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  1. Bored at work, sketched my new crush tee hee
    6 points
  2. We obviously need to kidnap Matt Bellamy.
    5 points
  3. I forgot to show you this. My first gig souvenir, from Matt
    5 points
  4. Ugh - we were on level 9 of the car park 😐 After last year's experience getting out, we'd decided that we'd head into Westfield and eat after the show, rather than wait in the car. In the end, a prompt exit from the GA seating at the end of Knights and a dash across the bridge got us up to our floor before anyone else seemed to have left, so we gave it a go. We made it down to the barriers before the traffic came to a near standstill. It was clear that it was all the pedestrian management that was causing gridlock - but were out in 5 mins. 5 mins later back to the car and we'd have been 2 hours in there. Felt a bit too smug being back home before midnight.... But yes, a more hideous venue and logistics is hard to imagine. Such a shame - it did look dead over there. GA seating was great - everyone on their feet from the start, and decent engagement. Worst too for you was that there was no rush for tickets in the end - you could even have picked up the £30 GA Twickets tickets last week. Like a lot of gigs, though, I enjoyed it a lot - but the memories mature and improve afterwards. And, interestingly, a 5* review from the Guardian And here's a handful of pics from me:
    5 points
  5. It's a fun set. I enjoyed it a lot more than the Drones arena shows and they finally went with the lots of lights and a big screen stage like I wanted. Even if the dancers all quit it would still be an impressive show. The mid section could still use some work, but it's not as draining as it has been in other tours, so it's not the worst setlist to be touring around. The supposed rotations are bad and I'm glad I did not get them.
    4 points
  6. I definitely have always agreed with these complaints and been angered at their treatment toward US shows/fans, but I think right now is an odd time to be complaining about it. They're playing full 2-hour shows and clearly putting in a ton of effort. The show also includes Take a Bow and overall a good chunk of older material, albeit not full songs. But honestly, though I would prefer full songs, the metal medley looks like a fucking awesome blitz of heaviness that lasts 13 minutes long, and I love that they put it in the encore instead of finishing with the dreadful Uprising - Starlight - Knights. They were likely never going to play Assassin but they at least threw in the riff for the hardcore fans. Same with Futurism and Micro Cuts, two really deep cuts. They threw those riffs in as part of the drum and bass jam. I think they're at least trying to please everyone. And luckily there's also 4 songs from Simulation Theory that I really love and they are all played as well (Algorithm, Dark Side, Propaganda, BITM). I'm content, as it's honestly a good bit better than my expectations going into this tour. Also I completely agree that they should drop/rotate a few of their singles, but complaining about their inclusion of Starlight/SMBH/Uprising is not really warranted imo. Those are literally their 3 biggest songs. Almost every band in existence plays their biggest hits at every single show. In the US at least this would include Madness as well, as that is probably their biggest hit in the US.
    4 points
  7. Cookie login time now set at a week, thanks for the feedback!
    4 points
  8. Honestly I was never a big fan of Unintended to begin with. I like the instrumentation here, but Matt's soft voice is very hit and miss these days. The cover of We'll Meet Again that he uploaded works so, so well and I'm very excited for a full cover. This however? Probably won't really listen to it again, much like Tomorrow's World.
    3 points
  9. Hi, my first post here... Let me show you my Chris’s OoS tour replica... havent finish it yet, I will change OC3 for an OC2, and I ‘ll find a bigger box for the parallel splitter/mixer... Lots of fun against COVID-19 My pedalboard vs Chris’s OoS tour pedalboard:
    3 points
  10. Who watched it already? Still need to ... link:
    3 points
  11. I haven't had the time to check out the CD's or read through the book yet but Showbiz sounds great on vinyl. It's not a good basis for me to speak to the remastering because I've only ever heard the album digitally before. I can say that the sound is nice and clean. Some really hearty bass rumbles through the verses of Cave. Definitely more listenable than my old Showbiz CD. Falling Down sounded especially warm, full and bluesy. I kinda wish Muse had more songs in their catalogue with this feel. It looks real pretty on the turntable as well.
    3 points
  12. 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.
