If this is true can anyone honestly say they're surprised after what we've heard so far? With Mike describing LIVING THINGS as a "quick firecracker record" I'd have been more shocked if the album hit the 40 minute mark. It also fascinates me how fans seem to have the mindset that "longer album = better album". This shouldn't be the case. Everyone always wants the longest album possible but what's important is that the songs are good, and I trust Linkin Park made every song a length they felt worked for each individual track. They don't purposefully make songs short or long, what happens, happens and what's important is that the tracks resonate in the context of the album and I trust Linkin Park's intentions.