I will make this short and sweet. Does anyone else feel like they are trying a bit too hard to be the Queen of this generation?
I liked Muse's first album and that was it. Trying too hard to be Queen exactly. Odd, considering The Black Parade is basically MCR trying to be queen and made a decent pop album whilst they were at it.
Muse kept the theatrics and added that Bellamy pretension, but seem to have forgotten how to make some good pop music.
After listening to it a bunch i think it's ok, not their best but some of the songs have good things going on in them. I just really hated anything with Chris singing and it felt a little too crammed, i wished it felt more relaxed like at the end of The Resistance where they just spent so long doing a huge orchestrated piece.
For me, it almost seems as though they have kinda abandoned what drew me to them in the first place. Origin of Symmetry and Absolution were the first muse albums I had ever heard and was instantly hooked on their intelligent use of pianos/orchestra and Bellamy's shredding(ok, scratching).
I hated The Second Law with a passion. They've been churning out what feels like the same song ever since Black Holes and Revelations. Origin and Absolution felt progressive and intelligent, the new stuff just feels just like you said, they're trying way too hard to be Queen.
EDIT: I take a bit of that back, I actually liked The Resistance.
I wish they would stop singing about fucking conspiracies in bad falsetto is all. We get it; aliens and shady governments. I used to love them around Absolution, but they lost it and now I sit here wishing they'd make more stuff like Hysteria.
I used to think they were ok, but recently everything I hear from them sounds the same. It's so repetitive and the guys voice is quite annoying.
Also, the new song where the guy was playing a tablet attached to a fake guitar and just tapping on it for like 2 minutes... that was dumb as hell.
Use your keyboard!
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