While I wish I could focus entirely on the best offerings of 2012, I have to let you know about my worst albums of the year as well. Some of the albums below took me several listens to realize that they were lacking while others I knew right away were terrible. But in the end, these were albums that disappointed on a great many levels. Check ‘em out below.
Today is Thanksgiving and I’m giving thanks to you, the readers of Bloody-Disgusting, by posting a fourth contest for this week! Below you’ll find all details on how to get your hands on a copy of Linkin Park‘s latest album Living Things, a copy of Medal Of Honor Warfighter (for either Xbox 360 or Playstation 3), a Linkin Park Living Things t-shirt, and a Linkin Park/Medal Of Honor digital badge! Now, this is a quick contest that ends this upcoming Monday, so be sure to enter before then! Check it all out after the jump!
Linkin Park has teamed up with Medal Of Honor Warfighter to bring you a music video for “Castle Of Glass”, which comes off their latest album Living Things (review). The video splices imagery of a family that has just learned that their soldier husband/father has died with band performance as well as images from the upcoming video game (out Oct. 23rd). You can watch the video below.
Personally, I think the video is too stylized and uses way too much slow-motion. “Castle Of Glass” is a faster paced song and using all that slo-mo drags down the energy of the song. What do you think? READ MORE
Last week, Aural Pleasures co-host Bill Frye and myself went to the Palace of Auburn Hills to check out the 2012 Honda Civic Tour. While we missed opening act Mutemath, we caught headliners Linkin Park and Incubus and we wanted to share our thoughts with you! But rather than write a generic concert review, we decided to record our post-concert conversation to get the most amount of authenticity with everything still completely fresh in our minds. Check it out below READ MORE
Linkin Park‘s song “Powerless”, which comes off their latest album Living Things (review), is featured in a new trailer for the upcoming film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The trailer inter-splices footage of the band performing the song live with new footage from the film. Check it out below.
“Seth Grahame-Smith’s revision of a Jane Austen classic explores the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold history that shaped our nation. As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln witnesses the shocking death of his mother, leading him on a path to an ongoing war – and ultimately to the presidency – he chronicles in a hidden diary. The journal reveals the incredible story of a clandestine warrior who never stopped fighting for the country he led and the people he loved.”
Benjamin Walker stars as “Honest Abe”, with Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Robin McLeavy, Robin McLeavy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson and Alan Tudyk. READ MORE
I remember when Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory. I was in high school and the band was beginning to hit that point where their songs were everywhere. Seriously, look up the definition of the word “ubiquitous” and there will be an entry about Linkin Park and that album. But that didn’t change the fact that it was one hell of an album. It was fresh. It was unique. It was something that captured an audience that hasn’t wavered. Rather, this audience has only grown as the years have passed.
So here we are twelve years later with the release of their fifth studio album, Living Things. It is an album that many are eyeing with a great deal of caution, considering how polarizing their last album, A Thousand Suns, was for listeners and critics alike. So how does this album fare? Find out below. READ MORE
Oh yes, we’ve got another contest lined up for you readers! This time we’re giving away a Linkin Park prize pack that includes a ton of swag from their upcoming album Living Things, which comes out June 26th. The album was co-produced by Rick Rubin (Metallica, Slayer, Nine Inch Nails) and Mike Shinoda. You can find all the prize details and entry requirements below.
Linkin Park have released the official music video for “Burn It Down”, which comes off their upcoming album Living Things (out June 26th). The video shows heavy influences from the upcoming Ridley Scott film Prometheus, from the Giger-esque columns surrounding the band to the galaxy hologram that hovers above. Am I crazy in seeing this and making this parallel? It seems like something that Linkin Park would do. Check out the video below and let me know your thoughts. READ MORE
Linkin Park has set their new album title as Living Things and are planning on a June 26th release. In anticipation of this release, the band has posted Burn It Down, a new song on their official website (where you can preorder the new album, which nets you an instant download of the new single), which you can hear below (where you’ll also find the track list).
Linkin Park will also be headlining the 2012 Honda Civic Tour, which sees them team up with rock band Incubus. Full tour dates are below. READ MORE