Baligitha’s Quick Review: One More Light, Prison Break Finale and Wonder Woman

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Linkin Park New Album : One More Light (2017)

IMG_7520Album terbaru Linkin Park berjudul One More Light akhirnya rilis juga, saya sendiri memutuskan untuk membeli CD importnya karena Warner Indonesia sudah tidak merilis CD fisik lagi. Di album ini Linkin Park berpindah ke genre yang lebih pop dan berkoloborasi dengan beberapa songwritter mainstream. Tidak ada yang salah dengan itu tentunya. Saya menyukai album ini, album ini lebih baik dibanding album The Hunting Party. Namun seperti biasa banyak banget kritik negatif untuk album ini. Dari review negatif yang datang kebanyakan berisi terlalu pop, dan mirip lagu2 penyanyi mainstream (Chainsmokers, Owl City, 1D, hingga Shawn Mendes di Track Sharp Edges lol, zzz Haters!) Chester sendiri sempat mengatakan kalo Linkin Park di album ini seperti ‘The Hard Rock Version of Backstreet Boys’ (no kidding, he said it! Entah becanda atau serius). Dont listen to haters, just IGNORE them! HAHA..

IMG_7663Track favorit saya di album ini antara lain; One More Light, Sharp Edges, Battle Symphony, dan Heavy. One More Light membuktikan bahwa LP bisa membuat track yang sangat emosional dengan mengandalkan kemampuan vocal Chester yang apik. Sharp Edges menawarkan sesuatu yang baru, meski lagu ini terdengar ala Shawn Mendes atau Mumford (folk music guys) but hey its a catchy and great song. Heavy adalah lagu pop/rock ballad yang sangat pas untuk menjadi lead single dan untuk pertama kalinya LP berkoloborasi dengan penyanyi wanita. Yes Kiiara. Meski saya pikir lebih cocok mereka memilih Julia Michaels (yang ikut menulis lagunya) ataupun  Halsey, tapi mungkin sudah jodoh karena Kiiara memberikana nuansa yang baru bagi lagu LP. Di beberapa lagu Mike Shinoda tampil sebagai Lead vocals, he has a great voice, meskipun saya merindungan moment dimana dia nge-rap. Sebagai fans sejati sedikit kritik dari saya untuk album ini adalah kurangnya harmonisasi antara Mike dan Chester, mereka lebih banyak menyanyikan solo part nya sendiri, tapi kembali lagi mereka bukan Backstreet Boys jadi bukan kewajiban mereka untuk selalu berharmonisasi dengan sempurna LOL.

Beberapa fans ataupun ex fans dan tentunya haters yang tidak menyukai album ini kebanyakan berkomentar (dikarenakan) Chester tidak berteriak lagi. Saya pribadi tidak masalah jika Chester tidak akan berteriak-teriak lagi seperti album sebelumnya. Selain saya mengkhawatirkan Chester (he’s 41  hello?!), saya rasa sudah cukup ‘madness’ yang ada, tidak perlu teriak-teriak lagi. Bagaimanapun mereka tetap tampil baik secara vocal dan musical.  —Baligitha’s Rated: 8/10–

PRISON BREAK Season 5 Finale (2017)

prison-ae2abf1c-5f0d-4487-95fe-791495373853Di postingan sebelumnya saya sudah membahas panjang lebar tentang Prison Break Season 5 (bahkan tentang season 1-4 hingga characternya). Minggu lalu serial Prison Break akhirnya berakhir.  Satisfied? Hell NO! Ok, pertama-tama saya ingin mengatakan ketidakpuasan saya terhadap season 5 ini, namun pada akhirnya saya tetap menyukai serial ini. Season 5 ini menceritakan Michael Scofield yang ternyata masih hidup dan dipenjara di Yemen. Jadi season ini mengajak kita untuk menyaksikan Michael keluar dari penjara di Yemen, kembali ke LA dengan bantuan teman-temannya hingga menangkap  Jacob (the villain) yang menjebaknya.

