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BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIONS

Muse

 

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4 stars Entertaining.

This album convinced me of one thing: Muse will reach many people and certainly more girls with that album. There's so much hooks in terms of melody in this album! Every song has a riff, a voice effect or a keyboard line that will catch your attention...in a british pop way. Even if they hardened their sound (again), Muse is to me a commercial band with an 'anti-clique' attitude, just like Radiohead in the 90's. Oh, they're going to be big, that's for sure, but they won't show that they like it...Muse is heading towards FM stations with at least 5 titles (tracks 2,3,4,9,11) with a blend of Queen (backing vocals), Radiohead (lead vocals) and Ayreon (guitars and keyboards).

This record is a clear marketing move of being nu-metal with a bleeding heart. The songs are catchy as mentionned, but they still have those same emo-teenage-boo-hoo lyrics and vocals that bugged me so much in the first album. Whatever their sins, Muse are exceptionnally good musicians that rocks hard and steady in the drums and guitars sections, so have your toupet well glued in certain tracks.

A nice and entertaining but very commercial album with a lot of snappy tunes and emotive appeal.

Be sure to watch a lot of teenage girlie girls with a Muse T-shirt this summer.

Menswear | 4/5 |

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