Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park

Well, we’ve seen Mark Hoppus tackle the top blink-182 songs bracket. You’ve probably seen your friends tackle the top 2000’s emo bands bracket. Now we get to see Mike Shinoda choose his favorite Linkin Park songs to decide an ultimate winner. 

That’s right. The Linkin Park Peru Twitter account created a bracket of songs spanning their entire discography. It is incredibly tough, but ultimately, Shinoda chose a winner. 

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These song and artist brackets that have popped up during coronavirus quarantine are both a blessing and a plight on humanity. For one, we get to see how wrong everyone is about their favorite songs by a certain band or their favorite artists from a genre. 

But, it’s also a little challenging and passes the boredom while we sit at home. Just how is anyone supposed to choose between My Chemical Romance‘s “Thank You For The Venom” and “It’s Not A Fashion Statement, It’s A Deathwish?”

Well now, a near impossible Linkin Park songs bracket has been created. Of course, it includes the hits like “In The End,” “Numb,” and “Faint” in addition to other tracks like “Good Goodbye” and “Robot Boy.” 

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Co-founder and co-vocalist Mike Shinoda seemed up to the challenge and did it live on his Twitch stream.

“It’s so funny because it’s almost like a personality test. Like, what kinda music listener are you? What kind of person are you,” Shinoda says. 

The first battle is between “One Step Closer” and “Keys To The Kingdom.” Shinoda chose “Keys To The Kingdom” and his reasoning is “because ‘One Step Closer’ was more immature than ‘Keys To The Kingdom’ to me. But, I love ‘One Step Closer,’ don’t get me wrong.” 

After the first round, Mike Shinoda is faced with the “Numb” vs “Iridescent” matchup, where he chooses the latter. 

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“I’m gonna go ‘Iridescent’ because it’s a core theme in the ethos of the band, for me, ever since it was written.”

The final comes down to “Papercut” versus “Waiting For The End” and the winner is the 2010 A Thousand Suns track “Waiting For The End.” 

In total, it took Mike Shinoda less than 15 minutes to complete the bracket. Watch it below.

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What’s your favorite Linkin Park track? Fill out the bracket below and sound off in the comments!

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