Living Things

Linkin Park - Living Things
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2012 Ratings: #987 / 1047
User Score
Based on 328 ratings
2012 Ratings: #221
Liked by 12 people
June 26, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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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The heavy guitar thud of yore has been replaced by a new, heavy electronic thud, but that aside it’s largely the usual semi-hilarious histrionica to which we’ve become accustomed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.

Docky
80
Here it is, yet another review of me talking about how much I like Linkin Park, review number 4190204912 or some shit. You know this album is pretty much just Linkin Park doing a reboot of the band, seriously, it's so obvious too, they made a remix for the first time in over 10 years FOR this album (kinda like how they did that with HT), the 2nd to last song was for the first time in almost 10 years an instrumental. This is the most aggressive thing they put out since Meteora kinda.
Idk maybe ... read more
aaron
74
I remember the first time I got this album, it had leaked oh me oh my, It was the follow up to A Thousand Suns, which is one of my favorite records ever, yeah you read that right, Rick Rubin had his hands on it, and yeah I was ready in my house, home alone summer holiday lets get the juice

"Lost In The Echo" was so very loud and euphoric to me in its first listen all the anticipation of what was my favourite band (yes you read that right fam, stahp) was finally playing through my ... read more
JakerpGuy
47
It's more electronic. That's all I remember. Legitimately.
thegeecyproject
63
Yeah, this is probably the first real let-down in Linkin Park’s discography for me. With the assistance of famed producer Rick Rubin, the band have certainly continued to push on the electronic textures that they perfected on A Thousand Suns - which is great - but on Living Things it isn’t really backed with the same ambitious lyrical concept or sonic cohesion, making it feel like a disappointment in comparison. Singles like “Lost In The Echo” and “Burn It ... read more
Plats
65
“LIVING THINGS” teams Linkin Park up with producer Rick Rubin to create an electronic-sounding album that has some cool choruses and a great sense of melody. But it sometimes goes overboard with style over substance and the lyrics aren’t perfect.

Fav Tracks: CASTLE OF GLASS, SKIN TO BONE, I’LL BE GONE, BURN IT DOWN, LOST IN THE ECHO, POWERLESS

Least Fav Track: UNTIL IT BREAKS

Score:
6.5
Decent
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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
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Added on: June 25, 2012