    3 points
  13. It was so damn cool. Well done French musers 💖
    3 points
  14. I'm so happy about Paris being in 4 weeks 😻 I'm a late fan so I'll be seeing them for the first time! I can't wait!
    3 points
  15. I was the one hand in ten thousand! I was on GA barrier and Matt threw his remaining plectrums out at the end from the B stage, and one hit me square in the palm of the hand; it fell on the floor and no one could reach because of the barrier so I screamed "THAT is MINE!!" at the security guard and he picked it up and gave it me back
    3 points
  16. For anyone who hasn’t received a code email uk-customerserviceteam@wmgcustomerservice.com now and they’ll send you a code straight away I’ve just done it and got a code and got tickets within 5 minutes good luck
    3 points
  17. Found it, and yes, it went straight through! Tickets bought. HUGE thanks to sakurachu who suggested emailing customer services, and charlotte16492 for pointing me to the right link. I'd have been utterly lost without your help. My daughters are going to explode when I get home tonight and give them the good news that they're going. We'll be eating beans on toast for several weeks to pay for it, but every bean will be worth it! THANK YOU!!!!! 🙂
    3 points
  18. There's no doubt something has gone wrong Annie as it's the same chaos as for the stadium gigs pre-sales. You would have thought it would have been sorted by now but obviously not. Just makes you feel cheated when promises are made, you follow the instructions in good faith but still don't get a code. It's obviously not the band's fault, they're probably not even aware there's a problem, but someone, somewhere is responsible and should be accountable for the stress, anxiety and upset being caused.
    3 points
  19. I try to see them on every tour and have done since the start... This was my first time seeing them with my son who has become a massive fan of theirs so I was feeling a bit old when he was asking if I remember when their first album came out as if it was 60 years ago and not "just" 20. We were standing and given his age we didn't go right down the front, but were off to the right of the B stage. The sound mix was really good to us although occasionally Matt's vocals seemed to drop off. But for the vast majority of the time it was clear and crisp. I quite liked The Etihad, had a bit of a bowl feeling about it and wasn't as cavernous feeling as some other stadiums I've been in. I know they'd said they couldn't go "bigger" with the stage setting and I loved what they did this time with the stage and the whole show as a spectacle - having the themes from Simulation Theory running through the whole thing was great and worked so well. Personally, I liked hearing so much of the new album and the songs sit alongside their older stuff really well. I don't find it jarring like you do with some bands who mix old and new stuff. The main thing is their new stuff is really good, so they're way off being one of those heritage bands just touring a greatest hits setlist. There's time for that in another 20 years time! I feel really lucky to see shows like that as that's what they are - shows. Not just gigs. There's some great bands out there who put on a great gig with very little theatre around it which is fine, but its a very different sort of experience. Its not necessarily better, its just different. Few bands have the money, luxury and imagination to put on a great show like Muse do in a place of that size. Anyway, main thing was my son absolutely loved it. Every time I looked over he was grinning from ear to ear. They played all his favourite tracks, including Uprising, which I remember him bopping along to in his child seat in the back of the car - now that made me feel old!
    3 points
  20. Not about Muse, but .. the few ppl who are trying to keep the forum alive should get an award or a mention .... 😇
    3 points
  21. I’d p much agree with that. General concensus from what I’ve seen seems to be that set length is great, song choice needs more rotation/freshening up and the production is either v impressive or way too much.
    3 points
  22. Review: Muse might just have delivered the best show of 2019 Brit band Muse delivers a stunning show, even by its own high standards https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/10/review-muse-might-just-have-delivered-the-best-show-of-2019/ Muse Proves That Resistance is Futile at The Forum https://ocweekly.com/muse-proves-that-resistance-is-futile-at-the-forum/ Concert Review: Muse Embraces ’80s-Retro-Futurism, and Fun, at Forum Show https://variety.com/2019/music/news/muse-forum-live-concert-review-1203162118/
    3 points
  23. Yeah, unfortunately they’ve backed themselves into a situation they really can’t win with now. Change it either way and you’re fucking off one side, now the GA fans are pissed again (understandably). Hopefully the hassle will indeed persuade them to avoid it in future. Think this coulda worked out perfectly if they’d just addressed it online when (assuming this is true) the decision was made. I get that they’ve always stayed quiet publically when it comes to any remote controversies but something as simple as “Look, we’ve heard complaints from hardcore fans about the early access and we understand so we’re gonna scrap it. Anyone who bought VIP solely for the early access can swap to a normal GA ticket and have the price difference refunded.” would’ve settled it fine.
    3 points
  24. Well in SD, it sounds like VIP got in early, so I guess problem solved? Now we're back to wondering if normal GA will have any barrier space left!! Pretty skilled of Muse to create a situation where there will be an angry mob of people no matter what you do. 😅 And they could have avoided it all, but *shrug*
    3 points
  25. “Well, I think underneath that rigidness is often a buried compliment, in that some people fall in love so much with a certain song or certain album that you did that they don’t really like the idea of your changing in any way. If anything, it’s just symbolic of a moment in time where they really connected with your music. And I mean, you can’t expect somebody to absorb all eight albums that we’ve done in the same way and to love them all equally. Everybody’s going to like certain things more than others... And just take from it what you want. Take what you love from what we do, and you don’t have to listen to anything else that you don’t want to.” And hopefully, maybe one or two of these songs we’re adding to that big body of work might end up becoming loved as well.” 💕 Exactly.
