2016 Year in Review: My Favorite Songs

it’s time for the year-end review of my favorite songs of 2016. Picking a top 40 songs from hundred or thousand great songs at year’s end is going to be very difficult. Here’s my favourite songs of 2016 to date:topsia

  1. Sia – Cheap Thrills
  2. Twenty One Pilots – Ride
  3. Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
  4. Lukas Graham – 7 Years
  5. Alan Walker – Faded
  6. Lukas Graham – You’re Not There
  7. Gnash ft Olivia Obrien – I Hate You, I Love You
  8. Coldplay ft Beyonce – Hymn For The Weekend
  9. The Chainsmokers ft Daia – Dont Let Me Down
  10. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan
  11. Frenship ft Emilly Warren – Capsize
  12. Adele – All I Ask
  13. Chris Stapleton – Fire Away
  14. XAmbassador – Unsteady
  15. Zara Larsson – Lush Life
  16. DJ Snake ft Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
  17. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill on Ibiza
  18. Adele – When We Were Young
  19. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better
  20. Kaleo – Way Down We Go
  1. The Weeknd ft Daft Punk – Starboy
  2. One Republic – Lets Hurt Tonight
  3. Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece (Idol Version)
  4. The Lumineers – Ophelia
  5. Daya – Hide Away
  6. Calvin ft Rihanna – This Is What You’ve Came For
  7. Galantis – No Money
  8. Shawn Mendes – Mercy
  9. Kygo ft Parson James – Stole The Show
  10. Jon Bellion – All Time Low
  11. Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
  12. James Arthur – Say You Wont Let Me Go
  13. Rihanna – Love On The Brain
  14. Zara Larsson ft MNEK – Never Forget You
  15. Alan Walker – Sing Me To Sleep
  16. Ariana Grande ft Nicki Minaj – Side To Side
  17. Skrillex ft Diplo feat Kai – Mind
  18. Flume ft Kai – Never Be Like You
  19. Fifth Harmony – Work From Home
  20. Lil Wayne ft Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dollar Sign, X Ambassador – Sucker For Pain

Twenty One Pilots Biggest Highlights in 2016


Pada Oktober 2015 lalu saya sempat menulis postingan tentang kecintaan saya pada Twenty One Pilots, dan pada saat itu saya sedikit kecewa kenapa band sekeren mereka tidak terlalu terkenal dan tidak banyak mendapat awards. Dan memang benar, seperti orang biasa ternyata sukses memang membutuhkan waktu LOL. Sepanjang tahun 2016 ini band favorit saya (Linkin Park also my fave band..), telah mencetak beberapa prestasi mengagumkan. Dengan single, awards, hingga nominasi 5 GRAMMY AWARDS, termasuk RECORD OF THE YEAR! AMAZING! , dan ini beberapa prestasi yang berhasil dicetak mereka di tahun 2016 dari beberapa sumber yang saya temukan ;

Billboard Article


  1. In the early days of the new year, Twenty One Pilots score their first ever top 10 single on the Hot 100. On Jan. 4 (for the chart dated Jan. 16), Billboard announced that “Stressed Out” had risen 13-9. This proved to be a prelude for 21P’s highly unexpected success in crossing over from alternative to top 40 radio with multiple singles throughout the year.
  2. Later on in January, Twenty One Pilots keep up their momentum with a killer performance at the 2016 Winter X-Games at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Col. It was a huge deal: the duo played the same stage as Deadmau5 and Nas at a massive sporting event — it’s definitely a smart move to perform for people outside of a strict music fandom.


  1. Twenty One Pilots land the cover of Billboard, sharing with fans everywhere a revealing tale of Midwest ethics, childhood Christianity, a love of pop-punk and an undeniable work ethic (plus friendship, can’t forget friendship.)


  1. Blurryface surpasses 1 million in U.S. salesafter 14 months on the market. The band’s landmark album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in May 2015 and at the time of going platinum, sat at No. 3 on the tally. It hasn’t left the chart’s top 40 spots since it debuted.
  2. Largely supported by the emo/pop-punk world of Alternative Press magazine, TOP take home Artist of the Year at the third annual AP Magazine Music Awards.


