Spotify Premium – hear Linkin Park’s new album first

World-dominating rockers Linkin Park release their ground breaking fourth album ‘A Thousand Suns’ next week, but we’re giving Premium users a chance to hear the album in advance over the weekend.

A Thousand Suns addresses various issues close to the band’s heart, from the recession to the conflicts in the Middle East, and is produced by legendary producer/guru Rick Rubin in collaboration with Mike Shinoda.

Lead vocalist Chester Bennington explains: “We’re not just making an album. The experiments that resulted filled the studio hard drive with diverse, abstract sounds, amorphous echoes, cacophonous samples, and handmade staccato merged into wandering, elusive melody. Each track felt like a hallucination.”

He continues: “We wanted to make a record that felt conceptual, a record that felt like as a whole that it told a story, a story that was very powerful and thoughtful. The album has some kind of feeling of that the entire album takes you on a journey and leads you down this path that is very visual and very emotionally charged.”

Click on the image above or here for an exclusive insight into the making of the album.



  1. What the hell have they done with Linkin Park!?!? This is the sadest(Spelling?) moment i’ve encountered in a little time. Such a bad album. I’m Disapointed.

  2. Thank you very much Spotify!!! I never thought that this kind of big artist was even get this amazing deal with Spotify! Listening right now…

  3. Great: from France you are considered as a normal member of spotify when you pay 10€/m..

  4. @goldoz and other fellow frenchmen : from what I heard the album is so bad, Spotify is actually doing you a favor here…

  5. This album is useless without gapless playback. So please, when Spotify is gonna support gapless playback?

  6. @romaink: Lol i dont care, i want to make myself my own opinion about it, as I pay for it..
    Anyway spotify unlocked it for France : thanks!
    I ll listen to it !

  7. Sounds good but you really must sort out Spotify’s transitioning between songs: the pause ruins the flow of a lot of albums, including this one.

  8. I haven’t regretted my premium account for one second since I first signed up about 1.5 year ago :) Thank you for this great deal, Spotify!

  9. little of the linkin park subject here but i don’t really no where else to post requests.

    could spotify add some black metal such as , Satanic Warmaster & Moonblood. do awesome black metal bands =]

    cheers spotify.

  10. Great news : I PAY 10 euros per month and the album is still locked when using Spotify from France !! (but I was able to listen to it 2 days ago). So, WTF Spotify guys ?? Don’t make me regret my Premium account please.

  11. It was available in France for a few days then it disappeared. Why ???
    Great album BTW.