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3 stars Its so nice to see a band that's very popular make music the way they want.

Muse released Absolution, the first album of theirs i bought (and its great), and than released this, which is.... good....

A few incredible tracks save the album from disaster. The opening track, Take a Bow, is a promising opener led by keyboard and spacey effects, a real adrenaline rush.

Starlite and Supermassive Black Hole are also really great songs, heavy and catchy, a more pop-driven sound is nicely mixed with some great atmospheric effects.

than comes Map of the Problematique... not an impressive track by any means, and the vocals in Soldier's Poem are good but its too short and doesn't do enough. unimpressive

The next 4 songs have few highlights and are not memorable in the slightest

Knights of Cydonia is a fantastic track that saves the album, the best by far. Its a western/electronic freakout that is succesful on all levels, it shows Muse's possibilities as a great band.

This album, as a whole, isn't neary as good as Absolution and 4 or 5 good songs save it, not essential by any means, its just nice to see a band doing a more progressive thing in the mainstream. No more rap and emo rock pop music!!! listen to muse!!

therevelator | 3/5 |


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