A Thousand Suns (2010) 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… 2010-09-14 Linkin Park Rock
Music Review

A Thousand Suns (2010)

Linkin Park | BURNING IN THE SKIES Linkin Park
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BURNING IN THE SKIES Linkin Park
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 14, 2010; Lead Performance: Linkin Park; 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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Originally posted Sep 08, 2010 Published in issue #1120-1121 Sep 17, 2010 Order article reprints