I'm also of the opinion an "above average" recognition for ATS is acceptable. It was fresh and innovative for a Linkin Park record, but it wasn't necessarily a game changer in rock or modern music when it was released. You guys have to remember just how much music a professional reviewer actually listens to, and how every new release will be compared to others. I don't think that USA today one is unfair at all. The ABC one's very weak, though.