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ABSOLUTION

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Confetti
2 stars What is wrong with Muse fans? When the Showbiz was a great start from one of the most original alternative rock bands in the 21st century, and Origin Of Symmetry was a succesfull followup for the classic, Absolution is one of the most over rated albums i have come a cross of. The album starts beatiflully with songs like the ok Apocalypse Please, and Time Is Running Out, and after that Sing For Absolution witch is the first real highlight of the record. But there is too much that you just couldnt care less about. I have heard the album dozens of times and half of the songs dont ring a bell in my head.

When Muse is at its best Bellamy can give out some of the most inspiring guitar melodies i have heard. When he is at his worst the songs seem to drag a lot. Not even the great bass lines of Chris Wolstenholme cant save most of the songs on the album. Suprisingly the basslines are more innovative then anything that Bellamy can bring to the table on this record.

The highlight of the album comes right in the midle of it. And many Muse fans would agree. Its Hysteria.

Actually on a record thats this average finding songs like that seams really odd. After that there really isnt that much to look forward to. But as a fellow Muse fan you will, and be disapointed.

This record dosnt come even close to Showbiz and pales in comparison even to Origin Of Smmetry. As a fan i can take something out of the record that some other people wouldnt but still its way too average record in Muses recording history... *sigh*

Intensity of Bellamys vocals are undeniable. Mostly on Sing For Absolution and Hysteria but still good work from Matthew. And one member that even i havent payed enough atention to. Dominic Howard. A great drummer with a sence of drama in the drumming.

If you are not a fan of Muse. Start to lissen Muse from a totaly different album then this.

Confetti | 2/5 |

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