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I've never been a fan of the Madness style vocals where it sounds like he's way too close up in my ear and trying way too hard to be smooth. It makes me cringe and want to prevent anyone else from ever hearing the song :LOL:

 

It seems like a lot of people hate the chorus but I'm actually enjoying the stompiness and the gospel. At least it was a reprieve from the verse vocals ughhh haha. If you take away the chorus the song would literally Madness. But anyway I like it. It's catchy!

 

The last minute is obviously the best but like others have said it just doesn't feel big enough. It feels like it could be building to something but then the song ends abruptly. Though my first reaction (after surprise) was "glad they kept it short and sweet instead of dragging it out like Psycho".

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Kind of annoying, even, the way Matt moans in your ears like he's trying to communicate feelings.

 

lmao yes, it's gross

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I've never been a fan of the Madness style vocals where it sounds like he's way too close up in my ear and trying way too hard to be smooth. It makes me cringe and want to prevent anyone else from ever hearing the song :LOL:

 

Yeah, not a fan of that either. Matt's nowhere near smooth enough to pull that off, stick to being an awkward lil nerd, ya nerd.

 

Other than that though, my only complaints are the synth bass ripping off Madness too much and that the pace picks up a bit jarringly at the guitar solo. It's not amazing but it's alright imo.

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I've never been a fan of the Madness style vocals where it sounds like he's way too close up in my ear and trying way too hard to be smooth. It makes me cringe and want to prevent anyone else from ever hearing the song :LOL:

 

It seems like a lot of people hate the chorus but I'm actually enjoying the stompiness and the gospel. At least it was a reprieve from the verse vocals ughhh haha. If you take away the chorus the song would literally Madness. But anyway I like it. It's catchy!

 

The last minute is obviously the best but like others have said it just doesn't feel big enough. It feels like it could be building to something but then the song ends abruptly. Though my first reaction (after surprise) was "glad they kept it short and sweet instead of dragging it out like Psycho".

 

Well i dunno, Psycho live totally makes up for it's length, I utterly hate it when muse keep trying to add orchestras to the music, makes it sound so cheesy. I can't see this song being anything other than utterly dull live.

 

The biggest problem is whilst they keep making this horrible music to try and generate new "fans" they are losing more than they are gaining and the crowds at the gigs now are so boring it's beyond belief.

 

I don't really understand why they keep doing it, because even Muse themselves look bored playing live at the moment. They haven't had a decent gig since Download Festival.

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They haven't had a decent gig since Download Festival.

 

Now, that's a bit overdramatic. I may understand Dig Down has upset you, but to project that feeling upon everything they're done the last two years... it's a bit too much, don't you think?

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Man, not even a wiggle from me. As soon as it started, I knew what to expect.

The porno moan sealed the deal for me.

 

I truly love muse and will see them on every tour. But I fear the day when the scales are tipped to far, and the majority of the set becomes Madness, Starlight, Dead Inside, Dig Down, Starlight etc. and the mosh pit becomes frowned upon.

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Now, that's a bit overdramatic. I may understand Dig Down has upset you, but to project that feeling upon everything they're done the last two years... it's a bit too much, don't you think?

 

Not at all, i went to 6 Gigs before download proceeding from 2003 to Download and then London, Prague and Belfast gigs after Download. I'm also heading to Reading festival this year, but i am pretty sure this is going to be the one that tips the scales to never again for me.

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It's... ok. It sounds way too much like Madness and that has me worried the album is headed down the same schizophrenic path as The 2nd Law.

 

The intro sounds really cool at first until you realize the chord progression is the same predictable shit. Why'd they have to do this song in a major scale? It'd been much more interesting in a minor scale and reminiscent a little more of older material. It'd give a little more variety in these tracks that they're obviously writing as live bangers, and the song might be enjoyable in that kind of context, but the material is starting to become indistinguishable.

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So, what was that in-studio Instagram clip all about in the end?

 

Probably a different song.

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Listened to it.

 

:LOL:

 

This might be their worst song yet!

 

agreed. apart from a few seconds of the solo, it is unlistenable

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They should just quit or take a few years off before they embarass themselves even further.

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but to project that feeling upon everything they're done the last two years... it's a bit too much, don't you think?

 

You're right, the last two years isn't enough!

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Not at all, i went to 6 Gigs before download proceeding from 2003 to Download and then London, Prague and Belfast gigs after Download. I'm also heading to Reading festival this year, but i am pretty sure this is going to be the one that tips the scales to never again for me.

 

Well, in the same tour with Download they resumed Citizen, AP, Uno, Micro Cuts and the likes.

And if you exclude the American leg, the Drones Tour wasn't terrible at all. They rotated a fair share of songs and they managed to exhibit a good amount of energy throughout, bar some gigs.

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Well, in the same tour with Download they resumed Citizen, AP, Uno, Micro Cuts and the likes.

And if you exclude the American leg, the Drones Tour wasn't terrible at all. They rotated a fair share of songs and they managed to exhibit a good amount of energy throughout, bar some gigs.

 

It's not about "rotation of songs", the energy was terrible, they looked lazy and bored. Basically they just looked like Drones playing through a setlist.

 

But saying that if you really are happy with how Muse are these days, then I'm happy for you.

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Honestly I'm fine with Muse writing songs I don't like, Drones was not the return to the hard rock "Absolution"-era sound they pimped it out to be, The 2nd Law is the prime example of a scattershot record, but for as bad as some tracks have been it's never felt like they were actually running out of ideas. At least when the band fucks up it's a really impressive kind of fuck up where the earnest belief that some of these tracks were good ideas gives them something of a value to gawk at. The spectacle of it is at least entertaining. But this song doesn't even get that out of me. It promises a bang but it ends in a whimper.

 

I dunno, this kinda reaffirms what I've felt ever since Muse released Psycho. There's glimpses of great ideas in some tracks they make but if you decide a track like that should be the representation of an album; a generic riff taken from the storage which passed for a live jam but is hardly a full track basis for a band that's been in the business for two decades, it feels like they're resting way too much on their laurels. This, similarly, just lacks teeth.

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Oh come on guys, it's not dreadful. It's already way better than Aftermath, Resistance and Follow Me imho, though that is admittedly not great praise. A bit predictable in places (the Queen harmonies...) and not sure there's as much of a payoff as there could be. It could have been longer, with a more interesting solo and a big return to the main melody at the end, with a tonne more stuff thrown in. The DIG DOWN bit is also not great but it will probably be pretty funny live.

 

EDIT: Have to confess I am struggling to rank it higher than any Muse singles other than those 3 at the moment

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I wouldn't call these 'Queen harmonies' tbh, they remind me more of typical gospel stuff.

 

Drones was not the return to the hard rock "Absolution"-era sound they pimped it out to be

 

Seen this complaint a fair amount as far back as Dead Inside's release but I've never really got it. IIRC, they delivered pretty much exactly what they said they would for once - a relatively stripped back, rock-based album.

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