Thousand Suns

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Review Text Continuing their slow crawl toward middle age, Linkin Park opt for moody over metallic on A Thousand Suns, their fifth album. A clear continuation of 2007’s Minutes to Midnight, A Thousand Suns also trades aggression for contemplation, burying the guitars under washes of chilly synthesizers -- a sound suited for a rap-metal band that no longer plays metal but hasn’t shaken off the angst, choosing to channel inward instead of outward. So few rap-metal bands have chosen to embrace their age -- they fight against it, deepening their technical chops while recycling ideas -- that it’s easy to admire Linkin Park’s decision not to shy away from it, even if their mega-success gives them the luxury to pursue musical risks. The problem is, the subdued rhythms, riffs, and raps of A Thousand Suns wind up monochromatic, an impression not erased by the brief bridges between songs, sampled speeches, and easy segues, every element retaining moodiness without offering distinction. Brooding is a better vehicle for angst than rage for a group whose members are well into their thirties, but an album created on a grayscale is less than compelling for anybody lacking the patience to squint and discern the minute details. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Requiem - 2:01
  2. 2. Radiance - 1:57
  3. 3. Burning In the Skies - 4:13
  4. 4. Empty Spaces - 0:18
  5. 5. When They Come for Me - 5:55
  6. 6. Robot Boy - 4:28
  7. 7. Jornada del Muerto - 2:34
  8. 8. Waiting for the End - 4:51
  9. 9. Blackout - 5:39
  10. 10. Wretches and Kings - 4:15
  11. 11. Wisdom, Justice, and Love - 2:38
  12. 12. Iridescent - 5:56
  13. 13. Fallout - 1:23
  14. 14. Catalyst - 6:39
  15. 15. Messenger - 3:01

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Release Date
9/14/10 

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