So I know I already posted a thread regarding their first single The Catalyst but lets talk about the actual album.
I know Autrailia got it long before the US did but that's still good. I do have a pretty strong opinion about their label.
We've been waiting 3 years for an album Linkin Park wants us to buy and then they go and leak half the thing on Myspace AND the full DVD they are charging extra for
Seems like a pretty bad move. They should've put out a better song than The Catalyst so they wouldn't feel required to make up for the bad reputation with it. I'm not saying The Catalyst was bad but there were a LOT of good songs on here that could make good singles. However, The Catalyst really sets the entire mood for the rest of the album. Not to mention the first track on here has the same words as it.
So with that said, I have no lost respect for the band but rather their label. I have listened to the album 3 times already since I got it. There's absolutely nothing to be expected but to be revealed. I had a slight feeling it would be a little Techno and really synthetic and it is. They really did an amazing job mixing all of the material on here though and the packaging is perfect.
So thoughts? I got the delux edition which includes a DVD on the making of the album. If anybody gets the Best Buy exclusive can you let me know how it is? That includes bonus tracks and a limited edition T-Shirt.