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3.85 | 476 ratings

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3 stars Edgy music.

Absolution is the breakthrough album for Muse, one of the proggiest of prog-related bands on this website. While they may be a little too young at heart for their own good, they are a very entertaining band that puts on a show and knows how to compose. This album is a testament to that if nothing else.

If there is one complaint is that the music, despite having many energetic and interesting moments over the traditional alt. rock band is that it seems to be much too formulaic. Many of the songs have the same or similar qualities to them. I see a lot of comparisons to Radiohead, but possibly only in vocal style, as artistically they are two very different bands with vastly different approaches. For one, this band is much heavier and more rock driven whereas Radiohead relies more on electronica and experimentation (as can be evidenced by albums like Kid A and OK Computer).

That being said, Absolution is still a well done album and worthy of having, especially for those who may be looking to cross the bridge from rock to prog, they work wonderfully, as I have been able to get several friends of mine to enjoy Porcupine Tree because he had an interest in Muse.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |


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