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Just kidding, there is no Mews nuse today.
New album Drones set for release on 8th June. Single drops tomorrow. There's a preview clip going around somewhere. Big riffs.
amusingly the tour begins this sunday
Get in the bin!
still think muse *could (are capable of)* releasing a great record
No consistent albums for a long time, but still a lot of fun on a stage.
call me optimistic, but given they've been saying they are going for a heavier sound and they are headlining Download and the riff for the new song sounds like an older riff, i think this album might be the first thing by them i've enjoyed since 2003. the thing is, i've barely listened to any of their first 3 albums since about 2003, so do i care? I don't even know.
Anyone who takes them seriously or genuinely thinks that they take themselves seriously is really daft.
Watch the lyric video for "Mercy" now!
From Matt: “The opening line of ‘Mercy’ - Help me I’ve fallen on the inside'- is a reference to the protagonist knowing and recognizing that they have lost something, they have lost themselves. This is where they realize they’re being overcome by the dark forces that were introduced in ‘Psycho.’”
Origin Of Symmetry was ok wasn't it. Good times.
(The point being a lot of the stuff was fun as fuck in a live setting)
until i saw them doing OOS in full at Reading 2011. Then i was reminded exactly why I collected everything they released for the first 2 albums and why i was a little underwhelmed seeing them at Glastonbury 2004 and Reading 2006.
It's not April 1st yet is it?
I tried to get tickets for the Manchester show. I actually got through to the Ticketmaster checkout, but their site's broken so I couldn't proceed. When changing my billing address, they requested that I specify my country of residence, but there was no option to do so. Then, of course, it sold out.
How infuriating. I went on Twitter, to see if anyone else was having the same problem. Searching for "Muse", I found lots of elated people, a lot more disappointed people, and a few pathetic bastards who were saying things like "I can't imagine anything worse than seeing Muse", or "Muse lol".
Oh, who cares?
I hate people sometimes. But I love Muse.
and y'all h8s can $uck a dick
ive just heard this new song and its truly, truly dogshit
"Preorder for the new album will be available *tomorrow at 7:30pm GMT, along with the new song Psycho"
Annie Mac 12/03/2015
Annie heads off on a journey of musical discovery, including a Hottest Record from Muse."
who haven't released anything of interest for well over a decade now
Because they're still hugely entertaining live.
Because much as we kind of knew it would be bullshit, they were hyping this one up to be a return to their older sound.
and dont like Mumford & Sons. They are both over the top emotional music based to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
If you like them fine, but dont get on your high horse and dismiss other bands.
They've been playing the riff at the end of Stockholm Syndrome for years. It's not the worst thing they've done but oh god the lyrics.
But this had me almost doubled over laughing. I don't even think thats a bad thing.
Song is alright, even if it's kinda similar to Uprising just with a heavier riff.
It's not like they've even reverted to the hard rock sound of their early stuff like they had claimed either. With this song, they're clearly still peddling the same Queen-inspired pomp rock that has defined their last two albums. It honestly just sounds like Uprising 2.0, with added F-bombs for good measure.
but I'm not going to defend that new song. Ouch.
i must remind myself to listen to this band
them just going over their years-old throwaway riffs from live sets cos they can't be even the slightest bit arsed any more. Kind of admire it i guess, would be better if they weren't still trying to get loads of money for it tho
but it's disappointing. just read the comment about the riff being the one played at the end of Stockholm Syndrome - I though i recognised it. it's a it too much a 70s riff going for a similar sound as that annoying one with the wild west feel from the black hole album. I'm sure like that song, it'll be pretty fun live, but it's soft. I'd rather they went back to ripping off RATM. This is just all too clean sounding. Lyrically, it's standard Muse. I can't complain about that anymore. I still hope some of the rest of the album is worth it, but this is not a return to any form.
It is the audio equivalent of watching a slow motion video of a leg breaking tackle.
that's a bit crap isn't it.
They are now the sort of band where you can buy branded pajamas at their gigs.
they were "teased" with United States of Eurasia, and Survival. Both lyrically bad, but also both so utterly ludicrous that they could just about get away with it. This time there just isn't the ludicrous factor as a backup, it's po-faced and silly.
if i can say one thing to their credit it's that they ltierally do not give a fuck
imagine putting out this music
...disappointed. It's basically a distillation of Uprising and Knights Of Cydonia without the charm and it's all so...polite. Meh.
WAT BAGGY TROWSERS??! LOL
No this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek0SgwWmF9w
If you make it to the middle eight, there's a surprise moment when you realise it's actually really good.
The last third of that song is probably the best thing they've done since Absolution.
Pray tell thee in the comments.
would rather pluck out my pubes, than listen again to that new Muse. Makes me want to hit the booze.
Like, genuinely unbelievable that this is the same band who wrote bliss.
including both of those, so I'm looking forward to seeing them on Thursday at least.
But this sounds much, much, much better.
They started with the (rubbish) new song, ended with a (good) new song, and between it was all old songs. For the most part, very old. Anyone who used to like them but went off them after the first 2 or 3 albums would probably have enjoyed tonight. I had fun, anyhow.
Matt Bellamy introduced one song by saying they hadn't played it in *England* for 15 years, so he probably needed security to get out of the venue...
This is better. It's much more in line with the 2nd Law stuff than their earlier stuff though, it's very synthpop.
This is just a different kind of terrible.
They've tried to do the big, emotional middle eight / outro thing ala Madness again, but the formula appears to be UNSUSTAINABLE.
...even the old stuff that everyone (or at least more people) liked.
I actually like this one but of all the bands that shouldn't have lyric videos, this lot shouldn't. And the actual visuals are pretty horrible as well.
He can talk all he likes about his songs having "big world" themes, but I suspect this one is rather more specific to him...
which probably isn't a good sign
utter, utter, gash.
i mean, i know that music has gone through some pretty terrible changes with the internet as the ability to make even the vaguest of livings has ebbed away, but is the best response really lyric videos?
And it's probably the poppiest thing they've ever done. Obviously, I think it's amazing, but as per usual you losers will think its awful.
That chord progression reminds a little bit of the Citizen Erased chorus, which is obviously their best song by a million miles.
I'm not a Muse fan these days, far from it, but I'd still say that:
(a) There is no other band on the planet that sounds like Muse.
(b) They do vary it up a bit with their songs. I mean it's all under that theatrical rock music banner, but you could say the same thing for pretty much any band and their respective genre.
this will be the first Muse album I dislike. And not just dislike, I'll probably outright hate it.
The nail. Square on the head.
Apparently it's the sound of them being very experimental and losing their minds. On the basis of the first few songs? Nope.
But now I've stopped walking away, I'm looking back over my shoulder and I'm thinking I might stop a little longer and give them another chance. Reapers is pretty great actually.
It's not as terrible as I was expecting, in fact it's pretty decent in places and musically an improvement on the last two although there's still some right duds. Lyrics are thoroughly terrible throughout though, like I know lyrics have never been a Muse strong point but they're becoming more laughable by the album.
Some of the songs work better in the context of the album funnily enough, but it's still undoubtedly their worst record yet.
The Globalist is really good though. More of that please.
and there's still few bands that are more fun live... but even as someone that likes them, if there's one band that doesn't need to be making lyric videos, it's this one.
Maybe their best ever.
can't believe people on here are seriously discussing the new muse record lmao
within a couple of points ( I said 4.3). In fact I can pretty much guess every review on that website now before I open it and I am shocked how often I'm right.
and when it's Muse who went off the rails about a decade ago now.
what an unbelievable album. What happened?