Linkin Park have taken a big step forward with their musical direction and created something truly unique music wise. Taken as a whole it is almost mind boggling how cohesive an album A Thousand Suns is. While there might be only 9 traditional songs, the 15 tracks on the album flow so smoothly into one another that if you weren't paying attention you might think the album was one 45 minute long song. And unlike many other albums, not one of the 6 other tracks is superfluous, they all contribute something to the overall feel of A Thousand Suns.
Linkin Park always have that one song that bridges the gap between their previous album and the latest one. That song on A Thousand Suns I believe, is Burning in the Skies. It has hints of Shadow of the Day and What I've Done from Minutes to Midnight but with the flavor of A Thousands Suns. I really enjoy the way they've chosen to blend Mike and Chester's voices throughout the disc, the rapping, singing and screaming seem to build from one another instead of fighting for dominance. I would like to be able to say that there is no one favourite song for me but the middle eastern influences in When They Come For Me automatically makes it my favourite. And while there is no one song I dislike, after awhile the clip of Mario Savio's most famous speech in the intro and outro of Wretches And Kings became grating enough that I had to stop listening to the entire song.