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Living Things
Linkin Park - Living Things
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2012 Ratings: #893 / 929
User Score
Based on 91 ratings
2012 Ratings: #220
June 26, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Rick Rubin, Mike Shinoda / Producer
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
musicOMH

Living Things is unsubtle, but it’s also quintessentially Linkin Park; albeit re-booted, regenerated, evolved.

50
NME

The heavy guitar thud of yore has been replaced by a new, heavy electronic thud, but that aside it’s largely the usual semi-hilarious histrionica to which we’ve become accustomed

50
A.V. Club

Rejecting the slow segues and unhurried ambience of A Thousand Suns, Living Things is trim and muscular, all pumping fists and bulging neck veins.

20
Consequence of Sound

When you can’t tell the difference between a Linkin Park track and something produced by a plebeian confusing dance beats for real drums, something has to give.

Jul 20, 2017
CxAylward
20
don't wanna shit on the dead but this wasn't a good one
Jul 8, 2017
50
A step towards including some of their old sound, I thought I liked it at first, but over time I have no reason to revisit it.
Nov 23, 2016*
ryansliao
40
This is a more electronic (and worse) retread of Meteora.

Best Tracks: CASTLE OF GLASS, SKIN TO BONE
Worst Tracks: VICTIMIZED, UNTIL IT BREAKS
Sep 21, 2016
NR
I find it to be better than the hunting party but worse than minutes to midnight. I think that much gives a picture.
May 28, 2016
SkyZippr
20
It's kinda funny if you consider that they said stuff like "finally felt like being in the right place" and released this mess. We already have Skrillex and he's more professional in loud electronic sound, thank you.
Track List
  1. Lost In The Echo 
  2. In My Remains 
  3. Burn It Down 
  4. Lies Greed Misery 
  5. I'll Be Gone 
  6. Castle Of Glass 
  7. Victimized 
  8. Roads Untraveled 
  9. Skin To Bone 
  10. Until It Breaks 
  11. Tinfoil 
  12. Powerless
Contributions By
patton, philthy, royalflush


Added on: June 25, 2012