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If you could re-order/re-track a Muse album, how would you do it?


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After thinking it over, I have changed my preferred Absolution tracklist and have gone for:

 

1. Intro-Apocalypse Please

2. Time is Running Out

3. Sing for Absolution

4. Dead Star

5. Stockholm Syndrome

6. Falling Away With You

7. Hysteria

8. Eternally Missed

9. Blackout

10. Butterflies and Hurricanes

11. Fury

12. Endlessly

13. The Small Print

14. Ruled by Secrecy

 

I like ToDA, but I think it's better off as a B-Side or on an extended BHaR.

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Glorious could fit between MotP and SP.

 

Fury could fit between B+H and TSP.

 

I like Assassin GOB, but I don't agree it's better for BH&R than the shorter version. For better or worse, I think the short Assassin does its job perfectly where it is on the album.

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I wouldn't change a lot to be honest. I would drop The Small Print, Endlessly and Thoughts of a Dying athiest from Absolution and replace them with The Groove and Fury. I'd then swap Soldier's Poem for Endlessly on Black Holes & Revelations.

 

As for Origin, I think it's perfect. Wouldn't touch it at all.

 

Go and listen to The Small Print again. I can't believe you just said that

 

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  • 3 years later...

Since Muse are IMO horrible at ordering songs on the albums, re-order one of the Muse albums. I'll pick Absolution. You can add B-sides if you want to, but don't abuse it, keep some album songs on. (ie filling Showbiz with Bsides).

 

1. Stockholm Syndrome

2. TIRO

3. Fury (Some kind of transition between TIRO and Fury)

4. The Groove (another transition)

5. Intro/Apocalypse Please

6. Butterflies and Hurricanes

7. The Small Print

8. SFA

9. Blackout

10. Endlessly

11. Eternally Missed (more intense recording)

12. Falling Away With You

13. Interlude

14. Hysteria (the hit that is played live at the beginning)

15. Ruled By Secrecy (sort of like an encore, comes in a few seconds [10-15] after the end of Hysteria)

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The Groove > Intro = :stunned:

 

Mind you, mine's probably got quite a few flaws too...but here goes:

 

Origin of Symmetry:

 

New Born

Bliss

In Your World

Hyper Music

Plug in Baby

Dead Star

Citizen Erased

Micro Cuts

Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Space Dementia

Dark Shines

Megalomania

 

OoS isn't far from perfection as it is but I had to choose my favourite album so :p (prepares for the "what a shit idea" brigade)

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Abso is my favourite album, but I'd still change something:

 

1. Intro + AP (should be together)

2. Time is Running Out

3. Stockholm Syndrome

4. Sing For Absolution

5. Falling Away With You

6. Blackout

7. Interlude (maybe a little shorter) + Hysteria (unique track again)

8. Fury

9. Butterflies and Hurricanes

10. The Small Print

11. Eternally Missed (without the first 7 seconds)

12. Endlessly

13. Ruled By Secrecy

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1. Intro + Apocalypse Please

2. Butterflies & Hurricanes

3. The Small Print

4. Stockholm Syndrome

5. Sing For Absolution

6. Endlessly

7. Blackout

8. Fury

9. Time is Running Out

10. Interlude + Hysteria

11. Ruled By Secrecy

 

I'd drop Falling Away With You and Thoughts of a Dying Atheist to b-sides/bonus tracks and just have Fury instead.

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Yeah I know... some songs just don't flow at all. I just had to put some of the other songs somewhere... I was trying to think outside the box.

 

EDIT: Any suggestions to improve?

Start from the beginning.

 

But to mention one thing, What's wrong with Intro+Apocalypse Please opening?

 

Intro

Apocalypse Please

Time Is Running Out

Stockholm Syndrome

The Small Print

Butterflies & Hurricanes

Blackout

Falling Away With You

Interlude

Hysteria

Fury

Sing For Absolution

Ruled By Secrecy

 

Something like that maybe. Haven't listened to it, so not sure how well it works.

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New Born

Bliss

Space Dementia

Hyper Music

Plug in Baby

Micro Cuts

Citizen Erased (Synth leading into MC is gone)

Screenager (Piano)

Nature_1

Dark Shines

Megalomania

 

Made very few changes as for the most part I love the listing for the first half of OoS

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Citizen Erased (Synth leading into MC is gone)

Screenager (Piano)

 

I like this but not so much the whole Dark Shines > Nature_1 > Megalomania bit

 

I think it might be interesting to see the album mixed around to make Citizen Erased the last song...or am I being stupid?

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I like this but not so much the whole Dark Shines > Nature_1 > Megalomania bit

 

I think it might be interesting to see the album mixed around to make Citizen Erased the last song...or am I being stupid?

I think the problem is that Megalomania only really works as a closer, and leaving it out of the album would be a huge mistake.

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I think the problem is that Megalomania only really works as a closer, and leaving it out of the album would be a huge mistake.

 

Ya I was working with this and I really like the idea of moving Nature_1 to the album and to not make it too guitar based moving screenager to piano but I wasn't sure if I wanted Screenager -- Nature_1 or Screenager --- Dark Shines. But I do agree Megalomania only works as a closer where SD works as an intro to Heavier things and CE kicks in a softer piano section.

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