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Tristan Mulders
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3 stars Muse - Supermassive Black Hole

What always aMUSEd me about Muse was the beautiful videos.. odd enough, I never thought about purchasing any of their albums.. up to today. I saw the video for Muse's most recent single Supermassive Black Hole on television and I thought it was a rather 'danceable' song weird enough. The rhythmic section is really bouncy and gives the song a rather un-muse feeling. It wasn't as catchy as for instance their Sing for Absolution single (at least for me, because Supermassive is really more mainstream than SfA), but after repeated listens I could really enjoy the song. In fact, I was humming the tune almost all day long yesterday!

Want to hear something awkward?? I was clubbin' last weekend and all of a sudden I hear this song coming out of the speakers in the youth café of my hometown.. now that was strange.. this was the same café that said "Jamie Foxx is no party music" but they play Muse instead.. quite a contradiction, but I don't mind hehe.

As an addition to this single, the b-side Crying Shame is added. This hardly two and a half minute long song is more in the typical Muse style than Supermassive Black Hole itself. The drums are overactive and the guitars are omnipresent, but none of it is an annoyance.. not at all. It is a crying shame that they left this one of the new album, I guess it would have been a great single on its own! The melodies are very catchy, while still maintaining the typical Muse freakiness that made them so popular.

Tristan Mulders | 3/5 |


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