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3 stars MUSE - Black Holes And Revelations

According to the definition of progressive rock "prog" is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music. Progressive rock bands try to "progress" rock music to the point that it could achieve the sophistication of jazz or classical music. It is admired by its fans for its complexity, requiring a high level of musical virtuosity to perform.

Revering to this definition I don't think MUSE is a progressive rock band. I even doubt if their music is prog-related. Their music seems to be a bit in the middle of rock and pop. It is like they are not sure whether to be a commercial pop band like "MAROON5" scoring hits on your local radio and MTV or whether they want to be taken seriously as a big rock band like U2.

This mixture of pop and rock might lead to the idea that they make progressive music, but I seriously doubt that. I don't think their compositions are very complex or sophisticated at all. Having said that, I still think they make quite enjoyable music. MUSE seems to mix rock instruments with some computer generated sounds. Together with the distinct voice of Matthew Bellamy I think they have quite an authentic sound which makes them really "MUSE". Not a bad album on itself, but definitely not an album anyone will remember in ten years from now either.

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