Best Tracks: When They Come for Me, Waiting for the End, The Catalyst
Worst Track: Wisdom, Justice and Love (because listing the 18-second Empty Spaces feels like a cop-out)
Remembered as "the pretentious Linkin Park album", A Thousand Suns sees the group attempting to be taken seriously as Real Artists, and the results are an incredibly mixed bag indeed.
Though there are several memorable songs on the record (the drum-driven rap When They Come for Me is a particular delight), the band so often shoots for profound but ends up coming off cloying and overly sentimental.
They should be praised for their ambitious attempt at trying something different, but this one divided the fanbase with damn good reason: it's only a half-successful reinvention.