Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Minutes to Midnight CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362-44477-2 093624447726
Minutes to Midnight CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362444772 9325583042850
Minutes to Midnight (Special edition) CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 100719-2 093624999638
Minutes to Midnight CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362499613 093624996132
Minutes to Midnight CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 44477-2 093624447726
Minutes to Midnight CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 44477-2 093624447726
Minutes to Midnight (Deluxe Version) Digital Media 13
Minutes to Midnight CD 13 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPCR-12610 4943674071364
Minutes to Midnight (tour edition) CD 16 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPCR 12808 4943674076253
Minutes to Midnight (Tour Edition) CD 15 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362-49893-4 093624989349
Minutes To Midnight CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362-49961-3
Minutes to Midnight CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WBCD 2145 6001212221836
Minutes to Midnight CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 100731-2 093624999584
Minutes to Midnight (mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624949343
Minutes to Midnight (deluxe version, clean lyrics) Digital Media 14 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624948957
Minutes to Midnight (deluxe version) Digital Media 14 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624948971
Minutes to Midnight Digital Media 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) [none]

Relationships

artist & repertoire support: Tom Whalley
creative direction: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
Frank Maddocks
Mike Shinoda
Ellen Wakayama
associated singles/EPs: Bleed It Out
Given Up
Leave Out All the Rest
Shadow of the Day
What I've Done
covers: Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to Linkin Park’s Minutes to Midnight by Vitamin String Quartet
included in: Studio Collection
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000577932 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/74541 [info]
Wikidata: Q19855 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Minutes to Midnight (album) [info]
other databases: https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/14910 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/bjqv [info]

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I'm a big fan of Linkin Park's mix of pop, rap and metal. But they are struggling to live up to the brilliance of their first album, the multi million selling Hybrid Theory. *Minutes To Midnight *their third album, took 14 months to write and record: an ominous sign. If the sleeve photo is any indication, half the band have grown beards while working on it.

The opening song "Given Up" is great: twisted, moshing, rousing punk with lots of f-words. But the rest of the album features too many bitter-sweet mood pieces like "Leave Out All The Rest" and "Shadow Of The Day". These are impeccably crafted, but lack killer choruses, and stay rooted to the ground despite all their efforts to take wing. The current single "What I've Done" feels like a thin rewrite of "Numb", the sound of a band alarmingly trapped in its' own formula.

The best tracks come when Linkin Park take risks. "Bleed It Out" is exciting quick fire rap with lots of handclaps. And when they move beyond adolescent finger pointing and start to get really angry the results are really successful. "Hands Held High" is a moving anti-Iraq war rap set to an ironic backdrop of church organ and military snare drum. The churning rock riffs of "No More Sorrows" may not be particularly original but it attacks warmongers in a thoroughly entertaining and exciting way. The album closer "Little Things Give You Way" adds a bitter, clever lyric inspired by a visit to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, to a soaring and successful piece of stadium rock.

This is a patchy album. Linkin Park need to get some fire in their bellies if they are to keep up to their own high standards.