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5 stars I know that I said that Absolution in Muse's career, but I got to say, this album is just as good. The songs are cathcy, the music is amazingly written, it doesn't get boring and it is quite experimental in places.

This album saw a more comfortable flirtation with electronics and even though that is not the norm in modern rock music, I believe it was pulled off really well.

1. Take A Bow - Like Apocalypse Please, this song is very climactic, leading up to a grand finale at the end. With more use of synths and even arrpegiated chords that were sped up to the max, this song is powerfull, catchy and amazing. I get chills just thinking of it.

2. Starlight - I have heard this song so many times, I could vomit it. This song recieved alot of airplay, due to the fact that it is a great song, and it gotta bit on my nerves. A bit like King's Of Leon's Sex On Fire did, but Starlight is a great song.

3. Supermassive Black Hole - I remember watching the premier of this video at 12 o'clock at night. I thought the video was a bit weird and the song sounded nothing like Muse. But, having listened to it, more than enough times, due to airplay on radio and t.v., I'm starting to see what they were tryring to achieve. Kind of like a hybrid between Prince & Gary Newman.

4. Map Of The Problematique - The electronics in this song are to die for. The mixing is amazing, the synths sound top quality, and this song just rules. Probabbly one of my all time favourite Muse songs.

5. Soldier's Poem - The Italian aria. Nothing more to say.

6. Invincible - This song was a weird choice for a single. It is incredibly catchy and eerie beautiful, but is a great song. The solo is amazing, i never really liked the idea of putting many effects into one guitar, but this is one exception.

7. Assassin - This song reminds me of Stockholme Syndrome, a kick ass riff and a great chorus.

8. Exo-Politics - This song has a pretty cool chorus. I think the song is about Scientology, but Muse weren't always the greatest lyric writers.

9. City Of Delusion - Great chorus, amazing harmonies, kick ass song.

10. Hoodoo - A more mellower feel to the album.

11. Knights Of Cydonia - Would I be right in saying that the riff in this song is one of the best riffs of all time. This song is a bit like Butterflies & Hurricanes, in the sense that it keeps on building up and becoming more epic than ever. The layered vocal harmonies in this song are absolutely amazing. I remember doing a radio show, and i decided to play this song, I just started grooving for no apparent reason to this song...that is how amazing this song is.

CONCLUSION - I'm finding hard to choose my favourite Muse album, it's definelty between Absolution and this one. This album continued on the great work Muse were doing and it even bettered Absolution at times. If you don't have either of the 2, buy them now.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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