One More Light | Review Round-Up Thread

Discussion in 'Linkin Park Chat' started by Joe, May 11, 2017.

  1. #81
    The Joesen One

    The Joesen One Fun-employed LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    5,841
    Likes Received:
    335


  2. #82
    minuteforce

    minuteforce Danny's not here, Mrs. Torrance. LPA Team

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    12,704
    Likes Received:
    1,590



    ARTISTdirect haven't done a review yet
     
  3. #83
    Sasuke

    Sasuke Leprous fanboy LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    5,269
    Likes Received:
    1,795



    Oh dear, I have such a shitty music taste :/
     
    mmmmtastycookies and Deliveranze like this.
  4. #84
    Michele

    Michele Praise Brad Delson, our Lord and Savior. LPA Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Messages:
    16,482
    Likes Received:
    5,508



    atleast you are honest to yourself :kappa:
     
    Deliveranze and Sasuke like this.
  5. #85
    Sasuke

    Sasuke Leprous fanboy LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    5,269
    Likes Received:
    1,795



    I mean, we all are guilty all the same :halfkappa:
     
    Deliveranze likes this.
  6. #86
    The Joesen One

    The Joesen One Fun-employed LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    5,841
    Likes Received:
    335



    So can we say that critics' reception to the album is negative or mixed? I don't really know at this point.
     
  7. #87
    Sonic

    Sonic Searching for the last Chaos Emerald... LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    4,481
    Likes Received:
    542



    Negative by far. I've literally seen 3 positive reviews.
     
  8. #88
    Atticus

    Atticus Bullets lance the bravest lungs

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    328



    While I agree criticism is warranted towards the album, as its far from perfect. I'm curious whether the positive reception comes from people who are slightly more knowledgeable about the band personally? One More Light is a very honest, sincere record but perhaps people who haven't followed the band don't recognize the full meaning behind these songs?

    What I'm trying to say is although the album has the most accessible, universal sound in their discography, perhaps the content itself is for the most niche fanbase thus far? Or perhaps the majority of these reviewers are not in the position to relate with getting married or raising children or what not.
     
  9. #89
    The Joesen One

    The Joesen One Fun-employed LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    5,841
    Likes Received:
    335



    A lot aren't knowledgable on how lyrically it's very personal for the band, or how fans can see from miles away that they're eventually going to make a pop album, so their criticisms are understandable since not every reviewer is a fan. It doesn't help that several people dislike mainstream music, which OML uses a lot.
     
    Halfway Dwight likes this.
  10. #90
    Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    917



    This is my favorite review.

    "WORST ALBUM OF ALL TIME: Linkin Park will never be the legendary nu metal band again."
    Review: By Deliveranze

    "With classic songs like "CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES," LP stormed the scene with their 2000 classic, "Chocolate Starfish Theory." Nowdays, the band is so lost that ya might say they are "Halfway Right" that this album is shit. It's so shit, that I'm sorry for now that I almost gave this album an F- when I should just give it a Z-."
     
    ashish, Sasuke and Chris loves LP like this.
  11. #91
    The Joesen One

    The Joesen One Fun-employed LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    5,841
    Likes Received:
    335


  12. #92
    Blackee Dammet

    Blackee Dammet Feminism Is My God Now

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,240
    Likes Received:
    152



    Again though, a lot of the criticisms isn't "What the fuck, it's... pop?!?! RAGAGAGAGA!!!" as much as it is "Ok well they've always been pop it's just that this is really weak pop...". In fact I've seen very few negative reviews that haven't gone out of their way to commended/defend the stylistic shift.
     
    The Joesen One likes this.
  13. #93
    brady

    brady I am the LPA LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    5,548
    Likes Received:
    1,900



    And yet I feel like most reviewers just hear the music, think "this is just boring pop bullshit" write a couple paragraphs noting some bad points in the album, give it somewhere around a 1.5/5 and publish it.
    I feel like many of them are just skipping over any high points of the songs, ignoring the lyrics, and even just leaving out One More Light, and I highly doubt all of those reviewers are so apathetic that OML did nothing for them.
     
    Halfway Dwight likes this.
  14. #94
    Blackee Dammet

    Blackee Dammet Feminism Is My God Now

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,240
    Likes Received:
    152



    How many reviews do you actually see where someone will go "Ok, the instrumentation is uninspired and song after song reminds me of long since pased fads in music but... my god these lyircs are exceptional!"?

    I'm really asking, because I see that brought up constantly as evidence reviewers are seemingly "picking on" the band and I find that a cop-out. Especially when a handful of reviews have pointed to the lyrics... in a negative light.
     
  15. #95
    Doridorica

    Doridorica Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2017
    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    249



    Many things can be said about the new sound but lyrics are interesting and something people can relate to, they're very personal and tangible, speaking about real experiences. I'm not saying previous ones didn't but they were vague and more socially oriented on the last few albums. These are quite different and sometimes work better with the sound.
     
  16. #96
    brady

    brady I am the LPA LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    5,548
    Likes Received:
    1,900



    Not sure where I ever said reviewers were picking on the band... It just seems to me that the band is getting way more flak than deserved. I can easily see people thinking this album is generic or not for them, but some of the ratings they are getting seem a bit harsh (this applies to critics and fans).
     
    Halfway Dwight likes this.
  17. #97
    Non-Pattern

    Non-Pattern You’re about as sharp as a bowling ball

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2017
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    36



    Glad to know you do. :halfkappa:

    That's interesting, I expected them to jump on the LP hate bandwagon considering their previous coverage on them in the pre-album period wasn't that good. That's really respectable to be honest.
     
    Alexrednex, The Joesen One and Sasuke like this.
  18. #98
    LP Soldier 01

    LP Soldier 01 True LP Soldier

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Messages:
    2,062
    Likes Received:
    859



    I feel like the reviews were quite a backlash even before many of the fans did have themselves a backlash on the songs and on the band. In the concert I went to in Prague people were singing in almost all the songs, a bit less in OML songs, but still sang at least the choruses, but still 3 or 4 people in front of me left when the band started playing Heavy, like 6 or 7 songs before the end, if I´m not mistaken. In my view, those are not true fans, true fans are those who learn to accept new music from their favourite band without criticizing so heavily, you can dislike, but still give the album another try for it to grow on you, and to a certain extent educate your music taste. This album certainly has a lot of potential to grow on people as time passes and has a lot of sing along potential, so I feel like critics and most fans didn´t give the second chance the album needed because it´s an album that gets beter and better with each and every listen.
     

Share This Page