before i start. i love ats. i love lp, im merely trying to start a discussion about something that is very possible.
So I think even more so than with m2m there has been an uproar within the opinions of LP's new sound. Something that is reflected not just by the fanbase but by casual listeners as well. it's getting bad to the point that Mike has even came out with some words of his own addressing all the hate. So what does this mean for LP? The documentary kind of left off with a state of uncertainty for the band. They were all very torn down the middle about the album and it's sound and chester's speech on loving it for them doing themselves seemed merely like a band aid on a problem that could be lurking. Linkin Park has come to a point where they have made music they love but outside of themselves, it's hard to find fans. They are there, but not obvious as in the past. sure they make millions and technically shouldnt have to worry about what fans think in terms of their musical creativity, but I'm sure they will.
ATS sold well because of it's anticipation for something new. It leaked out the 3 best, well rounded songs on the album and built hype and once people heard the album as a whole a lot of negativity energy dispersed. That energy I think will carry on to their next album and definitely will hurt their record sales unless they do something strong to help bring back faith within fans.
The pressure no longer rests within ATS, but with the next album. What do you think is gunna happen to the band as the future progresses?