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Gow3r

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Came across this from the guardian this morning,

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/sep...

First impressions are that it is very dubstepped (Sp?) but enjoying it all the same, though it is not a patch on their older stuff!

jains15

948 posts

53 months

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Gow3r said:
though it is not a patch on their older stuff!


Understatement of the century! Madness is an awful awful song as is the second single Panic Station that I heard on Xfm last night. Utter guff IMHO. How can this be the same band who did Plug in Baby and Hysteria?

The first proper rock gig I saw was Skunk Anansie back in 1998. Muse supported them on that tour literally weeks before they exploded onto the mainstream. I think back to that night and can't believe it's the same band. Saddening. Need to listen to the album I suppose but I'm not hopeful. Ironically they have The Joy Formidable supporting them on the tour, whom I hold in a similar high regard as I held Muse 10 years ago.

Gow3r

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I have listened through the whole album now, I think Supremacy and Madness are very good, some other decent tracks on the album, but tracks like Panic Station are just poor.

I am just hoping this album is a grower...

jains15

948 posts

53 months

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Will have a listen in the near future, good to hear its not a total car crash.

Hub

2,575 posts

78 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
I'll have a listen later too. 'Madness' has grown on me quite a lot... I really love the end, although it takes a while to get there!

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Nom de ploom

2,893 posts

54 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
I heard the new single yesterday and I thought Prince meets Living Colour...

quite a departure - almost taking techno rock a step too far for me... disengaging

nogsk

347 posts

48 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Having my first listen as we 'speak'. My first thoughts is that they have turned into a Zep/U2/Queen mash up. it is certainly a different direction to earlier stuff, and I think it'll broaden their appeal.

I quite like it, good to see they're not afraid to experiment.

Hub

2,575 posts

78 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
The Panic Station chorus melody is very similar to Thriller!

Hub

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78 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Right, further listening now I've bought it. After about 4 listens my impressions are that it is a bit messy and doesn't flow that well as an album. I hadn't read anything of it beforehand so the two songs towards the end with the different vocalist surprised me as it sounds like a completely different band! 'Save Me' is actually one of my favourites though! (if a bit auto tuned!)

Loads of the earlier tracks sound like others. 'Explorers' is a duller version of 'Invincible' for example, and 'Follow Me' is likewise very familiar. I wish they hadn't put that terrible Olympic track on there. 'Animals' is classic Muse with great guitar work, probably the best track on the album.

Overall better than the previous album but otherwise not great!

I love the heavier side of Muse, but also part of me would also quite like it if they went off down a more classical road - I like the instrumental track at the end of this one and the symphony at the end of the last one.

Edited by Hub on Wednesday 3rd October 18:16

Gow3r

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Hub said:
Right, further listening now I've bought it. After about 4 listens my impressions are that it is a bit messy and doesn't flow that well as an album. I hadn't read anything of it beforehand so the two songs towards the end with the different vocalist surprised me as it sounds like a completely different band! 'Save Me' is actually one of my favourites though! (if a bit auto tuned!)

Loads of the earlier tracks sound like others. 'Explorers' is a duller version of 'Invincible' for example, and 'Follow Me' is likewise very familiar. I wish they hadn't put that terrible Olympic track on there. 'Animals' is classic Muse with great guitar work, probably the best track on the album.

Overall better than the previous album but otherwise not great!

I love the heavier side of Muse, but also part of me would also quite like it if they went off down a more classical road - I like the instrumental track at the end of this one and the symphony at the end of the last one.

Edited by Hub on Wednesday 3rd October 18:16
Agreed,

on the olympic track I just skip it when it comes around. I think panic room is a poor poor song.

Some glimmers of hope on the album though, really enjoy Madness, I also quite like the last couple of heavily dubstepped tracks.

I actually prefer the resistance at the moment but I think that is because I have listened toit plenty and it grew on me. Still nowhere near the standard of tracks like Plug in baby and the cave.

gbbird

5,032 posts

124 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
After their last effort, i dont think ill bother with this one at all.

Welshwonder

204 posts

68 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
I'm a long time Muse fan. The album is playing on my laptop at the moment and it's just not getting me excited at all. It's just background noise, mainstream guff. What a crying shame.

SGirl

7,151 posts

141 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Welshwonder said:
I'm a long time Muse fan. The album is playing on my laptop at the moment and it's just not getting me excited at all. It's just background noise, mainstream guff. What a crying shame.
^^ This. But I'm going to persist - hopefully it'll grow on me like the last one did. I appreciate their need to do new things and explore new avenues, but this album is a bit "beige" considering what's gone before.

Apache

38,620 posts

164 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Dear god, it makes beige sound exciting, I tried but got bored stless. I am probably Bellamys biggest fan and put up with their drama and pomp for the occasional burst of his stunning ability to make a guitar sound on the edge of expiring......this has too little, if any, of that so ......ahm oot

Ian974

1,761 posts

79 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Haven't bothered with this album. After being very impressed with everything up to black holes and revelations and only having one or two decent tracks on the last album, I'm not expecting very much, and tbh it sounds like I'm not missing out.
Listen to showbiz or origin of symmetry and tell me that band needs to sound more 'dubsteppy' ffs.
As posted above, a great shame.
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