LINKIN PARK's 'A Thousand Suns' Expected To Top Next Album's Chart

LINKIN PARK's new album, "A Thousand Suns", is likely to sell between 250,000 and 260,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on September 14.

LINKIN PARK's previous CD, "Minutes to Midnight", opened with 623,000 units back in May 2007 to land at the top of The Billboard 200 chart.

Although fans have heard "The Catalyst" and "Wretches And Kings", vocalist Mike Shinoda told The Pulse of Radio that the best way to listen to "A Thousand Suns" is all at once. "People are used to consuming music in kind of small, bite-sized pieces, as we are, too," he said. "But yeah, we kind of made a six-course meal or a 15-course meal for you. If you decide to just, you know, check it out in little bits and pieces, that works. That's fine, but you will be kind of foregoing an experience that is special, and we want people to know that the record is, you know, something that if you listen to it from beginning to end you'll get something extra out of it."

"A Thousand Suns" features the following track listing:

01. The Requiem
02. The Radiance
03. Burning In The Skies
04. Empty Spaces
05. When They Come For Me
06. Robot Boy
07. Jornada Del Muerto
08. Waiting For The End
09. Blackout
10. Wretches And Kings
11. Wisdom, Justice, And Love
12. Iridescent
13. Fallout
14. The Catalyst
15. The Messenger

Check out the "A Thousand Suns" cover artwork below.

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