Header
Muse - Showbiz CD (album) cover

SHOWBIZ

Muse

 

Prog Related

3.11 | 190 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

The Runaway
4 stars AN ALBUM! AN ALBUM!!!

Showbiz is Muse's debut album after a long series of 3 EPs, called Newton Abbot Demo, Muse, and Muscle Museum, each to its own. Ever since the album's release Muse had been called Radiohead-copycats, and thiefs, but in my opinion, their style is their own.

From the epic piano opening of Sunburn to the hard-rock ending of Hate This & I'll Love You, this album has everything in between, instrumentally, compositionally, lyrically, and musically in general. Matt Bellamy's voice is already in its full melodramaticism, Domnic Howard's drumming is as powerful as usual, and songs like Showbiz demonstrate how grandiose Chris Wolstenhome's bass playing can be. The band may not fit into the definition of a power trio, but I think they can definitely be called that.

I'm keeping this a song-less, short, and simple review, so all I have to say, is that despite the many critics saying bad things about this album, it deserves a higher rating. Highlights that probably should be given a listen before purchasing this album are probably Showbiz, Falling Down, Muscle Museum, and Sunburn.

4/5, because it is merely a preparation for the musical geniuses who are Muse's following albums, like Black Holes & Revelations and Absolution.

The Runaway | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Share this MUSE review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.02 seconds