  1. Twenty One Pilots score their second No. 1 album in two years…sort of. The Suicide Squad official soundtrack tops the Billboard 200, getting a big boost from the massive success of “Heathens,” a new song Twenty One Pilots recorded exclusively for the film.
  2. The band again makes history, becoming the first act to top the Billboard Pop and Alternative Songs chart simultaneously with two different songs — “Ride” and “Heathens,” respectively. Beyond that, Joseph and Dun are the first act to sit at No. 1 on both charts in 11 years (the previous honor went to Green Day with “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”)
  3. The mass appeal of Twenty One Pilots’ live show really starts to sink in. The band plays two nights at Madison Square Garden, selling them both out. In the same month, they also play the famous Reading & Leeds Festival as headliners across the pond.
  4. Twenty One Pilots win Best Rock Video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards for “Heathens.”


  1. Twenty One Pilots make it to the biggest stage in late night television. Serving as musical guest on Saturday Night Live, they perform “Heathens” and “Ride.”


  1. Twenty One Pilots fire up the American Music Awards with a medley of two of their biggest hits — “Heathens” and “Stressed Out.” When they weren’t lighting the stage ablaze, they were taking home awards, claiming Favorite Artist: Alternative Rock and Favorite Duo or Group: Pop/Rock.
  2. With the success of Blurryface, the band releases a three-piece vinyl set of a live versions of the LP, a perfect holiday gift for your TOP-obsessed family member. If it’s any inclination of what next year is going to look like, Tyler and Josh should prepare for another wild ride.

Thats from Billboard article :http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7597293/twenty-one-pilots-blurryface-2016-top-highlights-heathens-stressed-out-ride


Stressed Out Music Video reached over 793 millons views on youtube, Heathens reached over 541 millions views  and Ride reached 334 millions views !

Twenty One Pilots currently has over 2,600,999,00 views on youtube!

Blurryface got double platinum

Twenty one pilots become the #1 artist on Billboard hot 100

Tyler Joseph took #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Songwritters list

Twenty One Pilots is up for Grammy Nominations (5!!) of: Record Of The Year, Best Duo, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Song Written For Visual Media,


top-2Congrats Twenty One Pilots, Finally you guys got amazing year, semoga makin sukses band ini mengguncang dunia dan bisa tour ke Indonesia 🙂

2015 Year in Review: My Favorite Songs

it’s time for the year-end review of my favorite songs of 2015. Picking a top 40 songs at year’s end is going to be pretty difficult. Here’s my favourite songs of 2015 to date:


  1. Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out
  2. Charlie Puth ft Wiz Khalifa – See You Again
  3. The Chainsmokers ft Rozes – Roses
  4. Major Lazer ft. Dj Snake & MO – Lean On
  5. Twenty One Pilots – Tear in My Heart
  6. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
  7. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
  8. Muse – Dead Inside
  9. James Bay – Hold Back The River
  10. Walk The Moon – Shut Up and Dance
  11. Years and Years – Shine
  12. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  13. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
  14. Skrillex ft Diplo & Justin Bieber – Where Are You Now
  15. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  16. Fifth Harmony – Worth It
  17. Avicii – Waiting For Love
  18. Jessie J – Flashlight
  19. Adele – Hello
  20. David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj & Afrojack & Bebe Rexha – Hey Mama
  21. Skrillex ft Diplo, & Justin Bieber – Where Are You Now
  22. Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran – Lay it On Me
  23. Sia – Elastic Heart (solo version)
  24. Alessia Cara – Here
  25. City ft Adam Levine – Locked Away
  26. Echosmith – Bright
  27. Elle King – Ex’s and Oh’s
  28. Sam Smith ft. John Legend – Lay Me Down
  29. Maroon 5 – Sugar
  30. The Weeknd – The Hills
  31. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time
  32. Martin Garrix ft Usher – Dont Look Down
  33. Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
  34. The Weeknd – Earned It
  35. Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
  36. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  37. Imagine Dragons – Shots
  38. Dawin ft Silento – Dessert
  39. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (re-released Dec’14)
  40. Years and Years – King

