#1 Edited by KingdomCome (37 posts) -

To those of who haven't read my introductory thread, my names James, and Im a massive Muse obsessive, having seen them live several times (The best of which being Wembley Stadium on September 11th 2010 and Leeds Festival last August 19th). Well, for anyone of who's a fellow Muse fanatic, here's a friendly reminder that the latest single from the upcoming sixth album, "The 2nd Law" is set to be unveiled on BBC Radio 1 at 7:30! Get ready for another incredible song guys!

Edit: Apologies for the error in the thread title.

#2 Posted by ESREVER (2646 posts) -

Muse! I use to listen to them lots and lots back in the day. Still one of my favorite concert experiences when I saw them at ACL. Of course I'm now looking forward to hearing their new stuff. Thanks for the headsup. I'm pretty terrible with keeping up with my favorite artists, so this helps.

#3 Posted by KingdomCome (37 posts) -

@ESREVER said:

Muse! I use to listen to them lots and lots back in the day. Still one of my favorite concert experiences when I saw them at ACL. Of course I'm now looking forward to hearing their new stuff. Thanks for the headsup. I'm pretty terrible with keeping up with my favorite artists, so this helps.

No problem, glad to help out a fellow Muse fan.

#4 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Sure, I like Muse. They don't have the FIRE they had in their sound in the past, their latest album is a boring rock pop fest, but hey, I'll check out this new single.

#5 Posted by AssInAss (2523 posts) -

I love Zane Lowe, but not the song. It's understated and minimal sure, but didn't leave much of an impression. Bellamy's voice was good, though.

Surely can't be bad as The Resistance, wtf were they thinking.

#6 Posted by KingdomCome (37 posts) -

@AssInAss said:

I love Zane Lowe, but not the song. It's understated and minimal sure, but didn't leave much of an impression. Bellamy's voice was good, though.

Surely can't be bad as The Resistance, wtf were they thinking.

It was incredibly vocally led sure but that ending was, incredible...

#7 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4580 posts) -

NO ONE'S GONNA TAKE ME ALLIIIIVE

#8 Posted by mrduncan (9 posts) -

Nice, way better than I was expecting!

#9 Edited by Jasta (2217 posts) -
@KingdomCome said:

The best of which being Wembley Stadium on September 11th 2010 


Nice, I was there for both nights. DEM SPACESHIPS.

Edit: Songs pretty dope.

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#10 Posted by EuanDewar (4681 posts) -

Oh wow, thems some bad lyrics but the rest isn't awful. Some nice Queen influences in there, if Muse were like this more often I probably wouldn't hate them.

#11 Posted by dudeglove (7684 posts) -

Titty fucking christ people still listen to BBC Radio 1?

#12 Posted by Kung_Fu_Viking (697 posts) -

I like it!

#13 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

Muse is the only band of which I own all albums. I love Bellamy's voice, but their new style with the dubstep parts isn't really my style.

#14 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3759 posts) -

Not too bad. Not in love with it but it could grow on me, the ending's pretty great. I used to be a massive Muse fan, I still think they're one of the best live bands you can see, but that last album was...not good. Really hoping they get me back on board with this one. Also this is kinda a strange choice for a single.

#15 Posted by ESREVER (2646 posts) -

Not a strong single, honestly :/ I looooooove Bellamy's voice, but this seemed way to relaxed compared to what he can really do. Maybe that was the point? When is a new album supposed to be out?

Ah well, time to listen to some Newborn.

#16 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -

@ESREVER said:

Not a strong single, honestly :/ I looooooove Bellamy's voice, but this seemed way to relaxed compared to what he can really do. Maybe that was the point? When is a new album supposed to be out?

Ah well, time to listen to some Newborn.

1st october supposedly

#17 Posted by benpicko (1978 posts) -

All of the songs they've released from the new album so far have been terrible... Not looking good, really.

#18 Edited by KingdomCome (37 posts) -

@benpicko said:

All of the songs they've released from the new album so far have been terrible... Not looking good, really.

Thats your personal opinion, and whilst mine may perhaps be biased due to them having been my favourite band from the age of around 11 (18 now) I have found them to diverse, enjoyable and extremely fun to listen to. And I for one can't wait for both the full albums release in October and to hear these tracks live in all there glory in November...

