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  • After a few listens I really like Dead Inside but christ those lyrics are absolutely awful. Then again I don't think anybody listens to Muse for the lyrics.




  • OhHiMark wrote: »
    After a few listens I really like Dead Inside but christ those lyrics are absolutely awful. Then again I don't think anybody listens to Muse for the lyrics.
    The lyrics from showbiz to Absolution were amazing. The benefits of hallucinogens I guess.




  • Good quality version of Reapers from last night





  • Video isn't working.
    I watched them Live at Norich last night (on tv!)
    Thought they could have played longer than they did though.
    Think 'Mercy' will grow on me.


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  • Video isn't working.
    I watched them Live at Norich last night (on tv!)
    Thought they could have played longer than they did though.
    Think 'Mercy' will grow on me.

    Fixed. Yep thats the gig that I posted above.




  • Officially their best song since BHaR era?

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6jvXAw5taoqXHbmrcs




  • Great vid, like the outro too




  • Reapers is the best song by Muse in a while...need a few more of those on the album!




  • I need to give a good listen to on headphones but I think I like it better live. The production is a bit all over the place imo.


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  • Yeah it sounds much better live. Costey strikes again!




  • The Handler has landed. Middle bit is epic but the rest is a bit flat imo.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpDGX-6aI7w




  • Word has it the album has leaked.




  • It has. First half of the album is far superior to the second. Ignore the last track if you can! :P




  • miralize wrote: »
    It has. First half of the album is far superior to the second. Ignore the last track if you can! :P


    Jaysus. :( I avoided the leak but now I'm in two minds about buying the album at all.




  • Jaysus. :( I avoided the leak but now I'm in two minds about buying the album at all.

    Aftermath, The Globalist, and to a degree Defector have quite good parts. Revolt is a grower shall we say. and for me Drones doesnt exist. Nope.




  • I wouldn't say the first half is far superior at all. The last song is dodgy though.




  • I take that back. Its not superior, but there is marked difference in tone. I prefer the first half though.




  • **goes in search of the album**








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  • It's happened. I'm not proud of it, but Revolt has actually grown on me. Should be a fun one live.




  • I'm actually quite happy with the album.

    After their last 2 albums I was worried where this album might go but it's got some rocking riffs in it!

    I'm just glad it won't take too much "getting into" apart from the 2nd half, which'll grow on me I'm sure.




  • I'm really loving this album. The best thing they've done in years, maybe since Absolution, and I really liked BHAR and the Resistance. The Handler is the standout for me. It wouldn't be out of place on Showbiz or OOS.




  • Been listening to today good album the Handler I also think is the standout with Reapers not far behind. Will be getting more spins for sure.

    They were featured on BBC radio yesterday http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05wyds7 (Muse interview begins at around 01:08:00) talking about the new album, Download festival, future tour dates and more it's looking like they intend to do tours of Asia and South America don't reckon they'll be doing a tour in Europe till at least February 2016.

    Oh well Roll on Download :)




  • The Handler shows they still have that spark in there to produce good music, however it's a drop in the ocean of mediocrity that is the rest of the album. It's not as downright awful as the last two albums but Muse now basically are an act for live shows and absolutely nothing else. It's not a bad thing of course, their shows are great, however it's a little sad to see a band empty of recording ideas and resorting to putting out this kinda stuff now.




  • Aftermath's opening 90 seconds and The Globalists mid section are some of the best things Muse has done. Matt needs to spend qualitative time on the lyrics next time around though. They're too predictable, cheesy & they bring the album down in parts.

    I agree, its aimed at being played in a live setting but older Muse songs worked well too. For me, Muse are best when the create atmospheric music, anthemic was always secondary but it still came through naturally when you get something like Citizen Erased or Stockholm Syndrome. It was always about how frenetic & emotional the music was.

    In Drones, the lyrics & narrative drive this album a bit too much for me. The album had to have a positive ending so you had to have a rousing song like Revolt in it. And its fun, lighthearted, easy to access for a lot of people. But it's chorus is so out of place on this record. And the titular track is just weird.

    I sound pessimistic but I really do like this album. Its definitely their best work since BHaR.




  • miralize wrote: »

    In Drones, the lyrics & narrative drive this album a bit too much for me.

    Its definitely their best work since BHaR.


    These two points are my sentiments exactly.

    Couldn't have described it better regarding the lyrics/narrative. I'm thoroughly enjoying this album, definitely their best since the BHaR era. But Matt's lyrics have always been cheesy and strange, just a pity it's quite overpowering on the album.




  • They weren't always this bad. When he's not being over literal, people are able to make up their own meanings for the songs.

    Ah well...

    The Reapers -> Handler -> JFK -> Defector sequence is the best on the album.




  • Corholio wrote: »
    however it's a little sad to see a band empty of recording ideas and resorting to putting out this kinda stuff now.
    Haven't got the full album yet but I think the aim was to make a stripped down LA style rock album? The range of tone/technique in guitar and vocals puts them ahead of many other bands so I'm not sure the album is missing anything if that genre was their aim.

    Personally I'm glad they're still a rock band and haven't disappeared up their own asses with this album.


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  • aphex™ wrote: »
    Haven't got the full album yet but I think the aim was to make a stripped down LA style rock album? The range of tone/technique in guitar and vocals puts them ahead of many other bands so I'm not sure the album is missing anything if that genre was their aim.

    Personally I'm glad they're still a rock band and haven't disappeared up their own asses with this album.

    In fairness, they are still making their way back down after the last two.

    It's not a bad album really, but with recording ideas I meant songs that give you that Muse wow they used to have, which is quite a while ago now. If an LA style rock album was their aim, there's plenty other bands who have done it a lot better. I say this as a big Muse fan but unfortunately they stood still and then went backwards with recording music.


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