Note: to be eligible on this blog, the song must be released (as official single) between late 2014 – December 2015 (lol I know its silly but whatever 😀 )

Also theres so many great song who didnt made into top 40 (for so many reason, i.e: they could rule next year maybe?, too old, boring alredy, meh mv, or ‘ sure its a good song but i still have no idea where  should I put it?’ etc)  including: Adele – When We Were Young, Tori Kelly – Nobody Love,  Sam Hunt – Break Up In The Small Town, Fort Minor – Welcome , Melanie Martinez – Training Wheels,  X Ambassador – Renegade, Unsteady,  Drake – Hotline Bling, G-Eazy ft Bebe Rexha – Me Myself and I, Jess Glynne – Take Me Home, Dj Snake – Turn Down For What, Troye Sivan – Wild,  Fools, Cam – Burning House, The Weeknd – Cant Feel My Face, Sam Hunt – Break Up In The Small Town, Daia – Hide Away, Kygo ft Maty Noyes – Stay, Charlie Puth ft Meghan Trainor – Marvin Gaye, One Call Away, Charlie Puth – One Called Away, Fall Out Boy – Centuries, Who Is Fancy – Goodbye,  Selena Gomez ft A$AP Rocky – Good For You, Halsey – New Americana, Coldplay – Adventure of A Lifetime, and all Twenty One Pilots’s and Taylor Swift’s song.

ALBUM REVIEW – BLURRYFACE (2015) by Twenty One Pilots


Tidak jauh berbeda dari Vessel, Blurryface menghadirkan berbagai genre musik. Mulai dari hip-hop to pop to rock to post-hardcore to edm and then pop ballad then back again to hip hop rock …(fill the blank) ITS Everything. Untuk judul album ini, Blurryface sendiri adalah karakter yang dibuat Tyler yang merupakan sisi gelap/insecurity dari dalam dirinya (dan mungkin pada setiap orang yang relate pada setiap lagu di album ini, including me sometimes..) . Album ini sudah dirilis pada 17 Mei 2015, dan terjual sebanyak 147.000 kopi di minggu pertama di Amerika sekaligus menjadi album pertama mereka yang menduduki #1 😀

Here’s my review track by track 🙂

Heavydirtysoul sebagai track pembuka menghadirkan rap dan musik upbeat yang memperdengarkan kemampuan Josh Dun sebagai drummer yang sangat baik. (i could find a better word, Incredible.. ) lagu ini lebih dark, dibanding lagu2 mereka sebelumnya. Kita juga akan mendengar kemampuan rap dan high notes Tyler di lagu ini (he’s so cool and fun lol).


Second track, Stressed Out. Ini nih lagu yang membuat saya jatuh cinta kepada band ini. Genre lagu ini lebih kepada alternative hip hop. The chorus is catchy and easy to sing along, I’m so in love with this song! Hopefully this song could charted well everywhere. Lyrics lagu ini juga pas banget untuk orang2 seperti saya LOL. ‘Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days, when our mamas singing us to sleep but now were stressed out”. College student, worker, and everyone, kalian pasti pernah berapa pada situasi seperti ini ! HA! 😀

Ride, mengingatkan saya pada lagu No Women No Cry. Kita bisa mendengar nuansa rap yang kompleks dengan musik reggae ditambah drum yang keren sepanjang lagu. Soo catchy and fantastic production!


Next single Fairly Local. Heavy electronics, synths, and violin, what can i say anymore, Tyler and Josh nailed it! Theres a bit mystery or spooky elements but i dont care hehehe..

Tear in My Heart is a happier song. Inspirasi lagu ini adalah istri Tyler. I really loved the lyrics. Yes, we will find someone who understand us and will make us ALIVE AND HAVE A SOUL! DAMMIT I NEED TO FIND THE MALE VERSION OF HIS WIFE I THINK LOL..

