DEAD INSIDE 8/10
Has the Madness effect i.e. slow start, slightly cheesy but has that incredible emotional last third that makes the full listen so worth it.
This track has a similar effect to fatigue on me. Just gets draining after a while because it's too repetitive. However, it sounds great loud and this will be killer live. A track more for the live sets as opposed to casual listening. And it is great to have that riff in a proper song now.
Good to hear the Bliss arpeggiated synths again but this certainly is no Bliss. It's just another OK Muse single. Don't think it's great for casual listening and don't think it'll be that great live but it's still a nice listen.
I'm not overly mental about the chorus, bit glam rock but what truly makes this is the wonderful guitar solo. It's just great! Loving the TOADA style drum rhythm in the verse as well.
THE HANDLER 9/10
There's some crazy hyperbole for this record. I'm hearing things like "Best Muse Song Ever" I'm not sure about that but it is great! I actually wish it was longer and the In Your World riff seems to come out of the blue. I would have preferred to see some more outrageous guitar action in the bridge. This is basically Fury MK2 which is obviously a great thing.
I just bloody the riff in this. At first I was hating the Queen screams which made me hesitant to give this track a chance but this track has subsequently got bigger & better with every listen. Like I say... That riff.
I think this track is great fun. It's like a Showbiz track with modern Muse production and a little bit of My Chemical Romance thrown in. The hate on this is baffling to me but whatever.
Honestly this is one of my top 5 Muse tracks of all time. I love when I find a track that I can put of repeat. I just love it. Goosebumps every time.
THE GLOBALIST 8/10
Matt seems to struggle with the concept of making a true 10 minute plus Prog Rock anthem. This is basically three different tracks merged to make one... but what a great listen regardless! And I love Nimrod.
I love choral style music but something about this doesn't sit right with me... Just makes the album fizzle out on a whimper. It's a shame because...
Overall it's a fucking great album that could have had a little stronger, more bombastic ending. 8/10