One Album a Week #4: Linkin Park “Living Things”

Living Things is the fifth studio album by American rock band Linkin Park.

Living Things is the fifth studio album by American rock band Linkin Park. It was released under Warner Bros. Records and Machine Shop Recordings on June 20, 2012, in Japan, and throughout the rest of the world during the following week. Production was handled by vocalist Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin, who both co-produced the band’s previous two studio albums Minutes to Midnight (2007) and A Thousand Suns (2010).

The band states that Living Things combines elements from their previous four studio albums to create a new sound. They stated they finally felt they were in “familiar territory” and “comfortable in [their] own skin” after years of experimentation that resulted in their two previous studio albums, Minutes to Midnight and A Thousand Suns. Living Things was chosen as the album’s title because of the numerous personal topics on the album.

The lead single for the album, “Burn It Down”, was sent to radio and released to digital music retailers on April 16, 2012. Living Things debuted at number one on Billboard 200 with sales of 223,000 copies in the United States in its opening week. The second single for the album, “Lost in the Echo”, was released on October 19, 2012. The third and final single for the album, “Castle of Glass”, was released in its physical format on February 1, 2013. The album has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide as of December 2013. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in September 2013. [Wikipedia]

Podcasts worth listening to (Part III)

Continuing on with the posts about some of the podcasts I think are were worth listening to… As before this is by no means an exhaustive list but I have some new additions that are worth pointing out. So again in no particular order here are some other podcasts I would recommend listening to: HI101 Description:…

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One Album a Week #3: Meat Loaf “Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell”

Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell is the sixth studio album by American rock singer Meat Loaf and was written and produced by Jim Steinman.

Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell is the sixth studio album by American rock singer Meat Loaf and was written and produced by Jim Steinman. It was released in September 1993, sixteen years after Meat Loaf’s first solo album Bat Out of Hell. The album reached number 1 in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Five tracks were released as singles, including “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”, which reached number 1 in 28 countries.

The album was released by Virgin Records outside of North America, where it was released by MCA. The third part of the Bat trilogy, Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, was released in 2006.

Just like the first album of the trilogy, Bat Out of Hell II was a huge commercial success and sold over 14 million copies worldwide. [Wikipedia]

One Album a Week #2: Papa Roach “Crooked Teeth”

Crooked Teeth is the ninth studio album by American rock band Papa Roach.

Crooked Teeth is the ninth studio album by American rock band Papa Roach. It was released on May 19, 2017 through Eleven Seven Music. The album’s second single, “Help” was released on February 17, 2017, and topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in April 2017. On March 31, 2017, a third single, “Periscope” was released. A fourth single, “American Dreams”, was released in April as well.

The album debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart selling 23,000 equivalent units, 18,000 in pure album sales. [Wikipedia]

One Album a Week #1: Imagine Dragons “Evolve”

Evolve is the third studio album by American rock band Imagine Dragons

Evolve (stylized as ƎVOLVE) is the third studio album by American rock band Imagine Dragons, released on June 23, 2017 through KIDinaKORNER and Interscope Records. The album is the band’s new material follow-up to their second studio album, Smoke + Mirrors.

After the release of Smoke + Mirrors and its respective world tour, a self-imposed hiatus for 2016 and cryptic messages from the band through their social media gained anticipation for their third album. The album was finally announced on May 9, with the initiation of the album’s pre-order. In comparison to Night Visions and Smoke + Mirrors, frontman Dan Reynolds explained that the album will be an ‘evolution for Imagine Dragons’.

The album was promoted by two singles: “Believer” and “Thunder” as well as an upcoming tour produced by Live Nation and supported with Grouplove and K.Flay will start in September 2017. [Wikipedia]