Critique! 7 – Linkin Park – Recharged

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Released on October 25th, Linkin Park’s “Recharged” is now (11/3) #4 on the US iTunes bestsellers list.

The cover is a combination of pastel colors with many 3d elements, composited images, and highly abstract shapes and objects. The type treatment is unassuming and has plenty of breathing room.

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“Writing music in this band is like having a very intimate relationship with a schizophrenic, manic, bi-polar person,” he laughed. “One minute, you’re having a conversation with a person, the next, everything’s changed, and they’re throwing knives at you. We skip around like that, you know? I have no f—ing clue where the band is going to go, but I can tell you writing is going very well, and it’s a very inspired time right now.”

~http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1716108/linkin-park-recharged-stream.jhtml

This statement might also be speaking to the final album cover. Everything, including the cover seems disjointed and like a mishmash. I have no idea what the concept behind this was. There are too many things going on which are indecipherable.

What do you think?


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