Unpopular Linkin Park Opinions

Discussion in 'Linkin Park Chat' started by Lee, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. brady

    brady I am the LPA LPA Super Member

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    Hybrid Theory was an average album. Why does everyone treat like it's a masterpiece?
     
  2. Hybrid

    Hybrid Meow! This cat has claws! LPA Team

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    Because it is. You had to be around to fully understand how different that album was from everything else that was available back then.
     
  3. Reflectionist

    Reflectionist Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

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    ^ True. It sounds kind of meh, now, because that style and approach has been replicated so many times since then that it's become commonplace. Back when HT first came out, it was way different than all the other 'rap-rock' kind of stuff.
     
  4. Apop

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    "Hands Held High" is one of my favorite LP songs.
     
  5. Erica

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    Idk, In my opinion no one ever really did it with such finesse, to this day. Except for maybe (and if you tell anyone I'm giving them credit for anything other than ruining the 90's I'll kill you) Limp Bizkit. All the other rap-rock shit sounded forced and cliche to me. So HT and even Meteora (come at me bro) still hold up to me.
     
  6. Lee

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    I totally forgot about this thread and I know it was ages ago but when I said I kinda wished Mark had stayed in the band I wasn't meaning Mark was better than Chester I meant I didn't hate his singing. It'd be interesting if Mark was in the band instead of Chester. Would they have gotten as famous as they are now? How would their music sound? I'd probably listen to them like I do now if they had Mark.

    Is Mark Wakefield doing anything these days? It'd be cool if he had a band. I read somewhere that he manages a band or something.
     
  7. The Joesen One

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    If LP collaborates with anybody, I'm more excited for the collaborator. :lol:
     
  8. minuteforce

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

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    Mmm. I assume that, most of the time, when artists collaborate with LP, those fanbases are pretty cool with it.
     
  9. NotEnoughYetTooMuch

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    Manager for Taproot
     
  10. minuteforce

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    Still?
     
  11. Andreina

    Andreina Proud Venezuelan LP fan. LPA Contributor

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    I think it Mark was still in the band, they would've never left the garage.

    Chester does more to Linkin Park than just singing, everyone puts their grain of sand into the process and I have no doubts that if Mark would've stayed, LP wouldn't have made the impact they made with their debut album.
     
  12. minuteforce

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

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    I don't remember where, exactly, but I read once that Mark Wakefield didn't feel that he could handle the idea of "touring life" or whatever, according to Shinoda. Linkin Park's touring was crucial to their early success and certainly continues to be important for their continued success today.
     
  13. Simba

    Simba HEREEEE'SSSS JOHNNY

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    I'm bumping a semi-old thread, apologies.
    - Hahn's role in the band is very useless nowadays now that they're no longer a nu-metal band, and he's not that great of a director either.
    - Mike's not that great of a rapper. His singing's pretty overrated too, but that doesn't mean I don't like his rapping or singing. Brad's not a great guitarist either.
    - Hybrid Theory was an okay album, it wasn't a masterpiece like most of the fans say.
    - The Hybrid Theory EP and the demo CD given to Warner both were easily better than the finished version of the album
    - The Little Things Give You Away, In Pieces, Robot Boy and When They Come For Me are all underrated tracks
    - ATS is probably their best album (this isn't exactly an unpopular opinion on this forum, but I thought I'd say it anyways) with MTM being their second best
    - Living Things was a pretty bad album, and Recharged was slightly worse (I still enjoy both, though)
    - Mark wasn't an awful singer, but Chester's still better
    - Chester's voice is getting worse and worse, and (this isn't exactly LP-related but whatever) I don't care too much for the new STP stuff with Chester in it
     
  14. Wizardofozil

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    WOW IT AINT
     
  15. minuteforce

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

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    This is the only one on your list that's even close to unpopular :)
     
  16. TheZlajaZlo

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    and some of them are pure facts...
     
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  17. Manu

    Manu Seeking tenderness with a dagger

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    The whole "we wanted a record with more energy because people were bored whenever we played ATS songs live" is a bullshit excuse. ATS had a lot of energy. If the band couldn't replicate that energy live, then it's the band's fault, not the album's. Also, more energy doesn't mean "traditional song structures, guitars in the choruses", otherwise things like progressive metal would not exist. They need to step up their game live. I've seen them live twice, and while the 14 year old in me was having a field day, I left both shows with a bittersweet feeling.
     
  18. Filip

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    -In Between is a great song, perfect layering, very emotional.
     
  19. Simba

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    I should have been more specific, and said his screaming voice* but then again, maybe it's just me.
     
  20. minuteforce

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    I agree. I've seen the band live three times now and, for me, the "A Thousand Suns" show was the best and most memorable by far
     

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