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Old 04-19-2015, 07:29 PM
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1. Dead Inside
2. [Drill Sergeant]
3. Psycho
4. Mercy
5. Reapers
6. The Handler
7. [JFK]
8. Defector
9. Revolt
10. Aftermath
11. The Globalist
12. Drones

Is anybody else interested in this release? I've been growing more and more fond of Muse over the last year or so. Some of their stuff is pretty laughable, but when they're good, they are ****ing amazing. I think Starlight is in my top 3 favorite songs by any artist ever. Probably won't ever tire of that track.

Hopefully the album is more along the lines of Origin of Symmetry or Black Holes and Revelations. About half of The Resistance and half of The 2nd Law were good, but the other halves were pretty crappy. The band is on record of saying that 'Drones' should have more of a return-to-roots style with more guitars and less electronic sounds. So far two tracks (Psycho and Dead Inside) have been released, and Psycho reflects that sentiment, whereas Dead Inside is quite synth-heavy.

Anyway, Psycho is pretty decent. I've found a version that edits out the annoying-as-**** drill sergeant, which makes it much more bearable. Dead Inside is pretty great. Very nice, stripped down, funky track with an excellent bridge with passionate vocals from Matt Bellamy.

Psycho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqLRqzTp6Rk

Dead Inside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTcJWhmdzpg

'Drones' will be released worldwide by June 10th.
I would still regard myself as a fan of Muse but since Black Holes & Revelations their albums have been very average. They contain 2-3 really good catchy songs and the rest is filler IMO.

What hooked me with Muse was the Absolution album and their earth shattering Glastonbury headline performance in 2004 which put them truly on the map as world beaters. Everyone was up in arms over the choice of Muse as headliners of such a huge festival but they went on determined and won everyone over. https://youtu.be/9boYhBkPX5k Since then though they have kind of abandoned the hard rock / industrial sounds of Absolution and gone down a more overy dramatic proggy route which I can only take in small doses. I assume they are sticking with this sound as it suits the big live shows.

The one thing that remains the same in the paranoid dystopia theme running through every album which is also running a little tiring.

I really hope this new album turns the corner.

Have you heard Reapers? I really like the chorus and the solos by Matt. This looks like the new show closer. https://youtu.be/GdmwYyIHuEc
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