Reggae-Raps-Drums adalah 3 kata untuk menggamabarkan lagu Lane Boy. Hmm.. keseluruhan hampir di semua lagu Tyler showed us his rap abilty right?! The best part of this song are the bridge till the end. FANTASTIC MUSIC! Serously, kalian harus mendengar setiap lagu di album ini dari awal hingga selesai kalau tidak mau melewatkan transisi musik yang luar biasa.

The Judge membawa kita kembali kepada ukulele Tyler. Jarang2 ada lagu dengan musik ukulele sebaik Twenty One Pilots. Chorus di track ini menunjukkan kemampuan high notes Tyler khususnya setelah bernyanyi di low note. Lagu ini sangat catchy, you would be singing easily by the end! Permainan Drums Josh juga sangat apik, tidak hanya Tyler, tapi Josh sebagai drummer juga bisa menunjukkan kemampuan bermain drum di genre music apapun. Rock, hip hop, reggae, perfectly matched with everything.

Doubt is a dark song. Salah satu perubahan drastis pada produksi suara Tyler hahhaha.. future EDM? No offense (in goodly way), he sounds like the male version of katy perry (only in this song lol). This (catchy) song about in love and having doubts about their partners faith.

twenty_one_pilots_live_old_national_egyptian_room_indianapolis_2014-34Salah lagu lagu paling catchy di album ini adalah Polarize. Could be the next single if they want enter into pop chart. (i guess..)

Ukulele is back. We Dont Believe Whats on TV. I think its a more punky song than pop ukulele song. Great song, vocals and drums. I really loved the YEAH YEAH YEAH part!!

The Next Song, Message Man, SKIP (this song is great, no idea how to described it lol). Dont miss the bridge part, Tyler raps very cool! 😉

Hometown mendengar lagu ini serasa familiar, serasa pernah mendengar lagu ini berkali-kali di radio. This song is super catchy! Tyler you’re a great singer! Hmmm.. what i can say about this song… Well, it is an incredibly relaxed song, while simultaneously being a great song. You could listen to it in a club or in the festivals 😀

Next, the happy song Not Today. Another catchy, upbeat, fun song. The song is rich. You got trumpet, upbeat drums, electronic bass, synths, rapping, clean vocals and catchy vocal hooks. Oww YOU… O I …  (see i already sing along with myself 😀  ). Good Job Guys! – ps. drums is mind blowing!

Lagu penutup di album ini, Goner mungkin merupakan lagu terbaik di album ini. Lagu ini dimulai dengan permainan piano dan vokal Tyler. Ballad. Sounds dark. The song takes aspects from the heavier side of music with some FANTASTIC screams involved toward the end of the song, which is unexpected. It shows off the pain The song is is an incredible way to the end album. BEST !!!

THATS ALL… Overall, I Love the album, meski belum bisa mengalahkan Vessel (which is Masterpiece)

tumblr_nv7j8x4xk91tdbzs3o1_400I LOVE THIS BAND, Their album is a piece of art (uhm.. Masterpiece is for Vessel!), combining multiple genres, writing moving songs. The sound of FUTURE PERFECTION!

Album Rated (9/10)

Best Track: Stressed Out, Ride, Goner, The Judge, Not Today, Polarized, Heavydirtysoul

p.s:  you should check out their video esp. THEIR LIVE PERFORMANCE! (backflipping, jumping, climbing, and more cool stuff). THEY’RE SICK AS FRICK! 😀 very awesome!




Hello It’s Me .. (well I dont wanna talk about Adele lol.. )


Sudah beberapa bulan sejak postingan terakhir saya. Sekarang saya lebih banyak menghabiskan waktu bekerja, menjadi pelayan bupati dan abdi negara #eh..

