melody better compliment's Jay's lyrics and gives weight to what was once a generic BoastfulRap. It was one of the biggest hit singles for both acts, reaching #1 on the charts and bringing together both rock and rap fans in the process. Jay-Z also liked the mashup of "99 Problems" and LP's "Points Of Authority" and "One Step Closer" enough to include a snippet of it in his live shows.
4th Oct '17 8:23:15 PM Corvatis
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** "Bleed It Out" once you realize it's [[ThisIsASong a song about writing lyrics]. And rewriting them, over and over and over again.

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** "Bleed It Out" once you realize it's [[ThisIsASong a song about writing lyrics].lyrics]]. And rewriting them, over and over and over again.



** After Chester's suicide, a lot of the band's more angsty songs ("Numb", "Breaking the Habit", "Given Up", "What I've Done", "Heavy", "One More Light") went from {{narm}}tastic "angry white boy" music to an unambiguous cry for help from a seriously depressed person.

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** After Chester's suicide, a lot of the band's more angsty songs ("Numb", "Breaking the Habit", "Given Up", "What I've Done", "Heavy", "One More Light") "Heavy") went from {{narm}}tastic "angry white boy" music to an unambiguous cry for help from a seriously depressed person.



** Though it's now seen as an early sign of his eventually fatal depression, Chester telling fans who didn't like "One More Light" to go "stab themselves in the face" and threatening to "punch out" anyone who says they are selling out will not be forgotten anytime soon.

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** Though it's now seen as an early sign of his eventually fatal depression, Chester telling fans who didn't like "One ''One More Light" Light'' to go "stab themselves in the face" and threatening to "punch out" anyone who says they are selling out will not be forgotten anytime soon.
4th Oct '17 8:19:10 PM Corvatis
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: While every Linkin Park album not named ''Hybrid Theory'' or ''Meteora'' has generally received eye-rolls and groans from finicky fans, the reaction to ''One More Light'' being a straight up contemporary pop album with virtually no rock instrumentation or rapping, the farthest-removed from anything they'd ever done prior, was '''''volatile'''''. Both fans and detractors called it the only Linkin Park album that sounded as if it was by anyone other than Linkin Park, and it quickly became everyone's least favorite album of theirs.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: While every Linkin Park album not named ''Hybrid Theory'' or ''Meteora'' has generally received eye-rolls and groans from finicky fans, the reaction to ''One More Light'' being a straight up contemporary pop album with virtually no rock instrumentation or rapping, the farthest-removed from anything they'd ever done prior, was '''''volatile'''''. Both fans and detractors called it the only Linkin Park album that sounded as if it was by anyone other than Linkin Park, and it quickly became everyone's least favorite album of theirs.Park.



--> ''from Chester:'' "...I agree with him. I do appreciate our fans... I'm human and sometimes take things too personally. Most of our fans have been very positive lately. Some... not so much. Either way... there is a lot of passion on both sides and I am grateful to all of our fans. Corey is a good dude and I appreciate him too... Time to recalibrate my perspective. So I say to all of our fans... Thank you and I love you all. Peace, love and happiness."

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--> ''from Chester:'' "...I '''Chester:''' "…I agree with him. I do appreciate our fans... fans… I'm human and sometimes take things too personally. Most of our fans have been very positive lately. Some... Some… not so much. Either way... way… there is a lot of passion on both sides and I am grateful to all of our fans. Corey is a good dude and I appreciate him too... too… Time to recalibrate my perspective. So I say to all of our fans... fans… Thank you and I love you all. Peace, love and happiness."



* CounterpartComparison: ''A Thousand Suns'' is often compared favorably to ''[[Music/{{Radiohead}} Kid A]]'', an experimental electronic album by an established rock band (and, coincidentally, both bands' fourth albums) which was initially written off as a failed attempt to be [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible "artful"]] but is now divided between those who think it's either the best or worst album.

