but I'm looking forward to this and can't wait to see them on May 1st during live at Leeds.
AND THEY'VE ADDED A DATE IN LEEDS!!! Now I don't have to travel on the train to Sheffield :)
Obviously I meant Travels With Myself And Another.
The order isn't exact.
01. Future of the Left - Curses
02. Converge - Axe To Fall
03. Acoustic Ladyland - Living With A Tiger
04. HEALTH - Get Color
05. Kylesa - Static Tensions
06. Grammatics - s/t
07. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
08. The Mars Volta - Octahedron
08. Manic Street Preachers - Journal of Plague Lovers
10. The Chariot - Wars And Rumours of Wars
Kong, Dirty Projectors, Part Chimp, Mew, Trail of Dead & Zu were all good as well.
but I probably can't afford to buy music at the moment, how irritating.
so hopefully all these people saying it's a return to their earlier sound don't mean this period.
so I'm assuming this probably won't be my cup of tea either.
lots of raw energy, the scintillating drum sections are still there and it has that instantly recognisable HEALTH sound, yet it still sounds as though they've progressed. It's definitely a lot more melodic as someone on here alluded to in a thread not so long ago, I can't remember who it was though.
chronological order. I guess you'd fit in with the phrase "prefered their earlier stuff".
Absolution > OoS >>> Showbiz > BHAR > The Resistance
How anyone can see Showbiz as their best album is beyond me, there's an awful lot of chaff to go with the likes of Muscle Museum, Showbiz, Uno etc. It's so incomplete.
The production on Unnatural Selection is a tragedy, it really is. This song could've been so huge yet it sounds relatively weak compared with New Born, Stokholm Syndrome et al. It could've been right up there with these seminal Muse tracks.
it's a bit different when you're writing for a band and this doesn't fit in with my "heavily influenced by classical music" bit, something which Muse will probably never do, not now.
I've been waiting for something like this since Absolution came out, wonder if it'll ever happen.
one major exception: Undisclosed Desires, you really rate it and I don't.
Uprising - 8/10
Resistance - 7/10
Undisclosed Desires - 4/10
United States of Eurasia - 5/10
Guiding Light - 5/10
Unnatural Selection - 9/10
MK Ultra - 9/10
I Belong To You - 7/10
Exogenesis (parts 1-3) - 6/10
Fair to say that I thought it was pretty inconsistent. At least Uprising is a lot better than I'd previously thought. This is after one single play by the way so don't read to much into it, just wanted to see how my views change after I've given it a bit of time.
@ Tony Mullo - they haven't become a pop band, you must have a very strange definition of what pop is. There are poppy moments and influences (as polley has alluded to) but overall this can't be considered a pop album.
It's a fact, Muse are not pretentious. Anyone with any sense knows this, they're one of the least serious bands around and clearly don't give a toss about appearances. It has nothing to do with how good or shit this guy thinks their music is and I'm not here to defend them from that point of view.
That comment alone shows you know absolutely nothing about them or their music.
I'm going to get it just for Unnatural Selection which sounds like a belter. As stealthy says even thought there is a distinct posibility that this album could be utter wank it's still worth buying because who knows what it'll sound like, I'm actually excited by the prospect of not knowing what to expect, if that makes sense. It's nice to think that even though Muse have become such a huge band they're still prepared to do whatever they want, Biffy Clyro should take note...
then listened to a few tracks on Spotify which were enjoyable. I'll get this at some point in the near future.
but it wouldn't let me. Do I have to score every album? That doesn't make sense.
Instead of the positive response you gave me, I was expecting some smart arse to point out the fact I missed out a few words :) Just in case someone does...
*...of us would aspire to
*...and informed me
which one of you is this Kells character? The attack on Mike Diver was very childish and completely uncalled for. He's doing something he loves for a living and managing to get by, a very admirable career choice, something which a lot of would aspire to. I'd like to add that he also happens to be very good at what he does, his reviews/articles have entertained and informed on many occasions.
