14 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Minutes to Midnight is the result of more than a year of studio time, dozens of songs put to tape, and an intense amount of expectation from an audience who had to wait four years between albums. Frontman Chester Bennington went on record about the album, saying that the band ditched the nu-metal sound that was plastered all over its first two releases. In its place is a more direct punk and hip-hop influence with a touch of classic rock. This Deluxe Version contains two bonus tracks.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Minutes to Midnight is the result of more than a year of studio time, dozens of songs put to tape, and an intense amount of expectation from an audience who had to wait four years between albums. Frontman Chester Bennington went on record about the album, saying that the band ditched the nu-metal sound that was plastered all over its first two releases. In its place is a more direct punk and hip-hop influence with a touch of classic rock. This Deluxe Version contains two bonus tracks.

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

4.7 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

soapghost ,

Finally!

I have been waiting to get Across the Line!

alif2731 ,

Linkin Park's Best Album

Minutes to Midnight isn't just a great musical experience, it is a work of art from a band that has matured and are no longer angry at the world. Here are my thoughts:

1. Wake
The start off of this album is exciting and breathtaking. It shows the new, different sound of Linkin Park, and that's not a bad thing. You can hear every band member participating in this piece and it shows what they've been up to all these years.

2. Given Up
The quick transition from Wake to Given Up makes your heart stop a beat before the killer chords come in. Linkin Park's most powerful song of all time. With Chester's 17-second scream, it mixes in elements of Hybrid Theory and Meteora and puts in a groovy touch that begs for some head bobbing. It also shows Linkin Park and still rip it. Dat Bass tho.

3. Leave Out All the Rest
A big slow down comes in with this song. This song proves that Chester can sing without the need of throat-wrenching vocals. It speaks of such a sensitive topic as well.

4. Bleed It Out
After the confusion some fans might of had after listening to Leave Out All the Rest, Linkin Park decides to mix it up with another fast song. Bleed It Out is the first in MTM with Mike rapping and it shows what Linkin Park truly is with the two's amazing vocal interplay. Best song on the album.

5. Shadow of the Day
This song discusses the subject of war and is powerful in it's own way. The drum beat, the new synths, everything takes you in. Shadow of the Day is truly beautiful.

6. What I've Done
The transition to What I've Done makes you take a really deep breath until the piano drops in. The unique drum beat is genius and it deserved to have its single on Transformers.

7. Hands Held High
Mike showcases his rhyming skills here. But this isn't the typical rap song. It has Mike rapping about all the casualties of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The melody at the end literally wants to make you put your hands up.

8. No More Sorrow
Right from the start of this song you know what you're getting into. One of the more rocky songs and presents Chester at his screams and shrills once again.

9. Valentines Day
Valentines Day could be the successor to My December on Hybrid Theory. You can feel the emotion and the loneliness that Chester feels. And on the last quarter when everything goes crazy you can tell this isn't just another typical slow song.

10. In Between
This is the perfect song and the one that can send chills down your spine almost immediately. It's also the first with Mike singing by himself (if you don't count Chester's back up vocals).

11. In Pieces
One of the more unique songs, In Pieces starts with a groovy drum beat and surprises everyone with their more "cheery" guitar chords at the climax. Once the amazing guitar solo finishes off, they end it with a blast of power chords.

12. The Little Things Give You Away
I still can't understand how they do the beat to this song and it sounds a little weird at first but when the guitar comes in you can feel the atmosphere of the song. Chester hits some high notes and he's still only in the verses. As the song progresses, the music becomes more and more complicated and vivid. The whole song deserves a listen and it makes a great ending to the album...

13. No Roads Left
... Or is it? Right when The Little Things Give You Away fades out, we are kicked right back in with some intense guitar. Minutes to Midnight is the most productive time span of Linkin Park. They say they have hundreds of demos that never made it and these two bonus songs which were previously on LP Underground really show that there's more the meets the eye (sorry I couldn't help myself). No Roads Left is an amazing song with the first with Mike by himself. I don't think anyone knew Mike could hit those notes and the epic music switch at the climax takes you in deeply.

14. Across the Line
The final song makes an intense and amazing experience to end MTM. If you listen closely to all the elements that are in play here (especially the keyboard) you will start to truly appreciate this song.

Commandercolson ,

No Roads Left

iTunes, why, WHY did you ruin what was once a wonderful song? Everything just has to have an up beat tempo cause that's what sells right? Do Not Buy this version of No Roads Left, download the original mix online

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