Warner Bros.★ ★ ★
With superstar bands of the early '00s throwing out new albums in hopes of reclaiming some semblance of their legacy (and most failing miserably, a la Limp Bizkit and Korn), few have been able to continue their momentum from 15 years ago. Marilyn Manson being one, and – shockingly – Linkin Park seems to have not lost a step with their continued alt-metal, consumer-friendly audio aesthetic either (although some might argue that it's a lack of growth, but you say tomato I say tomahto). They've somehow managed to never have gone away, no matter how much we'd hoped they would. Thus, Living Things continues in this vein of success. Chester Bennington's voice hasn't skipped a beat, and if anything, he may have added another dimension of sensitivity in addition to the ever-present raw emotion he's been known for. So, throw your elitism out the window, this isn't an entirely bad album.
Worth a Listen: "Burn it Down"