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MUSE RETURN TO ROCK: SONG BY SONG, WHAT'S INSIDE "DRONES"

 

And slightly poor google translation:

"Drones" is a rock album, with quotations more or less explicit (Queen, U2, AC / DC - from which comes the turn producer Matt Lange) and it is a concept, with songs related to each other, from the start to the long final suite.

 

Reapers:

 

An aggressive attack of drums, a guitar riff that seems to come from the AC / DC in acid or the "Flight of the Bumblebee" version in hard rock. Guitars leading players, high in the mix of instruments, including riffs and solos, with the distorted voice that screams "Killed by drones."

 

The Handler

 

Other riffone hard rock placed at the beginning, for the first song in the album sees the protagonist revolt against: "I will not let you control my feeling again (...), I'm escaping from your grip, you will never own me again. "Even here Bellamy has fun with the guitar, with an interlude of classical music redone in a rock, vaguely reminiscent of the new" Flight of the Bumblebee ".

 

 

JFK / Defector

 

A monologue of Kennedy's famous speech at the Waldorf-Astoria 27 April 1961, based on a string and electric guitars, opens and closes the song. Words give way to another riff granite: "Defector" is a song with echoes of the great inspirations of the Muse, Queen, voice layered with openings to emphasize the newfound freedom of the protagonist: "Free, yeah I'm free from society . You can not control me. I'm a defector."

 

Revolt

Another song, straight, perhaps one of the straightest of the album, with a nice opening melody and a couple of changes of time, while the protagonist sings the doubts of rebellion ("How did we get in so much trouble? / Getting out just Seems impossible "). One of the next single?

 

Aftermath

 

It slows down for the first time, with a Gioro strings and a guitar that reminds us of the first Dire Straits (yes, really), then opens in a ride that seems to "One", that similarity is strengthened when Bellamy enters with the gentle voice, and when he gets the battery. The only thing that looks like a love song: "From this moment, you'll never be alone."

 

The Globalist/Drones

 

is continued in decline: openness to Ennio Morricone, with the melody whistled, almost western style, highlighted by the slide and acoustic. The voice comes after the long instrumental intro, to sing the end of 'illusion of freedom, the hero takes up with the power of the drones, use them to destroy. For half the song recalls Radiohead, prior to the beginning of sound that marks the countdown to destruction, when they return electric guitars. After the destruction , turns into a ballad piano and voice. In short, the classic suite of end disk Muse, 13 minutes that flow into song almost church - there is a happy ending: "Killed by drones (now you can kill from your safety of your home with drones. "The last word is, not surprisingly," Amen. "

 

If anyone has a better translation feel free, it's not my forte.

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Forte, Italian review... nice pun. ;)

 

The most noteworthy thing here is yet another specification about The Globalist's track length. Here for the second time it's been clocked at over 10 minutes, as Chris said it was 12 minutes before, and this says it's 13 minutes long before going into Drones. Part of me seriously hopes it's exactly 13 minutes or a few seconds over so it can take Exogenesis's throne as the longest "piece" since Exo is technically 3 movements and not just one song.

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Forte, Italian review... nice pun. ;)

 

The most noteworthy thing here is yet another specification about The Globalist's track length. Here for the second time it's been clocked at over 10 minutes, as Chris said it was 12 minutes before, and this says it's 13 minutes long before going into Drones. Part of me seriously hopes it's exactly 13 minutes or a few seconds over so it can take Exogenesis's throne as the longest "piece" since Exo is technically 3 movements and not just one song.

 

 

Haha, I honestly didn't think of that when I wrote it :LOL:

 

To me I took it as saying Globalist and Drones combined was 13 minutes.

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Haha, I honestly didn't think of that when I wrote it :LOL:

 

To me I took it as saying Globalist and Drones combined was 13 minutes.

 

Reading the Italian as its written is a rather clear designation of The Globalist as the 13 minute epic that then flows into Drones which is marked by the "song church", via the English rough translation because of all the hymns and whatnot it shows that part is different. I approached that line with a bit of apprehension to not let the hype get to me but earlier on in the original Italian it says words like "avertura" (I think was the spelling) and other words that mean different things yet when translated to English come out rough and inaccurate.

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Reading the Italian as its written is a rather clear designation of The Globalist as the 13 minute epic that then flows into Drones which is marked by the "song church", via the English rough translation because of all the hymns and whatnot it shows that part is different. I approached that line with a bit of apprehension to not let the hype get to me but earlier on in the original Italian it says words like "avertura" (I think was the spelling) and other words that mean different things yet when translated to English come out rough and inaccurate.

 

Ah right, well if it is 13 minutes long that's going to be one hell of a track.

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Ah right, well if it is 13 minutes long that's going to be one hell of a track.

 

:D I definitely agree. The most hyped part of course is that entire midsection... how long do you reckon it'll be? I predict 6 minutes. 3 minute intro with strings and slide guitar, 6 minute midsection, and a 4 minute piano/orchestral outro.

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:D I definitely agree. The most hyped part of course is that entire midsection... how long do you reckon it'll be? I predict 6 minutes. 3 minute intro with strings and slide guitar, 6 minute midsection, and a 4 minute piano/orchestral outro.

 

I'm kinda intrigued by the Radiohead comparison in the article, don't think we've had that for a while?

 

I'd say

 

2:50 - Intro

5:40 - Midsection

5:10 - Piano/orchestral outro

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I'm kinda intrigued by the Radiohead comparison in the article, don't think we've had that for a while?

 

I'd say

 

2:50 - Intro

5:40 - Midsection

5:10 - Piano/orchestral outro

 

Same, it's really unclear what about the song reminded the review of Radiohead because I don't remember there being a specific reference.

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