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Old 07-01-2005, 04:45 PM   #1
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Muse - Absolution

Anyone know this band - 'Muse'? Anyone a fan?

I just discovered them last night and, despite the freakish thom-yorke-ness of singer Matt Bellamy's voice, I think a good number of songs on this 'Absolution' album(which I've promptly downloaded) are pretty amazing. Particular standouts so far are 'Time Is Running Out', and 'Butterflies And Hurricanes'.

Great stuff, at least so far.
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Origin Of Symmetry is just as good. I recommend that. I saw them in Dallas in May and good lord they kicked ass. One of the best live shows I've ever seen.

Yes, Ruckman, they fucking rock.
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Muse are better than Radiohead were at this point in their career. Yes, they're that good.
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no..they're not.
They are an emo cock-rock band whose lyrics alone are enough to warrant shelfing them under the "nobody will remember them" section

granted the music is sometimes reminiscent of Queen and Radiohead, which I guess is where people find an appeal, but it is still hyper-glossy, smarmy, and lyrically repetative.

I think I'd like them more if they were instrumental.

LASTLY, Absolution is probably their worst. At least in Origins of Symmetry many of the songs were pretty well-crafted, meadering from section to section and stringing them together almost flawlessly. Absolution sees them more Middle of the Road.
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I love them. Matt Bellamy is an amazing musician but I agree with Basstrap somewhat about the lyrics yet I think there is great potential there--and the music is so awesome I really don't care about the lyrics in this case. I caught some of their Live 8 show from Paris but missed most of it. Hope I can catch the whole thing on one of the rebroadcasts.
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agreed - one of the best rock bands around today. Not so keen on their slower stuff but the heavier stuff is great. I started on Origin Of Symmetry, although I now find that the weakest of the three. Favourite song of theirs has to be Showbiz, title song from the first album, it's just powerful.

Also are superb live, if you can find a copy of their Glastonbury performance from last year, you'll see this.
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Favourite song of theirs has to be Showbiz, title song from the first album, it's just powerful.
That's "Sunburn", what a great track! the chorus is the soul of the song. Also "Muscle Museum" is pretty amazing.
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I love you, Basstrap, not enough to have your children though.

That said I won't stand in your way if you like them.
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Haha! Americans are so deprived when it comes to music!
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no..they're not.
They are an emo cock-rock band whose lyrics alone are enough to warrant shelfing them under the "nobody will remember them" section
Aahahaha!
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Haha! Americans are so deprived when it comes to music!
Not sure what you mean.
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Well Muse are huge over here and for good reason! Superb group doing all the 'pushing boundaries, etc. etc.' stuff and with excellent results. Great live as well, saw them last year! Yet they're relatively unknown over there I heard and their US label refused to release Origin of Symmetry originally!
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Well Muse are huge over here and for good reason! Superb group doing all the 'pushing boundaries, etc. etc.' stuff and with excellent results. Great live as well, saw them last year! Yet they're relatively unknown over there I heard and their US label refused to release Origin of Symmetry originally!
Ok, gotcha. Yeah, you're right--when I bought Origin of Symmetry a few months ago it was an import.
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Love that album. "Thoughts of a Dying Atheist" is fantastic.
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I love Absolution. I think my favourite track is Time is Running Out. Absolution (or is it Sing for Absolution? you know. that song), Hysteria, and Thoughts of a Dying Athiest are brilliant also.

I have Origin of Symmetry too, Absolution is rather tame compared to it...Origin of Symmetry is probably better. I have a live performace of Citizen Erased which rules. I would love to see Muse live. They're one of the better bands out there.
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