Hit or Miss?

Stumbled upon this song and I thought it was very interesting. It’s Linking Parks 2nd single from their new album (that I don’t know the name of). Sounds like a song that could be on Beatles Sergeant Pepper…

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9 Responses to Hit or Miss?

  1. planetangst ( Studio57) says:

    All their stuff sounds alike to me now. It will probably be a mild hit because people are so starved for rock music- ANY rock music, that this will probably pass. And Linkin Park is a pretty popular band.

  2. saga says:

    But this doesn’t sound much like their other stuff imo. It has an Indian sound and a very Beatleseque melody. I like it!

  3. zizou says:

    Great song! Not sure if it can be a hit in the top40 format, but good melody and interesting lyrics…gah and this has an almost hip/hop sound..not very rock. I hope they do well. Top40 needs some variety at this point imo…

  4. saga says:

    I am also hoping this will do something on top40 to give it a bit of variety. Good Charlotte is also releasing a single but it is not as good. Maybe with LP, GC and M5 we can see more rock sound on top40?

  5. jtfacts says:

    Ack, please no Beatles (particularly one of their greatest albums)/Linkin Park comparisons!!!!! I’m not a Linkin Park fan; they take seem to take themselves so damned seriously and I don’t think their music is more than competent.

    Anyway, for Linkin Park, this song is decent. I don’t think it’s terribly rock however. And since when is M5 rock??? Pop-rock or soft rock maybe. Good Charlotte is awfully pop-rock to me as well. Which is about as rock as Top 40 is going to get so I guess that’s okay.

    ETA: I did think that Catalyst song of Linkin Park was interesting as it seemed to reflect some of the electronic sound that’s really dominating pop right now.

  6. saga says:

    I didn’t really mean that those bands are rock but that it is a more rock/pop sound that what is currently being played on top40.

    The melody in this song reminds me strongly of some Beatles song (rocky racoon?) but I guess that’s only me. I really like the song, it’s a nice potpurri of a lot of different influences.

  7. samantha says:

    Lyrics — Awesome

    Melody — Something missing (lacked power?) — but interesting

    Guess — Probably a hit (not huge)

  8. jchang365 says:

    I LOVED Linkin Park in middle school. I can’t believe they’re still around. Good for them.

    This is kinda slow.

    And not catchy. Their past hits had a catchy, followable melody.

    Is this going on Top 40? I think it should stick to alternative. I would have changed the channel halfway through the song.

  9. planetangst ( Studio57) says:

    Don’t know if anyone will read this but I now LOVE this song. Sirius plays it all the time and I just love the rap part,. Rap-Rock is my favorite type of music, and if it has a reggae beat, that’s just the icing on the cake.

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