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  2. Showbiz Muscle Museum Hyper Music Citizen Erased The Void
  3. Simulation Theory #165 Re-enters the France Top Albums Physiques chart for the sales tracking week ending 14 January 2021 (SNEP) Album has sold over 500,000 units (sales + streaming) world-wide to date debuting at #1 in the UK, Switzerland, and the Netherlands and bowing in the Top Ten in seventeen other countries (France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Estonia. In the USA it entered the Top Album Sales chart at #6 and the Billboard 200 Albums chart at #12). It has sold over 100,000 copies in three different markets (USA, UK, and France) and has been certified Platinum in both the UK and France and Gold in Italy. It also has appeared on the year-end album sales charts in both 2018 and 2019 in Switzerland, France and Belgium. 'Algorithm' - Peaked at #52 in Switzerland, #97 in the UK, and #137 in France on the top song charts despite it not being released as a single American figure skater Vincent Zhou placed second in the U.S. National Championships this past weekend becoming a three-time silver medalist in that competition. The 2019 World bronze medalist skated to both versions of the MUSE track 'Algorithm' including the ARV during his free skate program, which was choreographed by Misha Ge, an Uzbek former Olympic figure skater who was born in Moscow and raised in China and now lives in California. Zhou's parents are computer scientists who emigrated to the United States from China. Zhou also used MUSE track 'Exogenesis: Symphony Part III for his short program in 2018-19. 'Thought Contagion' - Peaked at #24 in Switzerland and #197 in France on the singles charts and was the highest charting single from Simulation Theory in both the UK (#76 Official Singles) and the USA (#1 Billboard Alternative Airplay, #3 Rock Airplay, and #9 Mainstream Rock Airplay) Quoted from the Mark Savage BBC Music Reporter interview with Matt in February 2018: ...The track was inspired by watching rolling news in America, and seeing how it influenced voters. "We're living in an age where truth is getting less airtime than falsities; and that's a scary thing," said Bellamy. "When you live in that bubble, and see that bubble, the scariest thing about it all is you realise people's minds can be influenced by false belief systems or incorrect thinking." The title of the song came from a Richard Dawkins book that suggested that thoughts can become contagious and spread like a virus, "regardless of their accuracy and truth". In the chorus, Bellamy sings, "you've been bitten by a true believer / you've been bitten by someone who's hungrier than you". He said the lyric was a reference to preachers and pundits whose "belief system is in some way under threat". "They're the ones who scream the loudest and get the most airtime."...
  4. I always enjoyed Something human, and the second version is Yes, Dark side second version is amazing ! I recently watched the ST movie again, and I very much enjoyed Algorithm alternate version, but for me both versions are wonderfull, I couldn‘t decide (but I still cringe about the story of the film, Matt saving the world ... 🙄) but ok.
  5. Oh that's weird. I probably noticed this when I first got it but I didn't remember. Something Human is listed as being the last track on Side Gamma of the alternate reality LP in my deluxe book / record case, but its actually the first track on side Delta. Very strange.
  6. You know, I just listened to Simulation Theory for the first time in a little while yesterday, and today I thought I'd put on the alternate reality mix for the first time in even longer. I think a lot of the alternate reality versions are actually better than what made the record, and I love what made the record! Algorithms especially is just so much more dramatic as an alternate reality mix, and Pressure with the USC band is so much less stiff than the studio version. I also really appreciate that Muse mostly stayed out of the way of the band on that version of the track because they knew the USC band could carry it so well on their own. The Dark Side is also very HCM like with just Matt and the piano.