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* CounterpartComparison: ''A Thousand Suns'' is often compared favorably to ''[[Music/{{Radiohead}} Kid A]]'', an experimental electronic album by an established rock band (and, coincidentally, both bands' fourth albums) which was initially written off as a failed attempt to be [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible "artful"]] "artful"]], but is has now [[BaseBreaker divided between the fanbase]] into those who think it's either the best or worst album.



* DeadArtistsAreBetter: After Chester's death, many music publications began re-evaluating the band's music in a more positive direction. Stereogum praised them as the last big rock band to make a huge debut, concluding that the constant {{Genre Shift}}ing is what helped them maintain their relevance before the major changes in the music industry made it next to impossible for a rock band to ever reach those kinds of heights. Others put a more positive spin on their unflattering "emo" label by saying that the unambiguous angst of their music was hugely cathartic for people with depression, with droves of millennials coming out on social media to back this claim up.
* DiscreditedMeme: Chester Bennington's suicide brought a giant sledgehammer to the criticisms of his music being "whiny", as it proved once and for all that the perceived {{wangst}} was ''not'' a put on or an [[FirstWorldProblems exaggeration]], and ensured that nobody can ever use it for jokes again.
* DorkAge: For most, it started the moment ''Music/MinutesToMidnight'' hit shelves and the band officially decided to move away from the very distinct style they made a name for themselves with. Whether or not they ever got out of it depends entirely on who you ask.

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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: After Chester's death, many music publications began re-evaluating the band's music in a more positive direction.positively. Stereogum praised them as the last big rock band to make a huge debut, concluding that the constant {{Genre Shift}}ing is what helped them maintain their relevance before the major changes in the music industry made it next to impossible for a rock band to ever reach those kinds of heights. Others put a more positive spin on their unflattering "emo" label by saying that the unambiguous angst of their music was hugely cathartic for people with depression, with droves of millennials coming out on social media to back this claim up.
* DiscreditedMeme: Chester Bennington's suicide brought a giant sledgehammer to the criticisms of his music being "whiny", as it proved once and for all that the perceived {{wangst}} was ''not'' a put on put-on or an [[FirstWorldProblems exaggeration]], and ensured that nobody can ever use it for jokes again.
exaggeration]].
* DorkAge: For most, a certain part of the fanbase, it started the moment ''Music/MinutesToMidnight'' hit the shelves and the band officially decided to move away from the very distinct style they made a name for themselves with. Whether or not they ever got out of it depends entirely on who you ask.



* FaceOfTheBand: Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, and...?
** Brad Delson gets some recognition, if only for the FunnyAfro, and Mr. Hahn is well known, or at least he was during their early years. Rob Bourdon and Dave "Phoenix" Farrell however? Not so much.

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* FaceOfTheBand: Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, and...?
and…?
** Brad Delson gets some recognition, if only for the FunnyAfro, and Mr. Hahn is well known, or at least he was during their early years. Rob Bourdon and [[NobodyLovesTheBassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell Farrell]], however? Not so much.



** "Bleed it Out", moreso. Made all the more blatant with the opening line:
--> [[OhNoNotAgain Now here we go for the hundreth time]]

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** "Bleed it Out", moreso. Made all the more blatant with the opening line:
It Out" once you realize it's [[ThisIsASong a song about writing lyrics]. And rewriting them, over and over and over again.
--> [[OhNoNotAgain Now here we go for the hundreth time]]hundredth time…]]



** The Xero demo "Reading My Eyes" features Mike rapping that he is "The microphone molester". A couple of years later, Chester Bennington would join the band, and had been tormented by people at school calling him "Chester the molester" (not helped by the fact he actually ''was'' molested for six years as a child). One can imagine him wincing when hearing those lyrics (Chester tried to roll with it a while, wearing a "Chester the Molester" t-shirt in the band's early days). Not surprisingly, it wasn't rerecorded until 2006 as a fan request.