Prison-Break-509-3Theres always a good and bad in everything, sama seperti season 5 ini. The Bad first, terlalu banyak Plot Hole di serial ini (dari mulai komunikasi Yemen-US yang amat mudah, Transportasi yang mudah, Tbag yang kembali muncul dan mengenakan jas dan mobil keren LOL HOW? Cant complaint he’s awesome). dan lainnya. Kemudian, season ini terkesan terlalu terburu-buru, cuma ada 9 episode, ini dikarenakan padatnya schedule aktor dan aktrisnya (yang sekarang rata-rata sudah cukup terkenal dan banyak job lol).

60700-prison-break-t-bag-ist-whips-vaterThe Good! TBag (ini akan kita bahas di paragraf selanjutnya karena panjang) dan kemampuan penulisnya yang masih menyimpan beberapa ide briliant, hingga plot twist untuk serial ini. Saya suka bagaimana penulisnya bisa merampungkan serial ini dengan cepat. Michael masih digambarkan sebagai seseorang yang cerdas, meski cara dirinya keluar dari penjara kali ini sederhana namun menarik. Adegan action yang cukup baik dan di atas rata-rata dibanding serial CW atau Fox lainnya, setting di luar US yang tidak biasa, dan tentunya beberapa karakter baru yang membuat serial ini lebih berwarna. Sheba, wanita asal Yemen yang digambarkan kuat dan independet membantu Linc menyelamatkan Michael. Kemudian Whip (we hate him but love him at the same time) teman satu sel Michael yang loyal, pintar dan sedikit annoying. (they’re work together for 6 years?). Setiap episode diakhirinya dengan menggantung dan shocker lol (thats a good one), hingga di episode 8&9 yang merupakan best episode!

tumblr_op17ungGJ21r8vzdno2_500TBag. Yes, He’s just an iconic character, he’s evil (in the past), awful, bad, just bad but you cant completely hate him instead you love him.  Personally I think TBag own this show (sorry Michael/Wentworth). The Finale wasnt about michael and his son but it was about Tbag and his son (WHAT A SON?!!). Thanks to Paul T. Scheuring yang akhirnya memberikan kita the biggest twist (shocker!) selama 5 season.

IMG_7855SPOILER— Whip ternyata adalah anak dari TBag (what?how?why? But everything made sense). Michael memberikan TBag tangan robotnya sebagai salah satu upaya untuk menangkap Jacob. Michael selama 6 tahun memilih Whip untuk bekerja dengannya dimana Whip sendiri tidak tau dia adalah anak TBag. Jadi mau tidak mau TBag akan membantu Michael.  For the first time on the show TBag was genuinely happy and it was all because his son Whip! Ada beberapa moment lucu ketika kedua character ini bertemu dan tentunya itu menjadi best scene dalam season 5 LOL (i.e; TBag said to whip that killing is bad lol, their car scene/father-son moment is perfect!) TBag Finally found happiness but it was just taken from him! 😦 Prison Break finally failed me by killing Whip (still mad!). Maybe What Goes Around Come Around, meskipun  season ini TBag menjadi sosok yang (nyaris) baik namun kejahatannya dalam 4 season sebelumnya belum bisa dimaafkan. But Whip is a tumblr_or1uvmR48S1vhq99wo2_400good character, membunuhnya membuat para fans tentunya tidak bisa menerima (istilahnya di Indonesia ‘tumbal’ hahaha). Of course Michael and his Family got happy ending meskipun gak pure happy ending. TBag kembali ke penjara dan membalaskan dendam Whip by killing Jacob. Saya kembali lagi memberikan apresiasi kepada Robert Knepper yang memainkan TBag dengan sempurna, he just amazing for the role!!

