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This is how I've felt for a while. But we're mostly in a post-album world at this point, so I'll gladly take a few good songs every few years to add to my playlists.

 

Agreed, and to think people were saying Resistance was a hard left turn when it came out, Resistance has some great song writing especially considering the past three albums have been pretty much trash with exception to a few songs here and there, still waiting for a proper follow up to BHaR. That being said,

 

Break It to Me and Blockades are a jam and a half tho

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My expectations after DD and TC versus my actual first reaction, quite a large contrast. Idk where'd I'd rank it yet, gotta let these songs grow on me more. But dang, these songs took my breath away from first listen:

 

Algorithms

Propoganda

Break It To Me

Something Human

Blockades

The Void

 

Pressure took a bit but is every bit as good as those as well. So that's a lot of just plain great songs. TDS is quite good as well, with only TC, DD, and GUAF being a true drop in quality, and frankly the only one of those I'm not so fond of is DD. Not to say the other two couldn't fall a bit out of favor with time, but I enjoy them for what they are.

 

I believe I'll get the super deluxe box for Christmas, so I will make it extra special and wait to listen to the alternate versions until then. Considering there's an albums worth of them, it'll be a little bit like actually getting a brand new Muse album for Christmas...just one where I already know all the lyrics and melodies :chuckle:

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Though I'd wait until it appeared on Spotify. Having to play at low volume as my ears still don't feel good, but on a first, half-tired listen, Algorithm and Break It To Me sound very good. Propaganda is very... puzzling.

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This just in... DIY gave the album 3 out of 5 stars and critic Will Richards actually wrote this in his review:

 

"The highlight is 'Get Up And Fight', beginning with hints of tropical house (stay with us) and skipping along with confidence before throwing out the best chorus the band has written in a decade."

 

Now, I don't think the song is nearly as bad as some have made it out to be, but really? The highlight? Yikes!

 

http://diymag.com/2018/11/08/muse-simulation-theory-album-review

 

Great example of why I don't take music criticism seriously at all. I don't even dislike the song but it goes to show how subjective it all is since most fans would say it's the worst on the album.

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The section of The Void from "it takes a leap of faith..." onwards is so gorgeous, bloody hell.

 

YES

 

Seen a few people having gripes with that bit but it’s a huge part of the song imo. Found myself randomly spurting out with “it taaaaaaaakes...” all day today.

 

Still holding out on the acoustic version, glad it sounds like it’s holding up to the other alts :happy: Muse really can do no wrong with these things lmao

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Dig Down definitely needs to be dropped imo. I know it probably won't happen though.

 

Unless they're willing to bring a gospel choir on tour with them. It would be a lovely sing and clap-along as main set closer.

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I'd be fine with acoustic Dig Down on the tour.

 

Edit: According to someone from the Radio X show tonight, Matt said they plan to do just that.

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I'd be fine with acoustic Dig Down on the tour.

 

Edit: According to someone from the Radio X show tonight, Matt said they plan to do just that.

 

They plan to bring a choir with them, or just to play an acoustic version?

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They plan to bring a choir with them, or just to play an acoustic version?

 

The comment said gospel version, but wasn't any more specific.

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This album is legitimately fucking incredible.

 

Is it cringey to thank them? Because thank you Muse

 

Nah, I've felt the same way. This album came at just the right time for me, it's definitely brought back some positive emotions I haven't felt in a while. :happy:

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I'm actually looking forward to watching the Algorithm video in a couple hours. Interested to see what they do since it opens with a 1m30 instrumental.

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Not sure if it's been mentioned, I missed about 15 pages worth of leak comments, but we're getting three music videos today instead of the two Matt had said. Algorithm in about an hour 45 minutes, break it to me about two hours later, then blockades another two hours after. Source: YouTube simulation theory playlist

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I think The Void, just like Algorithm work perfectly as they are on the album. I'm glad Matt had the good sense to not retread old ground given the opportunity with either track.

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It's on Spotify now so I listened to Algorithm, propaganda, and break it to me. Break it to me is my favorite so far. Propaganda brought a smile to my face simply because it was nothing like what I expected and just kinda blew me away. Algorithm I'm gonna have to listen to a couple more times, preferably on something other than my phone's crappy speakers.

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I feel like Propaganda - Break It To Me combo is something only Muse (from mainstream bands) could pull off successfully

 

 

Break it to me remix is amazing. Could be even crazier

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They work so well back to back those two. The level of detail in both of them is fantastic. The second verse of BITM really reminds me of what they did with the second verse of The Handler.

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