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2 stars I do not understand why this music is even vaguely classified as progressive. At best it can be classified as alternative rock.

Some of the melodies, singing style and Matthew Bellamy's voice evoke unnecessary comparisons to Radiohead. Simply put, Muse is heavier, popish, less sophisticated version of Radiohead. In comparison to Radiohead their musical structures, melodic construction, lyrical content are below par.

Let me evoke an image to give you a sense of this album. A thin guy wearing a black shirt & suit and dark sun glasses is idly walking with his hands in his pockets in an empty downtown with shimmering sun up above, buried in dark green sky.

Now, series of thoughts on the album; - lacking in creating an emotional tension and subsequent release - Sticky, sickly sweet melodies that you cannot get out of your head three days after listening. - 10 years from now you will not listen to this album - Severely lacking in complexity and innovation - The song hysteria sounds like Franz Ferdinand - Not a bad album but you'll have to wait for the rare occasion where this will be a good fit to the mood

Put together the visual image provided, with the the points made and shake it three times and there you go. You have a good idea what listening to Muse's Absolution feels like.

spleenache | 2/5 |


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