I really, really wanted to hate this album, partly because I have only given thumbs up so far. But I just couldn't - I was jogging to it for about 47 minutes and it was actually alright. If you like political music and undefinable genres, this is an album for you. Because they protest against the "machine" that controls us and wants our money, it is of course alright to download their album from piratebay.
Notably, lead singer Chester Bennington does not scream as much as he usually does in the album. The sound has changed from their usual hysterical, angry (almost menopausal) sound to a more symphonic. And it works. I have to up my thumb on this one as well. Gosh-darn it!