16 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 2017 passing of LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington had an understandably profound effect on the band's cofounder, Mike Shinoda. Part mourning, part venting, his solo debut, Post Traumatic is a raw representation of loss and helplessness, recorded in the moment. “I can hear in the tone of my voice," Shinoda told Beats 1 anchor Zane Lowe. "I knew where I was on that day.” The songs on the album reflect many moods—from tender (“Place to Start,” “Brooding”) to aggressive (“Lift Off,” “I.O.U.”)—all armed with Shinoda’s usual hybrid of hip-hop, electronic, and rock. There’s no censor here, especially on “Over Again,” when Shinoda tackles the stresses of Bennington's tribute concert, even confronting well-wishers asking what he’s going to do next: “You think it’ll be a challenge?/Only my life’s work hanging in the f**king balance,” he shoots back.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 2017 passing of LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington had an understandably profound effect on the band's cofounder, Mike Shinoda. Part mourning, part venting, his solo debut, Post Traumatic is a raw representation of loss and helplessness, recorded in the moment. “I can hear in the tone of my voice," Shinoda told Beats 1 anchor Zane Lowe. "I knew where I was on that day.” The songs on the album reflect many moods—from tender (“Place to Start,” “Brooding”) to aggressive (“Lift Off,” “I.O.U.”)—all armed with Shinoda’s usual hybrid of hip-hop, electronic, and rock. There’s no censor here, especially on “Over Again,” when Shinoda tackles the stresses of Bennington's tribute concert, even confronting well-wishers asking what he’s going to do next: “You think it’ll be a challenge?/Only my life’s work hanging in the f**king balance,” he shoots back.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
523 Ratings

523 Ratings

Noble Kruz ,

Music is Therapy

Glad your still making music and can’t wait for the new album! I can tell it’s gonna be great! Chester would be proud

@Mikethemoose16 ,

Mike Shinoda Is Here,

Get ready world Mike is here and he’s coming for every artist

Baseballl Dude ,

❤️

Thanks Mike for continuing to make music during this time of grief and uncertainty. You bless us all with your music and inspire us to keep persevering no matter how messed up life can be sometimes.

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