AOTY 2023

Post Traumatic

Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #621 / 889
User Score
Based on 228 ratings
2018 Ratings: #665
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While Post Traumatic takes an emotional toll, it ultimately instills feelings of hope and the idea that things can get better. For Shinoda, Linkin Park, and their devoted followers, it's an effective group therapy session.

The Guardian

Shinoda’s struggles haven’t stopped him writing catchy songs and while it’s initially unsettling to hear such stuff channelled into anthemic choruses, the songs sing their way towards the start of healing.

The Independent

The part-rap, part-rock Post Traumatic LP is rooted in confusion, grief, trauma and a forced reset button.

Spectrum Culture

Post Traumatic helps Shinoda to both differentiate himself from Linkin Park and move toward something fresh and still very appealing.

This is an instrumentally average pop-rap album coated in a wonderfully thought out and heart-rending story about a man coping with the loss of one of his dearest friends and deserves a spin if only for curiosity’s sake.
Shinoda’s misery is all silhouettes, shadows, and darkness, with no characters, no people.

Brief Review: Mike opens his heart out heartbreakingly after Chesters tragic death, and turns into an amazing piece of art. It’s not the most intense thing ever made, generally speaking it’s more focused on its lyrical content as opposed to bring bangers, and honestly I kinda like the approach. Feels like a look into how Mike feels about his friend passing away the way he did, it’s really heartbreaking. Def a nice way to end off the LP legacy I think.


It’s a strong 10.


Um amigo meu me pediu para que eu ouvisse o álbum, e feito, ouvi! É um bom álbum, ele começa um pouco desinteressante, mas a cada faixa que vai passando ele vem subindo mais, gostei da sonoridade e das habilidades de hip hop do Mike, a produção é ok, nada demais.
Destaque para "Running From My Shadow", "I.O.U." e "Promises I Can't Keep".

* Place To Start (5.5/10)
* Over Again (7/10)
* Watching As I Fall (6/10)
* ... read more


Post Traumatic is a very therapeutic album for Mike, with many songs on here talking about the aftermath of Chester Bennington's death. Some tracks excel here, but a lot fall a little flat.


i like this


I love me some Mike Shinoda, and I think he compiles a very solid, easy-to-listen record that goes to some tough places while not capitalizing off the explicit nature of the sorrow he was experiencing.

In the wake of the tragedy of his bandmate, Mike dropped the first half of the album as an introspective review of lost self, purpose, direction, and the questions and feelings that come from grief. The rest of the album is pretty much just him spitting. The introspective stuff is the gold, but ... read more

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Added on: March 29, 2018