My Detailed Review of Minutes to Midnight Overall Linkin Park has done it again and made quite an exceptional album. While some songs are a lot better then others in my opinion, the goods seem to outweigh the bads and I can't wait to buy it at Best Buy next week. Here's my track by track review.... 01. Wake 8/10...Very nice beggining to this album. I love how the electronic feel kind of accelerates into a jam session with the band at the end. I feel like 'Wake' would be an awesome intro to a live Linkin Park show, having the curtains fall when the guitars start playing and then whent the songs over everything goes black again until they play the first song. This is what I envision through Wake, a live scene... 02. Given Up 8.5/10...Very awesome, heavy Lp track. This is probably the song I listen to more then any one on the album I'd have to honestly say. It's easy to get hooked on Given up, and it is way different then anything Lp has ever done. It has a sixties guitar style, it almost reminds me of Pantera or something. I don't know what it is, but I can feel the energy in my veins during the bridge. This song is just rock the hell out and go crazy, awesome song... 03. Leaving Out all the rest 4/10....Probably my least favorite song on this album. I wasn't impressed very much at all by the lyrics, but I will admit that this song has kind of a catchy melodic sound in the background to it. I like the music in the background, just not the lyrics. It all seems a little too emo to me. I know this will be a fan favorite though so ill try not to hate too much on it...lol 04. Bleed It Out 7/10....This is an alright track. When I hear this track I think punk rock. This is the most punk rock song on the album. I wasn't too impressed by how it was put together and I know it was done on purpose to make it seem so differet, but to me this is not really a memorable track. It is fun and listenable though. 05. Shadow of the Day..9/10 This is the perfect Linkin Park song. We all say that it reminds us of U2's With or without you, but whatever..It's a great song...lol This song is catchy has a beautiful chorus and seems single worthy. I know a lot of people will relate to it. 06. What I've Done 9/10 The lyrics on this song are perfect and in general the song is one of if not the best song on the album. I like the whole them of What I've Done, moving on from the past and trying to start a new life...great stuff.... 07. Hands Held High 8/10 Very nice one from Mr. Shinoda, but when I first heard this song I was like...Eminem's Toy Soldiers? They sound almost exactly the same, except for what Mike was talking about. Even how it was delivered seemed similiar, but either way it's still one of my favorites from this one. 08. No More Sorrow 6/10 This song is kind of in the toss up with me. Yes it does have a nice guitar/druming anthem to it, but the lyrics seem too over rated. This song just seems too savy on politics and the War in Iraq to enlighten my tastes. I mean politics is something you have to face in real life and you can't ignore it, but it's kind of like when your at the diner table you don't want to hear about it. Same thing goes for the record, I don't like it being shoved down my throat. But writing songs about anti-war seems to be the norm for all famous bands now, it's almost inebidble, so what can you do? I like the song, but it's defenetly not the best on the album. 09. Valentines Day 4/10 I'm going to be honest, I've probably only listened to this song twice, so I can't give you that great of a review of it, but I just can't seem to get into this song at all. The lyrics seem really lame and unfortunate and not something I would expect Lp to write about anyway, so I usually just hit the fast forward when I get to this song. 10. In Between 8.5/10 This song is very different and the first time I heard it I was like...huh? But I soon caught up with it and the lyrics were stuck in my head...I think it's a great song and Mike can sing if he wanted too, but he should sing a little louder and then it would sound perfect. I mean Mike can sing, but it's seems like he's almost being shy about it. But either way it is really good lol 11. In Pieces 10/10 By far the best track on the entire album and probably one of my all time favorite Linkin Park songs. This song has a huge depth and I get really emotional after I hear this song and I totally break down. I just love this song and what it means and I can apply the meaning to my own life situation. It's probably better if I don't listen to this song too much though, because I get pretty depressed. 12. The Little Things Give You Away 09/10 I knew from the first time I heard this song that it was beautiful and outstanding, but it's grown even more on me since the first listen and I love to actually sing this song, because I memorized most of it just today. It would be sweet to see this live, one moment of total euphoria. This song really strikes a chord.