Linkin Park – Minutes To Midnight (2007)

Artist: Linkin Park
Title Of Album: Minutes To Midnight
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: Warner Bros.
Genre: Alt Rock, Metal
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: VBRkbps / 44.1kHz / Joint-Stereo
Total Time: 43:30 min
Total Size: 101 MB

01 Wake
02 Given Up
03 Leave Out All The Rest
04 Bleed It Out
05 Shadow of the Day
06 What I’ve Done
07 Hands Held High
08 No More Sorrow
09 Valentine’s Day
10 In Between
11 In Pieces
12 The Little Things Give You Away

Minutes to Midnight is the third studio album by American rock band Linkin Park, released on May 14, 2007, through Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin. Minutes to Midnight was the band’s first album since Meteora (2003) and features a shift in the group’s musical direction. For the band, the album marks a beginning of deviation from their signature nu metal sound. Minutes to Midnight takes its title from the Doomsday Clock.

Linkin Park started work on their third studio album in 2003, taking a break to tour in support of Meteora in 2004. In this time period, the band formed numerous side projects; Mike Shinoda formed his hip hop side project Fort Minor, while Chester Bennington formed Dead by Sunrise, causing the album to be shelved temporarily. The band returned to work on the record afterward, taking on a different musical direction than the 2003 sessions while working with producer Rick Rubin. The album’s completion was delayed several times for unknown reasons. Eventually, «What I’ve Done» was chosen as the album’s lead single in April 2007, with the album seeing release in North America on May 15, 2007.

The album debuted at number one in the United States and in 15 other countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada. In the United States, the album had the biggest first week sales of 2007 at the time, with 623,000 albums sold, going on to be certified triple platinum in the United States. The album worldwide has sold over 15 million copies. It was also certified double platinum in New Zealand, Italy, Ireland, and Australia and certified platinum in Canada, France, Switzerland and in the UK.Despite its commercial success, Minutes to Midnight received mixed reviews from critics.Rolling Stone magazine named it the twenty-fifth best album of 2007. It was ranked number 154 on Billboard’s Hot 200 Albums of the Decade.

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