IMG_7672RIP WHIP, dan overall saya memberikan nilai 8.5/10 untuk season 5 ini (karena 2 episode terakhir sangat baik). Season ini jelas lebih baik dibanding season 3&4. Untuk season 6 sendiri creatornya & fox mengatakan jika mereka menemukan cerita yang bagus mereka akan melanjutkannya. Saya sendiri berharap tidak ada season 6 (I love this series but Please no more season! ENOUGH). I Love this series and the charaters, of course the first two season will always be one of the best tv series/season in tv history (at least in my opinion). So Thank You Prison Break and Goodbye

 

Wonder Woman (2017)

IMG_7662Akhirnya DCEU mampu memberikan film terbaiknya kepada penonton. No offense but since Nolan left all DCEU movies are terrible. Green Lantern,Superman, Batman, even Suicide Squad just bad.  Sabtu lalu (2/6) lalu saya menyempatkan diri menonton Wonder Woman. Yang bisa saya katakan adalah saya sangat menyukai film ini. Amazing for sure YES. Bahkan film ini disutradarai oleh seorang wanita. Ini film superhero terbaik menurut saya ( I DONT CARE ABOUT YOU HATERS). Semua film DC&Marvel lewat..(kecuali Nolan). Gal Gadot memerankan Diana Prince dengan sangat sempurna also she’s amazing and super beautiful+gorgeous! This movie is EPIC, the action is amazing, some IMG_7600great emotional scene , Beautifully shot, Powerful, Graceful, Great Story, Humour, Acting and everything! Yang tidak bisa saya lupakan adalah chemistry antara Gal Gadot dan Chris Pine (sebagai Steve Trevor) yang sangat sempurna. Kembali lagi saya katakan They’re the best couple in every superhero movie (Emma Stone dan Andrew Garfield lewat). And btw the ending left me emotional & got me crying (Diana/Steve part). I gave this movie 9.5/10

ALBUM REVIEW: THE HUNTING PARTY

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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

THE HUNTING PARTY TRACKLIST:

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

 

BALIGITHA’S ALBUM REVIEW : LIVING THINGS (2012)

Actually I did not expect Linkin Park will make their new album so soon, and thanks God and Linkin Park, they released their new album this June! Im very happy and excited with this album. Back to 2010 the negative reaction to A Thousand Suns doesn’t surprise me, it’s a concept album, some ppl hate it ( but I still love it), but now, LP are back with Living Things! there are 12 tracks on this album, one of them is instrumental.

So, Here’s my review (im not a good writer, my English also bad, but I promise, if you listen to this album, it will blow your mind)

An incredible album opener, LOST IN THE ECHO, will remind us of In The End or LP song during HT/Meteora era. The synth and the guitar are awesome. Mike raps, chester chorus, and screame+rap on bridge. Yeah, theres a electronic elements, but this song is very great. Perfect song for an album opener, EPIC.

IN MY REMAINS, Starts off with Mr. Hahn’s greatness work, then Chester sing beautifully, this song has big anthemic chorus and catchy melodies. Very MTM-ish. In bridge, Mike sing “like an army falling one by one”. Another epic song.

BURN IT DOWN, first single from the album. Already topped Billboard Rock Chart for 5 Times also Active Rock, and still ongoing on Pop Chart and Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics aren’t the best but I loved it!

LIES GREED MISERY, unique song, cool, fun and heavy. Mike’s rap on this is really cool. Chester comes in singing “I wanna see you choke on your lies, swallow up your greed, suffer all alone in you misery”,  sounds so cheery although the lyrics are harsh. Chester repeats “you did it to yourself”, then he screams it. Like mike said on LPTV Piledriver episode, the title of this song I think should be ‘FUCK YOU’ 🙂

I’LL BE GONE, another catchy song,  the melody to this song is one of the best on the album. The guitar it sounds similar to New Divide. I fucking love with Chester’s vocals on this song ( hey, I always love him!), His voice is so perfect. This song also featuring string arrangements by Owen Pallett

CASTLE OF GLASS, This one is probably the unique tracks that LP ever done. This track starts off with country melody (reminds  me with a cowboy movie? Lol), but seriously, this song is amazing. This probably one of my favourite song on this album. Mike and Chester sing perfectly (Damn, i always love when they’re sing together! Their voice are complement each other, they’re meant to sing together!) , the drums are great, everything is great! Also I loved the lyrics!! The lyrics starting off with “Take me down to the river bend, wash this poison off my skin, show me how to be whole again” very beautiful lyrics. This song also contained with folk influence, but still so Linkin Park ish and still a rock song! EPIC!

