A Thousand Suns (studio album) by Linkin Park

A Thousand Suns by Linkin Park
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-09-08
Overall rank: 3,017th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
58/100 (from 270 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2010 (51st)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (518th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,017th)
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Linkin Park bestography

A Thousand Suns is ranked 4th best out of 17 albums by Linkin Park on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Linkin Park is Hybrid Theory which is ranked number 638 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,939.

Linkin Park album bestography « Higher ranked (2,085th) This album (3,017th) Lower ranked (5,379th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 72 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
58/100 (from 270 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 57.5/100, a mean average of 57.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 57.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 24.8.

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30/100
From 12/24/2021 02:01
I still can’t believe this pile of garbage managed to sell a million copies and go Platinum in America……………..
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90/100
From 09/29/2021 11:52
Arguably LP's best album (although any of the first 4 can be considered the best one) and easily their most unique. They completely take a new direction with their sound here like others have pointed out and it works wonders, it's just a shame they didn't stick with it. Waiting for the End is my favorite LP song of all time.

Top tracks
1) Waiting for the End
2) Robot Boy/The Catalyst
3) Burning In the Skies
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70/100
From 11/18/2020 12:23
A welcome change of pace by Linkin Park. The consistence is questionable, as it usually happens with concept albums, but it has some strong moments. I consider this their best album. Overall, 70/100.
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100/100
From 07/18/2020 02:39
One of my all time favorite albums. Extremely underrated. I get frustrated with people who tell me LP fell off after Meteora.

Incandescent and Waiting for the End are beautiful songs, they just don't appeal to the typical LP fan base. The music across the album is phenomenal.

The concept as a whole really works for me; I appreciate the Oppenheimer, MLK Jr., and Mario Savio speeches thrown in to add to the concept of political apocalypse.
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40/100
From 01/27/2020 15:29
Terrible album
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100/100
From 02/13/2018 19:49
They were going in such a great direction with this album. I wish they chased these sounds and themes further. But I am still glad they delivered this album. Waiting For The End is my favourite LP song.
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65/100
From 08/20/2017 17:59
It's not an album in a traditional sense. If you can't accept that, you won't understand it. It's without any doubt in my mind the best work Linkin Park has ever put to record imo.
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85/100
From 05/22/2017 11:05
A very varied album from LP. Some absoulute brilliant tracks, but with a lot of break-up with segues and OK tracks. All in all a good album, but not up there with their best work.
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From 03/05/2017 08:19
The one thing worse than Linkin Park, sounding like some edgy idiots, is Linkin Park, sounding like some edgy hipsters. Jesus Christ, there isn´t a single good song on this at all and it sounds boring, repetitive and plain horrible.
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95/100
From 05/16/2016 13:47
Really underrated and misunderstood.

Many fans including me were shocked with the straightforward pop/rock, emphasis on pop, of Minutes To Midnight. That whole album scaled down the intensity and punch of previous Linkin Park.

A Thousand Suns is generally more mellow too but it is way more creative of an outing with melody and harmony.

I can't give it a 100 because there is too much filler at an attempt for atmosphere and concept. 15 "tracks" shaved down to 10 and this is more fluid album.

All the actual songs are very good. Wretches and Kings is probably the only average Linkin Park song here.

With the closing Messenger and its super simple guitar, Linkin Park highlights the lead singer's vocal range and emotion, trading in youthful punchy bravado for some vulnerability which is a nice change of pace.

This is the black sheep of the LP catalogue but its my favorite.
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