I'm actually currently in a state of shock.
I had such low expectations, so much so that I even forgot the release date until this morning.
Muse have put out a great album here and this is from a Showbiz/OOS era fan!
Algorithm is the best album opener since Take A Bow. I actually can't decide which version of it I prefer but after back to back listens I slightly lean towards the album version.
Propaganda got me hooked by the second listen. Very nice indeed. I have a feeling this will be great live.
Speaking of live, Break It To Me kicks HARD. The funk is here and it's phat as phuck. Actually the whole album is immaculately produced and the bass is as powerful as ever! Such a bonkers song but I really dig it
Get Up And Fight...yes it's weak but I prefer it to Something Human and it's definitely better than Revolt.
Blockades is another that improved with multiple listens. Definitely stock Muse but it works in the context of the album and I'm a sucker for arpeggios
The Void had potential to be phenomenal after the first 2 minutes but it loses its way somewhat. I definitely appreciate what they were going for with it though.
Dig Down Gospel and Dark Side Alternate are great!
Pressure is a great single too!
Well done guys
PS - DID I MENTION HOW GOOD ALGORITHM IS??!!