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  1. 1. Do you like Mercy?

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As for the alternating heaviness/softness, it wasn't quite that.

 

He just said the album is a mixed bag of pop and rock. Which is the total fucking opposite of everything he had said from the past year up until Dead Inside launched and we called his bluff.

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To be honest, I think we'd all be a lot happier if people stopped comparing new songs to old songs.

Then maybe Muse should stop writing songs that sounds like them.

 

Matt has talked a lot about how he never wants to repeat himself, but this is an obvious step back.

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Then maybe Muse should stop writing songs that sounds like them.

 

Matt has talked a lot about how he never wants to repeat himself, but this is an obvious step back.

 

No, I mean the fact that every time someone hears a new song for the first time they go 'oh it sounds like such and such' and then we all go 'no.' :LOL:

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To be honest, I think we'd all be a lot happier if people stopped comparing new songs to old songs.

 

It would be fine if the comparisons were actually accurate and not stupid shit like "REAPERS SOUNDS LIKE DEAD STAR 2.0".

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Then maybe Muse should stop writing songs that sounds like them.

 

Matt has talked a lot about how he never wants to repeat himself, but this is an obvious step back.

 

Every new song has sounded like an old song except Reapers. So agree. And Psycho quite literally is old Muse riff + Uprising so it fails doubly.

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No, I mean the fact that every time someone hears a new song for the first time they go 'oh it sounds like such and such' and then we all go 'no.' :LOL:
Well yeah. I've been whining about that since like 2010. Especially when it comes to predictions.

 

"I bet new song #1 will sound like song x+song y". Just stop.

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Sounds like Coldplay. :noey:

 

This is exactly what I was thinking upon hearing it a third time. But I'm a lot less disgusted by that than I figure most people here are. :)

 

Idk, I kind of like it. I won't still be listening to it by the time album 8 rolls around, but it'll be a decent radio single. I'll be skipping Dead Inside way more than this. Just my personal preferences.

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I think Muse are held back by their idea that all their songs have to sound stereotypically "Muse" (that's not an observation, it's basically what they've said), and I think it stops them from ever developing.

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From the crappy live quality that is available. It is sounding pretty good. Does seem they're taking a more straightforward approach to this album as he has said previously.

 

I'll reserve overall judgement for June. However i do think if they're planning a 'proper' single release before album is released this song would work.

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I think Muse are held back by their idea that all their songs have to sound stereotypically "Muse" (that's not an observation, it's basically what they've said), and I think it stops them from ever developing.

 

 

Except on the various songs on the last 3 albums that are very much Muse doing tributes to other bands with Muse twist. I'd rather have a full Muse pop album than crap like Big Freeze being an obvious U2 tribute.

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Except on the various songs on the last 3 albums that are very much Muse doing tributes to other bands with Muse twist. I'd rather have a full Muse pop album than crap like Big Freeze being an obvious U2 tribute.
But that's the thing. They start working on a song, then go "okay, how do we make this sound like...Muse?"

 

If we're gonna do an analogy, it's like they have all these different shapes of different sizes, and then they cut off all the edges to make it fit into the Muse box. Now in some cases this means they take an obvious ripoff and somehow make it their own, but in other cases they take a great idea and make it into something less.

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But that's the thing. They start working on a song, then go "okay, how do we make this sound like...Muse?"

 

If we're gonna do an analogy, it's like they have all these different shapes of different sizes, and then they cut off all the edges to make it fit into the Muse box. Now in some cases this means they take an obvious ripoff and somehow make it their own, but in other cases they take a great idea and make it into something less.

 

 

I'd rather the songs sound signature Muse than like someone else that Muse is covering.

 

I think this board knows enough about the good sides of Muse to decide what their defining characteristics are that make a quality Muse song. And alot of the new stuff doesn't have it. It's too straight forward.

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I'd rather the songs sound signature Muse than like someone else that Muse is covering.

 

I think this board knows enough about the good sides of Muse to decide what their defining characteristics are that make a quality Muse song. And alot of the new stuff doesn't have it. It's too straight forward.

Did you miss my point at the end?

 

The problem is that defining characteristics only go so far. Eventually you run out of ways to live off of that sound, and then you can either change the sound, or make bland songs that sound like covers of their own songs. And I think Muse have run their course with the classic Muse sound, which is why it seems like Matt is running out of ideas by taking every single riff or intro they've played live and turning them into songs.

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I think Muse are held back by their idea that all their songs have to sound stereotypically "Muse" (that's not an observation, it's basically what they've said), and I think it stops them from ever developing.

 

Very true.

 

Song is average to me. Not better than Starlight. Might change my mind after studio version is released.

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