Brace yourselves, I’m about to get sentimental.
The year was 2004 and I was at the peak of my emo-wannabe phase. I remember spending countless hours listening to Numb by Linkin Park and lusting after Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy. While I’ll admit that was a particularly confusing time in my adolescence, one cannot deny that Linkin Park knows how to throw down. Need I remind you of that collaboration album they did with Jigga that went on to sell almost two million copies in the United States alone?
In June the boys released their fifth studio album, with production being handled by band member Mike Shinoda along with musical legend Rick Rubin. Living Things brings out a new sound, combing electronic elements with rap and nu metal. The records 12 tracks bring you back to your teenage years without making you remember why they sucked so hard.
In support of the album, Linkin Park, along with Mute Math and Incubus, are touring the country on the Honda Civic Tour. The tour will be stopping by Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on September 4 and a few tickets are still available. You can purchase them at here.