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  1. 3 points
    They’ve worked on it a fair while tbf and it’s not really like them to rush out some half-arsed release just for cash. I’d expect it all to be good quality stuff. Curious about the Origin remaster. My favourite album of all time and one I’ve listened to the songs of literally 1000s of times for 10 years...can’t imagine it sounding different. Showbiz is different ‘cos it’s something I’ve actively really wanted. Doesn’t seem to mention if the b-sides are remastered, or is that just me? Would be a shame.
  2. 2 points
    How are people complaining about this? "Poor effort," really? They clearly put a lot of effort into this and it's packed with content. They never said it was going to be jam-packed with every bit of unreleased content they could find. There's still as much, if not more, unreleased content than I was expecting, and the rest of it is a lot more than I was expecting. The book itself looks really well made as well. Also, if you genuinely think this is simply a cash grab then I guess you think literally anything a band releases besides albums is a cash grab. Of all things to call a cash grab 🙄
  3. 1 point
    Ruled by Secrecy. It's beautiful, haunting, mesmerizing. I don't know if anyone else does this when listening to a song but sometimes I focus on one aspect or instrument (while still taking in the rest of the song but not in as much detail). For example I'll focus on the drums, the bass, or the two together, or the vocals, the piano or synths , the rhythm, etc. And in RBS every single aspect I focus on is just amazing. The vocals are fantastic. The rhythm section is so great, and I especially love the symbols in the last few seconds of the song. But what really stood out to me yesterday when listening for the first time in probably 2 years was the piano. I love the juxtaposition of the ascending piano arpeggio in one ear panned against a descending one in the other, throughout the verses. Then how these build in the chorus before quieting down again for the second verse. Then after the second chorus the piano just explodes (it feels like an explosion, honestly) into that beautiful, rich and haunting melody. And then it just continues to dizzyingly satisfying heights as the piano notes go to a higher octave to match Matt's powerful vocals in the final chorus, before winding down beautifully again to that eerie, short outro. It's what I think The Void wishes it was. And how I wish The Void was. Not that TV is bad, but RBS is just a masterpiece. It still frustrates me when music meme pages shit on Muse as a joke band, being a lesser Radiohead or something like that. They're two very different bands. I agree their later stuff is not in the league of Radiohead. But I find it strange how people can listen to songs like RBS and think it's lesser than something Radiohead put out. Not that RH is the gold standard of music. But to me RBS is similar, sonically, to some RH songs that are considered fantastic.
  4. 0 points
    I’m not sure why I’m writing this, or what it can possibly achieve, but I feel some need to do it, perhaps maybe because my brother will never be able to now. My brother loved MUSE. He went to many of your concerts and bought all your albums. He was unlucky enough to have a stroke at 42 years of age. Despite the problems it left him with, he still managed to come and see you live - it was one of the few times he had the confidence to leave his home. And he loved it every minute of it, I don’t remember him ever being happier and more free than when he was there watching you guys. His health hadn’t been so good over the past year and when I surprised him with tickets to see you in London, it became apparent closer to the time that he wasn’t going to be well enough to travel there. I just couldn’t bear to go without him, so we just let the date go by and I promised him I’d book a closer venue for next time. Then you released some new dates in Birmingham - and I was so happy! It was such a brilliant turn of events... I managed to book some accessible seats and surprised him with the news. He was so excited about it. He even went shopping for memorabilia and hats and a t-shirts in advance. Like an excited kid he was looking forward to it so much. Unfortunately, he became unexpectedly unwell a few weeks ago. He fought so hard. In the hospital he often mentioned that he needed to get better in time for the concert. Even when he was so very unwell in the high dependency unit, your music was always a great source of strength and inspiration to him. Especially Dig Down -we spoke about that song a lot. It meant something more to him than it did to most. As things progressed, we played your songs whilst he was sedated on a ventilator, hoping it would inspire the fight in him. Sadly, my brother lost that fight. He died yesterday, never having had that chance to see you one last time. I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you guys. You brought so much joy to and inspiration to him, even in his darkest days. As hard as it will be, I will try to be there on the 17th, as I know he would want that. I’ll try and live that one for him. I suppose I’m just writing this to say thank you - thank you for adding something to his life, for inspiring him and making him happy, when others couldn’t. I’ll Always be grateful for that - and if anyone sees a girl in floods of tears on the 17th, please know they’ll be happy ones. Sleep well Chris, i’ll be thinking of you. x
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