In celebration of the final round of the FEATURING YOU, Fansite edition (they invited all the non-eligible MySpace contest peeps to participate in a side contest), I’m shouting our lpassociation.com, lplive.net, and lptimes.com in this one.
Fans just unlocked the image of the album cover for A THOUSAND SUNS (above), and here are some of my favorite comments on those sites about it.
It reminds me of those movies where people go to a psychologist, and they have all these pictures with ink spots on them. “So.. what do you see on this picture?”
Cure4TheItch (LPA): You know what this really confirms? Linkin Park is one ballsy band. And they’re taking a chance every way they can with this new album.
LPsoldier0303 (LPL): So when does pre order start?
Jesse (LPA): I like it it reminds me of some algorithms generated pictures from different galaxies that I’ve seen from NASA
Cbass (LPL): It may be simple, but it could be ICONIC. Just like dark side of the moon
Subs (LPL): It may run with the whole concept and art direction of the album, but I think the biggest problem with this is obvious ? WHY have it so minimalistic ? Think of it, fourth album, have something truly great. The spliced up images of Linkin Park/The Catalyst is more impressive. I mean out of everything they could have created, why create something so normal ?
LPL Veteran (LPL): Oh come on guys how will a cover determine the quality of the music? When we buy the CD, what is the first thing we do, listen to the songs…
SomedudeRemix (LPL): This entire topic is proof that fucking nothing the band does pleases ANYONE. I like the art too. It’s different. There’s no text cluttering the shit up. It’s just art, out there. Why does it need to be ‘explained’? Real art doesn’t need an explanation.
Joe (LPA): This is a very risky and brave move by them, and I like that they’re leaving it nameless. I love that they’re taking chances like this. This album just gets better and better and I still maintain this will be their best album yet.
These are just a sample of the madness that is going on in the message boards, Twitter, Facebook…Seems like this cover has you guys talking.
And by the way…LPsoldier0303: the answer to your question is…the preorder starts NOW.