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BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIONS

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3.60 | 302 ratings

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el böthy
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3 stars 3,5 really... but more of a 3 than a 4

So, Muse took 3 years from their previous album, the very successful and masterpiece of modern music, Absolution and the wait might have been a bit too long, but the result is quite nice, so I don't complain. Black holes and Revelations shows us a band, that already peaked but does not sleep in their achievements because of that. so what did they do? They changed (just a bit. what do you expect, Crimson.?) their sound and approach, making some very poppy, yet great tunes (Starlight, Invincible) while throwing some bizarre pomp rock here and there (Take a bow, Supermassive black hole, Knights of Cydonia) and everything in between with a quasi metal tune like Assassin, to the Mexican sounding City of Delusion. that even counts with a trumpet solo. From all this I must say the best ones are the first 5 mentioned songs, those are the poppy ones and the pomp rockers, which are also their proggiest ones. Sadly there are also some weak tracks. Soldier's poem, a short track that consists basically of Bellamy singing while he plays some simple guitar is not very memorable, seems like a filler to be honest. Exo-Politics well could be a track that did not get into Absolution, and rightfully so. Hoodoo is also quite weak, it takes some time to get somewhere, and by the time it reaches that point it's no longer interesting. Overall it's a great album, more if you listen to it keeping in mind that this is NOT a prog album and that this is NOT a prog band, there are some proggy splashes here and there, but not many, in fact even less and those in Absolution

el böthy | 3/5 |

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