Living Things
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Living Things

June 9, 2012

Song Title
Lost In The Echo
In My Remains
Burn It Down
Lies Greed Misery
I'Ll Be Gone
Castle Of Glass
Roads Untraveled
Skin To Bone
Until It Breaks

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 9, 2012
  • Release Date: June 9, 2012
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2012 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 36:58
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  • ASIN: B008B3H4VQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (388 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #894 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite, but not my least favorite July 30, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I like this album, I really do. I am one of 'those' LP fans who wish for the Hybrid Theory days and I know that's not going to happen. I came to terms with it. It's a 12 step process. ANYHOW.

That being said, I think this album, TO ME, was like having a craving for ice cream but getting frozen yogurt instead. Still pretty good but not quite what you have in mind.

I like the album but it sounds a little funky and I can't quite put my finger on why. I've listened to it about 5 or 6 times through now and I really. really. REALLY. want to love it but I can't. If you are a fan of the old LP you may have mixed emotions about it, like me. If you really liked the last album you will probably enjoy it a little more.

But, I will say, a SOLID album and worth a buy if you are a LP fan.

In the end (no pun intended), whenever I want to hear old LP I listen to old LP and I am still just as happy as the day I first popped in Hybrid Theory. So I guess I don't really need a new-old album anyways!
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25 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Linkin Park lives on in Living Things June 29, 2012
By Greg
Format:Audio CD
I was one of the seemingly few people who stuck up for Linkin Park when they released their 3rd album in 2007, "Minutes To Midnight." I could admit that "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora" had been much better albums, but I was glad to see the band try new things; something they would have to do lest their fans become bored with a fading genre. However, in 2010 I completely rejected "A Thousand Suns," not because it was different (I wanted them to take some risks) but because it seemed like a mess. The songs didn't flow together, and a lot of moments just seemed like noise. After my expectations were gone, I eventually grew to appreciate several tracks from that album, in fact I'd say it was some of their smartest material yet. It was enough to make me bite for one more album, which brings us to "Living Things."

It's funny, back in 2009 the band released a song called "New Divide" for the Transformers sequel. At that time they were working on "A Thousand Suns" and they stressed several times that "New Divide" was not any kind of indication of how their upcoming album would sound. The reason that's funny to me is become I think it was a very big indication of how THIS album sounds. In fact the first single, "Burn It Down," is almost like the same song. The format of the song is pretty basic, but I think it has a strong chorus that people at concerts could sing along to. I would very much describe "Living Things" as the missing link between "Minutes To Midnight" and "A Thousand Suns." It's sort of a mix of everything they've done so far. So while it may not show Linkin Park evolving in any specific direction, it does offer a variety to keep things interesting. "Lost In The Echo" sets the tone for the album and isn't unlike what you would expect after hearing the first single, but it is catchy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic album March 11, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Great album, and easily recommended to be replayed. It's a testiment and throwback in the sense that this album if made to be listened to in it's entirety. There are a few great tracks on this album, but you'd be doing yourself a disservice without listening to the entire thing in order.
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109 of 158 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 5/10 - Hear me out (2.5/5) July 8, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Note: I understand that I will probably get a lot of negative votes based on my score, but try and read it to see where I'm coming from before you hit the "No" button.

"Living Things" is Linkin Park's follow up album from "A Thousand Suns," making this their fifth studio album. After the release of A Thousand Suns it seemed as if the fan base was forever split. There were those that said they had sold out, and there were those who said it's part of a bands nature to evolve and mature. Don't get me wrong I agree wholeheartedly that a band must evolve so they don't make the same album over and over again. However, changing your entire sound is not the way to do that. A Thousand Suns really broke my heart because this was a band I grew up with from the beginning, they helped me through a lot and it pained me to hear something that didn't feel genuine. I tried really hard to keep an open mind with this album and while I feel this album is much better than the last, it still feels a bit stale.

Living Things starts with "Lost in the Echo" not a bad song by any means, but just like A Thousand Suns you hear a lot of electronica influence. Now I'm a man with a very wide range of musical interest, including electronica, but it just doesn't seem to fit. Overall the album plays a bigger role on musicianship than their previous release, but it's still not as prominent as it was in their first three albums.

Chester's vocals in the album don't sound as smooth as they have in the past. Whether this is because of age or just years of doing live shows I don't know, but it's obvious they are a little rough now. When they released "Burn It Down" I wasn't too impressed with it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner! August 4, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have all 5 Linkin Park albums. I am happy that their musical style has changed through the years, because I would not want 5 albums that sound the same. This album seems to be a compromise, about half of it sounding like "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora", and the other half having the evolved sound of "Minutes To Midnight" and "A Thousand Suns". Of the ballads, "Burn It Down" is probably the best. "Roads Untraveled" is a little tame, although very pretty. "Until It Breaks" is a more complex song in the mold of the ones on "A Thousand Suns". Of the louder rock tracks, the best are "Lost In The Echo", "Lies Greed Misery" and "Victimized". There are 2 tracks that stand out because they don't quite fit into any category: "Castle Of Glass" and "Skin To Bone". I think that all this variety was an attempt to please as many of their fans as they could. This resulted in a good album but one which lacks the impact of an album like "A Thousand Suns", which was a unified concept album and deviated from the mainstream about as far as a pop/rock album could go. Still, the music is excellent, there is lots of emotion, and the vocals are as good as ever, so I would call "Living Things" another successful album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD!
I love this CD! So happy that I bought this! I play this CD almost every time I get in the car!
Published 2 days ago by Janae
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting better.
This album is a little better than 'A thousand suns'. To me it has some of LP older sound and lyrics. Hmm...let's see what comes next.
Published 20 days ago by D4N3R5
3.0 out of 5 stars It's good if you're a huge Linkin Park fan
It's a good cd I guess, but the band just seems to be a shell of their former self. It doesn't feel like they put in as much time in their cd's anymore and have really distanced... Read more
Published 21 days ago by I. Radas
5.0 out of 5 stars Living Things
Shipped quickly and was happy when it arrived -- As always Linkin Park comes through with some awesome stuff - love em' !
Published 28 days ago by zeus909
5.0 out of 5 stars I like Linkin Park
I listen to the linkin park radio on my Pandora radio. First heard of Linkin Park with my cousin .
Published 1 month ago by Penelope
3.0 out of 5 stars Had hoped for more
Average. While this efforts starts off in the right direction, it looses steam by the end of the cd. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Reviewer_08
5.0 out of 5 stars Living greatness
These guys are awesome, there original stuff was great and there new stuff was different but good too but this CD really combines the two and just sounds great.
Published 1 month ago by Jonathan Bauer
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
sounds great. i love this album. Linkin Park is an awesome band with great music and a different sound on every album but they stay true to their own kind of music.
Published 1 month ago by dwz
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome CD
got this cd for my son for christmas. really like the songs. I told him if he didnt want it I would keep it for myself.
Published 1 month ago by Mary Alvarado
5.0 out of 5 stars Best one by them since the Hybrid Theory / Meteora days
After feeling some rather mediocre feelings toward their last two albums, I wasn't expecting much better from this newest one. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Gormley
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