Living Things vs A Thousand Suns

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    Empty Spaces

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    Now that we've all listened to Living Things and let the hype die down, do you think it's better than A Thousand Suns? For about a month I thought LT was superior, but now I honestly feel like ATS has much more lasting appeal, and I can say I still really love that album :D
     
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    travz21

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    Living Things is one of the more forgettable albums I've willingly listened to.
     
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    Brandon

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    I've found a much more lasting appeal in A Thousand Suns, yes. The week after Living Things came out, I thought I might call it LP's best, but I stopped feeling that way.

    That said, this is a discussion that has been done to death.
     
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    A poll would be nice. But yes, I think this discussion has been done to death as Xero said.
     
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    Blake

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    Living Things already kinda got old but I still think it's better. I think LP in general is a bit old for me now
     
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    lime treacle

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    I'm not even starting with this.

    A Thousand Suns. Period.
     
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    This time, people aren't motivated by just-released hype.


    I knew the LT love would die down after release. ATS is a much stronger album.
     
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    Erica

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    This. ATS has not only stayed good but maybe even gotten better with time. ATS is an experience, not just an album. LT is good but its just not as special.
     
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    Wizardofozil

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    LT > ATS
     
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    Even after release I knew LT wasn't better than ATS. Still a very good album with alot of good songs
     
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    Fanman

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    I'm going with Living Things..
    ATS is very strong and lots of new materiel is there but LT has more variety in types of songs.. and I feel it's more energy packed than ATS ...
     
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    LT has some excellent songs, some of the best the band has written, but as an album, it feels lacking

    ATS is not just a collection of fantastic songs, it is an album, and that is how it is meant to be listened.

    I find LT to be a bit 'fake'. It just doesn't feel as though LP were pushing far enough into the unknown. But from a commercial stand point, it brought back some older fans who were put off buy the changes album 3 & 4 brought.

    Commercially, LT is more accessible and it has its moments, but in terms of the quality of work, ATS is superior as a whole. At least to me.
     
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    Spiderguy252

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    ATS has more shelf life imo.
     
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    I don't think Living Things is even in my top 3 LP albums. A Thousand Suns is easily better. There's no contest.
     
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    THIS 999999% times.
    I like LT more, but ATS is just better. LT is a good album. It has it's good and bad songs, but ATS is just perfect.
     
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    ATS is so much better than LT. LT got old really quickly. The only song I listen to off it now is Castle of Glass.
     
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    It's not to say LT isn't a good album but ATS to me is this decade's dark side of the moon. When we look back I think LT will be one that gets passed over or forgotten a lot.
     
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    Filip

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    The first five songs on LT are boring (except LGM (yes, I think it's super-awesome)), and later it's perfect. But ATS is way better.

    LT is my fourth favorite LP album. :shrug:
     
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    lime treacle

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    Away goes the loving of Living Things! Don't know if I'm glad or not...
     
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    lpxerotheoryfan

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    I never really liked A Thousand Suns much. It's a great cd, but it's not one that I can find myself repeating everyday, and even then I only like a selection of songs. BUT, Living Things gets old just as fast for me. Castle of Glass, Until It Breaks, I'll be Gone and In My Remains are the only tracks I really care to listen too. In this case though, I would definitely pick ATS as the better album.
     

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