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Poll Question: What is your favorite studio album by Muse
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 14:53
Originally posted by Metalmarsh89 Metalmarsh89 wrote:

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Absolution is the album that got me into them. Takes no prisoners. The follow up Black Holes and Revelations saw some nice experiments with traditional prog on Take A Bow and Knights Of Cydonia. Quite a nice balance of ideas but a little unfocused. The Resistance is merely a pop album and a very average one at that . Second Law is a return to form albeit with more plagarism than normal but I like it. The debut is overlooked but has some good raw rock tracks that should be turned up loud. Origin does nothing much for me but I expected it to get some votes as its quite popular.


Resistance a pop album? Aside from the first couple tracks, I'm having trouble seeing the pop on this album.

I should have put the words 'Excepting Exogenesis' after the Resistance but otherwise I stick to my comments. Its just too much like driving with the hand brake on. Perhaps 'Pop' is a bit too general a description and what I really mean is 'safe' but nevertheless its not doing it for me. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 14:34
Originally posted by Metalmarsh89 Metalmarsh89 wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Absolution is the album that got me into them. Takes no prisoners. The follow up Black Holes and Revelations saw some nice experiments with traditional prog on Take A Bow and Knights Of Cydonia. Quite a nice balance of ideas but a little unfocused. The Resistance is merely a pop album and a very average one at that . Second Law is a return to form albeit with more plagarism than normal but I like it. The debut is overlooked but has some good raw rock tracks that should be turned up loud. Origin does nothing much for me but I expected it to get some votes as its quite popular.


Resistance a pop album? Aside from the first couple tracks, I'm having trouble seeing the pop on this album.

I have heard so many arguments on why the Resistance is terrible, but to me it just sounds the same as them before, with a bit more overproduction. You can't seriously tell me "MK Ultra" and "Unnatural Selection" aren't two of their best songs.

Resistance is great, and their best in my opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 14:25
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Absolution is the album that got me into them. Takes no prisoners. The follow up Black Holes and Revelations saw some nice experiments with traditional prog on Take A Bow and Knights Of Cydonia. Quite a nice balance of ideas but a little unfocused. The Resistance is merely a pop album and a very average one at that . Second Law is a return to form albeit with more plagarism than normal but I like it. The debut is overlooked but has some good raw rock tracks that should be turned up loud. Origin does nothing much for me but I expected it to get some votes as its quite popular.


Resistance a pop album? Aside from the first couple tracks, I'm having trouble seeing the pop on this album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 09:44
I've been meaning to get another Muse album but didn't know which one to go for, so this poll might help me.
Anyway... I have only two, I like Origin better than Absolution.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 05:54
Absolution, a near masterpiece. I'm surprised at all the votes for The Resistance, that album bores me silly as it's Muse without the bombast which is an integral part of their sound IMO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 01:48
Absolution is the album that got me into them. Takes no prisoners. The follow up Black Holes and Revelations saw some nice experiments with traditional prog on Take A Bow and Knights Of Cydonia. Quite a nice balance of ideas but a little unfocused. The Resistance is merely a pop album and a very average one at that . Second Law is a return to form albeit with more plagarism than normal but I like it. The debut is overlooked but has some good raw rock tracks that should be turned up loud. Origin does nothing much for me but I expected it to get some votes as its quite popular.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 00:02
Black holes and revelations.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2013 at 23:51
I enjoy them all, bombast lives lol I have to pick the Resistance as my fave though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2013 at 21:20
Resistance > Absolution > Origin > Black Holes > Showbiz >>>>>> The 2nd Law
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2013 at 20:45
Absolution > Black Holes > Resistance
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2013 at 20:44
What's your favorite album by Muse. Muse is rarely discussed here, and I'm curious about the proggers' input.

My favorite is the Resistance, easily. Bellamy's vocals fit nicely with the mood of the music, and there's not a song on it that is less than decent. Their most recent album was okay, and quite eclectic which was nice. Some of it wasn't quite my taste though, a little too electronic sometimes.

I know many people can't stand the bombast which is Muse, though frankly I don't mind it. Smile
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