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A Thousand Suns

A Thousand SunsRap-metal is, by and large, a pretty stale bizkit. Yet Linkin Park have outlasted the genre's brief '90s boom, consistently pulling digestible melodies...A Thousand SunsRockRap-metal is, by and large, a pretty stale bizkit. Yet Linkin Park have outlasted the genre's brief '90s boom, consistently pulling digestible melodies...2010-09-16
Linkin Park | BURNING IN THE SKIES Linkin Park

BURNING IN THE SKIES Linkin Park (Andy D'Cruze)

B

A Thousand Suns

Genre: Rock

Rap-metal is, by and large, a pretty stale bizkit. Yet Linkin Park have outlasted the genre’s brief ’90s boom, consistently pulling digestible melodies from staticky storm clouds of sound. On A Thousand Suns at times the band’s odd mélange of industrial grind, hip-hop swagger, and teenage-wasteland angst feels jarring — but that should matter little to the kids who clamor for their headphone catharses. B

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