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** The Xero demo "Reading My Eyes" features Mike rapping that he is "The "the microphone molester". A couple of years later, Chester Bennington would join the band, and had been tormented by people at school calling him "Chester the molester" (not helped by the fact he actually ''was'' molested for six years as a child). One can imagine him wincing when hearing those lyrics (Chester tried to roll with it a while, wearing a "Chester the Molester" t-shirt in the band's early days). Not surprisingly, it wasn't rerecorded until 2006 as a fan request.



** After Chester's suicide, a lot of the band's more angsty songs ("Numb", "Breaking the Habit", "Given Up", "What I've Done", "Heavy", "One More Light") go from {{narm}}tastic "angry white boy" music to an unambiguous cry for help from a seriously depressed person.

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** After Chester's suicide, a lot of the band's more angsty songs ("Numb", "Breaking the Habit", "Given Up", "What I've Done", "Heavy", "One More Light") go went from {{narm}}tastic "angry white boy" music to an unambiguous cry for help from a seriously depressed person.



** Chester was close friends with Chris Cornell, who had also committed suicide by hanging mere weeks earlier. Chester's suicide happened on what would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday. Worse is both committed suicide the ''same'' way: both hanging by the ''bathroom door''.

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** Chester was close friends with Chris Cornell, who had also committed suicide by hanging mere weeks earlier. Chester's suicide happened on what would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday. Worse is both committed suicide the ''same'' way: both hanging by the ''bathroom door''.



** Chester's violent outbursts at the negative response to ''One More Light'' now seem less like him just being a prima dona and an early sign of the pent-up anger that would eventually consume him.

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** Chester's violent outbursts at the negative response to ''One More Light'' now seem less like him just being a prima dona donna and an early sign of the pent-up anger that would eventually consume him.



** The chorus of "Nobody's Listening." It sounds like he's telling you ''point blank'' that something is wrong and he needs help

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** The chorus of "Nobody's Listening." It sounds like he's telling you ''point blank'' that something is wrong and he needs helphelp.



*** [[https://www.chideo.com/chideo/linkin-park-mike-shinoda-keys-to-the-kingdom According to Mike]], the band actually tried to drop a reference to ''Frozen'' in the outro of "Keys to the Kingdom", but nixed the idea after Disney's legal team got involved. They changed it to a kid saying [[{{Meta}} "I'm not allowed to say certain things! AAAAUGH!"]]



** Chester's increasingly furious outbursts towards fans for most of 2017 (performing a heavier version of "Heavy" for rehearsal and snapping "there's your fucking Hybrid Theory!", threatening violence against anyone who called him a sell out or told him to go back to his old sound) convinced a lot of fans that he was too thin-skinned to defend any more. And then the whole thing lead to a beef between him and [[Music/{{Slipknot}} Corey]] [[Music/StoneSour Taylor]], who told Chester to stop being ungrateful. As mentioned above, the whole chain of events was presumably a result of him [[FreudianExcuse hitting rock-bottom with his depression]], and whether or not that excuses his bad attitude, everything that happened as a result seems to have [[FromBadToWorse only made it worse]].

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** Chester's increasingly furious outbursts towards fans for most of 2017 (performing a heavier version of "Heavy" for rehearsal and snapping "there's your fucking Hybrid Theory!", threatening violence against anyone who called him a sell out sellout or told him to go back to his old sound) convinced a lot of fans that he was too thin-skinned to defend any more. And then the anymore. The whole thing lead to a beef between him and [[Music/{{Slipknot}} Corey]] [[Music/StoneSour Taylor]], who told Chester to stop being ungrateful. As mentioned above, the whole chain of events was presumably a result of him [[FreudianExcuse hitting rock-bottom with his depression]], and whether or not that excuses his bad attitude, everything that happened as a result seems to have [[FromBadToWorse only made it worse]].



