Linkin Park Studio Update from Mike Shinoda

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    Minus

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    And while we're talking pipe dreams, maybe they can resurrect Bowie and Lemmy and get them to do guest-spots and tour with them. I know my suggestion seems more reasonable but it's still a pipe dream.
     
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    This sounds wonderful.

    Though between now and then it could all change.
     
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    I hate it when they wrap every pre-album cycle around a catchphrase.
     
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    You're not a fan of visceral toolbox firework carnivores?
     
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    Still hoping the band takes a bit more of a lo-fi route this time around. You can definitely do that and keep quality melodies and lyrics.

    Basically I hope not every sound on the record is polished to perfection.
     
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    Yass I like where you're going with this. Mike is a perfectionist, though, so hopefully he can surpass the need to make everything sound as crisp as possible.

    I suppose they've already done it with some tracks, though? StB, UIB, W&K, is that what you're aiming at? Those tracks are pretty messy.
     
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    "One day, I woke up and said, 'I don't want to make an insane album'"
     
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    Looking forward to this.
     
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    This makes me very excited. If they can combine good lyrical content with the musicianship displayed on THP and ATS, then this will be the best LP album ever.

    But what if even after this approach, the lyrics still suck? :/
     
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    Genuine question. Something to keep an eye out for and hopefully the band is wary of this.
     
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    I can dig it. I'm hoping for some nice melodies on this album. This is probably the first Linkin Park album where I hope it's NOT heavy LOL. I'm 27 and I need more relaxing stuff music in my life.
     
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    This is something that concerns me a little. In the past, aspects of upcoming albums have been so hyped that, at the very least, expectations are overblown (or maybe reasonable based on the information, even) and a lot of us are left disappointed by the payoff
     
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    Unlike "visceral" and "energetic", I feel like "powerful" is a description not to be taken lightly. After falling in love with everything Thrice, I'm all for some superb lyrical content from LP.
     
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    I think in terms of whether people's expectations from the hype can even be closely matched by LP, will mostly depend on how far the band is actually willing to go out of their comfort zone this time.

    Given past releases everything they've made still 'sounds like LP', but if the collaborations happening are bringing the band to new territory on the very foundational level, hopefully this album will be an important step forward in their career.
     
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    Nice. Can't wait for this.
     
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    Hell YES!

    Say what you will about LP's lyrics, but I've always loved most of them (except crawling and lies greed misery blah blah i always say this you get it by now :p), and the fact that they're writing a lyrically driven album that focuses on melody is EXTREMELY exciting to me. Linkin Park has always been about the vocals and the lyrics for me. I couldn't be happier about this!!!!

    (....plus a melodic focus means the cheesy and overplayed rap will hopefully get dropped :kappa:)
     
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    "It sounded like that acoustic shit you hear in coffee shops, we decided to push ourselves and see how far into the pop world we could go instead."

    I can imagine this being an instrumentally light album from them not finding sounds they find fitting after falling in love with the simple versions of these songs. However, I hope we get some full sounding songs, with great instrumentation (and great bass lines PLEASE). I'm expecting something with a lot of sonic range ala ATS, but probably not with all the interludes or lyrical cohesiveness. Something that feels part MTM 2 and part ATS 2.
     
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    Sounds promising!
     
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    Maybe they're excited because they've found another word that rhymes with lies?
     
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    We Thought We Had It All (3:49)

    Verse (Chester)

    Trapped inside this guise
    I'm so tired of all your lies
    But it's ok, guys
    Chester brought
    Lots of pies

    Refrain (Chester)

    We thought we had it all
    But we only wrote the first line

    Verse (Chester)

    You can open up your eyes
    And come to a compromise
    Because these promises are still just lies
    And these lies can't be solved with pies

    Refrain (Chester)

    We thought we had it all
    But we only wrote the first line
    But these promises never called
    We were only stuck with lies

    Bridge (Chester)

    And sometimes I feel
    That the lies just antagonise
    But now I'm out of words
    That I can rhyme with lies

    Bridge (Mike)

    Yo, yo
    These lies just crucify, brutalise, antagonise
    But I'm a samurai, waitin' to surprise y'all haters
    With my eyes that analyse all the lies and try
    To justify all the lies before we capsize
    But I'm as hard as a bone, I'm an infantry controller
    You're as soft as a motherfucking newborn doll's eyes
    I dispise these lies but I don't got much more to say
    Because we've got to keep these songs under four minutes anyway

    Refrain (Chester)

    We thought we had it all
    But we only wrote the first line
    But these promises never called
    We were only stuck with lies
    I said we thought we had it all
    But we only wrote the first line
    But these promises will never call
    Because you don't know what you've got
    Until it's gone














    :kappa:
     
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