- Audio CD (July 4, 2006)
- Limited Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Limited Edition, Import
- Label: Wea International
- ASIN: B000FVR1GK
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,245,613 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Rising Tied Limited Edition, Import
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Top Customer Reviews
The music software I use on my computer allows for the ranking of each track using stars on a scale of 1 to 5. One of my typical CDs (even those that made my "favorites" list) would probably have 1 or 2 five star tracks, 3 or 4 four stars, 5 or 6 three stars, 3 or 4 two stars, and perhaps, 1 or 2 one stars.
A look at my computer shows I have given 8 of the 21 tracks from The Rising Tied 5 stars. The other 13 tracks have earned 4 stars! Even the intro and a battle interlude received 4 stars. I usually give interludes and intros 1 or 2 stars.
Mike Shinoda has given this CD all the elements I look for in my Rap music. First of all, there is actual music behind the rap. Music with layers and depth, melody and strong rythm. Secondly, The lyrics are clear and understandable. And, thirdly, there is meaning and value behind the lyrics. There is nothing I can't stand more than listening to a rap track that is nothing more than some monotonous beat with someone mumbling something over it and when you do figure out what they are mumbling, it is nothing more than some tired rhetoric glorifying some anti-social behavior. This CD meets every criteria I have to be labeled as "intelligent" rap.
I am not your typical rap music lover. I am a nearly (not there yet!)middle-age, professional white woman. So, I am not as inclined to accept whatever the industry wants to shove down my throat as "good" music.Read more ›
i've been inot mike's rap since i first heard linkin park, and this album really did it for me. the total effect lives up to the artist name, with moods ranging from frantic to tragic to matter-of-fact. this is one of those albums that you dont skip any tracks on, and that you can listen to over and over again without getting bored. the tracks are catchy at first glance, but further in you see the depth of the music, and the lyrics convey messages ranging from subtle to blatent, all portrayed cleverly with tons of emotion. when mike writes a verse, it feels like he's telling a story - and oh yeah, it rhymes too. the messages arent based around the rhymes, its the other way around. this gives the album an amazingly clean and understandable feeling - it just feels right. i also respect mike intensly for making this album totally organic - nearly every instrument was played by mike and actually recorded specifically for the song - not taken off a keyboard, like in much hip hop. even though i'm new at song reviewing, here are my thoughts on each of the songs (except the intro):
2 remember the name (feat. styles of beyond) - a nice debut for the album, this combines a catchy strings tune with a nice third person theme
3 right now (feat. black thought & styles of beyond) - this cross section of everyday life actually makes you stop and think about what everyone else, the people that you never notice, are thinking about as they go about their everyday life
4 petrified - a great heavy beat makes this song perfect for dancing
5 feel like home (feat. styles of beyond) - something about this song just feels clean. i cant put my finger on it, but the song really flows smoothly
6 where'd you go (feat.Read more ›
however, this is the special edition, and it boasts 3 extra tracks and a dvd featuring the making of the album. here is the breakdown:
Be Somebody - a song about, well, being yourself and just striving for that goal, and overcoming those in your way. A track that many people can relate to.
There They Go - more of a party track to me though, but it's pretty damn catchy, thats for sure.
The Hard Way - yet another deeply lyrical song, i'm surprised that this wasn't on the standard edition of the album. i don't want to spoil the content about this one much, but the lyrics themselves has that Linkin Park-like vibe to it. Also something that people can relate to.
DVD - the content in the DVD itself helps, in my opinion, make the album itself stronger. Just like a story, Shinoda explains how the project was born, the people involved, among other things. It was nice to see actual musicians performing in the studios for the samples that Shinoda uses.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is in regards to the version with the 3 bonus tracks. It is worth it to get this one instead of the regular version. These are some great songs that are have a harder edge.Published on November 6, 2013 by Susan Snyder
I would recommend this album to everyone. This is one of the best rap albums there will ever be. I love how the whole album has songs composed with actual instruments, instead of... Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by Jonathan
Being a huge fan of Linkin Park I was intrigued to learn of Fort Minor and after purchasing the CD I was hooked. Read morePublished on April 2, 2009 by Matthew Keefe
This cd is real hip hop, not some mainsteam crap, mike shinoda is one of my favorite artists, this come with a exclusive dvd feat Jay-z and Mike S. Read morePublished on March 21, 2009 by James A
An excellent CD for any fan of Fort Minor. The extra three tracks make the CD well worth its purchase. Read morePublished on September 7, 2008 by Nicholas Urbanik
If you're looking to buy this CD for more Linkin Park goodness, then this CD is not for you. Mike Shinoda's side project, Fort Minor, delivers a very hip-hoppish CD with Rising... Read morePublished on July 16, 2007 by TaRan
If there ever was a sounder cry for change in Hip-Hop, Mike Shinoda would definately join the ranks. Read morePublished on November 30, 2006 by Nicholas S. George