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Old 10-02-2012, 05:17 PM   #631
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2nd Law doesn't sound like Radiohead, at all. I've always thought those comparisons were weak (and really only applied to OK Computer), but now critics are just using old comparisons as a crutch.

Big Freeze is a fucking U2 song though. Really.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #632
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The guy who produced The Bends produced the first two Muse albums, so the comparison made sense in the really early days. I'm not going to lie, I only bought Showbiz way back when because Sunburn and Muscle Museum reminded me of Radiohead.

Speaking of that album, those are the only two songs worth a damn. I didn't even buy Origin of Symmetry when it came out, despite really liking the singles, because of how weak I thought Showbiz was as an album.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #633
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Sunburn is still my favourite Muse song.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:33 PM   #634
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Also, regarding the reviews...so am I alone in sticking up for The Resistance?
Nope, The Resistance is my favourite Muse album. Though I do understand why many people dislike it.

I also think that the UK/European critical opinion tends to be much more favourable towards Muse than the US - maybe because their whole OTT sensibility just doesn't do much for US critics.
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Sunburn is still my favourite Muse song.
They actually played it the first time I saw them. Made me very happy.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:36 PM   #636
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I just want Muse to rock again. I don't care if they're OTT or if Bellamy's tin foil hat has taken root at this point. Their lyrics have always been ridiculous. I just want some badass guitar lines.
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I also think that the UK/European critical opinion tends to be much more favourable towards Muse than the US - maybe because their whole OTT sensibility just doesn't do much for US critics.
Probably. Also, their major following in the early years in the US before they broke into the mainstream was with indie / hipster croud, so there's probably still a bit of the stupid, "They suck because they're popular now" type feelings floating around. I'm sure many of the Americans who hopped on because of Knights of Cydonia are mad their last two albums haven't sounded 100% just like that song.
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Nope, The Resistance is my favourite Muse album. Though I do understand why many people dislike it.

I also think that the UK/European critical opinion tends to be much more favourable towards Muse than the US - maybe because their whole OTT sensibility just doesn't do much for US critics.
Hooray ! Agree with your post and and Mofo's regarding critical reception as well (it's funny that their over the top attitude wouldn't fit in well here in the States, given how inflated we can be about our greatness and whatnot often ).

As for Showbiz, half of that album I really love-"Sunburn", "Muscle Museum" (one of my top 5 Muse songs), "Falling Down", "Showbiz, "Unintended", and "Uno" are all particular favorites.

The rest ranges from merely good to "eh".
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Yeah, the other songs from Showbiz aren't particularly bad, just not the type of things I really want to hear again. Compared to the rest of their catalog, for me at least, it seems like the most inconsistent album they've done. I'll take the unpopular songs from Resistance to it any day.
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What do u mean?
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I almost bought this at Target today, but I have so many albums to listen to already I decided $10 was too much to buy it blind (deaf?).
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What do u mean?
It and the song after it sound like they were done by some one else. Is someone else singing on those two tracks?
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That's Chris Wolstenholme, the bass man.

I love Muse's rocking side as well, but they've also done quite a few rocky tracks down the years that I really don't care for - Dead Star, Thoughts of a Dying Atheist, Small Print, Hypermusic. On The Resistance, MK Ultra and Unnatural Selection are probably the closest to old-style Muse and I find them the least impressive tracks on that album.
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