* LoveItOrHateIt: '''''Everything''''' after ''Meteora'' were either successful experiments that proved that the band were capable of evolving as credible artists and or scrubbed them of everything that made them unique and failed miserable to help them develop any new distinctions. Nowhere is this more apparent than with ''A Thousand Suns'', generally regarded as their most experimental album and either their best or their worst.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: '''''Everything''''' after ''Meteora'' were either successful experiments that proved that the band were capable of evolving as credible artists and artists, or miserable failures that scrubbed them of everything that made them unique and failed miserable to help them develop any new distinctions.unique. Nowhere is this more apparent than with ''A Thousand Suns'', generally regarded as their most experimental album and either their best or their worst.



** I tried so hard, and got so far...[[labelnote:*]]In the end, it doesn't even matter.[[/labelnote]]

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** I tried so hard, and got so far...[[labelnote:*]]In far…[[labelnote:*]]In the end, it doesn't even matter.[[/labelnote]]



***"Bleed It Out" ''sounds'' like it's a song about {{self harm}}, but it's just as meta as "One Step Closer".



-->'''As they put you down inside'''

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-->'''As they put you down inside'''inside…'''



** Can't find info on a certain song? Make sure it's not by Fort Minor, Grey Daze, Dead By Sunrise, or Tribal Ink (or Kansas of all things)

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** Can't find info on a certain song? Make sure it's not by Fort Minor, Grey Daze, Dead By Sunrise, or Tribal Ink (or Kansas of all things) things).



* {{Narm}}: "''I [[TitleDrop bleed it out]], digging deeper just to throw it away''" Uh, is Chester talking about [[SelfHarm self-mutilation]] or tampons?

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* {{Narm}}: "''I [[TitleDrop bleed it out]], digging deeper just to throw it away''" away''…" Uh, is Chester talking about [[SelfHarm self-mutilation]] or tampons?tampons? (Neither, it turns out.)



** Though it's now seen as an early sign of his eventual fatal depression, Chester telling fans who didn't like "One More Light" to go "stab themselves in the face" and threatening to "punch out" anyone who says they are selling out will not be forgotten anytime soon.

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** Though it's now seen as an early sign of his eventual eventually fatal depression, Chester telling fans who didn't like "One More Light" to go "stab themselves in the face" and threatening to "punch out" anyone who says they are selling out will not be forgotten anytime soon.



* OlderThanTheyThink: The 2010s-era electropop sound that ''One More Light'' was famously blasted for was not the first time the band recorded music like that. Their first attempt at that style was, of all things, a collaboration with Music/TheLonelyIsland two years earlier called "Things In My Jeep," off the sondtrack to ''Film/PopstarNeverStopNeverStopping''.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The 2010s-era electropop sound that ''One More Light'' was famously blasted for was not the first time the band recorded music like that. Their first attempt at that style was, of all things, a collaboration with Music/TheLonelyIsland two years earlier called "Things In My Jeep," off the sondtrack soundtrack to ''Film/PopstarNeverStopNeverStopping''.



** Newsweek even stated that ''Hybrid Theory'''s massive success is what laid the blueprints for how rock music would evolve into and that many of the present-day rock bands take their influence directly from that album.
* SignatureSong: "In The End", primarily. "Crawling" and "Numb" are also contenders. After changing styles, "What I've Done", "New Divide", and "Burn It Down" fit this. Tragically as well, "One More Light", which fans (and even critics) connected to Chester after his death.

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** Newsweek even stated that ''Hybrid Theory'''s massive success is what laid the blueprints for how what rock music would evolve into into, and that many of the present-day rock bands take their influence directly from that album.
* SignatureSong: "In The End", primarily. "Crawling" and "Numb" are also contenders. After changing styles, "What I've Done", "New Divide", and "Burn It Down" fit this. Tragically as well, this.
** Tragically,
"One More Light", which fans (and even critics) connected to Chester after his death.



** "One More Light" pretty much states the reflection of losing someone you care about and how you still care for them in a world of a million, also reflecting on those who probably don't know said person but still caring for them as "one more light in a sky of a million stars". It's no surprise the song became it's own tribute to Chester after his tragic passing.

