Mount the perfect Linkin Park album

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    Vinifeijo

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    Select 12 songs to create their perfect album. Any song released by the band. (Demos and b-sides included)

    It's your "the best of". But consider the order of the songs and how they make a coherent album.
     
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    Captain-EO

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    1. A Thousand Suns: The Full Experience

    Tracklist complete.

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    1. Waiting for the End
    2. Final Masquerade
    3. Valentine's Day
    4. In Pieces
    5. Keys to the Kingdom
    6. Skin to Bone
    7. Breaking the Habit
    8. Jornada del Muerto
    9. Castle of Glass
    10. Guilty All the Same
    11. In the End
    12. Lockjaw
    Not their best, objectively, but those are my favorite songs. Wanted to put Until it's Gone, Pretend to Be, Robot Boy and No More Sorrow in there
     
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    0. The Requiem/The Radiance
    1. Breaking The Habit
    2. Numb
    3. In My Remains

    0.1 Jornada Del Muerto
    4. Waiting For The End
    5. Shadow Of The Day

    0.2 Wisdom, Justice And Love
    6. Iridescent
    7. The Catalyst
    8. Bleed It Out
    9. One Step Closer

    0.3 Wake
    10. Guilty All The Same
    11. In The End
    12. A Line In The Sand
     
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    That's a really unexpected sequence.
     
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    You'd be surprised. It probably only sounds good to me though.
     
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    1. P5hng me a*wy
    2. Krwling
    3. Papercut
    4. Faint
    5. Lost in the Echo
    6. A Line In The Sand
    7. The Catalyst
    8. Burning in the skies
    9. Castle of glass
    10. Numb
    11. Breaking the Habit
    12. The Little Things Give you Away
    Right now i would go with that but i guess i could spend some more minutes and adjust it a little better.
     
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    Not really a "perfect" album, but one I think would have a pretty good flow to it. Throwing all my favorite songs onto one album doesn't really make sense for an actual album.

    Songs with transitions to other songs on the albums they were originally on would be edited, of course (such as my transition from Until it Breaks to New Divide).

    1. Drawbar
    2. QWERTY
    3. Lying from You
    4. Forgotten
    5. Blackbirds
    6. Waiting for the End
    7. A Place for My Head
    8. From the Inside
    9. 1Stp Klosr
    10. Until it Breaks
    11. New Divide
    12. My December (Hidden Track)

    I probably put way too much thought into this than I should have.

    My decision to put Drawbar and QWERTY at the front end of the album was inspired by Minutes to Midnight. Having an atypical track for LP opening up the album, with a heavy, hard rock song being the first "song" on the album is a great way to open an album.

    While I wanted to put more softer songs like Breaking the Habit in the tracklisting, having too many soft songs on an album can be a bit of a problem. So, I decided to keep the momentum QWERTY brings by placing another 2 heavy tracks after it.

    My album has two distinct "weird / soft" sections: Blackbirds & Waiting for the End, and 1Stp Klosr & Until it Breaks. I wanted to have a more mellow song like Waiting for the End, but placing it directly after Forgotten would be a very sudden tonal shift; it would be jarring. To fix this, I placed Blackbirds before it, as the studio drum intro thing seemed like a decent way to get to a more soft side of the album, without being jarring.

    To keep things interesting for a "casual fan" (assuming these are all tracks nobody have heard before), I placed A Place for My Head after Waiting for the End, and afterwards, From the Inside. From the Inside was a good choice to put after A Place for My Head, because it's still fairly heavy, but also is a good way to ease into the more weirdness of the following tracks, as it is a bit more soft.

    For the last two tracks of the album, I was again inspired by an album, but one that wasn't LP, but Coldplay. Their album "Ghost Stories" has a penultimate track that is more happy and triumphant (A Sky Full of Stars), followed by a more sad and dark track (Fly On). Here, I was trying to replicate that. But, the transition to New Divide and My December would be vary jarring, so having My December as a hidden track would put enough silence between them for it not to be weird. Before I thought of making My December a hidden track, I considered placing a instrumental track like Session in between them, but that would put me at 13 tracks, and I didn't want to sacrifice any of the ones I had already chosen. I much prefer the hidden track idea, since it kinda lures you into a false sense of security / happiness, and then throws My December in your face (not that New Divide is happy, it's just much more upbeat than most LP songs).
     
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    Ooh I love doing this. This is a great way to kill time on long trips, and I even just did this with another band last week :lol:

    I'll work on mine soon!!
     
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    Time for an actual list lol. I had to sacrifice a few favorites that just didn't fit.
    1. Primo
    2. Easier to Run
    3. Papercut
    4. When They Come for Me
    5. In My Remains
    6. Fallout/The Catalyst
    7. Waiting for the End
    8. Blackout
    9. Given Up
    10. No More Sorrow
    11. Qwerty
    12. A Line in the Sand
    I'd give a long explanation but that would be like copying Gibs and I don't want to stoop to that level.

