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Worst Muse album

Worst Muse album?  

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  1. 1. Worst Muse album?

    • Showbiz
    • Origin of Symmetry
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    • Absolution
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    • Black Holes & Revelations
    • The Resistance
    • The 2nd Law
    • Drones
    • Simulation Theory


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Based on staying power, it's unquestionably Simulation Theory. Even the last three albums stayed in steady rotation for months. I was sick of ST after a week or two. It's already hit-and-miss whether I listen to any of it at all. It's just bad music.

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T2L had Survival, Madness, Animals, Big Freeze (it's fun) and Isolated System at least. Drones had Dead Inside and The Handler. And many of their most boring songs. It's a clear Drones for me.

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Ummmm

I can't decide. I didn't like drones. But I think that was because I was somehow disappointed that it wasn't heavier hahahaaaa. Straight away my brain clung to The Handler and Reapers and binned the rest. But

Listening back to a couple of tracks it's actually crispy as fuck and I don't know what I was thinking. So this is hard... Maybe Matt is right with his 'fans are 5 years behind' theory after all hahaha

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T2L. Of all their albums it just seems the most aimless by far. I kinda like Madness, Big Freeze and Isolated System but only Panic Station and Animals come close to being among my favourites. Survival and Unsustainable strike me as desperate. The rest is so boring.

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Tough. The 2nd Law is barely an album and most of it is awful, but it is at least memorably awful. Then there's Drones which is slightly less awful but so incredibly forgettable. I honestly struggle to remember what half the tracks even sound like.

 

It's a toss up, but I think I've got to go with The 2nd Law. I struggle to listen to the vast majority of it.

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I'm surprised there are votes for Showbiz. Sure, it's a step below their best albums, but not by much.

 

As a whole album it is the weakest for me. Yes,there are true gems on it like the title track, Sunburn, or Unintended but it just lacks a flow for me, I can't listen to half of the songs.

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Resistance. There are bright spots but the highs just don't match those on the other albums and it feels fairly muddled.

 

I'm aware you can make the same second criticism of The 2nd Law but I do like a lot of that album.

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Drones by far!

 

It has 2 songs I love (The Handler and DI) and I enjoy the odd listen to Repears but beyond a few fleeting moments in other songs, there is not much else to enjoy.

 

I hate the theme of the album, the artwork, it's just bleak.

 

T2L beats it by having Animals, Supremacy, Panic Station, Madness and a bigger collection of enjoyable moments throughout.

 

Both still way behind TR.

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Showbiz. There are a few really awesome songs like Showbiz, Cave and Escape, but some are really forgettable like Unintended, Overdue and the worst offender, Fillip. The 2nd law is bad as an album but I love every single song on that album and I dislike some on Showbiz, so it's a clear choice.

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For me, T2L absolutely defines 'forgettable'.

 

Showbiz fizzes with juvenile ideas and experiments - the less successful ones are inherently memorable on account of them being the avenues Muse rejected. They were vital to shaping the band's sound.

 

T2L merely emphasised experimentation for experimentation's sake is pisspoor. And that Muse excel when working within certain confines.

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I remember a time where TR would’ve crushed this vote

I remember shortly after TR came out and it was seen as an improvement on Black Holes.

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I remember shortly after TR came out and it was seen as an improvement on Black Holes.

 

V shortly it was up there with Origin but then it was bottom of pretty much everyone’s list not long into the tour.

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