Kali ini saya akan membahas sebuah band dan album mereka yang sejak beberapa minggu terakhir ini tidak bisa berhenti saya dengarkan dan bahas musiknya 😀

They’re Twenty One Pilots, with their studio album , Vessel and Blurryface (next post)

twenty+one+pilots+minimalv2Pertama kali saya melihat performance mereka, saat mereka tampil di MTV Movie Awards 2014, membawakan Car Radio. Saat itu saya masih bingung dan belum begitu impressed (that moment was The Hunting Party – era so….) dan akhirnya berlalu dengan begitu saja (meski saya akui musik mereka cukup catchy). Kemudian di tahun  berikutnya, mereka tampil di VMA 2015, berduet dengan ASAP Rocky, membawakan Lane Boy. Dan saya masih berpikir.. WHO THE HELL ARE THEY?  ini band atau rapper dan aliran musik apa. WHO?  (thats happened because you only listen 1 single dammit lol)

Selanjutnya, saya iseng mendownload lagu stressed out, yang kemudian membuat saya mendownload semua lagu-lagu mereka, dan tidak bisa berhenti dan terus mendengarkannya.

twenty_one_pilots_wallpaper_by_floxido-d8uulv8Band/Duo ini beranggotakan Tyler Joseph dan Josh Dun (the drummer). Yeah, theres only 2 people in the band and they’re amazing especially Tyler! They’re from Ohia, Columbus. They’re best friends (LOL 😀 seriously). Twenty One Pilots pada awalnya terdiri dari 3 personel, dimana ketika dua diantaranya memutuskan untuk keluar, Tyler membuat formasi baru bersama Josh Dun hingga mereka berhasil mendapatkan perhatian banyak label musik dan merilis album studio mereka Vessel di tahun 2013, dan kemudian Blurryface di tahun 2015 (yang akan kita bahas di postingan selanjutnya).

20140212-DSC_0278_800In case you didnt know, Tyler can sing, rap, scream, writing music, playing piano, keyboards, bass, guitar, ukulele, even drums (astaga!). Sampai saat ini saya (dan sebagian orang) masih belum bisa memutuskan aliran musik dari Twenty One Pilots ini. Aliran musik yang mereka bawakan beragam, mulai dari alternative rock, electro pop, hip hop, pop, reggae bahkan hingga edm (Ha!). untuk sementara banyak yang setuju musik mereka adalah schizophrenic pop. (well saya juga ga tau itu apa..). Thats why I love this band. So much. Salah satu alasan adalah music transition di lagu-lagu mereka yang mengagumkan. Di setiap lagu mereka (well.. most of em), terdapat perpaduan musik dari rock, pop, rap, scream, dan bahkan dance, dimana semuanya tidak terdengar aneh, but AMAZING (seriously guys, girls. THEYRE AMAZING!). Di Album studio pertama mereka Vessel (2013), menurut saya adalah salah satu album terbaik yang pernah saya dengar (SERIOUSLY, im not a drama queen but this is real confessions). Sedikit menyesal juga kenapa saya baru tau jika mereka dan album mereka ada -_-.

VesselOutstanding. Yup, satu kata yang bisa untuk menyimpulkan keseluruhan lagu di album Vessel ini. Their first single, Ode To Sleep mengingatkan pada lagu band kesayangan saya, Papercut by Linkin Park. But Sh*t! thats only the first verse, the second verse and bridge until the end surprised me!

Single kedua, Holding on To You (which is my fave song from the album! YES IAM ADDICTED TO THIS SONG. THIS SONG IS MY LOVE for this band lol). Tyler raps and sing, then scream at the end. Very very great vocals. You can truly feel his passion (he criticizes meaningless music with this song).

Track selanjutnya Migraine, salah satu lagu paling catchy, Tyler raps again (well, saya pernah membaca jika Tyler menulis lyric yang terlalu panjang ia akan mengubahnya menjadi rap, supaya fit dengan musik), Migraine has choruses that will lift your spirits, every time you hear them.

