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  1. This is nice: Will go live at 8pm tonight (UK). Five songs - they're in the video description on YT if you don't want spoilers (it's a damn good selection though).
  2. +1 to all of that. All style, no substance any more. The mix is atrocious too, why is the volume so inconsistent? It sounds like every time the bass comes in, the volume of every other instrument kicks up a notch too, with the bass disappearing. The cymbals are almost unlistenably trebly too. I barely got to the end of Psycho before I had a headache from the cymbal crashes. You can barely hear Matt's guitar in Break It To Me either. Muse used to be exciting with minimal bells and whistles. Now they've got every bell and whistle they want, yet the shows are duller than they've ever been. I, for one, am delighted the dire Simulation Theory era is over. The boxset absolutely takes the piss too. Burn it all down. Start again.
  3. Can't stand the vocal on Unintended at all.
  4. New Born riff Muscle Museum bass line Bliss synths / organ Dead Star soundtracking the ads for Kerrang mag Stockholm Syndrome release and the solar camera video The launch of the old white Muse website (pre-Absolution, iirc?) The hype for Earls Court
  5. I will never understand this board's aversion to the 'flow' of Absolution. I'd put it on par with OOS as the best Muse album for flow. Showbiz doesn't really have a flow of any sort, and the rest are horrible. BH&R, T2L and ST are janky as hell. I mean, TaB, Starlight, SMBH, Map, Soldier's Poem, Invincible, Assassin, Exo is excruciatingly shonky, although CoD, Hoodoo and Knights is tres nice. Where do you even start with the flow of T2L? The flow of Absolution is also greatly boosted by the strong theme of the album, the segues, the consistency of tone, lyrical content and core sound/genre, and the strength of the songs. I actually prefer it to Origin in flow terms. I can imagine Absolution being an incredible journey live.
  6. Sounds or genre hasn't been Muse's issue for the past decade; it's been quality of songwriting. Outrageous compositions and production has masked a massive gap in quality songwriting. If I cast my mind back to T2L, Drones and ST, the ONLY absolutely stellar, world class, quality bit of songwriting from that entire period – for me – is Dead Inside. I'd put that song alongside Plug In Baby, Hysteria and Map Of The Problematique as being a Muse song that will endure. I relistened to T2L recently and frig me, it is dreadful. Really really really quite extraordinarily dreadful.
  7. Did Matt/Muse ever put a full version of Pray out?
  8. Chris's bass tone in SMBH is absolutely godly. Nice stuff. Agree with all the entitlement bullshit earlier, get over yourselves. This is a nice fun bonus during these times.
  9. FAWY has always been and remains one of Muse's finest songs. It gets me every time. It's one of their most truly heartfelt.
  10. Anything to avoid another ST. What a crock. Still better than T2L though, tbh.
  11. There’s still a Mar 28 gap - are well still thinking Moose for it?
  12. Shrinking Universe Dead Star Nature_1 In Your World Not really bothered about the rest.
  13. Sunburn mp3 from Fortress Studios, '99. 'Taken from Origin of Muse'.
  14. Drones >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ST >>>>>>>>>>>>> T2L. Drones 7.5/10 ST 4/10 T2L 2.5/10
  15. Dead Inside Dead Inside Dead Inside
  16. I still think the most fruitful avenue would be a sustained, album-length crossover of their harder rock, electronic and poppier shades - Bliss, Recess, Shrinking Universe, Hysteria, Endlessly, FAWY, Take A Bow, Starlight, MOTP, Uprising, UD, MK Ultra, Isolated System, Dead Inside, Reapers, Algorithm, Break It To Me and so on. They clearly have an eye for this kind of crossover, where Depeche Mode meets RATM or post-OKC Radiohead meets synthpop. Etc.
  17. What the fucking fuck is the point of playing - all bar one song - the identical show in the same city three months apart? Gash. This tour has been utter shite. The worst.
  18. Nice. Very nice indeed. Shame still about the rest of the set. If they'd played Bliss and this had come in for Madness, that would have been ace (I like Dig Down in its hokey form).
  19. It’s happening. Bet there are end of year gigs too.
  20. Think I’m down to just HT&ILY, Host and Falling Away With You now. The Void would be cool. Would like to see Endlessly to ‘complete’ Absolution along with FAWY.
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