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Old 12-10-2007, 06:21 AM   #21
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Stuff Muse, Travis are twenty times more absorbing
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no way... not even close in my opinion.. Can't even compare..
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Wow, I used to be crazy about Muse and listened to all their albums constantly, but not so much in recent months, for no particular reason, though. I have never seen them live but would love to.
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seeing them live changes everything! Seriously, they have to be THE BEST LIVE BAND right next to U2... ! And I don't say that without lightly. I have been to many a concert in my day over the last 20+ years and I still feel this way. IMO

last unicorn, go see them next time around! trust me you won't be disappointed..

And I don't know if you saw the webcast they did last nite but I am sure either at&t will rebroadcast it or will show up on youtube (probably already there) Bono_man mentioned that the torrent is already up...

If I find some links to it I will post it here.
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I'm another who is only a recent Muse convert - saw them at this years Big Day Out, and (even from a very long way away!!!) was blown away!!!! I've spent the year accumulating everything I possibly could, and a few weeks ago was lucky enough to see them live again - and WHAT A SHOW!!!!!! I would put it as No3 on my all time favourite concerts list (if I had such a list ) But seriously, it was just awesome

I posted these in the other Muse thread, but for anyone who might have missed it:

A couple of (kinda dodgy) videos I took at the show:




And some of my photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/acrobat...7603203785765/

Now I'm just patiently waiting for the Wembley DVD - can't wait!!!
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I'm looking forward to that DVD, too, I hope they release it as soon as possible. Based on what I've heard about it, I'm very curious to see that show.

I still say that clip of "Starlight" you shared there sounds so pretty. I love that.

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Stuff Muse, Travis are twenty times more absorbing
I only know a few Travis songs, and I think I've only seen one live thing of theirs, but still, I dunno, I personally like both bands .

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Wow, I used to be crazy about Muse and listened to all their albums constantly, but not so much in recent months, for no particular reason, though. I have never seen them live but would love to.
Maybe you're just needing a break? That happens to me sometimes with my favorite bands, I listen to them a bunch, then I take a bit of a break, then I come back to listening to them again. U2Fanatic4ever is (once again) right, if you ever get a chance someday to see them live, do it. You won't regret it. Muse is only the second in the list of my favorite bands I've seen live, but out of all the concerts I've seen over the years, yeah, they're easily one of my top live experiences.

Saw in the thread for that XMas show that the Muse one is up for downloading now, will get on that (thanks to last night I'm on a serious live Muse kick right now), thanks for sharing the link there .

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Really?

I like Travis and all, they're very pleasant. Nice melodies.

But really???

Not to even mention the fact that they're such apples and oranges. Why would you even compare?

It's like saying: "Stuff Mozart, Metallica are twenty times more absorbing."
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Not to even mention the fact that they're such apples and oranges. Why would you even compare?

It's like saying: "Stuff Mozart, Metallica are twenty times more absorbing."
Good point .

In other topics completely unrelated to band comparisons, I meant to say this when talking about the Muse webcast last night: That pretty, red, sparkly guitar Matt used at one point during the show looked really cool, and I want one .

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That is quite brilliant and a fair call too....i'm pissing myself....
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Really?

I like Travis and all, they're very pleasant. Nice melodies.

But really???

Not to even mention the fact that they're such apples and oranges. Why would you even compare?

It's like saying: "Stuff Mozart, Metallica are twenty times more absorbing."
I've tried listening to Muse, origin of symmetry and all that, and I just find it all a little too frustrating.....

The lyrics just seems so heard-it-all-before and meaningless and lacking in earnest, they don't seem to compliment the songs musically, which occasionally excite me, but more often than not underwhelm me......

Travis on the other hand are not glam or fancy and are straight to the point. Franny's vocal sigh (Pipe Dreams, The Fear, 3 Times and You Lose) seems so much more sincere than the Muse bloke's post-Thom wail.

Starlight's a cracker of a tune, but it's just a delightful peice of pop music rather than anything to take seriously.....I would find Muse songs more redeeming if they were at least a wee bit catchy, but they seem to go in one ear and straight out the other, which I suppose leads me to find Muse very overhyped, just on a personal level
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I think a big part of that may have to do with the type of music each band does. With the kind of music Muse makes, I don't think it's really meant to be all that straightforward and blatantly catchy (though they have their catchy moments). Not to mention, the kinds of topics Matt often chooses to write about don't make it any less complicated or weird . With bands like Travis, who make more pop-oriented music, it makes sense to be catchy and straightforward, as that's the nature of that sort of music.

As for sincerity, eh, that's a subjective thing. I think they sound as sincere as anyone else, but that's just me.

All that being said, 'tis your opinion. Some bands just don't grab you as much as other ones, and that's cool . If Muse does happen to warm to you eventually (hey, it took me a few listens to appreciate some of the band's stuff when I first started getting into them-that's happened with quite a few of the bands I now consider my favorites), great, but if not, eh, to each their own.

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That pretty, red, sparkly guitar Matt used at one point during the show looked really cool, and I want one .
That would be the infamous Glitterati Manson.

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That's right, that's what it's called! Thank you .

Ooh. Preeeeeeetty...*Makes grabbing motion with hands*

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Who the fuck listens to the lyrics in Muse songs, besides the choruses?
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I do. Namely because I just like learning the lyrics to my favorite bands' songs so I'm not sounding like an idiot when I'm singing them along with others at a show or something, but also 'cause I like reading what all they have to say, weird or nonsensical as it may be sometimes .

But you're right, I'm betting many listen to these guys for the music more than anything else. That's the main attraction for bands of their kind.

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I've tried listening to Muse, origin of symmetry and all that, and I just find it all a little too frustrating.....
I totally understand all that you've said, and hey - one person's favorite band is another person's "Ugh, turn that shit off!!"

It was just such a random comparison.
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I just discovered this band in the last 2 years as well. While I was not totally drawn to them right away, the past few months have cemented them as one of my favorite bands (especially after seeing them at Red Rocks).

I have totally enjoyed the Glastonbury DVD and have to over Matt's ability to play the guitar (and I mean really play) while singing. The best example being during the second verse of Time is Running Out where he goes through a sequence of strum, slide, and pick at the nut...THE FREAKIN' NUT...all the while singing. That is genius!

Anyway, this band seems overlooked for its talent. I can't wait for the DVD coming out and future albums.
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Who the fuck listens to the lyrics in Muse songs, besides the choruses?

I do....
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