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Linkin Park comes screaming back with 'Hunting Party'
Linkin Park comes screaming back with 'Hunting Party'

Before Linkin Park's latest album was born, a different Linkin Park album died. It happened not long after Mike Shinoda, the Los Angeles band's creative mastermind, began building songs for the follow-up to 2012's "Living Things." Like that record, the new music was thoughtful, melodic, full of detailed electronic textures — in keeping, basically, with the sound of the many young alternative rock acts that Linkin Park once inspired. "And there was a day when I listened to it and thought, 'Oh my God,' " Shinoda recalled recently. "I like to listen to this type of music, but there's too much of it out there, and I don't want to get lost in the oceans of it." He was sitting in a North...

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