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  1. I'm oh my phone right now but in the first post there's a link to the scans
  2. It's not like I listen to it right now and think "god, it sounds so much like U2" But it was the very first thing that crossed my mind when I heard the song for the first time. Don't blame my arse, thank you
  3. I reread the interview, and I tried to translate some parts that I thought you may find interesting In the process of trying new things, How many ideas go to the trash? Dom: We don’t usually work on 25 songs to choose only 10 of them, we don’t work like that. We decide very quickly in which ideas we are going to work and which not. We know from the beginning which ideas we want to develop, and how far we can make them grow. So we only work on those. I think this album sounds more organic than The Resistance. I don’t know if you’ve recorded it in a different way. Dom: In some songs, yes. That was the intention, like in “Supremacy” or “Animals”. We wanted to play together, without complicating ourselves. Even though there are some weird guitar or bass sounds, everything is played live. (Speaking about Chris’s songs) They're not the typical songs where you scream, they are very melodic and have some high notes. Chris: Yeah. I’ve always been a big Beach Boys fan. And I like choral music too. The human voice is the purest instrument and I like that purity. I like that with the voice you can express emotions without even using words. The Beach Boys used their voices in a very elaborated way. (...) I have always been interested in that. I’m not saying that those two songs sound like that, but it’s what I like. I never liked to scream, but perhaps that’s what is expected from me (laughs). So many bands seem to be afraid to grow, but you have always gone for it. Chris: I don’t think you should be ashamed for being ambitious. There was a time where it looked like the cool thing was to say you didn’t want to be a big band, that you only wanted to play small places, and the truth is that I never understood that. Not saying it’s good or bad thing, but never understood it. If you don’t want to grow, if you don’t want people to listen to your music, you can always stay in your room playing the guitar (laughs).
  4. Completely agree, I stated something along those lines on another forum where we were having a similar discussion. Songs like Space Dementia sound great, fresh and original, however it's a song that has a strong influence but we don't mind it because most of us aren't familiar with Rachmaninov's work, and if someone didn't point it out, most of us probably wouldn't even notice. But now we have Prince, U2, Queen, bands and artists that are pretty known by the general public so it's easier to recognize that influence. I know people who think songs like Madness or Survival are great songs but still they get irritated by how obvious the influences are.
  5. And that's what They've been doing since the beginning (Radiohead, RATM, Rachmaninov...), but yeah, I agree the Queen influences are a bit too obvious.
  6. I think Dom or Chris mentioned this in a recent interview. Why? it's their work, if they think a song it's not good enough to be on the album, our opinion is irrelevant.
  7. It's been said quite a lot but: heavy song =/= good song I'm starting to feel scared by this album, it sounds like a compilation of random crazy ideas.
  8. They are in the cover of this Spanish Magazine, they have a long interview but it's the same old, same old. So I only translated the track by track. Sorry if there's any mistakes. Supremacy: It’s the perfect song to open a Muse album, it offers what you expect from them. It has a seventies guitar riff and it sounds like a James Bond film. Matt Bellamy screams like he was Robert Plant. Madness: A change of direction. A basic song with a very good pop melody that reminds us to “Under Pressure” by Queen. The guitar sounds also like Queen’s “I Want to Break Free”. It makes sense it’s the first single. Panic Station: Again, the Queen Influence is evident in this song, it has a disco bass line. It could be a real hit on the dance floor. Prelude: An Anecdotal orchestral intro. Survival: The Olympic song that shows us Muse in their most epic version, again heavily influenced by Queen, with a neoclassical piano line and a choir. Follow Me: This song has a Musical feeling in the verses, but when the chorus starts it becomes a song you can dance to. Smells like single material. Animals: A dark song with clean bass and clean guitars. Sounds a bit like Radiohead. Explorers: A standard piano ballad. The melodramatic chorus where Bellamy sings “Free me from this world” could have been written by Keane. Big Freeze: Good rock song with a guitar that reminds us to The Edge. Save Me: One of the first Chris’s songs. This is a nice slow song, where Chris shows he can sing in falsetto too... The song is a bit too long, though. Liquid State: The other song by Chris, which explains why the strong bass line is the highlight of the song. It passes unnoticed. The 2nd Law. Unsustainable: It’s an instrumental song that opens with epic violins and a choir, that are interrupted by the controversial dubstep part. This song can be great live. The 2nd Law. Isolated System: Another instrumental song, it closes with a piano as the main instrument, it reminds us slightly to The Exorcist main theme, the song also has a voice talking over the instrumental part. Thanks to Lestrange for the scans
  9. Here is the Rolling Stone review of the album, sorry for the translation I did my best but it really is a weird review. A trip to somewhere Muse records a transition album in their career. Where? Perhaps even they don’t know. Muse. The 2nd Law ☆ ☆ ☆ The magic dissipates when the trick is revealed. But we must not be afraid, The 2nd Law doesn’t disclose any of the mysteries that have made Muse such a fascinating band. In fact, this album is one of those in which you risk losing the most fundamentalist fans, but at least the people who hate you will shut up for awhile. Seeing a band as contrived and overblown being adored by the authentic rock fans (in this aspect they are the new Queen), for those who appreciate technique above all things, although that technique comes flying on an UFO, enlarges the legend of these three guys. Madness, the first single of the album, is an attempt to dubstep which ends up sounding like an old Geroge Michael song, outright and restrained. Perhaps this is the first time in a decade that you don’t feel the need of hiding under a table when you are about to hear a Muse single, just in case. The electronic aspect becomes more evident in two of the songs. Save me is an autotune nonsense, while Follow Me shows Matt Bellamy like a crooner, being one of the best cuts on the album. One of the things The 2nd Law will teach us, is that Muse may be reaching the limits of the concept that made them what they are. The Middle Earth war drums of Supremacy and Survival’s riff festival, are probably the most Muse sounding songs, and the less interesting ones on an album that sounds better when it walks instead of run, even if it is with borrowed legs. Like the ones from INXS in Panic Station, or U2 in Big Freeze. This kind of albums are called transitional because nobody knows where they are going. The 2nd Law is like Christopher Nolan’s Memento: You liked it as much as it irritated you. It seemed like a whim, but now you know it is an essential film to understand what he did later. The same may happen with this album.
  10. I'm on my phone so hope this works http://t.co/REGYoJOt
  11. Exactly, I read the Spanish version and didn't sound like Dom was pissed off at all. Also the last part of the interview is missing.
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