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BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIONS

Muse

 

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3.69 | 430 ratings

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3 stars I'm not the biggest fan of Muse, but this album has been praised to the heavens, so I picked it up.

"Take A Bow" is a sort of intro, quite spacey and very familiar sounding, like a lot of Muse songs, as they tend to repeat a lot of their sounds. It's pretty epic.

"Starlight" was one of my instantly loveable tracks. It's poppy and makes great use of the keyboards. It's going to be the second single from this album, and rightly so.

"Supermassive Black Hole" is the first single, and I don't understand why people say it's unlike Muse. To me it sounds like the trademark Muse sound. It's an okay song, not my favourite. I don't like their venture into the techno side of things with this one.

"Map Of The Problematique" is an amazing song. It makes use of the keyboards again but really progresses. Probably more epic than "Take A Bow", but is not best described that way. It's quite an electronicy song.

"Soldiers Poem" is a short little number and is just basically a repeated sample and Matt Bellamy's soft voice doing the build-up thing that he has done a lot in his career.

I despise "Invincible". It just sounds cheesy and I've heard so many songs similar in style to it. The worst song on the album.

"Assassin" is a pretty heavy song, and goes pretty insane. It's pretty much the song "Invincible" wants to be, almost like a heavy advance of it.

"Exo-Politics" is a pretty boring track, like a lot of the songs on this album mixed into one. It doesn't really go anywhere and none of it's really catchy.

"City Of Delusion" is a really full sounding and expansive song. It uses a lot of instruments, including an acoustic guitar and some orchestral sounding instrumentals, too.

"Hoodoo" is soft, almost like an orchestral score, using heavy piano sounds and build-up style drums.

"Knight Of Cydonia" is the most progressive style song on the album. It builds up a lot and the end explodes into an exciting finale.

Overall, this album is nothing special and a few songs drag it down. It's not one many Progressive Fans should really get excited over, as it doesn't really break any boundaries, but it's a good album that should be heard either way.

ProgStage | 3/5 |

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