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** "One More Light" pretty much states the reflection of losing someone you care about and how you still care for them in a world of a million, also reflecting on those who probably don't know said person but still caring for them as "one more light in a sky of a million stars". It's no surprise the song became it's its own tribute to Chester after his tragic passing.



** The main chorus of Heavy also sounds similar to the PaulWalker tribute song ''See You Again'', several remixes combining the songs can be found online also.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: While far from the only ones, Linkin Park are easily one of the most notorious examples of a band who's decision to depart from their SignatureStyle was met with nothing but contempt, if only because theirs was so distinct. Critical reception from ''Minutes To Midnight'' on has been generally middling or negative, often referring to their newer styles as "bland." More notoriously, the reception from fans of their NuMetal material has ranged from [[SoOkayItsAverage indifferent and frustrated]] to [[InternetBackdraft entitled and volatile]], some even outright ''demanding'' that they record more songs that sound like their older ones or getting offended that they weren't "warned" about these changes. The band has made it quite clear that they hate this reputation and that they don't want to be forced into not evolving as artists.

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** The main chorus of Heavy "Heavy" also sounds similar to the PaulWalker tribute song ''See "See You Again'', Again", several remixes combining the songs can be found online also.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: While far from the only ones, Linkin Park are easily one of the most notorious examples of a band who's whose decision to depart from their SignatureStyle was met with nothing but contempt, if only because theirs was so distinct. Critical reception from ''Minutes To Midnight'' on has been generally middling or negative, often referring to their newer styles as "bland." More notoriously, the reception from fans of their NuMetal material has ranged from [[SoOkayItsAverage indifferent and frustrated]] to [[InternetBackdraft entitled and volatile]], some even outright ''demanding'' that they record more songs that sound like their older ones ones, or getting offended that they weren't "warned" about these changes. The band has made it quite clear that they hate this reputation and that they don't want to be forced into not evolving as artists.



** ''Meteora'' was seen as a cheap rehash of ''Hybrid Theory'' when it came out, but is now seen as an improvement on the groundwork it laid, especially since it's their only other album to feature their SignatureStyle. Those who like their later stuff also appreciate that it showed the early signs of the more experimental music they'd eventually do.

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** ''Meteora'' was seen as a cheap rehash of ''Hybrid Theory'' when it came out, but is now seen as considered an improvement on the groundwork it laid, especially since it's their only other album to feature their SignatureStyle. Those who like their later stuff also appreciate that it showed the early signs of the more experimental music they'd eventually do.



* WereStillRelevantDammit: ''One More Light'' was hit with this '''bad''' when it was first announced. A 17 year-old rock band doing [[Music/TheChainsmokers Chainsmokers]]-style electropop reeked of desperation.
* WinBackTheCrowd: ''The Hunting Party'' was the band's lone attempt to appease fans who desperately wanted to hear them play rock music again. While generally well-received, it was praised more in theory than in execution and didn't leave much impression. And then ''[[BaseBreaker One More Light]]'' [[BaseBreaker happened]]...

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: ''One More Light'' was hit with this '''bad''' when it was first announced. A 17 year-old 17-year-old rock band doing [[Music/TheChainsmokers Chainsmokers]]-style electropop reeked of desperation.
* WinBackTheCrowd: ''The Hunting Party'' was the band's lone attempt to appease fans who desperately wanted to hear them play rock music again. While generally well-received, it was praised more in theory than in execution and didn't leave much of an impression. And then ''[[BaseBreaker One More Light]]'' [[BaseBreaker happened]]...happened]]…
1st Oct '17 9:37:06 PM CelPrevXXVI
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** "Bleed it Out, moreso. Made all the more blatant with the opening line:

