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I've got to be honest, I've always thought that Execution Commentary is terrible, haha! It's one of the few b-sides I've actually got rid of on my computer. I could never really take it seriously somehow.

 

Anyway, just having a run through BHAR and been suitably reminded how awesome City Of Delusion is. Always loved it anyway, but haven't listened to it in a while, and having it blasting out on high volume out of nowhere was a good way to get back into it.

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I figured I'd also give full Black Holes a spin (last time I did that was about 2 years ago) and I'd forgotten I really like City of Delusion and Hoodoo. Exo-Politics, Invincible and surprisingly Soldier's Poem also sounded really good.

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Execution Commentary should only really ever have been an instrumental outro to something. Maybe just a live-only thing. The actual riffage is awesome, and as Jobby says it would be awesome if they did the whole thing live (minus the ridiculous vocals of course)

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Execution Commentary is just fine as a random b-side with some riffs suitable for live settings. It's nice to see that they dabbled with different types of music.

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I don't think I've ever actually listened to Execution Commentary...

 

Edit: Now I have. Could've easily replaced Psycho and been on Drones instead.

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On that basis, I'm seriously considering trying playing the Drones album, and putting it after The Globalist as a replacement album closer, just to see, haha! :LOL:

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I have no idea what the lyrics even are, but I still don't think there's any way that statement could be false.

 

I believe Execution Commentary's lyrics are about the struggle of those born in East Anglia who then fuck of to live somewhere else.

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Everytime Resistance comes on, I think "god I hate this song" then when I'm listening to it I realize it's actually sort of good, and then immediately after it's over I think "god, I hate that song."

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Survival

 

The fact its almost Olympics time and trails for it are now appearing made me go for it. That riffage :awesome:

 

It's a great song underneath the overblown choir.

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Nah the choir's great. Makes it feel like the theme for a Bond villain.

 

Each to their own. I don't hate the choir but would certainly like to hear a version without it too.

 

Wasn't Dead Inside supposed to be the Bond song :LOL:

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Each to their own. I don't hate the choir but would certainly like to hear a version without it too.

 

Wasn't Dead Inside supposed to be the Bond song :LOL:

 

For Skyfall? Supremacy

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Wasn't Dead Inside supposed to be the Bond song :LOL:

Huh?

 

Anyway regarding Survival, I like Muse more when they're trying to be dead-serious. They're very good at being a parody-band, but that's not exactly something I look for in music.

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I absolutely agree I like serious Muse better. Not to say there hasn't been some light-hearted stuff I enjoy, but when they go full ott, it seems like it's too far, and it doesn't suit them.

Self-parody is a very apt description.

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I love it when my iTunes makes a great Muse decision for me.

 

I just booted it up this morning - first song, at random, is New Born. Untick shuffle, listen to OoS in full for the first time in ages :happy:.

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I absolutely agree I like serious Muse better. Not to say there hasn't been some light-hearted stuff I enjoy, but when they go full ott, it seems like it's too far, and it doesn't suit them.

Self-parody is a very apt description.

 

Heh, I assume it could be due to their often operatic approach: dead-pan serious, or overblowingly grand or silly.

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Heh, I assume it could be due to their often operatic approach: dead-pan serious, or overblowingly grand or silly.

 

They can do both, or a middle ground.

They've got songs I'd classify as overblown or ott that have a more serious tone, and I don't think they need to be deadly serious or anything.

Just... something like Survival felt like a bit of a joke when I first heard it, and like was said, that's not what I'm looking for in music.

I'm still a bit concerned that Matt didn't understand, and was upset by, all the flack and mocking the song received. I mean, the song FELT like a bit of a joke... (and ended up representing a serious event...)

 

It's sad, because it wouldn't have taken much altering to actually make it a magnificent song.

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They can do both, or a middle ground.

They've got songs I'd classify as overblown or ott that have a more serious tone, and I don't think they need to be deadly serious or anything.

Just... something like Survival felt like a bit of a joke when I first heard it, and like was said, that's not what I'm looking for in music.

I'm still a bit concerned that Matt didn't understand, and was upset by, all the flack and mocking the song received. I mean, the song FELT like a bit of a joke... (and ended up representing a serious event...)

 

It's sad, because it wouldn't have taken much altering to actually make it a magnificent song.

 

There was an interview in which Dom talked a bit about it as a sort of joke, in fact. If I recall correctly, the song was, from his point of view, reminiscing of the times gladiators fought with spiked balls and such...

And they've transposed this idea to the modern olympics, somehow.

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There was an interview in which Dom talked a bit about it as a sort of joke, in fact. If I recall correctly, the song was, from his point of view, reminiscing of the times gladiators fought with spiked balls and such...

And they've transposed this idea to the modern olympics, somehow.

 

I'm pretty sure I recall Matt stating the song wasn't even written for the Olympics in the first place, but was just a song for T2L; they'd been working with an undisclosed artist on an Olympic song, but it fell through, and then when the Olympics still wanted a song, they gave them that one.

I recall Matt saying something like "... I was as surprised as you are that they used that song."

 

I think all the comments tying the song to the Olympics were injokes on the band's part, in that context.

 

I would buy them saying the song's a joke, though. :chuckle:

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Tbf I do like the idea it was satirical, and with lyrics that looked so on the nose about sport that they could only be about something else. Or at least something else in Matt's eyes. I just like it as its got a great massive riff and its fun to shout along to.

Wasn't Dead Inside supposed to be the Bond song :LOL:

Where on Earth did you hear that?

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I'm pretty sure I recall Matt stating the song wasn't even written for the Olympics in the first place, but was just a song for T2L; they'd been working with an undisclosed artist on an Olympic song, but it fell through, and then when the Olympics still wanted a song, they gave them that one.

I recall Matt saying something like "... I was as surprised as you are that they used that song."

 

I think all the comments tying the song to the Olympics were injokes on the band's part, in that context.

 

I would buy them saying the song's a joke, though. :chuckle:

 

The artist they were supposed to work with was Elton John, apparently. :)

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The artist they were supposed to work with was Elton John, apparently. :)

 

Yeah, i remember hearing a rumour about that. The piano bits on Survival sound very Elton Johnesque.

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