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Muse - Black Holes and Revelations Review


by Matthew Hastie

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If you don't know who Muse is it means one of two things, you either live under a rock or you just don't listen to music that often. For those who don't know Muse is quite possibly one of the UK's best bands. They've had many radio hits, especially off of their last album Absolution, and they unfortunately rarely tour the US, but they are on tour this fall. Each time I've tried to see Muse their shows have been sold out and I'm going to try everything to make it to one of their fall headlining dates. If I had first born, I'd probably even sell them.

With each album, Muse seems to set the bar even higher for their next attempt and they are yet to fall through. Their new album Black Holes and Revelations clears the bar and starts a new chapter for the band to embark on. In many radio interviews, the band has explained that several of the songs have a very Southern Italian feel to them. Sadly I'm not so musically versed as to know that regions sound, but after hearing this CD I'll definitely try and find out what Southern Italian music is all about. The current single on the album "Knights of Cydonia" has a definite galloping feel to it, and it is definitely doing so on alternative and rock radio.

"Exo-Politics" and "Maps of the Problematique" have the great rock sound Muse is known for. Huge soaring vocals and thumping bass beats are found through the whole album. One of the strangest songs on the CD and one I can't turn off is "Supermassive Black Hole" which is kind of what disco should've sounded like, because then we wouldn't be ashamed to listen to disco. The second track on the CD, "Starlight" if released as a single, would tear up the charts here in America. It's a very simple, yet beautiful song which features every aspect of why Muse is a great band. They know their instruments well, they aren't afraid to experiment, and one thing is for sure, vocalist Matthew Bellamy has a freakin set of pipes on him. Muse has come a long way from their first album and even if there are a few years in between CDs, I wouldn't count on them dropping out anytime soon. Muse is one of the best bands out there today and you should definitely give them a listen.


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