For the record this certainly isn't the best piece of music writing I've ever seen but why does it have to be? The purpose of this article was to show us a day in the life of a music critic and unless I'm mistaken this guy is indeed a music critic. You could make an argument against the value of the piece, but not the quality of writing contained within... maybe it should've been sub edited which isn't the fault of John Robb himself.
might check it out briefly on Spotify but if it's anything like Cut Copy then I'm surely going to be disappointed.
It's not that much like The Holy Bible as some people have said, nowhere near as dark, uneasy and intense but trying to copy the sound from that album would surely be a bad idea in every conceivable way. It does rock, I like the production and the lyrics once again stand out. Ignoring the context (can you ignore context?) of this being their great comeback and possibly getting a little over excited this is still a very good album with very good songs. Nothing exceptional, nothing ground breaking but I'm just happy to have them back making the music they're best at. If anything this album is more like a better produced version of Generation Terrorists with an extra helping of quality control.
I could've bought this today but I decided not to, this has left me very disappointed. Part of me is afraid of the potential heartbreak that my teenage self will feel if it doesn't live up to expectations, but I've heard enough good (sometimes great) things about this album to make it a must buy.
by the way.
accept that by reading it I thought the score would be a 9, or maybe even a 10. Did they get marked down because they're not cool? That was the only negative I could find in the whole review. It also read like the lyrics weren't an issue, so that can't be it. Hmm...
More of this kind of stuff please.
but I'm now intrigued after reading this.
I really can't wait for this
now I just might
not everyone reading this will already be a TOD fan, these people won't have a clue what you're talking about. There a few paragraphs about the band themselves and their past music, so you can put this album in context. Judge this album for what it is, not what the band has already done. If you really can't be subjective at all, the you shouldn't be the one writting the review.
Not enough about the music, too much rubbish about their back catalogue and why you're struggling to review the album fairly, etc. Don't review it then.
only 2 months away, yipee. :)
but I like the general point that was made. I also quite enjoyed the comment about Sid Vicious.
I haven't heard anything by most of the bands mentioned, so it could be worth getting, to see if I can discover something new.
That was my fault (I pressed enter accidentally)
I've bought an album because of a 4/10 review on here. Even though the reviewer obviously didn't think it was that great, it sounded interesting from reading the content of the review.
I still love this site and I'm sure that many oth
And it looks as though no more are available :(
hardcore, are they?
I expected him to recommend us at least something a little heavier, I'm left disappointed.
Overall a mix of some very obvious albums, a few reminders of things I need (damn, more money gone) and some interesting ones that I've not really heard much (if anything) about.
Fuck Buttons - didn't get it at all
MGMT - incredibly dull
Foals - very average
Mogwai - a bit too 'safe'
No Age - liked it, nothing special but it was a good album
Johnny Foreigner - liked this more, enjoyable, catchy and fun. I probably won't play it much anymore but it's a welcome addition to my collection.
Rolo Tomassi - great album, confused the hell out of me at first but now I love it, a surprisingly enjoyable listen if given a bit of time.
TV On The Radio - my album of year and better than RTCM, it may not be breaking new ground but I can't remember hearing a better collection of songs in quite a while.
I must get the Why? album Alopecia and I like M83 so I'll get that one aswell.
(The reason I'm posting this in the wrong place like a noob, is that there doesn't appear to be a way for me to reply to the original post, strange)
and it makes a great (although a little scary) soundtrack to Doom 3.
I'm interested in hearing this
or matbe one of the other Squarepusher releases, it sounds pretty mental.
It's worthy of the 9/10 it was given, more commercial yes, but when the songs are this good, it doesn't matter.
Dancing Choose, Family Tree and DLZ are my favourites at the moment.
although I've never heard These New Puritans music.
but I've not listened to it that much, I'm breaking myself in slowly.
RTCM was a slow 'clicker' but I'd heard that this album was supossed to be more immediate, which was worrying me that I didn't think it was awesome straight away.