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20 hours ago, Jobby said:

Oof, massively disagree. I mean, yeah, Matt’s not gonna touch what Jeff made with that guitar, we’re talking about one of the most talented artists of all time and an iconic record. Sadly, a lot of Matt’s nuance has been lost in effects, bombastic riffs and walls of noise over the years and Muse have always been rough around the edges in comparison to Jeff’s more silky smooth tendencies but Matt’s more than capable of capturing a hell of a lot of emotion and tenderness in his playing/singing if he lets himself.

I don't think Matt is incapable of expressing emotions in his music, but that doesn't constitute "soul", however subjective that term may be. He used to do anger pretty well, and a sense of alienation or angst. That certainly connected with me on an emotional level. But it's soul that made even Buckley's saddest songs have a hint of sexiness. He made his guitar sing. 

I'd say Falling Down is the song that comes closest to Matt successfully approximating that idea of soul. And I love the song, he almost pulls it off. I'd love it if using Buckley's guitar puts him back into a spot of trying to convey his emotions through good songwriting and honest three-piece playing. For me though, the question is if he can get close enough to his own emotions to do that, or if his current emotions are interesting enough to share, since his life and songwriting have gone a bit Hollywood. 

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Riots in L.A. 😕  Rich Costey and Matt cleared out a studio and saved some of his important guitars ! 
 

 

 

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“Matt has officially started writing LP9” :dance:

 

“It’s about protests again” 😴

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Better be about protests than lullabies or covering songs from the 1940's. Hope Chris is included.

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On 10/18/2020 at 11:14 AM, Meisver said:

Better be about protests than lullabies or covering songs from the 1940's. Hope Chris is included.

this is a weird take bro

hmm

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I'd imagine there might be some difficulty as Chris lives in the UK while Matt and Dom live in LA? This would presumably prevent the whole band jamming  together until March or April at least.

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I‘m sure they‘ll find a way with jamming, won‘t be the exactly same feeling than really together in one room tough ... 

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On 10/24/2020 at 10:30 AM, Silentgod86 said:

I'd imagine there might be some difficulty as Chris lives in the UK while Matt and Dom live in LA? This would presumably prevent the whole band jamming  together until March or April at least.

Judging by the party Matt was at the other week, I’m not sure how much of a personal barrier mixing is for them 😅

Matt’s wanting to make at least part of the record back home in Devon anyway, so it’s not like Chris would have to travel and isolate etc. Plus they have at least one show next year that they’ll need to rehearse for.

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Plus they have at least one show next year that they’ll need to rehearse for.

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I like the positivity. But the one show at a festival next summer.... seems less and less plausible. Unless you refer to another show?

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Why should Chris be excluded? 

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It is not that I think Chris is excluded, and please no! But for me I was worrying because there is nearly nothing that gives me the impression that Muse is working. I can only see Matt working with his projects. As much as I like that, it's just a bit disturbing to me.  I think in 2021, we will hear some new Muse material, just as they probably planned. Hopefully it's not based on Matt's solo projects.

 

 

 

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I for one am looking forward to hearing what genre they'll half heartedly dabble in. The last four albums they kind of set out a theme but never fully committed to them. In fairness, there's only so far you can take the idea of an album based around the Stranger Things intro. Muse were always a band born out of 90s influences, that's the kind of retro they should have went for.

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On 10/29/2020 at 5:30 PM, Meisver said:

Plus they have at least one show next year that they’ll need to rehearse for.

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I like the positivity. But the one show at a festival next summer.... seems less and less plausible. Unless you refer to another show?

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Why should Chris be excluded? 

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It is not that I think Chris is excluded, and please no! But for me I was worrying because there is nearly nothing that gives me the impression that Muse is working. I can only see Matt working with his projects. As much as I like that, it's just a bit disturbing to me.  I think in 2021, we will hear some new Muse material, just as they probably planned. Hopefully it's not based on Matt's solo projects.

Whether or not it’ll actually happen (still not out of the question yet by any means, some countries have already recovered pretty well and others have had events going regardless), they’ve obviously still planned for it so they aim to be together.

Muse aren’t working atm, I’m confused why that would cause you to worry about specifically Chris’ future inclusion though :S They said all the way back in 2019 that they were gonna take this whole year off regardless and start the process for LP9 in 2021. Anyway, that likely means we won’t see the album until 2022 but who knows whether they might release a song or two before then. Matt’s already said his solo stuff this summer has no bearing at all on the next Muse record, that’s just what he makes when he’s alone, so I wouldn’t worry about that. It’s still so far out that I wouldn’t take any hints sound-wise as definite anyway.

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They had really good timing on when to take a break. Even if they didn't plan on it I can't really imagine any big album hype during this year. Way too much going on.

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On 11/5/2020 at 1:58 AM, Jobby said:

 

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On 11/5/2020 at 1:58 AM, Jobby said:

Whether or not it’ll actually happen (still not out of the question yet by any means, some countries have already recovered pretty well and others have had events going regardless), they’ve obviously still planned for it so they aim to be together.

Muse aren’t working atm, I’m confused why that would cause you to worry about specifically Chris’ future inclusion though :S They said all the way back in 2019 that they were gonna take this whole year off regardless and start the process for LP9 in 2021. Anyway, that likely means we won’t see the album until 2022 but who knows whether they might release a song or two before then. Matt’s already said his solo stuff this summer has no bearing at all on the next Muse record, that’s just what he makes when he’s alone, so I wouldn’t worry about that. It’s still so far out that I wouldn’t take any hints sound-wise as definite anyway.

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