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BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIONS

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Mattiias
4 stars Rating: 7.5/10

O.K., it is not easy at all to follow up a work like "Absolution" which it's not only their "magnum opus" but also, and arguments are totally rejected, their definitive album.

But "Black holes and revelations" keep high standards at a fair balance of its entire running time and listening.

First half is good, just a little bit over average with that phenomenal and unbeatable beginning that is "Take a bow" (the best song) but as tracks go further inspiration gets lower as on "Starlight" featuring one of those typical sound signs a certain band or artist has -in this case it seems we've heard that main guitar riff before on a Muse song- and "Map of the problematique".

"Supermassive black hole" is cool and pretty much the hit every album needs while "Soldier's poem" is very deep and sensitive yes, but goes so depressive and languid that leaves a bittersweet taste like if artistic poses go over the music.

From "Invincible" on, things get near flawless and there aren't really important failures; moreover after some of the most developed tracks Muse have done such as "Assassin" and "Exo-politics", the final punch of "Knights of Cydonia" with its rightful pertinent western air mixed with that terrific galloping march of the band leaves a cohesive and sustained deliver, despite those first mistakes.

Mattiias | 4/5 |

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