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2 stars Muse do a Radiohead - Official!!!

At least, that's the way it seems with this apparent re-invention.

This single can be summed up in a single word: Different.

It's not Prog Rock or anything like it - it's quite obviously a hit single. A hit single, moreover, that is inspired by no less than Prince, or Artist formerly known as, or squiggle, or whatever he calls himself these days... not to mention Britney Spears.


I did mention Britney Spears.

Well, it's all there - but fortunately this is still a Muse song, even if by a moderately re- invented Muse. There are no subtleties here - there is simply nothing coy about the title "Super Massive Black Hole" - and it's not even about a Super Massive Black Hole - it appears to be about relationships that suck you in, turn you inside out and spit you out the other side a tangled mass of spaghetti.

Never had one of those?

You haven't missed much - and you won't miss much by not purchasing this single, which is a good song, but of little interest to proggers; I'd suggest you wait for the album instead. From the tracks that are legally available, ie those that Muse have performed live, it sounds like the album will be another cracker - "Knights Of Cydonia" is what you lucky people in the good ol' US of A are getting instead of this, and my advice to you, especially if you're not familiar with the proggier side of Muse is to buy it, and buy it again for your friends - it's quite brilliiant and could be the gateway song you need to get your friends into Prog!

Gah! Why won't Muse release "Knights..." over here instead?

I don't review singles very often.

Here's why.

Buy the album instead :o)

Certif1ed | 2/5 |


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