VICTIMIZED, starts off with a really dark verse from Mike, to screaming Chester, Mike rap, and Chester scream again. Awesome song but I’m disappointed how short is this song.

ROADS UNTRAVELED, this song starts off with some chimes. Piano comes in and Mike starts to sing. Very emotional song, prob Linkin Park best ballads ever. I love the “woohoo..oohh..”  part 🙂  and I love the fact that Mike is the main singer instead of Chester, his voice is so touching. This song 10x better than In Between, this song contains one of the best lyrics LP have ever written ““May your love never end
and if you need a friend, there’s a seat here alongside me”
so sweet!!I love you Linkin Park!!

SKIN TO BONE, definitely catchy song with distorted and electronic sound. The beat is fantastic, Mike and Chester as always have chemistry to sing together (Bennoda fans will love this album lol!). My fave lyrics absolutely “Ash to ashes/dust to dust” part then “ your deception my disgust’’

UNTIL IT BREAKS, strange song, but I think I like it. Mike’s last verse on this sounds very cool! Also Brad singing here!!

TINFOIL,  instrumental,The song starts with a distortion,soft and leads into Powerless.

POWERLESS, Begins like Burning in the Skies with a similar synth sound. Piano comes in, then Chester sing. Chester’s vocals over the entire song are so clean, smooth, pure, yes its purefect (I mean perfect).  You can feel the emotion and pain in his voice. Chester you’re not powerless but you’re super powerfull and we really loved you!! The piano work is beautiful, great beat. Beautiful vocals, beautiful lyrics, sad actually (“You hid your skeletons when I have shown you mine” and “10,000 promises, 10,000 ways to lie”), also beautiful instrumental. Towards the end of the song everything just gets louder. A very powerful+EPIC album closer.

As a big fan of Linkin Park, Living Things has exceeded my expectations. I really loved the album! It blew my mind! I honestly cannot stop thinking about Linkin Park and this album. Its my favorite album release this year. Amazing album! Linkin Park never seises to amaze, inspire and make me love them even more with each new song/album. These songs will always remain with me at all times, in my heart. Thank You, Linkin Park for giving us such brilliant album.

LIVING THINGS: 9/10 (A)

Track Listing:

  1. LOST IN THE ECHO
  2. IN MY REMAINS
  3. BURN IT DOWN
  4. LIES GREED MISERY
  5. I’LL BE GONE
  6. CASTLE OF GLASS
  7. VICTIMIZED
  8. ROADS UNTRAVELED
  9. SKIN TO BONE
  10. UNTIL IT BREAKS
  11. TINFOIL
  12. POWERLESS

Baligitha’s Fave Track: CASTLE OF GLASS, LOST IN THE ECHO, ROADS UNTRAVELED,  POWERLESS, IN MY REMAINS

Linkin Park’s new album this year! Are you ready ?

 

Linkin Park‘s brand-new single “Burn It Down!” first official single from their new album , Living Things, due out June 26th.

For me, Burn it Down sounds awesome and kickass! reminds me of the New Divide+What I’ve Done+Burning In The Skies, but in a goodly.. I’m surprised that the new album will released that fast!! so HAPPY!! Cant wait for Living Things!

Living Things Track List: 01. Lost In The Echo, 02. In My Remains, 03. Burn It Down, 04. Lies Greed Misery, 05. I’ll Be Gone, 06. Castle of Glass, 07. Victimized, 08. Roads Untraveld, 09. Skin To Bone, 10. Until it Breaks, 11. Tinfoil, 12. Powerless

 

