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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the Linkin Park co-founder features guest appearances from Blackbear, K.Flay, Chino Moreno and Machine Gun Kelly.
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  • Record Label: Warner Bros. Records / Warner Bros.
  • Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Rap
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Ghosts
She said This is not about a poltergeist Not about a phantom that glows at night But there are things we don't know and I Don't have another choice... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 80
    By the end of Post Traumatic, you realise Shinoda is right: this record is as much about Bennington as it is about him, but that’s what makes it so vulnerable and such a triumphant debut.
  2. Kerrang!
    Jun 15, 2018
    80
    It's an important, thoughtful album that will serve to unite the grief-stricken with a new-found sense of purpose to find some form of healing. [9 Jun 2018, p.53]
  3. Jun 15, 2018
    80
    The moodier, electronic tracks work better than the angrier, rap ones, but while Post Traumatic understandably has flaws, its raw emotion is unusually touching and many will find it a source of tears, strength and comfort.
  4. Jun 15, 2018
    80
    While Post Traumatic takes an emotional toll, it ultimately instills feelings of hope and the idea that things can get better. For Shinoda, Linkin Park, and their devoted followers, it's an effective group therapy session.
  5. Jun 25, 2018
    38
    Throughout Post Traumatic, you can sense how unmoored Shinoda is without that spectacle. His chest doesn’t puff out as far as it did on Fort Minor. His compositions don’t detonate like his best work for Linkin Park. His bandmates aren’t there to lift him up when he falls short. He sounds abandoned.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Sep 12, 2018
    10
    I can't stop listening, feeling, experiencing this album. Shinoda reaches my soul with the raw mix of emotions that fill each song. HeI can't stop listening, feeling, experiencing this album. Shinoda reaches my soul with the raw mix of emotions that fill each song. He shares the unbelievably deep journey of losing a close friend and moving ahead the best he can. LP fans get a taste of the past and what might come and Shinoda fans know that we have a ton to look forward to when he's on his own. Everyone should hear this album at least once (you won't be able to not go back). Can't wait to see Shinoda in Detroit! Expand
  2. Jun 20, 2018
    10
    Holy crap. Amazing album. The Ep was great, but this is better. I love the tracks, but the lyrics take you on an emotional ride.
    Favourites:
    Holy crap. Amazing album. The Ep was great, but this is better. I love the tracks, but the lyrics take you on an emotional ride.
    Favourites: Hold it together, ghosts, worlds on fire
    least favourites: I.O.U
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  3. Jun 15, 2018
    10
    An album simply fantastic and emotionally honest. I wish every success to Mike and this album.
  4. Jun 16, 2018
    10
    Very good album from Mike Shinoda, there are no bad songs in here. I think the songwriting is pretty effective, you can understand what heVery good album from Mike Shinoda, there are no bad songs in here. I think the songwriting is pretty effective, you can understand what he felt during these months and, while the first half of the album is darker and more grief-filled, the second one shows some more positivity. The instrumentals do their job well and the featured artists add some value to the songs. In my opinion this is one of the best albums of 2018.
    Best tracks: Over Again, Promises I Can't Keep, Hold It Together, Ghosts, Lift Off, I.O.U., My World's On Fire, Running From My Shadow
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  5. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    I wish this album never existed because it is the result of Chester's passing . But since the reality is as it is, what can you say about it?I wish this album never existed because it is the result of Chester's passing . But since the reality is as it is, what can you say about it? No words describe what Mike has done. Amazing. Raw. Honest. I can only be grateful that he made this magnificent piece of cathartic music and i hope he keeps doing what he is doing since he started Linkin Park until this very moment. Expand
  6. Jun 15, 2018
    10
    Absolutely amazing album, there are no songs in the record that sound OK, every song hits home in it's own way. A cathartic album full ofAbsolutely amazing album, there are no songs in the record that sound OK, every song hits home in it's own way. A cathartic album full of emotional yet resilient songs, definitely and totally recommended. Expand
  7. Jun 28, 2018
    0
    I heard "Post Traumatic" this morning. It was TRAUMATIC FOR ME to be subjected to this GARBAGE! The songs and production were BOTH HORRIBLEI heard "Post Traumatic" this morning. It was TRAUMATIC FOR ME to be subjected to this GARBAGE! The songs and production were BOTH HORRIBLE BEYOND BELIEF! AS a VETERAN artist, I expect better from the likes of Shinoda. I am so sick and tired of VETERAN artists like him selling out their legacies by putting out the same GARBAGE of their younger contemporaries.

    There is ZERO originality here. Typical, tired a** use of trap musickkk beats; horrible song structure; banal, boring, trite "lyrics". Recommendation for Shinoda: don't quit your hustle with Linkin Park and go exclusively solo. And please don't turn Link Park into the sh**hole that are your solo efforts! :-(

    -20 out of 10 stars. :-(
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