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4 stars Muse are an amazing power trio of creative visionaries; Bellamy, Wolstenholme, and Howard. Their music has really captured a generation and features proggish elements and downright heavy rock with unusual sigs and very original vocal styles. Bellamy doesn't hide his intakes of breath making it part of the emotion as heard on the thumping rhythmic 'New Born'. His falsetto is a really powerful component of the music. The guitar style is indie style or alternative, very grungy and raw and the lead breaks are usually repetitive figures that are almost neo classical. The bass and drums are an incredible rhythmic device with constant pulsations.

This album is very melodic and injects a decent amount of prog sigs and some intriguing passages of creativity. I have the live DVD and most of these songs appear on it so I am used to hearing these in a live format, seeing the band in full flight belt out these hard driving tracks with so much passion, but they are equally as good in the studio. 'Bliss' and 'Space Dementia' are two of my favourites with incredible musicianship and astonishing vocals. 'Plug in Baby' is a catchy thing with a sing along chorus and strange lyrics. I like the scratchy guitar on this and lead break. 'Screenager' rocks along nicely and always captures me and the aweseme version of 'Feeling Good' is mesmirising. It ends with a great showstopper in 'Megalomania'.

I like the album artwork too with iconic field of tuning forks and the simplistic art continues in the booklet. This album along with Absolution are excellent albums. I liked Black Holes also but the enigma of the band exists in their earlier material without a doubt. At the time of release this album really inspired many to be drawn to this new form of music. I must have played this album dozens of times in the car, at home, and even at work while typing up documents, and it did turn out to be an inspiring er... Muse.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 4/5 |


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