My Favourite Songs Of 2011

welcome to 2012! Here’s my favourite songs of 2011

  1. Adele – Someone Like You
  2. Coldplay – Paradise
  3. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
  4. Christina Perri – Arms
  5. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
  6. Linkin Park -Iridescent
  7. David Guetta ft Usher – Without You
  8. Rihanna ft Calvin Harris – We Found Love
  9. The Script – If You Ever Come Back
  10. Katy Perry – One That Got Away
  11. The Band Perry – If I Die Young
  12. Linkin Park – Burning In The Skies
  13. Gavin Degraw – Not Over You
  14. LadyGaga – The Edge of Glory
  15. Pitbull ft Neyo – Give Me Everything
  16. Avril Lavigne – Wish You Were Here
  17. Kelly Clarkson – What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)
  18. Jessie J – Domino
  19. Taio Cruz – Telling The World
  20. Lady Antebellum – Just A Kiss
  21. Demi Lovato – Skyscraper
  22. Rihanna – California King Bed
  23. Maroon 5 – Never Gonna Leave This Bed
  24. Beyonce –  Best Thing I Never Had
  25. Adam Lambert – Aftermath
  26. Eminem ft Skylar Gray, Dr Dre – I Need A Doctor
  27. Gym Class Heroes ft Adam Levine – Stereo Hearts
  28. Jenifer Lopez – On The Floor
  29. Taylor Swift – Mean
  30. LMFAO – Paty Rock Anthem
  31. Mumford&Sons – The Cave
  32. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
  33. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night
  34. Bruno Marz – Lazy Song
  35. Sara Bareilles – Uncharted
  36. Taio Cruz ft Flo Rida – Hangover
  37. Jason Derulo –It Girl
  38. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
  39. Adam Lambert – Sleepwalker
  40. Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger

so, whats yours? 🙂

My Favourite Song All The Time

My Favourite Song All The Time (at least until now/this post.. )

Its really hard to picked 10 songs from a million or (maybe) gazillion song that I’ve heard entire my life. If I had more time maybe I could (probably) post 100 songs but the fact I couldn’t. So, posted 10 songs who I thought the best songs all the time (absolutely in my perception, during 2000-2009) I found these songs is great, touched my heart with the meaning or even broke me into tears..

1. Evanescence – My Immortall

2. Linkin Park – In The End

3. Linkin Park – Crawling

4. Avenged Sevenfold – Dear God

5. Fort Minor – Whered You Go

6. Coldplay – Fix You

7. Kelly Clarkson – Because Of You

8. Rascal Flatts – What Hurts The Most

9. Daughtry – Home

10. Eminem feat Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie

Thank You, and sorry about my English

Baligitha’s album Review : A Thousand Suns

Ketika pertama kali mendengar keseluruhan lagu di album A Thousand Suns, bali lumayan terkejut mendengar sound yang benar-benar keluar dari sound dari album LP sebelumnya. Menurut bali, unsur hip-metal sudah nyaris 100% hilang, dan kalo harus mengkategorikan secara specific genre/sound di album ini bali juga bingung. Eksperimental, pasti.  ElectonicRock? Rap-Rock-Electro? ElectroRock? Hehe.. bingung.. But, This album is amazing, believe me

Almost 3 Years since Minutes To Midnight in 2007, and here we are, we got A Thousand Suns! Menurut bali, Album ini memang ‘benar-benar album’ secara hampir semua track berkesinambungan/berkelanjutan satu sama lain..

Here’s my crap review.. (ps. My review’s ability is suck but this album totally GREAT)

Dari 15 lagu, ada 6 lagu yang merupakan interlude. Track pembuka adalah The Requiem, dimana single ini sangat mengingatkan bali tentang nyanyian suku na’vi dalam film James Cameron “Avatar”, (yes, this single starting with a mysterious sound!) dan female choir menyanyikan potongan lyric The Catalyst, yang sebenarnya ini adalah suara mike shinoda yang di edit, lol.. but I really loved it!! The Radiance sebagai track kedua membuat sedikit depresi, karena cuma berdurasi 57 detik dengan speech dari Oppenheimer dan disertai music yang masih kelanjutan dari single pertama.

Finally, single pertama non-interlude, Burning In The Skies, heartbeat drum di awal lagu dilanjutkan dengan iringan piano singkat yang sekilas mengingatkan kita akan single ‘What I’ve Done’.  Selanjutnya electric/pop guitar masuk, dimana Mike Shinoda menyanyikan verse1&2 dan Chester di bagian chourus, pretty good song (ps. After 2.35 you can hear the guitars fade out, the keys and mike singing in the end). Track ke4 adalah Empty Spaces, lol.. no comment deh buat track ini.. ridiculous but creative?

