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Not the same - but still great!!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 17/12/2012 00:28:46
I have been a Muse fan since most had even heard of them. I have been to half empty venues (small venues i'll add) but could see then that this trio are extremely talented and unique. Knowingly, if I started to have a thing for this band, I would have to accept the obscure from time to time and try to embrace it and support it. This is what I have done for the last couple of albums in fairness, which, after Showbiz, Origin and Absolution, have not been, in all honesty, quite at the same standard.
However, Matt's vocals and moody song writing, will always capture the listener and whether it takes one listen or 10, you will become emotionally involved with what the band are trying to do.
This album, at first, I was admittedly a little disappointed - but this is purely because I am used to so much more (or different) from them. I remember the first time I played the album, in my car, on the way to work. After the second track I just started laughing and thinking "God, I have missed you Muse - why does it always have to be 3 years between albums!" but then after the next few tracks, I became a little frustrated and annoyed that the tracks were not as complete as their usual efforts. Still good - just not the same.
The two tracks written and sang by Chris Wolstenholme are decent, but in all honesty (again) I tend to skip these as this is not Muse to me. Muse needs Matt at the vocals. My support for this is buying the album in the first place as always.
The album does grow on you and you will not be disappointed if you buy it, with some strong emotional efforts.... and lets be honest, Matt's vocals will always grab your thoughts whether you try to resist or not.
All in all, I feel a little like a 'chav' listening to a couple of their dub-step efforts, but though it is a little different, it is still a very good album and considering it is their... erm..... 7th mainstream album (including b-side albums released) other bands must be wondering how they can continue to be so original with their music yet always remaining so unique to the style that is owned by Muse.
Going to see them in June in Manchester! I am sure this album will make more sense live - it is usually the case with Muse.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: monkeyboy27 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Most of you are idiots
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 13/12/2012 19:07:23
Muse have been around for the best part of 18 years and not the 10 years. Every band evolves to have different sounds throughout their career and anyone who wants Muse to stay the same should honestly take a good look at themselves in the mirror. Granted this is Muse's finest album to date but it so much better than the resistance. I know this fits in amazingly well with the rest of the bands albums and quite frankly are the most unique band Britain has ever produced, as well as being the best live band in the world, full stop! Stop the hating and starting loving
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Yourjustwrong on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 03/12/2012 17:53:14
Muse have been my favourite band for about 10 years but this is their first (and hopefully last) bad album to date. First two tracks and last two tracks are pretty good, but in between there's not a lot to get excited about. Saw them perform it live recently and although the show was spectacular as usual, the tracks from this album fell well below their usual standard of awesomeness. I have got bored with it after just two months; that has not happened with any of their previous albums. Things can only get better.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: sonicoldie on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
MY FAV ALBUM
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 12/11/2012 22:45:34
love this album, I listen to it constantly, some songs don;t sound like Muse and two are written and sung by bass player but all very good and it grows on you the more you listen
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: alisonasb on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/10/2012 14:30:13
I was epecting the worst when I heard that muse were to do a dub-step based album, but after giving it a listen I thoroughly enjoyed this album alot better then the resistance, although not as good as their earlier stuff, hopefully they can give up the whole eperimenting phase and get back to what they're good at, and thats making some good ole rock anthems.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Finnerty on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 13/10/2012 17:45:59
Stay away from this horrible production!! It's from once a great band called muse ....
There is no rock sound anymore, just synths and cheesy drum computers , be ashamed muse!
So sad another great band fails miserbaly ... RIP MUSE
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: vansi499 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
MUSE have lost the plot
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 07/10/2012 09:43:26
I don't what happened after Black Hole and Revelations but this album is a mess even though parts of Resistance were poor there were at least a few good songs, they seem to think a copying parts of Queen vs U2 is cool it isn't they have already had made good srides of there own why change that? Perhaps Muse should have a break maybe Matt should his own album with these influences on them. There are plus sides opening track is ok but a bit corny and Animals is good sound more muse with a new twist and isolated system which at least is more expermental is a newer direction. Iam just glad I never bought tickets to see them live cos I couldn't sit through a track Panic Staion or Follow me, I hope that this just a blip but I expect if matt is self producing the next album it will be utter rubbish if this effort is anything to go by! I would recomend the first 4 maybe 5 albums the live wembly
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: SteH78 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 05/10/2012 22:30:53
I'm not sure about this yet, have listened a few times now. I am a massive Muse fan, but it's just not rock. Couple of tracks have Chris doing the vocals, and it just isn't Muse without Matt's voice. A few tracks are extremely dull pop. A few I think are excellent. They are the best live band in the world, and maybe these tracks are better live than in the studio, but I have to say I am disappointed :-(
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Mooosey64 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 05/10/2012 17:09:18
I agree that perhaps Muse should go back to their roots a little more, I was hoping they would when Matt promised that the last rock festivals would have a big influence on the way the new album was to sound, but you cannot look past the genius of their new record. It had me laughing, singing at the top of my lungs and crying all in 1 listen. The band wanted themselves in a new direction, and they have done it. We just need to listen to what they have to say and stay supportive like we always have been. Well done Chaps.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Geffenstine on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 04/10/2012 18:10:10
I purchased this new muse album being a fan of their older work, notably black holes and revelations, expecting a rock album from a rock band. What I got instead was an "odd" mix of classical and electronic pulp. I only enjoyed 1 song in the whole album- not good muse!
Please revert to what your fans like because you're rubbish at the moment!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Gamemaster789 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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