Album Review: Linkin Park - Living Things
Perhaps more than other rock band of the past decade, Linkin Park are a musical ship without an aesthetic port—a little too heavy metal for the hip-hop crowds (and vice versa)… simultaneously too pop and too experimental. If Minutes To Midnight and A Thousand Sunswere attempts to plant their creative feet in a post-nu-metal landscape, then Living Things(out June 26) is just maybe their first real statement for statements sake since the early ‘00 heydays. For the first time since Meteora, their new album doesn’t appear to be running from or reacting to anything in the past. For (mostly) better or worse, they’re finally comfortable enough in their own skin to stop worrying about sounding too much like themselves. A minor change in attitude, maybe, but it makes a world of difference.