    BONUS EP:
    1. Hit the Floor
    2. Dave Sbeat (feat. Joe)
    3. Empty Spaces
    4. The Summoning
    5. [Stef]
    6. [Riff Raff]
    7. [Chali]
    :halfkappa:
     
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    Attempt #2 - making a coherent album rather than something with just my favorite songs. This will be hard.
    1. Final Masquerade
    2. Mark the Graves
    3. Skin to Bone
    4. Castle of Glass
    5. Waiting for the End
    6. Valentine's Day
    7. When They Come for Me
    8. Robot Boy
    9. Pretend to be
    10. Keys to the Kingdom
    11. In Pieces
    12. Guilty All the Same
    Edit: replaced "Papercut" and "Breaking the Habit" with "Mark the Graves" and "Robot Boy".
     
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    1. "Session"
    2. "Until It's Gone"
    3. "Waiting For The End"
    4. "Until It Breaks"
    5. "Roads Untraveled"
    6. "My<DSMBR"
    7. "Rebellion"
    8. "When They Come For Me"
    9. "Issho Ni"
    10. "The Little Things Give You Away"
    11. "Halo"
    12. "When They Come For Me" (Live)
    Mounted it real good. :cool:

    EDIT: initially, I tried to fit in either the acoustic v. of "Final Masquerade" or "Three Band Terror" but their intimate acoustic singer/songwriter vibe doesn't sit well with the larger, more expansive/cinematic sounds in the rest of the tracks. That's a side of LP that I've really started to like lately and I hope to hear some of it on the next album
     
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    It's awkward using HT songs next to the rest of their discography. That album sounds very dated compared to all the other music they've made. I think most people could guess what era it came from. You can get away with even using Meteora songs with these playlists but HT doesn't connect. I want to take "Papercut" off my album. : (
     
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    1. Lost In The Echo
    2. When They Come For Me
    3. Keys To The Kingdom
    4. Waiting For The End
    5. Blackout
    6. In Pieces
    7. The Little Things Give You Away
    8. Guilty All The Same
    9. Rebellion
    10. The Catalyst
    11. Mark The Graves
    12. A Line In The Sand
    I've always liked this playlist - Echo is just such a great opener for a "best of" album, and the one-two punch into WTCFM is perfect. KTK brings the action to a peak before falling for a more subdued middle section. TLTGYA is basically the ending to the first half with GATS opening the second half firing on all cylinders. Finally, Mark The Graves is a spectacular bridging song between two epics. Originally I have Drawbar before ALITS as a calm before the storm, but it got cut to make the 12-track record.

    And yes, this displays my general indifference towards LP's nu-metal material at this stage in their career. Nothing in Hybrid Theory or Meteora come close to these twelve tracks, and most of their newer discography in general IMO.
     
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    I was worried about not including songs from HT and Meteora but I'm going to edit my last playlist now. I feel the same way. Would rather just have something I like than include every album out of a feel for necessity.
     
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    My list of favourite LP songs shamelessly ignores the band's first two albums, save for "Session". It's definitely nothing to be too self-conscious about, the whole point of a thread like this is to get an idea of people's preferences and stuff
     
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    Perfect LP record circa 2001
    1. Papercut
    2. With You
    3. And One
    4. Forgotten
    5. Slip
    6. My December
    7. By Myself
    8. In The End
    9. A Place For My Head
    10. Cure For The Itch
    11. High Voltage (HT version)
    12. Part of Me

    Papercut is a perfect opener. With You would be a slight change of pace but shows the band's ability to connect to the listener. Papercut already establishes a banger track, so One Step Closer ain't needed. And One would show the unorthodox structure for the band, with Chester on lead vocals. Of course, that rap verse needs to be on the album. Forgotten is a necessity and one of the best written songs from Hybrid Theory and shows Mike's prowess for metaphorical and conscious rapping.

    Slip is there because I just think it's a great song :p I've always liked By Myself for some reason. It feels very gritty and that chorus is powerful as hell to me. In the End is there because it's a fantastic single and one of LP's signature songs for a good reason.

    A Place For My Head is also an awesome mosh track with great vocals. Cure For The Itch for a nice instrumental that will lead into High Voltage where Mike will prove some verbal skill. As a closing track, Part of Me is just powerful and a highlight song from their discography imo. It's an amazing closer for the EP and it would make a good closer imo for an album.
    I'll make a modern day LP album containing songs from their new stuff later.
     
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    Ugh Gibs starting off with Drawbar was such a good idea, but I won't do the same so I can be different :lol:
     
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    01. Foreword
    02. Don't Stay
    03. Somewhere I Belong
    04. Lying From You
    05. Hit The Floor
    06. Easier To Run
    07. Faint
    08. Figure.09
    09. From The Inside
    10. Nobody's Listening
    11. Session
    12. Numb

    Kappa is overrated.
     
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