I listened to this album through the MTV Leak and no words can describe how happy i am with it.
I'm a huge Linkin Park fan and was not too piped up at the thought of a rap album by Mike,but after listening to a track a few months ago i'm amazed.
This album is absoloutley amazing and i see all Mike's hard work has paid off.The lyrics are deep and thoughtful and the music is amazing.
My favourite tracks are "Kenji" which talks about Mike's families struggle when they got to the US from Japan.It's very emotional and deep.
"Red To Black" is amazing,the lyric's storyline is intresting and the music is awesome,i believe it's heavier than the rest of the tracks - more rock-ish.
"Right Now" highlights for me,how much we all take for granted.All these situations people are in all over the world right now,how often do we take time to spare a thought on other people's situations,their harship,their pain,their greif?
"Slip Out Back" is outstanding,the lyrics & music combined make it so.
There isn't a single track on this album i hate,it's brilliant.I highly suggest you order this album if you like Linkin Park/Rap/HipHop/or are just open to all kinds of music.
Mike Shinoda along with all the artists included have done an amazing job on this album.