I'm reading a bunch of little kids listening to this album and whining b/c it swears, crying b/c it's political, and complaining b/c it's softer. EVERYONE grows & changes. It's been SEVEN YEARS, do you ACTUALLY expect Minutes To Midnight to sound IDENTICAL to Hybrid Theory or Meteora??
If you don't want to have to expose your ears to curse words every now and again, pop in your Avril Lavign cd and shut up.
If you expect such an intelligent band as Linkin Park to BLINDLY IGNORE the MAJOR problems in politics, go play with your Mega Blocks & listen to Britney Spears on your iPod.
Linkin Park ROCKS. If you're not willing to open your minds a little to grow along with the band, don't worry, American Idol is starting a new season soon!