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Doesn't sound as phoned-in as Dig Down, but it's no where near as solid as Thought Contagion.

 

I think the production really ruined this one and makes it sound more dated than it is (especially some of those synth sounds). Would've loved something more stripped down.

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Oh... oh, Christ...

 

Guys... I can't fucking believe I'm about to say this. I've always supported them regardless if I like their stylistic choices or not, mainly because I'm always curious to hear in which direction they'll go at every release, and it's always fascinating to see a band's progression.

But... this song... God, this song... I think it's UGLY. I like their pop songs, absolutely, but this the first time I'm not attuned with their choices about sound and production. If Madness, DI, or, heck, even Revolt retain a certain kind of unique feel to them that always made me feel I was listening to Muse, and not another common act from the radio, this, from my personal of view, doesn't. The pristine, pumping production feels taken from those "soft electro-country" songs that have been so popular on the radio (even a promising songwriter like James Blunt converted to that style), and makes it feel alien to me, in comparison to the majority of Muse production.

And the thing I'm most disappointed in is that this song, from a songwriting perspective, as Matt showed us with the acoustic alone, could have been one of greatest in their entire carrier just for the melody and lyrics. I wrongly expected a song with an atmosphere and sound similar to a sort of "Peter Gabriel doing FAWY" with a bit of Screenager thrown in because of the ethnic percussions. Instead, to me this feels their first song ever in which they're trying to chase the "cool kids" of pop (who can be very valuable nonetheless, make no mistake) by putting not very much of their tweak in there.

So, yeah... First Muse song in my life I don't really like (and the last, I hope).

 

That said, if many of you like it, or even love it, it's perfectly fine. Like I said, it's based on a stellar songwriting (and that comforts me about how LP8 may sound), but the big picture (no pun intended, lol) doesn't really click with me.

 

MSR out, for now!

 

This, so much. Surprised at the overall positive reactions floating around. I was excited when I heard the IG clip, but this is just a Top40 track with a little muse sprinkled on top. RIP this album cycle.

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could have been one of greatest in their entire carrier just for the melody and lyrics.

 

o.o

 

with a bit of Screenager thrown in because of the ethnic percussions.

 

O.O

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Meanwhile...

 

The new album is confirmed to contain 11 tracks plus 8 acoustic ones!

Whoa!

I may not like SH, but this sounds fucking great nonetheless!

 

This, so much. Surprised at the overall positive reactions floating around. I was excited when I heard the IG clip, but this is just a Top40 track with a little muse sprinkled on top. RIP this album cycle.

 

I don't have such drastic feelings, to be honest. I just don't really like the song as a standalone, that's it.

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You know, Drones had its faults but at least it had a few tracks that are challenging listens. Reapers, the Handler, The Globalist, they fight back a bit. TC did that a bit. Dig Down and Something Human are soooo inconsequential. Its barely engaging, and I think it's down to the structure of that songs. It's so ABABABB.

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Meanwhile...

 

The new album is confirmed to contain 11 tracks plus 8 acoustic ones!

Whoa!

I may not like SH, but this sounds fucking great nonetheless!

Source?

 

But still. Very different for Muse. Could be interesting.

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I think the video symbolises that Matt is just too far gone so Dom and especially Chris are trying to end it all

 

:LOL:

 

I quite like the song after one listen. It’s pretty catchy.

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Meanwhile...

 

The new album is confirmed to contain 11 tracks plus 8 acoustic ones!

Whoa!

I may not like SH, but this sounds fucking great nonetheless!

 

Where was this confirmed? The only things that seem almost certain so far from what I've seen are Simulation Theory being the name of the album and another single called Darkside coming out

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Where was this confirmed? The only things that seem almost certain so far from what I've seen are Simulation Theory being the name of the album and another single called Darkside coming out

 

Interview made with ALT98 FM.

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8 acoustic songs? Nooooooooo this is the end

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I don't have such drastic feelings, to be honest. I just don't really like the song as a standalone, that's it.

 

Maybe it's a bit extreme. But just the choices for all the songs so far have been a step in the wrong direction,for me. TC is passable, imo, but I'm just not expecting good things coming from this release.

 

Just the thought of buying a ticket and then stand there and hear this tune live :LOL:

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8 acoustic songs? Nooooooooo this is the end

 

You say that, but their acoustic stuff has been excellent in the past - Nature_1, Map of Your Head, Bedroom Acoustics, Shine Acoustic...

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It's... really boring, generic and soulless. The acoustic version sounds amazing compared to this. It had some charm to it. This? Overproduced garbage.

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Is it 8 different acoustic songs or just 8 covers from the album?

 

That would be a bit lazy, IMO... better to do acoustic live covers, like SFA on BBC radio.

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Apparently is acoustic Dig Down and 7 other new tracks.

 

Not new tracks, alternate versions of album tracks.

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Its not a bad song but I'm still gonna have to moan.

 

I wanted them to do something out of the blue with these new releases because Drones was a let down. They said it would be heavy and it wasn't. But from what I've heard of this apparent "upcoming album" so far has been such a let down as well. I heard out of three songs, one would be heavy. Which one is meant to be heavy? Or did they change their mind?

 

I still look forward to the new album (as always) but I certainly won't be going to a rip off UK tour. It's going to be full of douche bags. 2nd Law tour was bad enough.

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They are actually doing a double album lol

11 songs + 8 acoustic songs

 

If this is true I feel much better. You can't go wrong with acoustic. It is what it is.

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Its not a bad song but I'm still gonna have to moan.

 

I wanted them to do something out of the blue with these new releases because Drones was a let down. They said it would be heavy and it wasn't. But from what I've heard of this apparent "upcoming album" so far has been such a let down as well. I heard out of three songs, one would be heavy. Which one is meant to be heavy? Or did they change their mind?

 

I still look forward to the new album (as always) but I certainly won't be going to a rip off UK tour. It's going to be full of douche bags. 2nd Law tour was bad enough.

 

Thought Contagion is heavy in comparison to 2nd decade Muse standards.

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