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Friday, May 19, 2017

Meet the new Linkin Park -- not the same as the old Linkin Park. At least that's what some fans thought after hearing the rap-metal-electro-rock band's new single, the power ballad Heavy, featuring Kiiara, from the group's new album, One More Light, out Friday. Not only is it the first time the L.A. six-piece have used a female singer on one of their songs on a studio disc but it also indicated a move into a more pop direction with claims the group had "sold out." Lead singer Chester Bennington's colourful response in an interview with musicweek.com? "Why are we still talking about Hybrid Theory? Like, move the --- on."

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autotune?

wow... main stream music is just so crap.

#1 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-05-19 06:38 PM | Reply

I enjoy Linkin Park, but this feels too soft for the band. Where's the hoarse emo wailing and the pulsing beat?

If they wanted to move into pop they should've tried to sound more like Twenty One Pilots, an alt-rock band that manages to have crossover appeal.

The line "why is everything so heavy?" is ironic when nothing in this song is heavy.

#2 | Posted by rcade at 2017-05-19 06:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

smaltz

#3 | Posted by nutcase at 2017-05-20 05:51 AM | Reply

when were they ever not a pop band? just because that guy can scream on key does not make them metal.

#4 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-05-20 07:03 AM | Reply

when were they ever not a pop band?

The entirety of their career up to this point. Calling them pop is absurd. They're rock or more specifically alt-rock/nu metal/rap metal.

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2017-05-20 09:45 AM | Reply

For Linkin Park, it would've been tough to beat the Meteora and Collision Course.
I'll give the new album a listen though... eventually.

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-05-20 10:59 AM | Reply

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