Rolling Stone (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hile they've spiffed up their sound for the dance floor, the band found some of its greatest inspiration in pop-wise hip-hop..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[A] barrage of cyber-metal elbow jabs, with just enough fluffy new-wave padding to soften the onslaught." -- Grade: B
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "Linkin Park's fifth album continues the group's trend of using the recording studio as a cross between a sixth member and a painter's palette."
Q (Magazine) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]hey've not forgotten how to deliver triumphant rock choruses....Bold stuff and proof Shinoda remains a richly talented creative force."