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  8. Take a bow Starlight - Matt playing guitar all the way through, green lasers 😎 Newborn Bliss SMBH Psycho Citizen erased Space dementia Sunburn Uno Butterflies &hurricanes Algorhytm Dark side The Void Reapers The handler Stockholme syndrome
  9. An Evening of Simulation, Showbiz and Symmetry Night 1 Simulation 1. Algorithm (AR Version) (Shortened)+Pressure 2. Psycho 3. The Dark Side 4. Uprising 5. Break It To Me 6. Unsustainable 7. Thought Contagion 8. Time Is Running Out 9. Blockades 10. Stockholm Syndrome>Assassin>Reapers>The Handler>Agitated>Yes Please Showbiz 11. Escape 12. Sunburn (Guitar/Piano) 13. Fillip 14. Showbiz+Ashamed Outro Symmetry 15. Space Dementia (Guitar Outro) 16. Plug In Baby 17. Bliss (Extended) Encore 18. Knights Of Cydonia Night 2 Simulation 1. Algorithm (AR Version) (Shortened)+Pressure 2. Interlude+Hysteria 3. The Dark Side 4. Supermassive Black Hole 5. Propaganda 6. Unsustainable 7. Thought Contagion 8. Starlight 9. Blockades 10. Stockholm Syndrome>Assassin>Reapers>The Handler>Supremacy>Dead Star Showbiz 11. Uno 12. Sunburn (Guitar/Piano) 13. Muscle Museum 14. Showbiz+Execution Commentary Riff Symmetry 15. New Born 16. Darkshines 17. Bliss (Extended) Encore 18. Knights Of Cydonia
  10. **What's He Building?** 1. Animals 2. The Handler+Negative Creep Riff 3. Stockholm Syndrome+Township Rebellion Riff+Execution Commentary Riff 4. Sunburn (Guitar/Piano) 5. Hoodoo (Piano) 6. City Of Delusion (Matt on acoustic) 7. Nature_1 (Matt on acoustic) 8. Unintended (Matt on acoustic) 9. Resistance 10. Blackout 11. Bliss (Extended) 12. Glorious
  11. **Unsustainable Speech** 1. Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version) (Shortened)+Pressure 2. Assassin+GOB Riff 3. Cave+0123 Riff 4. Thought Contagion 5. Interlude+Hysteria+Vuilstamen Riff 6. Supremacy 7. Reapers 8. MK Ultra+School Riff+Negative Creep Riff+Endless Nameless Riff 9. Blockades 10. Plug In Baby
  12. I preordered this as soon as the link was available and it just arrived today... A month long delay is pretty terrible. 😒
  13. "In the US the conspiracy theory subculture has been hijacked by the right to try to take down people like Obama and put forward right-wing libertarianism [populism]," Bellamy said. Defining himself as "a left-leaning libertarian – more in the realm of Noam Chomsky," he added: "Uprising was requested by so many politicians in America for use in their rallies and we turned them down on a regular basis." - Quote from Matt's interview with The Observer in 2012 Matt took a tour of the U.S. Capitol in April 2019 before the band's gig at the nearby Capital One arena. Before last week's home-grown mob insurrection coup attempt there, the last time the Capitol was assaulted was by the British in 1814 when they set the building on fire which was extinguished by a thunderstorm. Congress was on break at the time. The President's mansion [White House] was also burned and damaged. Due to sale pricing at the iTunes stores this week for several alternative rock albums in two markets in North America, the following MUSE albums discounted to $4.99 have climbed the all-genre Top Albums tallies at that digital retailer the past few days peaking at the following positions: Canada #32 The Resistance #34 Black Holes and Revelations USA #98 Black Holes and Revelations #120 The Resistance #400 Simulation Theory #420 Origin of Symmetry World-wide the most downloaded MUSE albums on a total of 53 different national iTunes album charts ranked by sales, title and country this week are: Drones - 29 markets including Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Lithuania, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau The Resistance - 19 markets including the UK , France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Belarus, Luxembourg, Australia and New Zealand The 2nd Law - 4 markets including Italy, Hungary, Latvia and Estonia Black Holes and Revelations - 1 market - USA MUSE and director Alfred Hitchcock connections: Royal Albert Hall - London 3 MUSE charity gigs at that venue (2018, 2009 and 2008) 2 Hitchcock movie locations for The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 and 1934) Lake Como - Lombardy - Italy MUSE recording The Resistance at studio Bellini in Moltrasio [Bellini also composed his opera Norma and Verdi his opera La Traviata at Lake Como] Hitchcock movie location for The Pleasure Garden (1925) 'Megalomania' at RAH featuring Matt on the Grand Organ at that venue:
