It's not my decision ultimately, obviously, I just really want it to happen. Bans and post removals can be appealed when you feel they were performed unjustly. And even those don't justify buying an entire record of mostly songs you've heard before. Here are the band's 15 best. I just hope that it becomes one that does justice to the band's legacy and respects Chester, and the band as a whole. But it wasn't always about brute force with Bennington: His yawp had a piercing clarity to it, too, which helped facilitate Linkin Park's eventual evolution away from the nu-metal moment that birthed them into more straightforward stadium rock, and in recent days, to something more resembling alt-pop. The song's skittering beat and wire-taut guitar picking made something inscrutable out of one of the band's most -like melodies, while the lack of any Mike Shinoda rapping was an early sign that the band would not allow themselves to be consumed by established formula.
That Korn only had one, and if in fewer than eight guesses you probably work for Billboard? He was the band's not-so-secret weapon, capable of unleashing holy hell at a measure's notice, making their songs captivating even when they otherwise sounded like they were just spinning their Xbox controllers. We are willing to either explain our cause s for removal, or admit that we made a mistake and correct it. So Green Day's releasing another greatest hits album celebrating their past 25 years of catalog next month and it just got me to thinking; will Linkin Park make a greatest hits album for their era with Chester? It would be better to add more from their first 3 albums than to fill it with lesser songs from an album that many didn't enjoy. The opening piano riff is iconic, of course. But that was never Linkin Park themselves. If there's such a thing as Linkin Park for non-Linkin Park fans, it'd probably be this. However, we ask that you be civil when contacting us.
No one could ever say, not even after today's events, that it didn't even matter. Whether the band continues on or not, this is a key chapter in their lives and ours as fans. Warner music will eventually decide they can make money off of one, no matter anyone's opinion on the matter. Sure, they had the misfortune of their commercial and artistic apex coming at a peak for mainstream rock music at its most blunt and least imaginative, and the double misfortune of being directly influential on a lot of the bands responsible for making it so. Subtlety would never be his strong suit, but his voice was more malleable than he was often given credit for: Had he come up a decade earlier, he could've growled with James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine; had he come up a half-decade later, he could've out-emoted Chris Carrabba and Patrick Stump standing on his head. Just an idea I'm playing it. Given how many singles they have.
Dismissing them along with the thudding misogyny that marked nu-metal deep into the '00s is no fairer than writing off Nirvana with the middling bands of '90s post-grunge. It's still pretty irresistible, though, even when it gets swallowed by static at the midway point and resumes with another ahead-of-its-time dubstep breakdown. It was a pretty big risk at a time when metal was still a mainstream enough proposition for a band to have something to lose by abandoning it, but Linkin Park had the melodic instincts to make it sing and the instrumental support to make it massive, the song letting in more light with each verse and chorus until the guitars push the blinds all the way open, bathing the chorus in glorious, undeniable sunlight. . It would have happened -- absolutely would've, eventually. Ultimately, Bennington's legacy will be the songs -- gorgeous, thrashing pop-metal assaults that were as heavy and visceral as but as immaculately produced and structurally unimpeachable as -- and the fact that, while critics of the early '00s were scouring every grungy New York club for the New Rock Revolution, Linkin Park were actually providing it, with music that pushed rock into the 2000s unafraid, rather than trying to chain it to memories of the prior century. I see this song get so much hate here, it's not a bad song, just flawed, but I definitely think it doesn't deserve to go on a greatest hits album.
And the last piano echo, a final sob over the tear-stained track, is iconic. It was a little too confusing to be massive, but so were most of the best Linkin Park songs of this period. I honestly wish they would leave the label, but they have so many ties to it that it's not viable for them. Would it be different list of songs from the fan favorite ones? The only thing ever interesting is if a new song or two is included on them. What would that album look like? What do you guys think? It's not the saddest part of today, but it's still absolutely heartbreaking that Chester Bennington didn't live to see rock's history writers come around on.
So what would that mean? No band ever need accomplish more than that on their debut single. They have hits across all seven albums, as well as several singles. But again since they've had so many hits, it may have to be a double disc. Their best music was electric, boundary-pushing and undeniably vital. Whether we like it, or want it, or not. But that's not to say that he was inessential, or indeed that he was anything less than epochal: His shredded-throat shrieking was the whiny, guttural, unignorable voice of a musical generation, as inextricable to the sound of '00s rock as, well,.
With its proggy structuring and remorseless forward drive, It won't be the first Chester song anyone thinks of today, but it might be the one that keeps him on their mind until tomorrow. This is first and foremost a community for Linkin Park fans, so our mutual interest must be respected. There's no triumph over adversity to be found in the song, no strength in self, nothing but trying so hard and it all falling apart anyway -- even sonically, the slow bleed of the song's outro leaves little to the imagination. Few songs in any genre have this much care put into their composition; for early '00s rock, it towered over the pack like Chester himself, perched on the gargoyle in the song's video. Linking to leaks is against the rules and results in one warning before a ban. Because, either way, that album is getting made.
Disagreements should be handled with respect to everyone involved. My personal assessment is that the only reason it hasn't been brought up yet, is because the band hasn't officially made a statement of what the plan is going forward. They're just a compilation of singles with maybe a couple of fan favorite non-singles. The band was too big, too influential, too talented, too smart, too innovative. The song was enough of a reflexive fist-pumper to cut through some of its musical contradictions -- becoming their second of three platinum-certified singles off the underrated Minutes to Midnight -- but a decade later, it still feels like the band at their most unsafe, and uniquely thrilling for it. They likely will do the exact same thing for Linkin Park, whether the band wants them to or not.
I think it'd be great as an introduction to casual fans and for people in the future. The song's sentiment may sound like quitting, but no Linkin Park fan would ever say it felt that way when singing along to it. Personally, I love the sound from The Hunting Party but realistically nothing from that album is going on a greatest hits collection. I remember a few years ago, Warner Bros. On a greatest hits collection, that reminder isn't necessary.
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