Sure LP albums arent the same as they used to be, but im not getting into that argument as it is simply because of them becoming older and wanting to do new things. Which is fine.
This album has got very much the same layout as the first 2 albums but then the songs are much more into the what I call 2nd Linkin Park era (M2M, ATS) and so overall leaves a fairly well mixed album that does still aim towards the second era.
However I feel there are much more guitars and rock ideas in this compared to ATS and so its supprisingly exciting to hear them in the album. This is very simply another great album, with parts of the last 4 albums being apparent throughout the songs.
The album does have some techno parts in pretty much every introduction of every song, but this can be looked past and even apprecitated after enough listens, and so overall the album is worth a buy, with many up-beat songs and also ballads that keep the listener happy throughout. (However Until It Breaks is the only bad point in the album but can be looked past)