Sound — 7
I think it's quite interesting. they have a new sound on themselves. Initially I must say I was very excited when I heard about the album. I expected all those good songs like In The End, Numb etc. But this album is quite different. It's quite peaceful. The first track they aired "What I've Done" was quite new in a way. They have Made their music more soothing to the ear now.
Lyrics — 8
Overall stuff I mean the lyrics are good. It goes well with the music. Chester has gone more into a singing mood than rather what he used to do before. Mike Shinoda is not rapping so much which I dint like. But they have kept their heads high and made something new which is a good thing.
Overall Impression — 6
Some songs which I liked were "What I've done", "Shadow of the Day", "Valentines Day", "In Pieces". But I'm Afraid to say that as a whole I was disappointed. I have a friend who dint like LP because of Mike's rapping. He thinks that rock should be kept rock n not rap. After this release he was quite happy. But to my opinion and a real fans's opinion it's not what they expected out of the album. I expected a lot more considering that they had been working on the album since a year and half. The lost the emoness the rap Shinoda gave to the music. So if you want to know what what I love about it it gotta be the lyrics. But I hate it that there's no rap. As a whole I think that I don't like the new "avatar" that LP have brought with them. I don't think I'll buy a CD if it gets lost because it's not what I wanted from them.