    3 points
  26. The strangest thing about all this is that they are failing to provide a service that people have paid hundreds of dollars for but wouldn't cost the venue, band or event company a dime to actually fulfill.
    3 points
  27. Why can the top-tier VIPs get in earlier than the second-tier ones? Isn't this a two-class-VIP thing? I paid more than you, i get in earlier! This is crazy! 5 min aren't enough, why not 15 min or 20?
    3 points
  28. I love love LOVE the shows, that's all I'm going to say. SOOOO much better than the Drones tour. Love the long setlist but as usual, the choices are somewhat baffling. Have to disagree with the above poster, Propaganda is fucking awesome and I would cry if they dropped it. And this coming from someone who only got the view of Matt's back during it because I was not at the b-stage. The screen visuals are great, the dancers are cool. I think if you didn't like it on the album, then you won't like it here...it's just not for everyone, but the notes it aims for, it hits. It's a sexy song and some people just aren't interested in that. IMO OF COURSE 😁
    3 points
  29. A long time ago I mentioned finding this old footage of Micro Cuts from a tiny US venue on Vimeo or something and then losing it. Maybe no one remembers me mentioning it, well now you know. Anyways, it seems someone mirrored it last year. Bless them. It's excellent. Micro Cuts + Slowed Ending + Psycho riff. And such an intimate setting.
    3 points
  30. So we’ve had our first crumb of news! ...buuuut unfortunately it makes this thread likely redundant for a good while since work on LP9 is apparently gonna start towards the end of this year, meaning we probably won’t see a release until mid-late 2021 💔 Anyway, let’s get this in early to quell the absolute torrent of posts I’m sure are just around the corner. Other than that, seems like we’ll be returning to the traditional album release format as opposed to the staggered one for ST but that’s all we know so far. No hint of a direction yet. I’m excited at least 😁
    2 points
  31. Considering that Muse used the more stripped down version of Algorithm for Simulation Theory, I'm not so sure that the argument of OoS Remixx sounding like what modern Muse would do, holds much water. I think much of the tracks cut out of OoS point towards what the band progressed in Absolution. Had the band another month or two in the studio, I imagine they might have gotten some the more orchestral bits to work. I think during the recording of OoS, there was a lot of emphasis on how the songs would sound live, this might be why a lot of the non-core instrument flourishes were left on the cutting room floor. Remixx is a mixed bag overall, some songs were obviously meant to be improved (PiB, Bliss, Futurism etc.) while others were meant to show off cut content regardless of overall quality of the song(Microcuts, Feeling Good, Space Dementia). It's hard to listen to Remix without contrasting with OoS which has had 20 years to burn itself into my synapses, so with the exception of Futurism I doubt Remix will become my go-to for 2001 goodness.
    2 points
  32. I like the CE mix. It uses way more stereo field, it has a lot more guitar power in the riff which I never really liked with the keyboard, and the drums really punch more. Just a lot more clarity to the OoS mix. It does take some of the "spacey" feel the album is known for though. Notably through toning down the synths at the end but also by generally making it feel more like a live performance that sacrifices the interesting sonic character of the album. I like that both exist so I can get both takes.
    2 points
  33. Yeah that’s what I saw too Can’t just be basically another remaster though, surely? We got that literally a couple of years ago 😂 Edit: ah, now I’m seeing it’s apparently been (at least somewhat) re-recorded? oh jeez oh dear, pls be ok edit 2: the more I think about this potential idea, I really really really really do not want edit 3: muse re-recording fucking origin of symmetry is really an event that needed the old board to still be alive for it edit 4: potentially false alarm, I’m not seeing that it’s “unused takes” - you’d better fecking hope but, even still, I don’t like this kinda revisionist vibe of literally your magnum opus. Like, are these versions and this tracklist now gonna become the ‘official’ versions? ‘Cos kinda no pls
    2 points
  34. 🤩😎 https://www.instagram.com/p/COBjSGLhFzP/?igshid=ypwzv95t08t
    2 points
  35. Glad I spent £4:50 renting this rather than spending £100+ on tickets and travel . Simulation Theory pretty much stands as an indictment on Muse's stadium tours. It just seems like more effort went into Matt's jacket design than the music itself. So many songs are now just Matt walking around stage pretending to be a popstar. Matt does really have zero stage presence when his guitar is removed. Watching Matt slap hands with the front row while being minded by his handler is just next level cringe you'd expect from your one directions of the world. The visuals here are just boring as well. When Matt finally does something cool with his guitar, the camera is more interested in the stage extras doing distracting coordinated dance moves. Also Murph looked so inanimate in this movie, I've seen a few YouTube clips where we seemed to move with more fluidity. Not sure why this is letterboxed either, a Muse show is something where you want to use the whole screen. This probably should have been 60 FPS to give a bit more motion. And I really hope they didn't spend too much money on cgi Matt Bellamy pretending to be Harry Potter taking on Murph because that looked fake and cringe as shit. And somehow they want people to fork out £120 for a package with extra tat. I can't help but think of Muse as business people rather than musicians. One enjoyable part was he video for the Void because there was no visuals, no dancers and no fucking backing tracks.
