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3.26 | 114 ratings | 7 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Dead Inside (4:23)
2. [Drill Sergeant] (0:21)
3. Psycho (5:17)
4. Mercy (3:52)
5. Reapers (6:00)
6. The Handler (4:34)
7. [JFK] (0:55)
8. Defector (4:33)
9. Revolt (4:06)
10. Aftermath (5:48)
11. The Globalist (10:07)
12. Drones (2:50)

Total time: 52:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Matthew Bellamy / guitars, vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, string arrangements
- Christopher Wolstenholme / bass, keyboards, backing vocals
- Dominic James Howard / drums, percussion

With:
- Robert John Lange / backing vocals (10), co-producer
- Will Leon Thompson / voice actor (2,3)
- Michael Shildah / voice actor (2,3)
- John F. Kennedy / recorded April 1961 speech (7)
- Audrey Riley / string arrangements, conductor
- Edodea Ensemble / strings
- Edoardo De Angelis / violin, concertmaster
- Olle Romö / programming

Releases information

Artwork: Matt Mahurin

CD Warner Bros. Records ‎- 0825646121250 (2015, Europe)

2xLP Warner Bros. Records ‎- 0825646121229 (2015, Europe)

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3.26
(114 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(8%)
8%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(39%)
39%
Good, but non-essential (28%)
28%
Collectors/fans only (20%)
20%
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)
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Review by Rune2000
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3 stars I haven't been actively listening to Muse since 2009 due to complete disinterest in the material on The Resistance and The 2nd Law. Even though I've been a fan of their sound since Origin Of Symmetry, Muse made a turn for the simpler and commercially oriented sound on Black Holes And Revelations and expanded in the same direction with The Resistance and especially The 2nd Law. So why did I suddenly decided to return to Muse? Well, the answer is that I actually enjoyed Drones a lot more than their previous two releases and thus decided to write a few words about it.

First off, let's be clear on the fact that Drones is by no means a return to the band's old sound. What we get here is a mix between the old and the new, some tracks are completely omittable while others are among the best that Muse has ever recorded. If you've heard a couple of the singles from Drones and thought that they were weak, then you're definitely not alone; my reaction was completely the same. Dead Inside and Psycho are riff-driven anthems that completely leave me cold while Reapers is slightly more enjoyable even though the song drags a bit too long.

The first really great song here is Mercy, this track is a mix of Starlight and Bliss featuring a strong melodic chorus that transitions well between the verse-chorus sections. The Handler and Defector and Revolt are strong album tracks that manage to move the album along while adding layers to the concept of drones warfare. My favorite part of the album are the three final tracks that begin with the ballad Aftermath, progresses with the 10 minutes of bliss with The Globalist and finishes off with an a cappella outro on the title track. The Globalist is probably the biggest reason for my return to Muse since this is easily their best multi-part epic that manages to completely overshadow both Exogenesis and The 2nd Law.

I really hope that the band will continue in a more conceptual direction on their next releases while moving away from the dispensable singles that have filled their last couple of albums. Drones is a slight return to form thanks to the marvelous second part of the album that focuses on the beauty of the band's sound and reduces the filler. Recommended to fans of Absolution and Black Holes And Revelations!

***** star songs: The Globalist (10:07)

**** star songs: Mercy (3:52) The Handler (4:34) Defector (4:33) Revolt (4:06) Aftermath (5:48) Drones (2:50)

*** star songs: Dead Inside (4:23) Psycho (5:17) Reapers (6:00)

** star songs: [Drill Sergeant] (0:21) [JFK] (0:55)

Latest members reviews

2 stars I have a long love/hate relationship with Muse. I started playing Bass by learning their songs, (almost all of OoS & Absolution). But nowadays they seem to have been letting me down. The Resistance, while an acceptable album has one problem. The influences are very notorius. Queen & U2 b ... (read more)

Report this review (#1954315) | Posted by AlexisP. | Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I've always felt that the criticism towards Muse's Drones is way harsher than things actually are on the album. Such a solid record deserves more recognition, and I quite enjoy it and find myself revisiting it every now and then, even though I don't listen to a tenth of the amount of Muse I used ... (read more)

Report this review (#1868705) | Posted by guiservidoni | Monday, January 22, 2018 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Drones is not a bad album, but it is noticeably not as good as Muse's 2000s albums. While the lyrics to "Dead Inside" are actually good, the song is really a less interesting "Madness" that sounds like an 80s style U2 song with a clichéd chord progression. "Psycho" is cheesy, but it is silly in a go ... (read more)

Report this review (#1490516) | Posted by Stiyekton | Saturday, November 21, 2015 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Muse is a band that is recommended to me constantly. I always hear 'Oh, you like the White Stripes? You'll like them.' Or possibly 'If you like Radiohead, you'll definitely love these guys.' I might have heard their more popular songs like 'Uprising' and 'Madness' on the radio, but have never ... (read more)

Report this review (#1442912) | Posted by crashandridemusic | Monday, July 20, 2015 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I listened at first to the singles...separated...the 5 first songs.... My first impression was...ou...As the first songs and singles of the 2nd Law ...now their tendency is to make rock for the masses....'what happen to the most progressive vein of Muse demonstrated ...in Absolution,or Black ... (read more)

Report this review (#1425766) | Posted by robbob | Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Drones: Muse's seventh album and supposed return to form. Keeping their promise of decreasing (but not eliminating) the symphonic and electronic influences so central to their previous two albums, they have left two main styles struggling for dominance: pop and rock. Piano is still present and im ... (read more)

Report this review (#1425631) | Posted by Insin | Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | Review Permanlink

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