Music review: Linkin Park's 'Minutes to Midnight' won't disappoint longtime fans.
Proving once again that they're hard rockin' softies, the band offers more than its customary rock/rap fusion.
There's a great mix of adrenaline pumping, scream-at-the-top-of-your lungs, fist-thrusting anthems on "Minutes," with "Bleed It Out," "Given Up," and "No More Sorrow" among the standouts. But once again, they show fans a softer side on radio-friendly hits like "Leave Out All the Rest" and "Shadow of the Day."
Although this could be my favorite Linkin Park album to date, be warned. If you weren't a fan before, "Minutes" will do nothing to change your mind. It's more of the same, but with a little extra depth.
Above all, Linkin Park isn't afraid to show its heart. Listen to the lyrics on "Valentine's Day."
And while a few annoying political statements also pepper the work, there isn't much to complain about. Even with songs that tend to drag a bit, "Minutes" won't disappoint longtime fans.
— Lukas Eggen, 17 Press-Gazette correspondent