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Best and Worst Muse Track Transitions/Sequences

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Name the album track transitions that you thought did/didn't work. The tracks don't have to go directly into each other. It can be just two tracks or a whole series of tracks that work together (don't be that guy who says the entirety of OoS)

 

Bonus question: Do you think Muse is good at ordering track listings or not?

 

Example:

 

Good:

FAWY -> Interlude -> Hysteria

Screenager -> Darkshines

City of Delusion -> Hoodoo -> Knights of Cydonia

 

Bad:

TaB -> Starlight

SFA -> SS -> FAWY

 

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Not always, unfortunately.

Survival -> Follow Me -> Animals has a bit of a forced flow, for example.

In BHAR, the sudden start of Starlight after the electric fuzz closing that beast named Take A Bow is indeed bizarre, sort of.

In The Resistance, the title-track and Uprising should've been swapped, in my opinion.

 

These are just some examples that come to my mind.

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Aftermath > The Globalist is pretty boss, as is Overture > Cross Pollination

 

TaB > Starlight sounds fine for the record, too.

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Not always, unfortunately.

Survival -> Follow Me -> Animals has a bit of a forced flow, for example.

In BHAR, the sudden start of Starlight after the electric fuzz closing that beast named Take A Bow is indeed bizarre, sort of.

In The Resistance, the title-track and Uprising should've been swapped, in my opinion.

 

These are just some examples that come to my mind.

 

uprising is a miles better opener, unless you opened the album with another song

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SFA > Stockholm > FAWY

 

Hysteria > Blackout

 

TSP > Endlessy

 

TOADA > RBS

 

Absolution's full of 'em tbh, it's a pretty poorly flowing album. Surprised no one's mentioned MOTP > Soldier's Poem yet as well, that's probably the worst offender imo.

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uprising is a miles better opener, unless you opened the album with another song

 

I like to play them swapped because I feel Resistance, thanks to its gradual atmospheric introduction, helps in setting the intensity mood much more properly than the more straightforward Uprising.

To each their own, I suppose.

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Aftermath > The Globalist is pretty boss, as is Overture > Cross Pollination

 

TaB > Starlight sounds fine for the record, too.

 

I agree on your Aftermath > The Globalist and Overture > CP

 

I think the transition from TaB > Starlight is just about the weirdest album transition I've ever heard. It's just very sudden idk. I just don't like it

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Citizen Erased>Micro Cuts was boss, Screenager>Dark Shines wasnt half bad either. I'm a big fan of how Exo flows and Reapers>The Handler>Defector is probably the best trio they've ever done.

 

 

The aforementioned MOTP>Soldier's Poem is pretty atrocious, it's part of the reason why I always end up skipping Soldier's Poem anytime it pops up. Not a big fan of Small Print>Endlessly>TOADA either.

 

 

But I don't think Muse is all that bad at album flow, people give them a lot of shit but they're not the worst offenders on the planet. I kind of like the stark contrasts sometimes because it keeps an album fresh, sometimes it gets exhausting listening to the similar flowing tracks for a long period of time. Helps they're brilliant musicians as well.

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Best: All of OoS until Feeling Good basically

 

:yesey:

 

Inferior song, the album really didn't need it at all. I think the album would have been better without it (didn't even need a replacement tbh, although an obvious one would be Futurism). Really don't know why they didn't make Feeling Good a b side, I've always HATED that track

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The aforementioned MOTP>Soldier's Poem is pretty atrocious, it's part of the reason why I always end up skipping Soldier's Poem anytime it pops up.

 

Really? I've always thought the gap in sound between the two songs marks a sort of excellent transition leading to a new "chapter" of the album.

The stark difference between that electro-rock pounding storm, and the following delicate acoustic and choral approach hits me every time.

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Some of the best to me

 

- Space Dementia > Hyper Music > Plug In Baby > Citizen Erased

- Eurasia + Collateral Damage > Guiding Light > Unnatural Selection > MK Ultra

- City Of Delusion > Hoodoo > Knights Of Cydonia

 

Some of the worst to me

 

- Take A Bow > Starlight (Should have been SMBH or MOTP after TAB)

- Showbiz > Unintended

- MK Ultra > I Belong To You

- Most of Absolution

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I actually like all of the transition songs that Muse has arranged in their albums, but a few that comes to mind:

 

FAWY > Interlude > Hysteria

Citizen Erased > Micro Cuts

Take a Bow > Starlight (Yes I love this transition)

Prelude > Survival

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The best transitions are between all 3 parts of Exogenisis of course :p

 

My favourite one is possibly the transition between New Born and Bliss.

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Pretty much this, also love CE > MC

 

Forgot about that one, it's ace! In fact, all of OoS (except FG) has a really nice flow, aswell as most of Abso:happy:

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Oh yea. And I don't hate JFK > Defector either. :love:

 

Makes a lot more sense than JFK -> Uprising that they do live, but then most of their live transitions don't make much sense either! :chuckle:

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