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3 stars It indeed sounds like "I Want to Break Free" with dubstep in background !

I predict that the fans of old prog metal Muse will have mixed feeling about this song just like Queen's 70's fans disliked Queen's early 80's output, but i personally, don't care.. I never had problems with Queen (or any other prog band for that matter ) going 'pop', as long as the music was still memorable and creative in one way or another (i'm not one of those people who say that pop is bad by default; pop music can also be good!). One would say that it's simply 'jumping on a bandwagon' and trying to suit mass tastes, but very few notice, that such moves bring risk of losing some of the most tradiionally oriented fanbase.. And, if a band manages to successfully transition itself from a prog/metal band to a pop band, or well, at least a DIFFERENT band (because i'm still far from saying that Muse went POP), it also deserves some respect, and in many cases, MORE respect then just playing the same kind of stuff all over again for decades...

I highly doubt that any proghead needs to have this song in his collection, nevertheless it's still a cool, fun song, and i will stick to that. Everywhere else, 4 stars, here, unfortunately, only 3...

nuncjusz | 3/5 |


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