  14. It‘s Muse-related, so I post those sad news here ....
  15. So... a few (20) years back. I was a tone deaf, truly awful singer, with a mental health condition that caused delusions of grandeur. Tough break, I suppose. One of the triggers for the onset of this condition was Origin of Symmetry. I was already a big Muse fan, then one fateful night I dropped over 30 pills. Never quite came back. For over a year I struggled, then eventually popped. I was listening to Origin, and my state of mind was not good. I began to believe that Muse (specifically Matt Bellamy) had written Origin to encourage peeps to sing. I felt that the album was aimed at people who couldn't sing, but were... plagued by the knowledge that art was being undermined by capitalist forces. Matt was searching for people like him (blah, blah, yeah I know, I was nuts), in that he wanted people who felt like he did when he discovered he could sing... To make the same imaginative leap that he did. It is worth pointing out that I was into writing, then as now and have a relationship with music, as a listener. Music has buoyed me through some dark times, because music for me is like a support network. Anything ever felt by anyone at any point has an echo in some recording, somewhere. Then, as now, I'm fascinated by this feature. I considered that if Matt had discovered his vocal abilities later in life than (normal), it must be possible for me to sing. Sadly, the condition of my narcotic addled mind launched me into a manic belief that I could immediately sing. That I rocked. I had no musical training. So fast forward 10 years from this point. I've gone to mental hospital. Come out. Been correctly told I couldn't sing. I eventually go to uni, to study Sociology and History, and learn about social construction. I also learn about a culture of beautiful singers during the enslavement of Africa, and that the idea of intrinsic talent is highly problematic, from the perspective of social construction. There is a wealth of phenomena world-wide that supports that social construction theory is at least partly accurate (and potentially absolutely. I also in my infinite wisdom chose to come off my tablets. 10 years later, I'm well again and wiser for that experience. I also became interested in practicing my singing again, with little regard for the opinions of my friends and family in this. Fact is, in an industrial society (I reasoned) we may have forgotten that singing as an art form is a skill, not a talent. This is how I'm sounding now: If I'm right, I think Matt Bellamy did undergo a tumultous time, centered around him trying to convince his loved ones that he could sing, that it was possible for him to develop his voice, when he had shown no real gift for it before then. I wonder how quickly a child prodigy on instruments might intuitively make the progress which took me a good 7 years... Although I've probably peaked without getting actual lessons, and I'm obviously nowhere near the level of a professional, never mind his level. I suppose the good thing about my experience is that I came through it, and realised that I didn't need to lead my life letting other people make my choices (which conversely stopped me making all the wrong ones). I'm now working on a book, and hope to finish the bloody thing this year.
  16. Happy new year everyone! New song:
  17. **What's He Building?** 1. Stockholm Syndrome+0123 Riff 2. Algorithm 3. Showbiz 4. Resistance 5. Invincible 6. Micro Cuts 7. Dead Inside 8. Exogenesis: Symphony 9. Butterflies & Hurricanes
  18. 1. Stockholm Syndrome+0123 Riff 2. Map Of The Problematique+Maggie's Farm Riff 3. Starlight 4. Resistance 5. Bliss (Extended) 6. Thought Contagion 7. Uprising 8. Isolated System 9. Eternally Missed 10. Ruled By Secrecy 11. Take A Bow 12. Citizen Erased 13. Micro Cuts 14. Sing For Absolution 15. Glorious 16. Pressure 17. Plug In Baby
  19. aaaand it's Hyper Music from the Zepp Gig you'll find the DL in the members section Okay, I'm fine with that. I'm somehow assuming now, they did the Zepp gig to have enough Christmas presents until 2031
  20. Date: 01-01-21 Time: 2:00 a.m. CET yesssssssss 🥳👏😁😎
  21. Yep, tempted with Eurockéennes but i have no idea if and how people will be allowed to go to a gig, plenty of plans were made and cancelled for everyone in 2020, hoping that 2021 we can actually go to gigs
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