“Im not a robot not a monkey”.. “Tyrin to catch motherfucker” horayy! Single ke5 When They Come For Me, bener2 membuktikan kalo Mike emang rapper yang hebat. Sepertinya single ini ditunjukkan untuk fans LP yang ga menerima perubahan music LP. Di track ini terdapat juga music eropa timur (Arabian?) but all I can say this is worth single! Track selanjutnya adalah Robot Boy, Mike dan Chester bernyanyi bersama (dengan suara Chester lebih dominan), sekilas beat single ini mirip dengan tipe2 lagu milik Ryan Tedder/One Republic (Apologize maybe?). Track ke7, interlude Jornada Del Muerto dimana Mike bernyanyi dengan bahasa Jepang J, imo this is the best interlude on the album, sayangnya cuma terlalu singkat. Track selanjutnya, adalah single yang menjadi Hits ke 2 di album A Thousand Suns, Waiting For The End, single ini sudah jelas menjadi single paling radio friendly diantara single-single lain dalam album ini. Struktur single ini berbeda jika dibandingkan dengan struktur single pada umumnya. Diawali mike dengan rapp ala reggae? And Chester with beautifully vocal. This is the best single from the album, just imo. Next, Blackout membuktikan bahwa Chester tidak kehilangan kemampuannya dalam soal berteriak, perfect scream! Dan nuansa Arabian di awal, membuat single ini menjadi lebih menarik. Track ke 10 Wretches and Kings merupakan salah satu lagu terbaik di album ini, mengingatkan sedikit pada Points of Authority (di akhir , because Joe Hahn is really present in this single,lol) koloborasi Mike&Chester yang menawan, Mike rapp perfectly, Chester nasty scream also super perfectlyJ, Wisdom Justice and Love interlude yang menampilkan speech Martin Luther King, dilanjutkan dengan track Iridescent, dimana untuk pertama kalinya semua member Linkin Park bernyanyi! (Mike sing with beautiful voice at the beginning J and the piano is pefect) dan seandainya single ini menjadi hits ke3, bisa dibayangkan bagaimana warna-warni music videonya (in my dreams, lol jk). I Have no idea with the next interlude Fallout, distorted voice, I don’t like it,  then The Catalyst, single pertama dari Album A Thousand Suns, yang dimana bali salut banget dengan tranformasi electro ke rock (“lift me up let me go” part ), still great song.. Track penutup adalah The Messenger, Chester sing with really2 powerfull, dan menginspirasi tentunya. Vocal Chester benar2 amazing di single ini… and I really LOVED it..

Imo, kedewasaan dan kematangan bermusik Linkin Park dibuktikan lewat album ini, Kedewasaan yang bali maksud, Linkin Park berani untuk mengambil resiko besar dengan membuat musik baru, hingga nyaris mengabaikan unsur komersial yang pastinya tidak akan mudah dilakukan oleh para established artis di industry music pada saat ini. Dalam  A Thousand Suns Linkin Park juga menggambarkan bagaimana kejujuran mereka dalam bermusik, the lyrics… proved that.

Overall semua single dalam album ini sangat baik. Ada track yang sedikit mengecewakan (Fallout, Radiance, Empty Spaces) dan sisanya sangat worth and the other is inspirational and amazing. Dan Linkin Park di mata bali ga pernah membuat music yang bad, dan selalu memberikan yang terbaik bagi fansnya.. A for this album! and everybody should buy this one.

“I’m Really Proud Being A Big Fan of Linkin Park since I was 11 Until Present, and I Will Always Love Linkin Park and their music forever and ever

A Thousand Suns Track List :

  1. The Requiem
  2. The Radiance
  3. Burning In The Skies
  4. Empty Spaces
  5. When They Come For Me
  6. Robot Boy
  7. Jornada Del Muerto
  8. Waiting For The End
  9. Blackout
  10. Wretches and Kings
  11. Wisdom, Justice and Love
  12. Iridescent
  13. Fallout
  14. The Catalyst
  15. The Messenger

Best Tracks: Waiting For The End, Wretches and Kings, The Messenger, Iridescent, Blackout