The best thing ever to happen to Linkin Park was in 2006, when they decided to choose Rick Rubin to produce their third album. He helped further open up their eyes, that they needed to evolve. But what people don't remember is that the band actually WANTED to change their sound themselves. Let me ask you something. Where are all the ''nu-metal'' bands today? Where are Crazy Town, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Disturbed, Adema, Powerman 5000, etc?? More than half of the bands from the whole ''nu-metal'' era are no longer active, and the ones that are still active, aren't doing very well for themselves. Linkin Park hopped off that whole stupidly labeled genre and decided to not fall apart. They saved themselves from destruction. Since 2006, the band has released three albums. Minutes To Midnight drastically changed the band's sound and completely erased all the old Hybrid Theory purists. I personally know people in my area that loved LP back in 2000-2004, and then no longer were a fan of the band once MTM dropped. MTM contained almost no ''nu-metal'' roots, but it was still the same old LP structure and it was still radio friendly. In 2010, the band released another album, A Thousand Suns. This album further drove the whole ''erase nu-metal'' attitude. It sounded absolutely NOTHING like old-school LP, there were no remnants of their ''nu-metal sound'', and they even got rid of the old LP song structure. This album got rid of the HT purists that somewhat still followed the band after MTM. Then again, this year in 2012, the band released another new album, Living Things. It's not full of their old ''nu-metal'' style, but some songs do have a tiny influence from the ''old LP sound'', such as Lost In The Echo, Burn It Down, Lies Greed Misery, I'll Be Gone and somewhat Victimized. The other songs though, could find easy homes on MTM and ATS. In My Remains, Castle Of Glass, Roads Untraveled and Powerless all could have easily been on MTM. Skin To Bone, Until It Breaks and Tinfoil all sound like ATS tracks. They essentially did use ''all the tools in the toolbox'' on this album, they included tracks for all eras of LP fans. So I don't see how you can say this is the worst LP album, and that they sold out. In your idiotic logic, the band sold out once they stopped making your precious ''nu-metal''. Also, QWERTY (not Behind Your Lies, smh), was not ever intended for MTM, the band stated that many times. It was created for the Summer Sonic tour in 2006, then they recorded a studio version for their fanclub, which was cool of the band. All in all, they did not sellout, they just stopped making music that you think is ''good''. I seriously do not think that LP will ever escape all the ''MAKE HYBRID THEORY PART 3'' hate throughout their career. It's sad, but true. People like this are the reason I believe that. I seriously thought that if the band still hasn't made a ''nu-metal'' album since 2003, that people would have lost faith in that by now. Jesus Christ.