Linkin Park – One More Light – Album Review

Linkin Park goes 180º in direction with ‘One More Light’.  The heaviness from ‘The Hunting Party’ and anything else they have done is thrown out the window.  Instead, Linkin Park goes entirely POP!!  No heavy guitars, very little in the realm of rap and overall full on aggressiveness is gone.

The closest you get to old school Linkin Park is “Good Goodbye (feat. Pusha T & Stormzy)”. This is one of the few songs I do like despite the dumbest lyric in history brought to us by Pusha T…

“Goodbye, good riddance
A period is after every sentence”

Really!!  A period is after every sentence???  That is the best you could come up with to rhyme with good riddance. Suckish!

The first single, “Heavy”, is great, but only because of Kiiara’s voice.  She brings an elegance to the song that is needed. A few other songs I did end up enjoying included “Talking to Myself”, “Invisible” and “Sharp Edges”.  They were catchy even if unoriginal.  The remainder of the album meandered along and was completely forgettable.

‘One More Light’ is not worth your time. I might have liked it if I didn’t know it was Linkin Park.

5 keepers out 10 songs – 50% (2.5 out 5 stars)


18 thoughts on “Linkin Park – One More Light – Album Review

  1. I don’t understand what prompted Chesterfield Bennington and the band to go off in this direction, to want to make music like The Chainsmokers. It’s greatly alienated many of their fans, who’ve naturally been very critical. Bennington has lashed out at the criticism, but it’s only made fans madder.

    I think it’s good for artists and bands to go outside their comfort zone once in a while if they break new ground or create music that’s really good (unlike Bon Jovi who keep recycling the same formula), but for a band of Linkin Park’s stature to make a forgettable pop album after so many great ones is disappointing.

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    1. I love it when artist branch out a little, but this is a little too much and too underwhelming. If they would have thrown some of these songs in on a more Linkin Park sounding album, the reception would have been much better.

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  2. I’m all for bands changing it up and doing their own thing. But this album just isn’t for me. In fact, I’m surprised there’s even a single keeper on there. 😛 Oh well. At least, we will always have Hybrid Theory!

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