I think this album was a fairly decent installment in the Linkin park CD collection. I do think they took too much of a leap for change. Kinda reminds me of Obama. Anyway, I only have 2 real problems with this CD. 1 is that they say f*ck. I wouldnt really care, except for the fact in thier past albums, they hadn't even said hell, damn, or ass which I say i my private scool 10 times a day. Each. They also focus on suicide. Yes, I did buy Given Up which, excluding Bleed It Out is thier most suicide-focused song, and dirtiest concerning language. I'm pretty sure there are 5 f*cks. They also HAD to bring politics into this. That also hurt my image of them. Despite all of this, there still is a positive song on this album. What I've Done. It's a song about putting an end to the past, facing your mistakes, and starting over. So, over all, since the average 13 year old and up hears more language than this CD contains in the first 2 hours of school, (even at my stupid prep school I do) as long as your kid doesn't take song's messages literally, and you aren't bothered by the fact they bash Bush in this album, (I am) they should be ok. Make sure you know your kid.