    2 points
  36. - SPOILERS IN GENERAL - Finally watched it. It was actually a pretty enjoyable little cheesy movie. I enjoyed the rather ridiculous narrative to complement the actual snippets of narrative that I saw on the stage. The editing, as far as the band shots were concerned, were fine. I didn't like the slow motion but for the most part it was straightfoward edits which is welcome after Rome's constant showing-off for a non-existent 4k release and Drones' need to make artificial shakes on every kick drum. It helps the stage design was just beautiful and a little color correcting makes the stage pop even more. Makes me regret even more we never got a film for the Resistance stadium tour. How might it have looked with the same filming... The narrative intercuts during the songs were a hit or miss for me. Personally, I would have liked to just have seen the band play but I also knew this wasn't just a concert recording and was also finishing up their whole Simulation Theory narrative. When it was present but not too intrusive it was fine, like during Thought Contagion. Some other times I could have done with less of it. Maybe the biggest offender was during Supermassive Black Hole where there's a long panning shot of a CGI arcade machine with the actual footage you want to see in the display window, reduced to only 5% of the screen. But anyways, the benefit of them playing (almost) the same show everywhere is that I can always go to the Rock in Rio or Argentina show recordings if I want no narrative. I wish they didn't chop up the metal medley since it's a collection of chopped up songs already. It is mostly on digital release so I don't think a bit of extra time wouldn't hurt (same with Knights). The whole final showdown against Murph was good fun though. The whole conflict also created a wonderfully unintentionally comic moment after Take A Bow where the narrator asks something like "who will the challenger be" and it's Matt standing awkwardly in his light up suit. Like I was half hoping she'd say "nah, can't be this guy".
    2 points
  37. Erm, guys.... https://store.muse.mu/uk/simulation-theory-deluxe-film-box-set.html Hope there's a standard edition of it too
    2 points
  38. Yeah tbh I prefer the instrumental version. Matt's young voice on Showbiz is better suited to the song imo. But still cool to hear a piano version. Hopefully we'll get some more of these stripped-down covers.
    2 points
  39. Guess the war’s back on after all these years
    2 points
  40. Happened since the site overhaul and aye it’s piss annoying People have it, as you might expect. Not me unfortunately (also as you might expect) 💔 All I’ve heard is apparently the alt. Recess is actually a piano version, not the heavier live version from back in the day that we expected. Exciting if true, still waiting to hear about the remaster quality though.
    2 points
  41. Ok but touring to promote Origin Of Muse and calling it the “Rocket Baby Dolls Tour” would be pretty dope. Muse, if you’re listening...
    2 points
  42. I mean it's showy right? But it works as the sudden explosion of energy.
    2 points
  43. It turned me into a Muser so I can only agree.
    2 points
  44. I kinda figured it was maybe a fluke... got heckled a little bit, but just finished my drink, kept singing, dancing and enjoying. I mean come on its an amazing show in a party town! I wasn't goona let the buzz kills around me bring me down...or sit me down😂🤣😂
    2 points
  45. I hope you're wrong. With the places they skipped on this tour it would be a shame for those folks to not get this setup at all. Tbh, the production for this tour is so awesome that it's a shame there are so few arena dates, period.
    2 points
  46. I actually love this big lad so much, hope he knows the smiles he brings
    2 points
  47. The cookie has now been extended to one week. So now it'll be a weekly login instead of daily.
    2 points
  48. There's something about these medleys, especially the new jam, that feels like they're just speedrunning their early career. I'm conflicted in that I like getting snippets of good and rare songs but also it feels like such a cheap presentation of these songs.
    2 points
  49. I think we’re talking about the big ass robot in the back of the stage from the Dark Side/ Algorithm music videos. Other one is just RoboMatt
    2 points
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