I'd have to say that this album is a dissapointment.
Two, maybe 3 songs on this are worthwhile and “like Linkin Park should be.” The rest of it is trite, and falls from the path we've been expecting.
Compared to Hybrd Theory, Reanimation, and Meteora, this is dross and you won't miss not buying it. If you're looking for something, The Rising Tied (Fort Minor) is probably closer to what you need.
The special edition has some nice goodies and packaging, but that can't make up for the dissapointing content of the music itself.