With Absolution, size is most definitely an issue. Hoping that it will finally propel them into the musical major leagues, Muse have set out to create a...... more
With Absolution, size is most definitely an issue. Hoping that it will finally propel them into the musical major leagues, Muse have set out to create a cross-genre monster, a contemporary meisterwerk, the biggest-sounding album in years. That they almost succeed is testament to their sky-high confidence and unarguable abilities. With just three members to draw upon, they've individually stretched themselves to fill in the inevitable sonic gaps. Bassist Chris Wolstenholme, in particular, does sterling work, producing a driving buzz to lift "Time Is Running Out" to a massive crescendo, then a rush of distortion that pushes "Hysteria" to Queen-like levels of ecstasy. Throughout, Matt Bellamy adds classical grace with his tinkling, rolling grand piano, all the while moaning and shrieking out his fear of decay, destruction and death, like a traumatised Gene Pitney. Indeed, aside from their classical leanings and clear kinship with the prog-rock likes of Queen and Rush (there are some outbreaks of metal here), Muse often draw on classic pop, employing lush 1960s-style arrangements. With "Blackout" they go even further, daring to conjure Bacharach's "Magic Moments". If there's a weakness here, it's that the songwriting remains inconsistent, but this is usually covered up by musicianship and studio wizardry that leave Coldplay languishing in Muse's dust. --Dominic Wills
Advantages: Excellent song writing Disadvantages: Can be a little of the same in places
...Muse ? Showbiz
"Showbiz" is the debut album by British rock band, Muse. It was released in 1999 on Mushroom Records and produced by the band with John Leckie & Paul Reeve. The line-up for the album was Matthew Bellamy (vocals/guitar/piano), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass) and Dominic Howard (drums).
Probably the finest rock band to come out of Devon, England, Muse was...
Advantages: influential, musical and a masterpiece to say the least Disadvantages: WE WANT MORE!
...I love Muse and there is no doubt that this is one of their best albums. I have been a die hard fan since the first album and i can say i have grown with them. Their evolving sound and intense lyrics always deliver and this is one stunning album.
The music is more grown up, inspiring, impressive and electronic. The guitar solos will give you chills and the lyrics will have you thinking and some...
Advantages: Definitely a feminine scent with good staying power Disadvantages: Doesn't really appeal to me personally but might to others
...I was given Vintage Muse as a present on my last birthday by a friend who loves this scent and thought that I would like it too. To be honest, I'm not one for giving people fragrances as gifts unless I know for sure they like that scent already, so I was a bit surprised to receive this as the friend who gave it to me has known me for well over 30 years since we were kids and should have known...