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Old 12-24-2010, 12:02 AM   #31
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Appetite for Destruction seems so out of left field, I have to think someone hacked the list.
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Apparently the Arcade Fire worship has not spread across the pond, poll indie kids in America and they'd have your 1, 2 and 3.
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Surprisingly, I own 21 of the albums listed. I'm glad to see Muse made the list, however I would have placed Origin and Absolution much higher than Black Holes.

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Pretty strange pick for The White Stripes though, I wouldn't have thought that White Blood Cells would be that popular.
I would have expected Elephant, mostly because that was on a lot of the "Best of..." lists that I read last year.
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Opening up pandora's box, and aimed at the masses not individuals: I'll never get the love of Muse, technically impressive and entertaining, but there's nothing there emotionally... unless you too are a paranoid delusional.
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Yeah, agreed. I think they're fun, but none of their songs have lyrical heft. It's all pretty silly (and, over the course of an entire album, exhausting).

But we've both picked on Muse in this thread, so let's move on.
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Not even worth discussing.
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Opening up pandora's box, and aimed at the masses not individuals: I'll never get the love of Muse, technically impressive and entertaining, but there's nothing there emotionally...
And here I thought that I was the only one who felt this way
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I hate Muse.

Actually, that's too strong. I have no real opinion on Muse.
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Opening up pandora's box, and aimed at the masses not individuals: I'll never get the love of Muse, technically impressive and entertaining, but there's nothing there emotionally... unless you too are a paranoid delusional.
I couldn't possibly disagree with this more. Nothing there emotionally? I just don't know how one could listen to Exogenesis or Stockholm Syndrome and say there's no emotion there. I just hear them giving everything they've got.

I really don't know what to make of the 'paranoid delusional' comment.

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Yeah, agreed. I think they're fun, but none of their songs have lyrical heft. It's all pretty silly (and, over the course of an entire album, exhausting).

But we've both picked on Muse in this thread, so let's move on.
Without getting into a debate about the quality of the lyrics, I'd just say that to me, if the music is good, the lyrics don't really matter as much to me, as long as they're not awful. This is especially true with the kind of music Muse makes. IMO.

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I'm honestly surprised. I really thought Muse had become one of those nearly-infallible B&C bands, like Radiohead or something(not that I'm comparing Muse to Radiohead).
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Nah a few of us have been bagging them for a while. I've never been a fan.
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Muse would be alright if they didn't let their horrid rock opera tendencies get in the way
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I am a Muse fan. If I'm able to see them live I definitly will, but I just think that they aren't good at making albums. Absolution is my favourite cos that's their most consistent but every Muse album has a few great tracks and a few absolute stinkers. The Resistance is my least favourite because that's even more bombastic than their other stuff.
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I know I'll get flamed for this but I am tipsy and I feel I must say that I'd be embarrassed if one of my favourite bands released Undisclosed Desires and that other song.
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Everyone is entitled to their opinion.. And I don't feel like defending them in here, not gonna waste my time.. I just disagree..

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I couldn't possibly disagree with this more. Nothing there emotionally? I just don't know how one could listen to Exogenesis or Stockholm Syndrome and say there's no emotion there. I just hear them giving everything they've got.

I really don't know what to make of the 'paranoid delusional' comment.



Without getting into a debate about the quality of the lyrics, I'd just say that to me, if the music is good, the lyrics don't really matter as much to me, as long as they're not awful. This is especially true with the kind of music Muse makes. IMO.



I'm honestly surprised. I really thought Muse had become one of those nearly-infallible B&C bands, like Radiohead or something(not that I'm comparing Muse to Radiohead).
And I argue the blatant worship of RH as well, I enjoy them, but they are not the be all end all of rock music, and they have yet to come near the originality of The Bends->OK Computer again.

When I say there's nothing there emotionally, I'm saying I don't in any way connect with their lyrics, sure they can wail on vocals and play with ever-changing dynamics, but there's no soul to what they're saying. It's the reason why U2 is my favorite band, sure I love their sound and their evolution, and Bono & Edge put a lot into their performance, but the vast majority of the time (recent lead singles aside) you know there's emotional weight behind what they're singing, and a lot of the time it's something I can connect with. So that in addition to an exciting sound makes for a much more potent combination than pure technical ability or even technical creativity. For me, I'm not belittling anyone's interest in them, merely explaining why they never rise beyond background listening for me.

As for not understanding the paranoid delusional comment, that definitely shows that you're not into lyrics and/or haven't read much about Matt Bellamy (please don't take this as me railing on you, I'm not trying to), it's all over their music and his personality.
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