Post Traumatic

Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #584 / 830
User Score
Based on 125 ratings
2018 Ratings: #661
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June 15, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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The Independent

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

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.


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.

Spectrum Culture

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

Shinoda’s misery is all silhouettes, shadows, and darkness, with no characters, no people.
It’s a strong 10.
Shit sounds so dated.
The music is pretty lackluster but the lyrics hit you like a freight train, you can feel his pain. Its crazy that Chester has already been dead for a year and half :(
The first 5 tracks are really great. Nothing Makes Senses Anymore stands out. I especially love how Shinoda's voice sounds muffled by a wall of digital noise, and how such effect gets gradually heavier towards the end of the song, somewhat a metaphor that it makes so little sense now that it doesn't even matter in the end.
The rest of the album are kind of repetitive; I still like the production but I expected something more.
Lyrically Shinoda explores the pain of losing a close friend, the ... read more
First of all, I'm a big fan of Shinoda, I think it takes courage to be so frank about his hard times. I am grateful for the fact that he released new music, but I didn't love the Post Traumatic album as much as I wished to.

It feels a bit too long and repetitive, which is a shame because the first 5 songs are very good, but the rest could have used some trimming, and (at least in my opinion) some more songs following the melancholic path of Nothing Makes Sense Anymore or Place To Start. The ... read more
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Track List

  1. Place To Start
  2. Over Again
  3. Watching As I Fall
  4. Nothing Makes Sense Anymore
  5. About You (feat. blackbear)
  6. Brooding (Instrumental)
  7. Promises I Can’t Keep
  8. Crossing A Line
  9. Hold It Together
  10. Ghosts
  11. Make It Up As I Go (feat. K.Flay)
  12. Lift Off (feat. Chino Moreno & Machine Gun Kelly)
  13. I.O.U.
  14. Running From My Shadow (feat. grandson)
  15. World’s On Fire
  16. Can’t Hear You Now
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Added on: March 29, 2018