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** "Bleed it Out, Out", moreso. Made all the more blatant with the opening line:
1st Oct '17 9:36:58 PM CelPrevXXVI
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** "Bleed it Out, moreso. Made all the more blatant with the opening line:
--> [[OhNoNotAgain Now here we go for the hundreth time]]
27th Sep '17 9:47:08 PM NWolfman
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The 2010s-era electropop sound that ''One More Light'' was famously blasted for was not the first time the band recorded music like that. Their first attempt at that style was, of all things, a collaboration with Music/TheLonelyIsland two years earlier called "Things In My Jeep," off the sondtrack to ''Film/PopstarNeverStopNeverStopping''.
26th Sep '17 9:09:43 PM NWolfman
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The band has been getting this to an extent ever since "Minutes to Midnight" which was a radical departure from what had been up to that point the band's signature sound. Every album since then got this to varying degrees, with the responses ranging from LoveItOrHateIt(A Thousand Suns) generally being considered average by older fans but more liked by newer fans(Minutes to Midnight, Living Things), being liked by most(Hunting Party) and being disliked by most(One More Light). One More Light got this the hardest as many proclaimed it sounded more like TheChainsmokers then LinkinPark, though after Chester's death there has been at least more positive outlook on that album, with even those that still dislike it still at least acknowledging that they understood what the band was going for.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: While far from the only ones, Linkin Park are easily one of the most notorious examples of a band who's decision to depart from their SignatureStyle was met with nothing but contempt, if only because theirs was so distinct. Critical reception from ''Minutes To Midnight'' on has been generally middling or negative, often referring to their newer styles as "bland." More notoriously, the reception from fans of their NuMetal material has ranged from [[SoOkayItsAverage indifferent and frustrated]] to [[InternetBackdraft entitled and volatile]], some even outright ''demanding'' that they record more songs that sound like their older ones or getting offended that they weren't "warned" about these changes. The band has been getting this to an extent ever since "Minutes to Midnight" which was a radical departure from what had been up to that point the band's signature sound. Every album since then got this to varying degrees, with the responses ranging from LoveItOrHateIt(A Thousand Suns) generally being considered average by older fans but more liked by newer fans(Minutes to Midnight, Living Things), being liked by most(Hunting Party) and being disliked by most(One More Light). One More Light got this the hardest as many proclaimed made it sounded more like TheChainsmokers then LinkinPark, though after Chester's death there has been at least more positive outlook on that album, with even those that still dislike it still at least acknowledging quite clear that they understood what the band was going for.hate this reputation and that they don't want to be forced into not evolving as artists.
26th Sep '17 1:58:00 PM vexer
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: '''Like you wouldn't believe!''' Perhaps no other music act in history has received the amount of bile and contempt for performing any musical style different from the kind heard on their [[FirstInstallmentWins first album]], if only because theirs was [[SignatureStyle so distinct]] that it colored everyone's opinions of them for good. You're more likely to hear entitled fans asking for, if not ''demanding'', the "old Linkin Park" sound than you are to hear fans of Creator/{{MTV}} asking for music videos. The band are well aware of this reputation and [[BerserkButton make it clear that they despise it]], as they want to be allowed to evolve as any other artist would.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: '''Like you wouldn't believe!''' Perhaps no other music act in history has received the amount of bile and contempt for performing any musical style different from the kind heard on their [[FirstInstallmentWins first album]], if only because theirs was [[SignatureStyle so distinct]] that it colored everyone's opinions of them for good. You're more likely to hear entitled fans asking for, if not ''demanding'', the "old Linkin Park" sound than you are to hear fans of Creator/{{MTV}} asking for music videos. The band are well aware of has been getting this reputation to an extent ever since "Minutes to Midnight" which was a radical departure from what had been up to that point the band's signature sound. Every album since then got this to varying degrees, with the responses ranging from LoveItOrHateIt(A Thousand Suns) generally being considered average by older fans but more liked by newer fans(Minutes to Midnight, Living Things), being liked by most(Hunting Party) and [[BerserkButton make being disliked by most(One More Light). One More Light got this the hardest as many proclaimed it clear sounded more like TheChainsmokers then LinkinPark, though after Chester's death there has been at least more positive outlook on that album, with even those that still dislike it still at least acknowledging that they despise it]], as they want to be allowed to evolve as any other artist would.understood what the band was going for.
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