#19 Posted by benpicko (1978 posts) -

@KingdomCome said:

@benpicko said:

All of the songs they've released from the new album so far have been terrible... Not looking good, really.

Thats your personal opinion, and whilst mine may perhaps be biased due to them having been my favourite band from the age of around 11 (18 now) I have found them to diverse, enjoyable and extremely fun to listen to. And I for one can't wait for both the full albums release in October and to hear these tracks live in all there glory in November...

They've been one of my favourite bands for a while, too. The Resistance was a step in the wrong direction for me, and this looks like it's going to be even worse. The end of this song is alright, but it just sounds like it should be on a Bellamy solo album.

#20 Posted by Heltom92 (698 posts) -

Hmm sounds interesting, will have to give it a few more listens before I make my mind up. I'm a big fan of Muse so I'm looking forward to the new album.

That Olympic song they did was pretty shit though.

#21 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Muse have lost their touch it seems. Too bad.

Maybe one day they'll make another Absolution or Symmetry.

I shall await that day.

#22 Posted by Rafaelfc (1311 posts) -

m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-meh...

my red alert is now officially on for what I was expecting to be my album of the year...

#23 Posted by TheHT (10787 posts) -

First half was boring, rest was interesting, in a good way. The Resistance wasn't nearly as memorable as the previous work, but it too was interesting.

We'll see what they came up with in September I suppose.

#24 Edited by mandude (2667 posts) -

Pretty interesting. Not the biggest fan of their later stuff, despite the ELO vibes I get from some of them, which are always welcome.

#25 Posted by Thoseposers (773 posts) -

i've grown to enjoy this song and i'm interested to see how these three songs fit together with the album. They're one of my favorite bands and i really loved their exogenesis symphony. I can understand why some people don't like the direction they're going but i'm super pumped to see it all.

#26 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

@Thoseposers said:

i've grown to enjoy this song and i'm interested to see how these three songs fit together with the album. They're one of my favorite bands and i really loved their exogenesis symphony. I can understand why some people don't like the direction they're going but i'm super pumped to see it all.

I can kind of understand it. They're almost going into a different genre with some of their stuff, which is fine if you like those genres, but not everyone will. Staying fresh, but keeping true to yourself is a delicate art.

#27 Posted by Xeiphyer (5593 posts) -

Not bad, not really what I'm looking for from Muse though. Hopefully the rest of their album is better.

#28 Posted by JCTango (1358 posts) -

@KingdomCome: Nice - I love MUSE as well :) Got a chance to see them live a few years ago - it was my first live concert! Had a great time. Looking forward to their new stuff!

#29 Posted by MikkaQ (10261 posts) -

I'm still waiting for them to top Origin of Symmetry but their sound is so far from there at this point that I doubt it. They're more like a... not as good Queen these days. I still really like em though.

#30 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1689 posts) -

Yeah...not loving this. Or even liking it. They're an immensely talented group of musicians, and what I'm looking for from them is something that actually showcases their musicianship. This is just electronics-laden pop with good vocals (apart from that awful synth voice throughout the entire song). The only album I own of theirs is Absolution, and there's some pretty great stuff on there. Much of the other older shit I've heard is good as well, but this current sound seems so far removed from what made them interesting in the first place that it doesn't even seem like the same band.

#31 Posted by Karkarov (2940 posts) -

It is no knights of cydonia but it isn't a bad single. I got a hardcore dubstep buddy at work I will point him to it may or may not appreciate it more than me.

#32 Posted by Veektarius (4536 posts) -

I enjoyed that. I think that reining in the singer and focus on all the interesting sounds they always come up with is the way to go with Muse.

#33 Posted by shermanatorek (114 posts) -

@Rafaelfc: Speaking of MEH...

#34 Posted by TheHT (10787 posts) -

Listening to this more, it's kind of refreshing to hear a song that emphasizes Matt singing.

#35 Posted by Fascismo (116 posts) -

I love Origin of Symmetry, Absolution, and Black Holes, and I still listen to them pretty regularly. I want really badly to like their newer stuff, but none of it's clicked with me yet.

I'll give the new single a few more listens, but my first impression is that it takes a little too long to get off the ground. The last minute or so hits pretty hard, but not enough to justify the monotony of what came before it.