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  1. I like it, catchy, wasn't sure about Dig Down but this is more enjoyable and they work together. "Too late for a revolution, brace for the final solution" is pretty chilling...
  2. Hi

     

    It is from a photo I took in Teignmouth when Muse performed there. :)

  3. Hey, just noticed your location and avatar - is that from (the now renamed) Relish on Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells?!?

  4. Adding some thoughts to the mix. It took me ages to connect to with this album. After several plays I am enjoying it a lot more musically, but part of the problem for me (apart from some songs sounding like they came out of a musical initially) has been that it is meant to be a story but the story didn't evolve well for me; it seemed jerky, inconsistent, lyrics didn't flow on from one song to the next. I also didn't like the fact that the album is in two halves musically. Thus I have changed the order of listening for my own enjoyment. For me, the following order flows a lot better and feels more meaningful, as well as building from a quiet start to a heavy middle musically and then to a softer reflective end which I prefer to it being cut in two. Part of it may be listening to it several times - as it usually takes me a bit of time to connect with songs, but, for me, the reordering has also given the album coherence that seemed, for me, missing initially. So my reordering is: 1. Aftermath (renamed) - this for me would be better as the beginning of the story - when the protagonist falls in love. The fact that he finds love seemingly randomly in the second half of the album doesn't work for me, as there is no build-up and it seems almost forgotten afterwards. Plus the lyrics in Globalist kind of conflict with the protagonist finding love again. 2. Dead inside - the relationship breaks down and he starts to block off his feelings. 3. Handler - This the full rejection of the relationship but also relates to the deadening of feelings which allows the darker forces in. 4. Drill Sergeant/Psycho - the joining of the army/radicalisation - in ordinary life this could be in the context of attempting to find outlets for suppressed anger/and hurt feelings and - in line with the story that is being told here - suppression of emotions that lets no feeling in. It is empowering but ultimately destructive. 5. Reapers - full on warfare. 6. Mercy - Recognising the destructive behaviour (own and of the powerful) and looking for a way out and help. 7. JFK and Defector - when the protagonist finally rejects any type of controlling relationship and destructive behaviour. 8. Revolt - the WTF song makes more sense to me when taken as intentionally weirdly out of place and jolly - in the context that the protagonist joins a peaceful resistance movement - so an attempt to resist global warfare by getting together in a group, dressing up in colourful clothes and delivering optimistic messages. Otherwise it is just a bad empowerment song! lol 9. Globalist (which could be renamed Aftermath)/Drones - a more sombre and sober summary and reflection on the course of events/emotional course and resultant wreckage (including the protagonist's own part in contributing to the wreckage) and the crux of the story that all of it (including the destruction of the whole world when taken to the extremes of narcissism) was because one person needed to be loved. As for favourites - Handler, Dead Inside, Aftermath (I think now, after not liking it initially), Globalist and Drones.
  5. At least it justifies our reaction. It seems that the alleged action of stubbing out a cigar on someone's tongue is not something that is seen as okay by Kate's PR people either.
  6. I couldn't see any kind of code on my email. I just checked it again, and still can't see a code. Not that it matters now, but for interest's sake.
  7. Yeah I saw there were some being banded about. Didn't know where they came from and they didn't work. Never mind. I was in two minds anyway, so didn't try hard enough.
  8. Well this is silly. I have no idea where to find the code.
  9. I think it there was to be a film premiere at the gig, they would have said that. No it will just be standing around with recorded music playing most probably.
  10. I was more concerned about Kate Hudson stubbing out a cigar on someone's tongue. Hopefully none of it is true. It sound pretty vile, and nothing to do with anti-capitalism or anti-corporatism or whatever.
  11. Thanks. Yes obviously I meant that it might be my last chance of seeing them this tour, not forever, hopefully, but it could be another three years. I also think that Isolated System sounds great for this film and I want to see the film. I guess the premiere is for celebrities only, but will go and see it locally afterwards.
  12. Dizzee Rascal was bad in my opinion. Muse were, of course, brilliant. My brother and son felt it was the best yet. I wasn't sure about all the actors, but I loved Unsustainable with the Robot. Loved that we had Blackout, B&H and, of course, all the regulars. I liked the visuals, particularly that we could see Matt playing the piano keys. We all enjoyed the visuals for panic station and I also enjoyed the visuals for Uprising. The visuals were better than the last stadium tour. Easier to see the band on the screens. I love the fact that Matt and Chris came right out into the crowd. And when the piano was at that end. I would have preferred Unintended as it has been performed previously. I can't see the point of Matt not playing the guitar basically, unless he is doing the walkabout bits. It also sounds better with an acoustic, particularly if you are in a part of the stadium where the sound isn't so good. I also had to sit at the back of unreserved seating to fit in with other people, which obstructed my view if I stood up, but overall, fantastic.
  13. I may still try for tickets, despite the fact that it is only half an hour, since it is probably the last chance of seeing them and they were brilliant yesterday of course. Does anyone know whether it will be seated or standing?
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