Wait, lets talk about the drummer, Josh Dun, Josh is Tyler’s Best Friend (lol this is true,), he’s a great drummer! Sedikit bercerita, Josh Dun pertama kali bertemu Tyler saat menonton konser Twenty One Pilots pada February 2011, dimana sejak saat itu dia dan Tyler bersahabat baik. Kemudian dirinya bergabung bersama Tyler ketika para personel Twenty One Pilots memutuskan keluar. Josh Dun bahkan bersedia meninggalkan pekerjaannya demi bermain satu lagu di suatu konser demi Tyler dan Twenty One Pilots (waaaww 🙂 ). Back to the song, di beberapa lagu seperti Holding on To You, Car Radio, Guns For Hands, etc hes playing really great and crazy with his drums. They’re really completed each other! (I Mean, IN MUSIC!).

twenty_one_pilots_live_old_national_egyptian_room_indianapolis_2014-39-583x328Next, Tyler juga bermain ukulele di beberapa lagu, salah satunya House of Gold. Ada beberapa track yang tidak saya bahas, bukan karena saya tidak suka, i dont know how to describe those great song with words (shit). Tyler raps so great on Car Radio (sounds like punk version of Eminem, sometimes in this song).

The Run and Go, salah satu lagu catchy, yang cukup mengandalkan piano, vocals, dan lirik yang indah “Dont wanna call you in the nighttime/Dont wanna give you all my piepes/Dont wanna hand you all my trouble/But Tonight I Need You To Stay.” Thats really beautiful!

Screen, Tyler sings and rap, very unique 😀 . Dilanjutkan dengan Fake You Out, yang memperdengarkancara bernyanyi Tyler, yang bisa bernyanyi dalam lagu genre apapun, dengan ciri khas rap nya yang unik. Terutama di bagian brigde lagu ini, membuat saya terkejut karena he raps really f*cking great! Sebagai tambahan, beberapa kemampuannya bernyanyi dengan high notes juga dilakukan.

Mendengar beberapa lagu ini di album ini, saya seperti merasa DeJaVu, karena beberapa lagu seperti Guns For Hands. Lagu ini sangat energic dan catchy. Again and again, Tyler nailed it! His vocals are fantastic! Sebuah transisi yang mengejutkan di tampilkan di bagian bridge lagu ini. Reggae rock? idk, sounds super great!

Track selanjutnya, Trees seperti sudah saya dengar sebelumnya. Keduanya membawakan musik yang catchy, dan Trees (this song is about  act of saying hello to a stranger i think), I love this song so much (every single piece of this album actually). Lagu ini biasanya dibawakan sebagai lagu penutup dalam konser mereka, dimana Tyler dan Josh akan melakukan ‘dual drumming‘ yang fantastic!

Album ini ditutup oleh ‘Truce’ sebuah single pop ballad indah, dengan permainan piano yang cantik. ‘Stay alive for me’ – nice song but too short.

twenty-one-pilotsKata terakhir, selain outstanding satu kata lain yang bisa mendeksripsikan band ini bagi saya adalah Future! We seriously needs artist/musicians like them. THEY’RE RISKTALKER! Baik dalam music dan lirik mereka. Saya rasa mereka adalah salah satu band/artist yang membuat percampuran musik dan benar-benar amazing di setiap album mereka (honestly i dont about another artist, even my favorite band all the time, Linkin Park failed when it comes to music transition) Also they’re so funny and humble (check youtube their live performance always amazing). At the end its an unique record with many genres and pusing boundaries!! Dont care what ppl think&said, they’re FUTURE! 

Album Rated (10/10)

Best Track: Holding on To You, Guns for Hands, Trees, Migraine, Ode To Sleep, The Run and Go, Fake You Out, Truce

Track Listing:

  1. “Ode to Sleep” – 5:08
  2. Holding on to You” – 4:23
  3. “Migraine” – 3:59
  4. House of Gold” – 2:43
  5. Car Radio” – 4:27
  6. “Semi-Automatic” – 4:14
  7. “Screen” – 3:49
  8. “The Run and Go” – 3:49
  9. “Fake You Out” – 3:51
  10. Guns for Hands” – 4:32
  11. “Trees” – 4:27
  12. “Truce” – 2:22

track listing source from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vessel_(Twenty_One_Pilots_album)



Hello im back again.. Sorry for long hiatus from this blog (anyone miss me? no? okay. ) Please catch me on twitter and tumblr in case you want to know more about me lol.. (ok, just kidding).

