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    Muse, Toe, Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Modest Mouse, Bring Me the Horizon
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    Supernatural, Star Trek, Psych
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    Showbiz, Origin Of Symmetry, Absolution, Black Holes And Revelations, The Resistance, 2nd Law, Drones, Simulation Theory, Origin of Muse, HAARP, Hullabaloo
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    Reading 2011
    Vancouver 2013
    Vancouver 2015

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  1. I LOVE Bridge Over Troubled Waters 😭 Take a Bow is a lot of fun! Pray sounds a lot better than the previous release I've always unironically loved Guiding Light so honestly I'm all over this cover 👌 Simulation Theory Theme could easily be the theme for a Mass Effect game (one of my favourite game series) - love the feel Fever's alright, not really my kind of thing Unintended lullaby is super sweet and precious
  2. Pitchfork visited Origin of Symmetry this weekend for an album review. It's a good read: you can find it here Pitchfork have always been hard on Muse (Black Holes 4.2... The Resistance 5.9... The 2nd Law 5.5... Drones 4.5... and Simulation Theory was the highest of the bunch with a 6). But here they actually gave Muse an 8.3/10!
  3. I think it's been fixed on Spotify. Sounds like it to me, or maybe I'm overthinking it. Someone on a reddit thread also mentioned it was fixed on Spotify.
  4. First listen now: New Born: Not sure how to feel about this one. The snare is too loud. It does sound cleaner, but it makes it feel emptier to me. Also am I crazy or is the bass slightly out of time? Bliss: Doesn't sound much different (which they implied already given this was a single), other than Matt's vocals being a bit more at the forefront and it being a bit cleaner. Overall, improved. Space Dementia: Interesting new touch to the piano intro, sounds a bit more sci-fi. Halfway through now, and holy CRAP the strings are an incredible addition! This mix really captures the feel of a grand, epic space odyssey. Big improvement here, I love it. Hyper Music: Awesome! Angrier, more hardcore, explosive... love the screaming throughout, and now in the climax too - great addition. Plug in Baby: Not sounding too different so far (another single), but it was a classic on the original so that's fine. Citizen Erased: Already commented on this one, but I love this version. I wasn't as bothered by the drums here as I was in New Born for some reason. I do miss the sirens at the end, especially with the lead in to Micro Cuts, but the new strings bring in a whole new colour. I'm torn between preferring the original - which is my favourite song of all time - and the new version... but I might prefer the remix. Might. Micro Cuts: Did the song start a half beat late? Also, whoa, they weren't kidding when they said there was now harpsichord. Not yet sold on the new vocals throughout the song. The mix sounds a bit uneven at the end, and it's a shame they seem to have cut the panning. Honestly I can't help but think of Halloween/haunted houses with the additions. I prefer the original here. Screenager: Another one that doesn't sound too different. I love the original and everything I love about it is still here, but cleaner, so overall this is improved for me. Darkshines: The bass comes through really nicely here. LOVE the change to the guitar after the hook. Definitely prefer this version over the original. Feeling Good: Love the new strings. The extra fuzz on the bass is great. My only complaint would be that Matt's vocals seem to have been turned down right near the climax and lost. It's a shame, because it's a great scream. Futurism: Love this. Super clear Megalomania: Already commented on this one too, but it's fantastic. The intro is so much cleaner, the strings are simply FANTASTIC, and the organ is so much punchier. However, I think the final chord is less powerful than the original, since it sounds like it's just the organ now. The original had other instruments contributing to this huge wall of sound, plus rolling drums adding a bit of flavour, and those are missing. The rest of the song is definitely better though.
  5. I hope the album is out this year since every album since Absolution has come out every 3 years (2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018)... would be neat. If not, that's okay too, covid has understandably delayed lots of things. I'm just excited there's a new album! One day late, but Happy Birthday Matt! 🥳
  6. Sounds like you should read "1984" by George Orwell if you haven't already. It was a primary inspiration for that album, so a lot of connections can be drawn to all the songs (with the exception of the Exogenesis symphony at the end, which is its own thing) It's really neat to hear how personally Muse can speak to someone. They're my favourite band for lots of reasons ☺️
  7. Me too, it's really nice getting a little snapshot into their thoughts. I hope they do the whole album.
  8. Is that the one from Dom saying the producer is taking a nap? I think he was joking about his dog There isn't a confirmed producer yet, but my guesses are it's another self-produced album, or it's Costey (I hope!). They worked with him on the remix so it could make sense to keep the collaboration going even further. 100%! I totally agree.
  9. With the OoS remix releasing soon and them working on a new album, I feel spoiled ☺️ this will be a fun year for Muse content! After the remix is out, I bet the focus will go to the new album. Looking forward to searching for easter eggs in their studio photos...
  10. The 20th anniversary of OoS... being back in Teignmouth... I wonder if any of that will rub off on LP9? Whatever it is, I'll take it!
  11. Map of Your Head. I've been trying to get my partner into Muse more over the years and assumed he wouldn't like this one, but it's actually now his favourite Muse song? So I've been looking at it in a different way. It's a really light, comfy song; very raw yet gentle, and one of the more different songs compared to the rest of their discocraphy. The lyrics are of course not light and comfy, but thematically it fits in really well with Origin of Symmetry.
  12. Yeah it really does sound great. I always felt like the pipe organ needed so much more space than the original album gave it, and the remix has made it so much more grandiose. The strings too were greatly improved.
  13. Is it weird to find the cat meows in The Small Print charming? I dunno, something about the fact they were even left in the song makes me smile. Same with the rushing river water in Guiding Light.
  14. I loved the CE remix. It doesn't replace the original, but listening to it felt like I was discovering it all over again. Definitely sounds a lot cleaner, and the guitar reminds me of the live version. What I miss the most are the sirens at the end. I do love the strings that come out in the remix, but the ending doesn't feel as powerful. The Megalomania remix sounds fantastic. Looking forward to the rest of the album!
  15. Weird there weren't any Pacific Northwest shows. I'm in Vancouver and would have bussed down to Seattle if that had been an option. But nope, just gotta hope they can do a 2nd leg!
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