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Earworm – A Light That Never Comes – Linkin Park and Steve Aoki

I just caught wind of this, and being a big LP fan, I just had to share it.  It’s not their usual fare, but it is in line with their stuff in between albums.  It’s suppose to be on their Re-animation (more…)

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #1

The first. The only. The song that brought christened me into the world of music.

Numb, by Linkin Park, off Meteora, their end-all, be-all best album, no matter how much I love Living Things and A Thousand Suns (and hell, Hybrid Theory and Minutes to Midnight. I love them all).

The Big Cheese, yes, him again, got me to listen to this song when I was quite young. I listened to it all the time in his trooper of a red Dodge Neon.

This needs no explanation. This song… is epic.

Top 30 Favorite songs of All Time: #2 “Blackout” by Linkin Park

How do I follow up with a post about arguably the most famous band of all time?

With my favorite band, of course. Linkin Park has been questioned and taunted and praised and heckled, much like any good band. But they are the sole surviving band of the nu metal era, aside from Korn, who made an album with Skrillex. And we all know how people hate Skrillex.

Blackout is off of LP’s 4th album, A Thousand Suns. I remember the concert The Big Cheese and I went to, and how I had lost my voice to this song. Damn, what a good osng.

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #7 “In My Remains” by Linkin Park

Ah, Linkin Park‘s fifth studio album, Living Things, was a gem in my opinion. My favorite of all of their albums. I said the same exact thing when A Thousand Suns released, but that’s besides the point. I thought Living Things was just THAT much better.

Not to say that any of their albums are bad. LP is still and will forever be my favorite band.

In My Remains really utilizes Joe Hahn‘s incredible DJ abilities and Chester‘s singing is so soothing. Mike‘s background singing accentuates Chester so well, too.

One of LP’s greatest songs, in my opinion. Have a listen.

 

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Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #28 “What I’ve Done” by Linkin Park

Linkin Park. My favorite band of all time. A song that reminds me of one the coolest movies of all time.

This track is off of Minutes to Midnight, one of the lesser liked of the 5 LP albums (that of course, excluding tour albums and the collaboration EP with Jay-Z and the remix album). It was used as the theme song for the first Transformers movie, which was, in itself, incredible. Megan Fox.

The song really has nothing to do with Transformers, however. The song sends a message about how as humans, we need to restart. We need to show we are capable of doing better, because we’ve destroyed our beautiful planet, and hate and war and poverty are still prominent worldwide. The first step to a better world is to forgive and start fresh.

The song begins with a piano solo (which pleases me, as it is my instrument of choice), and it it goes heavy with drums for the rest of the song. There’s no rapping by Mike, but Chester’s fantastic voice more than makes up for it.

Enjoy the sounds of one of LP’s best songs.

Earworm: Lost in the Echo by Linkin Park

Okay, a first for me, and more to come in the future.

This is my first Earworm post chronicling my favorite band of all time. I’d held back on writing about them, for their songs are literally always stuck in my head. I know the lyrics to all the songs off of their 5 albums, trust me. The Big Cheese can attest to this.

But this one is special. Although it isn’t the first song I heard off the album (it would’ve been “Burn it Down”), it, for me, marked the return of Mike’s rap, something that has been gone for a while. It reared its head here and there, but in “Lost in the Echo,” it became obvious clear that Mike Shinoda still has the rhythm and rhyme.

During an assembly for school, a video was shown. The title intro song? LOST IN THE ECHO. I damn near just got up out of my seat, walked on stage, and started singing it. Wish I had.

Oh, and the music video just came out, about a month ago. It released as an interactive video. You linked your Facebook account to the video and the characters interacted with you, using your photos as the memories that were “lost in the echo.”