So, this time im gonna give a quick review about new Linkin Park new album The Hunting Party. I remembering my first Linkin Park records when I was only 9 or 10 years old. (14 years ago man!!) I found something was different about this band. I loved them, and after that I become a big, very super big fan of Linkin Park (as you can see, if you paid attention to all my social account lol). After their Hybrid Theory and Meteora LP started changing their minds and their kind of music, going from Nu Metal to alternative pop-rock to experimental (electronic?) sounds. Finally after ‘Living Things’ (2 years ago), Linkin Park are back with their new album The Hunting Party! So when they said this album was sort of like a prequel to Hybrid Theory, they were not lying! This record is awesome, I love so many of  90s rock influences throughout this album . So, here’s my short review;

Keys to The Kingdom: fucking fantastic opener for this album. Chester’s robotic screams sounds incredible (remember, he’s 38 and still sing like this omg!) Mike singing the verse really well before Chester unleashes some brutal screams, Mike back again, rap (he’s the king, I really love his rap in this song!) then Chester screams again, Brad takes over the song with his guitar. Brad’s solo just fucking dope! This song really punched me in the face! I was completely blown away Definitely my fave track from the album.

 All For Nothing; This song is badass! Mike’s rap verses are excellent! He’s fucking killed it!! He’s a five star general and he’s the King! Paige Hamilton and Chester sings the chorus well. Again, I really love Mike’s verses and the chorus is very catchy. The song ends with you hearing “Put the heavy shit there.” “The heavy shit right here?” lol.

Guilty All The Same; I have listened to this song hundreds time since it was released in March, almost 3 months before the album get released (lol). I really loved it, one of the best song from the album. Rob and Brad just amazing in this song. Huge and epic.


The Summoning; Not much else to say about this. too short, It’s just an interlude. Nice track.

War; Here we go,Linkin Park goes punk. Chester sing really dirty (sexy?) and screaming throughout. It was really surprised (or nice?) to hear Chester singing something like that. His vocals are epic! Brad shows up with his BEST GUITAR SOLO to date for the bridge.

Wastelands , Until It’s Gone (also with  Guilty All The Same ) were the 3 songs I listened to before the albums release. I love every part of it.

Wastelands; another catchy song from LP, reminds me of When They Come For Me /Bleed It Out mix with Somewhere I Belong? well, I just wanna say, I really loved this song.

Until Its Gone; one of the most beautiful song that LP ever made, but I hate to say this, this song has repetitive lyrics, and sounds a bit lazy, and could be boring at the same time. Chester showing a lot of emotion and passion from the beginning until the end. What a beautiful song. I Still found myself addicted to this song.

Rebellion: This song features Darron Malakian from SOD, thanks to him he made epic & brutal introduction to this song. I like Mike’s vocals here. Theres some memorable screams from Chester at the bridge. With both Chester and Mike singing the chorus together, the hard rock pace, heavy guitars riffs, drums, just completed everything. Really really love this song! One of the best from the Album.


Mark The Graves; Long intro andI don’t really know how to review it. Sounds different than the rest of the songs on the album, (hey its not a bad thing!). With weird feeling I really love it!. Chester’s vocal performance on this track is fantastic, beautiful vocals in the verses leading into intense screams (amazing!), then we got another cool guitar solo from Brad.

Drawbar; An emotional song, absolutely beautiful! The piano, synts, distorted guitars, everything just perfect. This probably the best instrumental tracks on LP records. (p.s: I have no idea where is Tom Morello’s part in the song is? Help?)

