One More Light
It’s easy to think of One More Light as LINKIN PARK’s pop album: Not only is it their mellowest, but it’s the one where they sound most (relatively) at peace. But part of what made the band interesting is the way they always managed to bring pop to them instead of the other way around. So, while tracks like “Battle Symphony” and “Invisible” fit neatly in the hybridized, post-EDM world of 2010s pop, they’re also examples of one of the biggest rock bands of their time steering their sizable audience in new musical directions. “I’m holding on/Why is everything so heavy?” Chester Bennington sings on “Heavy.” Good question—and from LINKIN PARK, a sign of maturity.