Final Masquerade: This one of Linkin Park’s best slow/ballads single. Chester’s vocals is the best on this song. It’s just such a beautiful song. The lyrics are really outstanding. I don’t know how to describe how much I love this one. Just amazing (thank you Linkin Park)


A Line In The Sand: This is close to being the BEST THING that Linkin Park ever done. When Mike starts singing it give me goosebumps (Damn!I wish Mike would be singing more in this album). Theres part when Mike and Chester sing together it just the best part ever (thanks to their chemistry, honestly I want this part could be longer). Mike’s rap also really good.Love the noises (thunder and rain?) at the beginning. I thought it was going to be a slow song at first, but wow I was wrong, Rob’s drumming and the guitar omg it explodes into an EPIC long rock song, I FUCKING LOVE IT. This is a song I’ve wanted to listen to for the past few years. I could never find a song like this before. Now I have!! This song perfect to end the album. Best closer song for entire LP records

The Hunting Party is an excellent album. Every album just proves Linkin park is the best. Im completely blown away by this records, really dope shit! Mike produced the album, so this is his mayor contribution. He sing, rap, and everything from him just amazing. I don’t want to talk about Chester, because he always amazing.Brad and Rob have both a very GREAT JOB in this record. Phoenix too. Wait, wheres Joe? I miss Joe.


To me, Linkin Park will always be the best artist/singer/band/musician that I ever know. I cant believe its been 14 years since their first official album Hybrid Theory. Linkin Park has gone through a lot of different styles and experimented a lot in those 14 years. some people hated them. Hate will be hate. But, no matter what record they brought no matter what kind of musical direction they went to, I’ve always loved Linkin Park and I ALWAYS WILL. Thank You Linkin Park, your music given me a lot strength to face some issues in my life, thank you for amazing music of yours, it will always mean the world to me 🙂

Favourite Tracks: Keys To The Kingdom, Final Masquerade, A Line In The Sand, Rebellion, All For Nothing, Drawbar

Baligitha’s rated: 8.5/10


01. Keys To The Kingdom

02. All Or Nothing (ft Page Hamilton)

03. Guilty All The Same (ft. Rakim)

04. The Summoning

05. War

06. Wastelands

07. Until Its Gone

08. Rebellion (ft Daron Malakian)

09. Mark The Graves

10. Drawbar (ft Tom Morello)

11. Final Masquerade

12. A Line In The Sand


2013 Year in Review: My Favorite Songs

Last year I kept my year-end list of favorite songs on my blog, like last year, it’s time for the year-end review of my favorite songs of 2013. Picking a top 40 songs at year’s end is going to be pretty difficult. Here’s my favourite songs of 2013 to date: 


  1. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
  2. Pink ft Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason
  3. John Legend – All Of Me
  4. Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
  5. Daft Punk ft Pharell  – Get Lucky
  6. The Script – If You Could See Me Now
  7. Avicii ft Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up
  8. Imagine Dragons – Demons
  9. A Great Big World ft Christina Aguilera – Say Something
  10. OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself
  11. James Blunt – Bonfire Heart
  12. Passenger – Let Her Go
  13. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Ft. Ray Dalton – Cant Hold Us
  14. Sara Bareilles – Brave
  15. Paramore – Still Into You
  16. Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
  17. Taylor Swift – 22
  18. OneRepublic – Counting Stars
  19. Zedd ft Hayley Williams – Stay The Night
  20. Hunter Hayes ft Jason Mraz – Everybodys Got Somebody But Me
  21. Hunter Hayes – Wanted
  22. Ed Sheeran – I See Fire
  23. Carrie Underwood – See You Again
  24. Taylor Swift – Red
  25. Eminem ft Rihanna – The Monster
  26. Ellie Goulding – Burn
  27. Zedd ft Foxes – Clarity
  28. Linkin Park ft Steve Aoki – A Light That Never Comes
  29. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Wanz – Thrif Shop
  30. Lana Del Ray – Ride
  31. Backstreet Boys – In A World Like This
  32. Taylor Swift ft Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed
  33. Lawson – Taking Over Me
  34. Pitbull ft Ke$ha – Timber
  35. Jason Mraz – I Don’t Miss You
  36. The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
  37. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Mary Lambert – Same Love
  38. Cassadee Pope – Wasting All These Tears
  39. Katy Perry – Roar
  40. Lorde – Royal

note: all songs must have been released in some way during the calendar year of 2013

Did your favorite song make the list?